Why you'll love this recipe:
- This recipe is easy to put together using one bowl.
- These maple oatmeal cookies use Better Oats instant oatmeal packs.
- This recipe makes 30 perfect cookies full of flavor.
- Kids and adults will both love these cookies.
- Add chopped nuts for a play on flavors.
- Recipe can be adapted to include whey protein.
Taste and Texture
These maple oatmeal cookies taste like cinnamon oatmeal with the addition of brown sugar and raisins. The most prominent flavors are cinnamon, brown sugar and oatmeal.
These cookies are fluffy, chewy and soft.
How to measure out these cookies
I like using the OXO Stainless Steel Small Cookie Scoop from Target for these cookies. I also have the larger 1.5″ which makes a larger cookie. Both are great. You can use 1 tbsp. to scoop out your maple oatmeal cookie into equal size balls before placing on the baking sheet.
How can I add more protein?
You can substitute some of your oat flour with whey protein. I like using Bob’s Red Mill unflavored whey protein concentrate. This will add some protein to your maple oatmeal cookies.
Benefits of oat flour
These maple oatmeal cookies use oat flour which is packed with nutritional benefits. Oat flour is made with ground oats and most of the time only contains one ingredient—whole grain oats. You can even make your own oat flour at home with a high-speed blender or purchase store-bought varieties at some grocery stores. I am using Bob’s Red Mill Oat Flour. It is said that oat flour may sustain energy levels, have cardiovascular benefits, lower cholesterol, rich in vitamins and minerals and 1 cup has 15.3 grams of protein.
Do you need to use a stand mixer?
No! I use a hand mixer for this recipe. This is recommended in order to get the butter and sugar to completely mix for the maple oatmeal cookies.
Mix in ideas for these oatmeal cookies
These maple oatmeal cookies would be great with chopped walnuts or pecans. Substitute raisins with other dried fruits and if using protein powder you can add vanilla or chocolate protein. Omit the vanilla extract if using protein powder.
Ingredients and Substitutes:
These are the main ingredients and substitutions. See recipe card below for full ingredients list and instructions for these maple oatmeal cookies.
This recipe makes 30 2 inch cookies. You can also make this into larger cookies. Adjust the bake time by a few minutes and monitor if making them larger.
Oat Flour: you can substitute oat flour with all-purpose flour 1:1. The texture will be different and not quite as dense.
Better Oats Instant Oats: this recipe uses four packets of Better Oats Maple Brown Sugar Instant Oats. You can substitute with plain unflavored oats but you will need to add spices in order to mimic the same flavor that the pre flavored oats give. These would be great with the cinnamon roll Better Oats flavor as well.
Coconut Sugar: I love the deep flavor and color that coconut sugar adds to baked goods. You can substitute coconut sugar with white sugar, brown sugar or even a sugar substitute like Swerve. This recipe has not been tested with sugar substitutes as I personally think it makes most baked good taste too artificial. Just my personal opinion.
Butter: this recipes uses unsalted room temperature butter. I suggest you place a stick of butter out on the counter the night before you want to bake these cookies. You can substitute with melted coconut oil or a 50/50 of the two.
Eggs: eggs add structure and flavor to these maple oatmeal cookies.
Raisins: raisins are a great addition to these cookies. You can omit entirely or add extra mix ins like chopped nuts or chocolate chips.
How to make these maple oatmeal cookies
Step 1: preheat and prep
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
Step 2: mix wet ingredients
In a mixing bowl, add room temperature butter and sugar. With a hand mixer beat the sugar and butter until fully combined. This may take up to 5 minutes until you have a good combination of the two. Be sure there are no chunks of butter left.
Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
Step 3: add the dry ingredients
Then, in the same bowl, add in the oat packets, oat flour, baking soda and salt. Mix with a hand mixer to combine.
Step 4: fold in raisins
Fold in the raisins and any other mix ins you’d like.
Step 4: bake
Using a small cookie scoop, or 1 Tbsp., scoop batter into round 12 cookies and place on the parchment lined baking sheet. Do not flatten. Bake for 9 minutes. Remove and repeat with remaining batter. This recipe makes 30 cookies.
Step 4: cool and enjoy!
Allow cookies to cool on pan for 5 to 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Enjoy your maple oatmeal cookies.
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Maple Oatmeal Cookies
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup Coconut Sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 packs of Better Oats Maple Brown Sugar Instant Oats
- 1 cup + 2 Tbsp. Bob's Red Mill Oat Flour 142g
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 packages (58g) raisins
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Bring butter to room temperature. I like to set the butter out on the counter the night before baking the cookies.
- Add the butter and sugar to a mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Continue mixing until you have a paste and the butter is completely mixed with the sugar.
- Add egg and vanilla extract and mix until mixed together.
- In the same bowl add the oatmeal, oat flour, baking soda and salt. Mix with the hand mixer until combined. You may need to use a spatula to clean the sides and mix.
- Once mixed, fold in the raisins.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a size 70 cookie scoop or 1 tbsp scoop the cookies onto the parchment paper leaving 2 inches between the cookies to bake. Do not flatten. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 9 minutes.You will need to make the cookies in batches. Recipes makes 30, 2 inch cookies.
- Allow cookies to cool on pan for 5 to 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Enjoy your maple oatmeal cookies.