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Amazing Sugar Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Updated on September 19, 2013

Refined Sugar versus Fruit Sugar

Refined sugar comes from cane. The problem is that after it is processed, it has little or no nutrients. The body breaks it down to fructose or glucose and the result is a spike in the body's insulin. The increased energy it gives is fleeting and if it isn't worked off, it can turn into fat. The body also digests refined sugar faster than fruit sugars, leaving it hungry again very quickly.

Sugars from fruit contain fiber and nutrients. Each fruit is different. The fiber in fruit leaves the body filling full for much longer. The amount of fiber in fruits is the reason it is healthier than refined sugar. The body takes its time in digesting fruits with fiber so the rapid breakdown to storage and fat is much less.

Processed fruit contains less fiber and nutrients than that of the actual fruit, but they are still present and a healthier alternative to refined sugars.

The Secret to Sugar Free

I tried to raise my son with as little as possible of artificial colorings or processed foods. It is a full time job in today's world. I can't say I always succeeded but I made the effort as I believe that processed foods are a big part of the obesity rate in the United States.

The secret to sugar free cooking and baking is to substitute fruit juices or fruit spreads for processed sugar. Juice is a natural sugar and is broken down in the body a different way than processed sugar.

The trick to substituting juices and fruits for refined sugar is knowing how to tweak the recipe so that the cookies don't fall apart or fall flat in the oven. The taste is a slightly less sweetened taste of a cookie that in my opinion far out tastes any refined sugar oatmeal cookie on the market.

This recipe is a mouth watering oatmeal delight!

Sugar Free Oatmeal Cookies
Sugar Free Oatmeal Cookies | Source


  1. Heat oven to 360 degrees
  2. Cream butter
  3. Add eggs, juice concentrate, and vanilla
  4. Add flour, cinnamon, allspice, and salt
  5. Stir in raisins and oats (and nuts)
  6. Drop by large tablespoons about 3" apart, on pan sprayed will light cooking oil
  7. Cook for 11-14 minutes until brown around edges. Cool for one minute before removing from pan.


  • 3/4 cups butter, soft
  • 3/4 cups juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour, unbleached
  • 2 cups oats, uncooked
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped (optional)
Ingredients | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 14 min
Ready in: 44 min
Yields: 1 dozen large cookies

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Use any assortment of dried fruit instead of raisins.

Use apple cherry juice concentrate for a slightly sweeter cookie

Only use nuts if you are certain there are no nut allergies.

NEVER use nuts if you are sending these to school.

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sugar free oatmeal cookie
sugar free oatmeal cookie | Source


Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 203
Calories from Fat126
% Daily Value *
Fat 14 g22%
Carbohydrates 38 g13%
Sugar 10 g
Sodium 102 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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    • rebthomas profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Shepherd Thomas 

      5 years ago from Powell Ohio

      They are good! I too do not care for artificial sweeteners. Thank you Silva Hayes and Francesca27!

    • rebthomas profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Shepherd Thomas 

      5 years ago from Powell Ohio

      They are good! I too do not care to use artificial sweeteners. Thank you Silva Hayes and Francesca27.

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      5 years ago from Hub Page

      Wow! Thanks for this sugar free recipe! Will try it.

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      Silva Hayes 

      5 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

      Great hub and great pictures. I really appreciate this hub because I don't like using artificial sweeteners, so using fruit juice is a welcome alternative.


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