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Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies

These Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies are chewy and slightly sweet like traditional oatmeal raisin cookies. These healthy cookies are made without peanut butter or bananas like many protein cookies. The whole family is sure to enjoy these cookies as a snack, dessert or even breakfast! 

Oatmeal raisin protein cookies on a cooling rack next to a towel with little hearts on it and a bowl of raisins in the corner.

Ingredients for Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies

This recipe calls for mostly pantry staples and can be made gluten free or dairy free if desired. The ingredients required are: 

  • butter- use regular butter or non-dairy butter if preferred
  • sugar
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla extract 
  • egg 
  • milk- regular or non-dairy
  • vanilla protein powder- whey protein powder or plant-based such as pea protein powder  
  • baking soda 
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • quick cooking rolled oats- gluten free if desired.
  • raisins- substitute chocolate chips if you prefer but this will affect the nutrition facts found at the bottom of the recipe card (will not lower the protein content).
Close up of oatmeal raisin protein cookies on a cooling rack next to a towel with little hearts on it.

How to Make Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies

To start, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then, in a medium sized mixing bowl with a hand mixer or a stand mixer, combine the butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, egg and salt and mix to combine well.

Next, add the remaining dry ingredients: protein powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, oats and raisins. Mix until just combined.

Divide cookie dough into 12 cookies. Batter may be a little sticky. If desired, place a couple of extra raisins on top of each cookie before baking.

Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let cool then store in an airtight container.

Can I make smaller cookies? 

Yes, be sure to adjust the cooking time and start with a shorter time so you don’t burn them. Also, keep in mind this will affect the number of grams of protein per cookie.

Oatmeal raisin protein cookies ready for the oven on a sheet pan. Dough is rolled into balls and topped with extra raisins.
Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies ready for the oven.

How many grams of protein in oatmeal raisin cookies?

Based on average protein powders you can find you can expect to have about 6 grams of protein per cookie (1 cookie per serving). The nutrition information can be found at the bottom of the recipe card but it may vary based on the protein powder you choose. 

Why are my oatmeal raisin cookies hard?

Oatmeal raisin cookies can be hard if they are overmixed or if they don’t have a balance of white and brown sugar in them. Brown sugar helps to keep baked goods softer.

Close up picture of oatmeal raisin cookies on a cooling rack. Tea towel with little hearts is under the cooling rack.

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oatmeal raisin protein cookies on a cooling rack next to a towel with little hearts on it and a bowl of raisins

Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies

Yield: 12 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

These Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies are chewy and slightly sweet like traditional oatmeal raisin cookies. These healthy cookies are made without peanut butter or bananas like many protein cookies. The whole family is sure to enjoy these cookies as a snack, dessert or even breakfast! 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened (regular or non-dairy)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk (regular or non-dairy)
  • 2/3 cup vanilla protein powder (whey or plant-based)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup quick cooking rolled oats (gluten free if desired)
  • 3/4 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl with a hand mixer or a stand mixer, combine the butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, egg and salt and mix to combine well.
  3. Add remaining dry ingredients: protein powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, oats and raisins. Mix until just combined.
  4. Divide cookie dough into 12 cookies. Batter may be a little sticky.
  5. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  6. Let cool then store in an airtight container.

Notes

These cookies can be made gluten-free by using gluten free certifiied oats.

Make dairy free by using non-dairy butter and non-dairy milk.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 85mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 6g

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