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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.
Recipe Rating


Monday 9th of January 2023

Hi - sounds great ! You mentioned you can make them chewy instead of crispy? How do I do that as that is what our family likes the best ! Thank you !


Wednesday 25th of January 2023

@Jeni, Im not an expert but i would say add more flour, melt the butter, and add egg yolks


Thursday 22nd of December 2022

I've been eating oatmeal cookies for over 60 years and these truly are the best ones I've ever eaten. My brother agrees.... I probably already raved about them on here, but I'm making them again tomorrow and just had to mention how amazing they are again. Thank you for this recipe - YUM!!!!!!!


Saturday 19th of November 2022

I wanted mine a little chewy and not quite as flat so I tweaked a little. I used margarine instead of butter. Used 1/2 tsp cream of tartar and 1/4 tsp. baking soda. Used milk instead of water and left out the extra oil. Also added a pinch of salt and about 1/8 tsp cardamom cuz I just love it. Sprayed my cooking sheets with Pam. Took about 12 min and they came out perfect!

Mom of 2

Sunday 30th of October 2022

I don't normally comment. Regardless if a recipe is sublime. However, this recipe had me dancing in my kitchen. So I had to post and say how TERRIFIC this recipe is! First of all, I have to say I always follow a recipe I make/bake for the first time exactly. So! For those of you, like me, that are never sure to use what's in your pantry for an online recipe, I want to tell you exactly what I did. I have a gas range, and I kept the temp at 350 degrees. I used my dark Wilton cookie sheets with parchment paper. I used my small cookie scoop. I had Quaker instant oats in the pantry so I used them. I used dark brown sugar; not light. I accidentally used 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, contrary to the recipe. My mistake that worked out. 11 minutes was a perfect time to bake for me. Once out of the oven, I left them on the cookie sheets for 5 minutes before transferring them to the wire rack. These cookies are so crispy and buttery rich...just like I prefer them...and they look like something out of a vague shop. (I wish I could post a picture.) Highly recommend this recipe for its taste and ease. I plan to bake these again with additions. Thank you for this incredible, now my go to, oatmeal cookie recipe!


Thursday 20th of October 2022

They were all good but I don’t want them again, my granddaughters daughter truly hated them. So, never again, I shall only buy them now !


Thursday 22nd of December 2022

@Margret, that's hysterical! You have to be kidding.... store bought? I think you and your family might need your taste buds checked.