susan’s oatmeal raisin cookies

susan's oatmeal cookie

Susan’s oatmeal raisin cookies were hard to resist. My husband and I were sailing an island race aboard Scott and Susan Burbank’s boat Rock On. Susan knows how to find recipes that are deliciously healthy. These cookies are wholesome and satisfying without processed sugar or bleached flour. Honey and orange juice provide sweetness and the oatmeal, walnuts and raisins are the time-honored combo for a great cookie. These cookies have become a familiar item on our racing lunch menu.

susan's oatmeal raisin cookies

Serves: Makes about 30 cookies
Cooking Time: 12 minutes


  • 1 cup butter – melted
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins



Preheat oven to 350°.


Melt butter for 25 seconds in the microwave.


In a large bowl mix butter, honey, orange juice, eggs and vanilla into the oatmeal.


Stir together remaining ingredients adding the walnuts and raisins last.


Drop dough onto a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.


Bake for 12 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

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1 Comment

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    Mara Bohman
    March 6, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    This is perfect, Carol. Thanks for the great recipe. I am trying to reduce the amount of processed sugar in my diet.

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