Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The best oatmeal raisin cookies! This oatmeal raisin cookie recipe uses rolled oats and is easy, quick and delicious!

Servings: 36
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total: 30 minutes
Calories per serving: 155


  • cooking spray
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup margarine (at room temperature)
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons 1% milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup dark raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly coat a large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Into a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  4. Using an electric mixer, cream the margarine and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla. Beat well.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time, beating after each addition until the flour is incorporated.
  6. By hand, stir in rolled oats and raisins.
  7. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart
  8. Bake until golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  9. Transfer cookies to racks to cool.

Nutrition Information

Per 2-cookie serving:155 calories (33% calories from fat), 2 g protein, 6 g total fat (1.0 g saturated fat), 24 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 12 mg cholesterol, 119 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges:1 1/2 carbohydrate (bread/starch), 1 fat


Great recipe. I like them very much.
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Great. I often cook the diabetes foods at home. In June of 2015, it was discovered that I had type 2 diabetes. By the end of the month, I was given a prescription for Metformin. I stated the ADA diet and followed it completely for several weeks but was unable to get my blood sugar below 140. With no results to how for my hard work, I panicked and called my doctor. His response? Deal with it. I began to feel that something wasn’t right and do my own research. Then I found Rachel’s blog http://myhealthlives.com/i-finally-reversed-my-diabetes/ . I read it from cover to cover and I started the diet and by the next morning, my blood sugar was 100. Since then, I have a fasting reading between the mid 70s and 80s. My doctor was so surprised at the results that, the next week, he took me off the Metformin. I lost 30 pounds in the first month and lost more than 6 inches off my waist and I’m able to work out twice a day while still having lots of energy. The truth is we can get off the drugs and help myself by trying natural methods
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looks great!
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