Road Trip Trail Mix Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Photo taken with my phone via Instagram. Nikon is still broken. So sad.

I have been craving oatmeal cookies something fierce for some weird reason. Usually when I crave something, it's savory or bizarre; like Indian ramen noodles or salt and vinegar chips with chocolate. It was two days of wanting a dang oatmeal cookie, so I decided to bake a small batch already, geez! I left some with just raisins for the classic touch, but with the second half of the batch, I decide to throw caution to the wind and make a trail mix version. That was awesome; chewy on the inside, crispy on the outside and not too sweet. They are the perfect snack to fuel you through an entire summer-time road trip!

Trail Mix Oatmeal Cookies Recipe (vegan)
makes about 6 dozen


  • 1 cup vegan margarine
  • 1 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegan white sugar (The large granules of vegan sugar actually work really well here!)
  • 1 TB vanilla extract
  • 1 TB maple syrup
  • 1/2 vegan sour cream (or you can use yogurt)
  • 2 TB cornstrach
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup organic raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries (My favorite at the Montmorency cherries from Trader Joe's.)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup raw pepitas


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream together sugars and margarine. Add vanilla, sour cream, and cornstarch. Beat together until light and fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flours through salt. Add to wet ingredients and mix.
  4. Mix in oats.
  5. Fold in raisins through pepitas.
  6. Scoop rounded 1 TB balls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Flatten slightly and bake 11-12 minutes. Let cool and then transfer to a wire rack.


  1. wow oh wow those look OUTRAGEOUS!! so delicious and chunky -- like the perfect oatmeal cookie:)

  2. Ooh perfect, I love cookies loaded up like this! I'm a big fan of classic oatmeal raisin too, of course, but cranberries and pepitas in a cookie are so fun.


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