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The best EGGLESS oatmeal cookies EVER!

These are best EGGLESS oatmeal cookies EVER! Perfect for lunch boxes, snacks, and desserts. They won’t last long, so make sure to make a double batch.

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My most popular post is my eggless chocolate chip cookie recipe.  I had a comment on that webpage about an oatmeal cookie recipe and I realized I had never put my recipe up here.  

I decided to make up a batch of the best eggless oatmeal cookies EVER, take a picture, type it up and it was the best decision I made this weekend.  They didn’t last long and my kids and neighbors ate them up fast.

Somehow having oatmeal in them makes them seem healthier, so I’ve been making them more and more! I doubt these are any healthier, but it’s a nice change from chocolate chip cookies.

I eat oatmeal every morning and I’ve been storing it in this cute glass container and can leave it out on my counter and it looks nice.

These are best EGGLESS oatmeal cookies EVER! Perfect for lunch boxes, snacks, and desserts. They won't last long so make sure to make a double batch.

Eggless Oatmeal Cookies

I feel like oatmeal cookies have been around forever, but after a little research realized that’s not the case.  They’ve only been around about 125 years.  People didn’t feel oats were people food and feed it to their animals.

There are several different types of oats.

  • Steel cut-  These are my favorite and take about 30 minutes to cook.
  • Rolled oats-  These are usually called Old Fashion Oats
  • Quick cook-  These are usually rolled oats that are cut smaller.
  • Instant oatmeal-  We call this “kid oatmeal” at our house.  That’s because it’s usually flavored, they can make it themselves with hot water from the Keurig, and they are the only ones that eat it.

There are more, but these are the main ones we eat here.  I used rolled oats in this recipe.

The best EGGLESS oatmeal cookies EVER!

I made them again AND again AND again and ended up making about 4 batches until we decided we had the perfect one.  

I like them with chocolate chips.  He likes them with raisins.  I like cinnamon.  He doesn’t.  He likes them chewy, while I like them crunchy.  Well, it’s my blog so I made the executive decision what the final recipe was- oatmeal raisin cookies!

These are best EGGLESS oatmeal cookies EVER! Perfect for lunch boxes, snacks, and desserts. They won't last long so make sure to make a double batch.

Eggless Dessert Resources

If you’re like me. then you’re probably on the lookout for more recipes that are egg free.  I hate finding a recipe and clicking on it and it has an egg in it!

I I started an eggless recipe board on my personal Pinterest page and then realized that I should probably link it to my blog.  It’s great finding recipes that are egg free and when I need one I can go look and eat everything in it.

I have an EGGLESS Recipe board on Pinterest and there are a ton a great recipes.  You can follow it here.  I pin on it every week because I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for new recipes.

I also have a EGG FREE RECIPE Facebook page that I just started, so there is only one follower right now, me!  (Update:  It’s over 1000 now!!) Go follow over there and I’ll post any good recipes I find!

More Eggless Recipes

Out of all the recipes I make, I like making cookies the best.  I love that you can grab one and eat it as a snack and you don’t have to grab a plate, bowl, fork or spoon. I can add them to lunch boxes and they are easily packed for car trips and sporting events.

Here are some more eggless cookie recipes that you need to check out that are on my site.

These are best EGGLESS oatmeal cookies EVER! Perfect for lunch boxes, snacks, and desserts. They won't last long so make sure to make a double batch.
Tip #1

If you don’t like raisins, you can leave them out. You can add chocolate chips, dried cranberries or white chocolate chips.

Tip #2

I suggest using rolled oats. I’ve had several people message me about using other types, but the Old Fashion oats work best.

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The Best Eggless Oatmeal Cookies

These are best EGGLESS oatmeal cookies EVER! Perfect for lunch boxes, snacks, and desserts. They won’t last long so make sure to make a double batch.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane


  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 oz raisins 2 boxes


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Beat the butter with white and brown sugars and vanilla for 1 to 2 minutes, until creamy with a hand mixer.
  • Add in flour, oats, cinnamon and baking soda. Mix.
  • Add water and oil and mix.
  • Fold in raisins with a wooden spoon.
  • Drop by spoonful  onto the baking sheet.  I usually do about 1-2 tablespoons and put 12-16 on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-11 minutes.
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Friday 22nd of January 2021

My youngest has an egg allergy and I tried these out last week. The boys (including hubby) loved them! They were gone in a few days. I'm making them again right now for a weekend treat. I haven't tried them with raisins yet, but we've done chocolate chips. I did use a little less sugar and subbed a bit of oat flour to replace the reduced sugar. I used 1/2 cup + maybe 2 tablespoons of extra brown sugar instead of 1/4 extra sugar. Going to experiment to see if I can get it down to 1/2 cup without anyone noticing. I might have to make these with oat flour instead of wheat flour next time so that I can eat them too (I have celiac disease). They totally remind me of a cookie we used to get at the local bakery.

Stacy Stutheit

Wednesday 13th of January 2021

I was naughty and added 2 sticks of butter instead of just 1, and oh my, they were the best cookies I've ever had! Fluffy, melt in your mouth oatmeal and golden raisin cookies!!


Wednesday 6th of January 2021

These cookies ate amazing! Taste like something I had when I was a kid. I do use a pack of cinnamon oatmeal and chocolate chips in this recipe. My moms favorite cookie.

Margaretha Tierney

Thursday 31st of December 2020

A lot of sugar. Any substitute?

Anithaa Nagaraja

Sunday 3rd of May 2020

Any substitute for brown sugar ?

Denise Foreman

Sunday 11th of April 2021

@Anithaa Nagaraja,