Oaty raisin cookies
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Oaty raisin cookies

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Serves 1 - 12 Cookies

These cookies are amazingly easy to make, and have a crumbly-cakey texture to them. Quick and easy and PERFECT with warm milk, natural yoghurt, or just a tastey and healthy treat. This recipe makes 10-12 (depending on how big you want your cookies!) but the amounts can be easily doubled to make larger amounts for more people. Instead of raisins, try chopped dates, small pieces of ginger, chocolate chips...go crazy!

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  • 50g low-fat margarine or butter
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1tbsp set honey OR dessert spoon of runny honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 50g wholemeal flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 80g porridge oats
  • 50g raisins


    1. Heat oven to 180 C / 160 C (fan assisted) / gas 4. Grease a large baking sheet
    2. In a large bowl, mix the margarine/butter and sugar together until soft, then beat in the honey (using an electric whisk makes it quick and easy!)
    3. Add the egg and cinnamon powder and mix well
    4. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, oats and raisins and mix together before adding to the butter mixture.
    5. Drop heaped dessertspoonfuls of the cookie dough onto the baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden
    6. Remove them from the oven, they should be golden but will still seem a tiny bit soft to the touch. Leave them on the tray for a minute (this lets them settle slightly) before transferring them to a cooling tray to completely cool. Store in an air tight container or (if you're anything like me) dive straight in!

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23rd Jul, 2020
Didn't have wholemeal so used plain, but not sure what went wrong with the consistency. Too runny so all merged together on the sheet, cakey crumbly texture rather than cookie, could taste too much baking powder, not very sweet, would've been quite savoury if I'd used wholemeal flour.
9th Mar, 2020
Wow! I was dubious about these when they came out of the oven but they tasted amazing and the texture was perfect. Just 4 stars as I had to cook them for longer than specified but I did make them quite big!
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Ella Keryman
3rd Jan, 2020
Absolutely love these. I recommend adding less sugar and more oats to get the ultimate experience.
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Jessica Price
11th Nov, 2019
I love recipe's that just work, without needing to be 100% precise on everything! I have a newborn, so I just threw it all in, doubling the recipe. I didnt have wholemeal flour so I used normal, I used a cheap marge, half brown and half white sugar, and I realised halfway through that I had no eggs! So I substituted for 2 mashed up bananas!! It worked great. Super tasty, not too banana-y and I even well overcooked them but they were still yum! Will definitely be making again, thank you :)
24th Jan, 2018
Yes they are more cakey than cookie but they are divine and have perked up our rainy day! My toddler helped and we will definitely make these again.
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10th Feb, 2017
Very nice cookies, took about 15 minutes to bake and made 12, perfect and delicious
24th May, 2015
Made these with chickpea flour to make them high in protein and wheat free. Have tried other types of chickpea flour cookies and they never tasted good, these were delicious!! Also had no honey so used golden syrup.
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28th Sep, 2014
Just made these cookies, I added citrus peel, 1tsp nutmeg and some walnuts to mine and they taste lovely! It's a great basic recipe to play around with and practice with different flavours/fruit, definitely recommend!
18th Sep, 2014
Very tasty cookies, however I managed to mistake the 'tsp' abbreviation for the 'tbsp' for the baking powder. My cookies had a very concentrated taste of sodium bicarbonate.
12th May, 2014
I added dried apple soaked in a tiny bit of orange juice. Very tasty!


26th Apr, 2018
How many calories do these have? :)
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K Lewis
9th Sep, 2018
100 calories each if you make 12. :)
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Didi B.
25th Aug, 2019
Excellent cookies, this is a great recipe!! I baked them at 160C and had to wait a little longer than 12 minutes.
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K Lewis
9th Sep, 2018
Super recipe! Lots of complaints about it being cake-like. Top tip! With all cookie recipes-If you want a crunchy cookie you have to lower the heat and bake for longer. :)
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31st Aug, 2017
(1) Soak raisins in boiling water for 10 minutes before stirring into the flour mixture. (2) These are quite sweet. For a more kid-friendly tweak, reduce sugar to 30g. This keeps them sweet without being overly so. (3) Don't be afraid to experiment with different flours! Our favourite combination is half spelt, half buckwheat.