Oatmeal Raisin Peppermint Cookies (Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies)
- December 4, 2017
- Last Updated: September 12, 2021
- 18 Comments
- Baked Goods
Oatmeal Raisin Peppermint Cookies are the perfect combination of chewy, chocolate and mint for your new favorite Peppermint holiday cookies.
These whole wheat oatmeal raisin cookies are made with oats and whole wheat flour, they offer up a healthy dose of fiber too!
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Since coming back from South Africa, I’ve spent so much time in the kitchen and I’ve been able to create these awesome oatmeal peppermint cookies. It’s been fun to be re-exposed to lots of my favorite foods that weren’t available in South Africa.
Speaking of, I’ll have part one recap coming at you this week. In the meantime, you can check out my safari tips.
Are you ready for the change from pumpkin, stuffing and stuffed squash to peppermint? After eating the whole batch making these cookies, I can tell you with certainty I sure am.
Now, I’m ready for the winter flavors, like peppermint, gingerbread, and cranberries and pomegranate. These sheet pan vegetables and gingerbread oatmeal are my holiday go-to’s.
I don’t know if it has such a name, but seriously, cookies are the best way to show love and friendship and comfort. Cookie exchanges are so fun.
Ed and I both call ourselves the cookie monsters. Meaning, if there’s ever cookies in our house, they don’t last long. Especially with this healthy oatmeal raisin cookie recipe.
I think cookies are actually a wonderful snack. Rather than looking at them as miniature sugar bombs (boo- what a buzzkill), I see them as the perfect vehicles for carbohydrates and fats, both of which are important for my pregnancy mindset and satiety.
I am always honoring my hunger, nothing changes now!
Peppermint is really only a flavor I crave in the winter months. I don’t know if it’s the marketing, but they sure do a good job of making that flavor sound appealing when Christmas wreaths come into season.
These peppermint cookies are very appealing. And the raisins add the perfect chewy factor. I’m a huge fan of raisins in general, but especially raisins in cookies.
Minty, but not too minty. Chocolate-y. Chewy and raisin-y. It really is the perfect combination for this whole wheat oatmeal raisin cookie recipe.
What Do You Need for Oatmeal Peppermint Cookies?
- coconut oil, slightly melted
- coconut sugar
- peppermint extract
- whole wheat flour
- baking soda
- sea salt
- chopped mints
These cookies use less sugar than many other cookie recipes I’ve tried. Mainly because the raisins provide some sweetness themselves.
I used coconut sugar, but you could also use brown sugar for a more molasses-y taste. I don’t like things overly minty because it can mask other flavors.
But these Peppermint Holiday Cookies are the perfect “minty” with everything else going on with them.
How to Make Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- Preheat your oven to 350 and line your baking sheet.
- Mix your wet and dry ingredients, and then mix them.
- Roll the dough into 12 small balls and place on the cooking sheet.
- Then, you’ll bake for 10-12 minutes. So easy!
These simple oatmeal raisin cookies are healthy and would be great to bring to your loved ones and/or holiday gatherings. The twist of peppermint make these healthy oatmeal raisin cookies especially unique.
Or, just make a bunch and give them away to friends. They will definitely appreciate the gesture. While you’re at it, make some coconut flour oatmeal cookies too because those are unbeatable.
And clearly, I’m into oatmeal cookies because these pumpkin no bake cookies are also fantastic.
I’m already looking forward to the holiday Christmas cookie exchanges because I always come home with the most creative combinations.
Do you have any favorite creative cookie combinations?
Want More Holiday Recipes?
- Crockpot Gingerbread Oatmeal
- Cranberry Pomegranate Baked Oatmeal
- Chocolate Pomegranate Energy Bites
- Sheet Pan Maple Roasted Vegetables
- Roasted Beets and Butternut Squash Salad
- Cod Sliders with Cranberry Chutney
- Holiday Gift Guide
Oatmeal Raisin Peppermint Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Peppermint Cookies are the perfect combination of chewy, chocolate and mint just in time for the Holiday Season. Made with oats and whole wheat flour, they offer up a healthy dose of fiber too!
- ½ cup coconut oil, slightly melted
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp peppermint extract (or 1 tsp vanilla extract if want less mint)
- ¾ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup oats
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ½ cup Sunmaid raisins
- ¼ cup chopped mints (I used Andeys)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or grease with butter and set aside.
- Mix coconut oil and sugar until combined. Add egg and peppermint extract.
- In a large bowl, whisk the dry ingredients - flour, oats, baking soda and salt.
- Mix wet and dry ingredients until fully mixed, adding in raisins and chopped mints last.
- Roll dough into small balls and place on cookie sheets.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges turn slightly golden
- Cool on a wire rack or for 10 minutes before eating.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 110mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 3g
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What’s your favorite Christmas cookie?
I never would have thought of combining mint and raisins – but now I’m so intrigued I’m going to have to try the combo!!
Yes, so good!
These look delicious! I followed along with your trip on Instagram stories some and it looked like a blast. And even when a trip is great, I agree, it’s fun to get back to the things you love at home, too!
Nothing like home 🙂
I would not have thought to combine mint and oatmeal cookies, but I love both. Sounds delicious!
They work really well, surprisingly!
I definitely never would’ve thought to add mint to oatmeal raisin cookies… LOVE this recipe!
Thank you Liz 🙂
Wow I would have never thought to add peppermint extract to cookies, but I agree that it sounds like a really delicious yummy version of oatmeal raisin cookies. Bookmarking to make this week hopefully! I just need raisins.
It’s a delicious combo. Enjoy Emily!
These look delicious! What a fun holiday twist on a traditional oatmeal raisin cookie.
The peppermint and raisin combo is a fabulous one!
I missed the announcement! CONGRATS on your pregnancy and these delicious cookies! who would have thought peppermint in oatmeal cookies I bet it’s DELICIOUS!
Alllll I’ve wanted in these past two weeks has been peppermint. Chocolate peppermint. Seriously, the christmas flavor cravings have hit me hard this year. Peppermint mochas. Peppermint hot chocolates. I’m basically pinning every peppermint brownie I see pop up on pinterest. So these are great. I’ve never seen anyone do the raisin and peppermint combo before. Interesting!
Chocolate + peppermint = heaven
These sound great! I have also been in the mood for peppermint lately and I love oatmeal cookies. I will definitely need to give these a try!
Really good flavor combination!