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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies With Stevia

Updated on February 28, 2012

I picked up some SweetLeaf the other day at the store and looked online for a recipe. I wanted an oatmeal raisin cookie but didn’t like the ones I saw so I made my own.

Stevia is a more concentrated sweetener so you don’t need much. Beware of recipes calling for large quantities of it because it can have an aftertaste. One cookie recipe I found online called for two cups and then the author mentioned how she didn’t like the aftertaste. I’m thinking perhaps she didn’t realize you don’t use cup for cup amounts of this stuff. It may vary but the brand I bought said that two tablespoons was equal to a cup of sugar.

I bought mine at a health food store but later discovered Wal-Mart carries it too so it’s getting more and more common these days.

My kids loved them but a nice addition would be pecans or walnuts if you don’t have picky people who will eat nuts. I’d add about half a cup.

From what I’ve read diabetics can use Stevia but please check with your doctor before trying it. I’m not a physician and know very little about diabetes so please take precautions.

I’ve given changes in the recipe if you are a diabetic because I used real maple syrup in mine.

Diabetic alterations:


1-cup milk for the maple syrup. Eliminate powdered milk.

Add one teaspoon maple flavoring.

If you can’t have raisins they can be eliminated.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

¼ cup powdered Stevia sweetener

1 cup shortening or butter

¼ cup powdered milk

1-cup real maple syrup (Don’t use fake syrup or you defeat the purpose of using Stevia.)

1-teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon lemon juice

4 cups quick cooking oats

1 ¾ cups whole-wheat flour (You can use all purpose flour if you want.)

1-teaspoon baking soda

¾ teaspoon salt

1-cup raisins

Heat oven to 375° Fahrenheit. Mix Stevia, shortening, maple syrup, powdered milk, lemon juice, baking soda, salt and vanilla until well blended.

Add flour and oats, then stir in raisins.

Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls spacing about 3 inches apart. Flatten cookies a little with your hands.

Bake until golden brown about 8 to 10 minutes. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling racks.


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    • Pamela N Red profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela N Red 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      Frogyfish, my family enjoyed them, I hope you do too.

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      7 years ago from Central United States of America

      Glad you shared this recipe. I have used partial sugar and partial Stevia before. The 1/4 cup sounds like a lot except you used 4 cups oats and 1+ cup flour, so maybe not. I'll want to do your cookies sometime. They do sound easy and yummy!

    • Lady_E profile image


      7 years ago from London, UK

      Great Recipe and I can eat as much as I want because Oatmeal is healthy. :)

    • prasetio30 profile image


      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love oatmeal and I believe that this cookies really healthy for us. Thanks for writing and share with us. I'll show this to my mom. Vote up and have a nice weekend!


    • Pamela N Red profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela N Red 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      Thanks, Kims3003. I hope you enjoy it.

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      7 years ago

      I'm printing this to try it out. Great recipe!!

    • Pamela N Red profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela N Red 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      Thanks for reading, Chatkath, Movie Master and Susan. I hope y'all like the recipe.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Really wish HP would get that YUMMY button.

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      Movie Master 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Oatmeal raisin cookies are my absolute favourite, but aren't very popular here in the UK, many thanks for the recipe I will certainly be making some!

      Best wishes MM

    • Chatkath profile image


      7 years ago from California

      My favorite too! Looks and sounds great! Thanks for sharing.

    • Pamela N Red profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela N Red 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      Jamie, I've heard a lot of good things about it and decided to give it a try. It turned out really good.

      MazioCreate, I'm always trying to find new ways to make healthy snacks for my family and decided to try this one. My kids love them.

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      7 years ago

      Thanks Pamela, always looking for new helathy alternative recipes. Looking forward to the taste test.

    • Jamie Brock profile image

      Jamie Brock 

      7 years ago from Texas

      My son loves these! I will have to give this a try with the Stevia soon... Stevia is the best from what I hear.

    • Pamela N Red profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela N Red 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      Carcro, homemade are much better. Thanks for reading.

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      Paul Cronin 

      7 years ago from Winnipeg

      Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favorite, thanks for the recipe - homemade are the best!

    • Pamela N Red profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela N Red 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      It is really good, Jfay2011. Thanks for reading.

    • jfay2011 profile image


      7 years ago

      sounds like a good recipe. might need to try it later.


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