These oatmeal raisin cookies are quick and easy to make in one bowl! Filled with sweet raisins, wholesome oats and plenty of cinnamon spice, these delicious vegan cookies are hearty, healthy, and satisfying. It doesn't get much better than an irresistible old fashioned oatmeal raisin cookie!
Preheat oven to 350F/176C. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silpat mat or parchment paper (you can also just spray the pan with some cooking spray). You choose!
In a large bowl combine oats, white whole wheat flour, light brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and kosher salt. Gently toss everything together.
Combine ground chia seeds with water in a small bowl and let rest for 5 minutes or until thickened.
Add in chia mixture, coconut oil, applesauce, and vanilla extract into the bowl with the dry ingredients . Mix everything together until you have a thick, cookie-dough consistency.
Add in the walnuts and raisins, stir until they are evenly distributed throughout the batter.
Scoop up a tablespoon of dough and use your had to form a ball, place on the baking sheet and squish down a bit with your fingers so they look like fat discs. These cookies don't spread a lot once they cook, so you want to form the into a cookie shape before baking.
Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned on top and set through. Repeat until you have used all of your dough. Cool, eat and enjoy!
*Storage: I like to keep these stored in an airtight container on my counter for up to 5 days. You can also store them in the fridge or pop them in the freezer.