Healthy Oatmeal Cookies – Kayla Itsines

Quick & Easy Oatmeal Cookies

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Quick & Easy Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal Cookies

For anyone who loves to bake, I'm sure you will agree it is so nice to have a foolproof, super simple recipe for cookies! Even better if that recipe is on the healthy side. 

I’ve shared a few recipes for cookies in the past, like my carrot cake cookies and a dessert version — a cookie pizza! Today, I have an amazing recipe for quick and easy oatmeal raisin cookies that I think you will love.

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There is a good reason why quick and easy is in the title of this recipe! You can whip up a batch of these tasty oatmeal cookies in as little as 25 minutes — which is perfect for those busy weeks when you want to have a couple of snacks on hand. 

If you love to have something sweet with your cup of tea or coffee, you will definitely want to try this recipe. It provides all the taste of oatmeal cookies (raisins optional!) without any hidden nasties.

Many traditional oatmeal cookies can contain refined sugars, but with this recipe, the sweetness comes from ripe bananas and some juicy raisins, if you like them. Grab the recipe below and get baking!

Quick And Easy Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies use only a few ingredients, and many of you may already have these ingredient in your pantry at home! Because these cookies use rolled oats, there is no flour — and you can easily sub in gluten-free oats if you have a gluten intolerance. 

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Serves: 12 cookies
Dietary preferences: Vegan, Gluten-free option, Vegetarian, Nut-free, Dairy-free

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


  • 200g (2 cups) rolled oats or gluten free oats 
  • 2-3 large overripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 40g raisins (optional)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon.
Healthy Oatmeal Cookies


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F) and line a baking tray with baking paper.

2. Place the rolled oats into a food processor or high-speed blender and pulse for 10 seconds. The oats should not resemble a fine powder but still have some whole pieces. Transfer the oats to a large bowl.

3. Add the mashed banana and mix until well combined. Add the raisins, salt and cinnamon and stir through evenly.

4. Scoop out 1 heaped tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. Place on the prepared baking tray and flatten into a cookie shape using the back of a spoon. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

Quick And Easy Oatmeal Cookies

5. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and transfer the cookies to a wire tray to cool.

6. Serve these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies fresh from the oven or once cooled, store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Enjoy!

Bananas and oats are pantry staples at my house, so this is such a great recipe because it is so simple to make, especially if you are short on time. 

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I think these cookies would be delicious with a cup of chamomile tea or even with a glass of milk. They have a lovely chewy texture that pairs so well with the raisins and you can make a batch to keep on hand for the week!

If you decide to make these oatmeal raisin cookies, let me know what you think! I hope you enjoy them. 

* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.

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