Yummy Whole Grain Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

by zesty on February 16, 2010 · 11 comments

Ok, so I have to confess a little bit here. I totally forgot to post yesterday being Monday and all do to the holiday. My apologies for that. To make it up to you I think I have a pretty tasty recipe that you can try at home and I think you even may be impressed at the fact it is “HEALTHY“. Whole grain oatmeal raisin cookies with a couple of unique ingredients that I have been dying to try for a while now.  Agave nectar and apple juice in cookies really keeps them on the healthy and lighter side by avoiding the heaviness of the oil and the sugar.


Let me know what you think of the recipe but I think they turned out quite good. They are chewy in texture as well as being soft. They are nice right out of the oven or slightly warmed in the microwave.  I like 18 seconds of warming time depending on your microwave of course.


  • 2 Cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 Cup organic whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 Cup organic unbleached white flour
  • 2 Tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 Tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 Cup raisins
  • 1/4 Cup flax seeds
  • 1/2 Cup low Fat Plain Yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup Apple Juice
  • 1/4 Cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. Agave Nectar
  • 1 Tsp. pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.  Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together oats, flours, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, raisins and nuts.
  3. In another bowl or blender combine remaining liquid ingredients.
  4. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients.
  5. Drop batter by heaping tablespoons, about two inches apart, on to the baking sheets.
  6. Press each cookie with moisten fingers or a spoon to flatten.
  7. Bake 17 to 20 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom.
  8. Transfer cookies to a rack to cool.
  9. oatmeal

  10. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: For an even softer cookie, I like to slightly under cook the cookie as it will continue to cook internally after you take them out.  The apple juice and yogurt will also aide in the moisture department.

So there you have it, a fun healthy recipe you can try at home.  I had to test the cookies out of course as I watched the Olympics.  They turned out just as I hoped.  Is anybody else following the Olympics closely?

Stay tuned for a post that you will not want to miss tomorrow.  It is all about Zesty and Opensky giving back to all of you.  Have a fantastic Monday Tuesday and I will talk to you bright and early in the morning.

Take care


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1 Marisa (Loser for Life)

I made similar ones last night! YUM!


2 kristlkrost

I was just looking for a recipe for these cookies wiht whole wheat flour and the blue agave..Blue agave is my new wonder food.

I love your blog ..love PEI and your passion for food..Can’t wait to try these.. Thank you.

BTW My friends brother and SIL own these…Do you know them ?? lol



3 kristlkrost

WITH whole wheat flour….ooops


4 Cookin' Canuck

Thank you for a healthy cookie recipe! I am trying to use whole wheat flour in more of my baking and these cookies fit the bill.

I am very immersed in the Olympics. Not only do I love cheering on the athletes, but I am enjoying seeing all the shots of my hometown. It’s making me terribly homesick!


5 sharon

wow, that’s definitely healthy! The olympics have been getting in the way of my nighttime blog posting!


6 Cynthia (It All Changes)

Wow I really love this. I can’t do regular sugar so this is perfect. I will be baking tonight :-)


7 DailyChef

Mm…having these cookies while watching the Olympics sounds perfect! I’ve been following too, and Snowboard Cross is incredibly exciting :)


8 Beth @ DiningAndDishing

I’m a big fan of apple juice in baking. Trader Joe’s uses apple juice in their muffins so they’re a lot healthier but I really can’t tell the difference!


9 Jeremy

Great recipe! I love the taste with Apple Juice and Yogurt.


Heath specialist for Whole Grain Oatmeal


10 Wheat Grinder

The cookies in the pictures look really delicious. The recipe you have given is very simple and effective and I am going to try it in this week end in my house.

Wheat Grinder


11 Personalized Jewelry Boxes

I am fond of any whole whole grain. And here your whole grain oatmeal raisin cookies with a couple of unique ingredients that I, not as you proposed, have been dying to try for a while now. It is quite irresistible.


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