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Oatmeal Craisin Cookies (No Eggs Needed)

How many times have you started to make cookies and realized you’re missing a really important ingredient? Of course for me, this happens after I have already started putting the ingredients together. So I can either waste ingredients or find something to use in it’s place. This time, I was making Oatmeal Craisin Cookies with some quick oats and dried cranberries I had on hand.

Oatmeal Craisin Cookies (No Eggs Needed)

Halfway through my ingredients, I realized I was all out of eggs. A quick Google search let me know that I could replace one egg with 1/4 cup applesauce. Did you know that? It was news to me! Luckily, I had an apple sauce pouch in my pantry.

Oatmeal Craisin Cookies with No Eggs

Makes about 16 medium sized cookies


  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix butter, sugars, applesauce and vanilla extract until combined.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients separately. Make sure to completely mix the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Side Note: Sometimes I skip this step when I am being lazy in the kitchen, but it really makes a difference with this recipe. The cookies will turn out dry if you don’t mix the flour and the oats together first.
  4. Combine the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients, a little bit at a time.
  5. Add in the dried cranberries last.
  6. Loosely mound the dough with a large spoon and drop onto a parchment lined baking sheet. You can also roll the dough into small balls. Another side note: Parchment paper is optional, but it makes clean up super easy! If you don’t use parchment paper, you may want to grease the cookie sheet first.Oatmeal Craisin Cookies (No Eggs Needed) step
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes and let cool on a wire rack.

These cookies did not last long at my house! I actually had to make the recipe 3 times before I got a chance to take pictures of the cookies. They were a hit and you would never guess I made them without any eggs.

I hope you enjoy these cookies!Oatmeal Craisin Cookies (No Eggs Needed) Featured


Wednesday 13th of May 2020

I just made this today and LOVE them! They turned out perfect and gooey. I added shredded coconut and white chocolate chunks because why not? Thank you for this simple recipe!


Saturday 16th of May 2020

Yay I am so glad to hear that! You are welcome!

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