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Raisin Bran Cookies

Crunchy Raisin Bran Cookies

If you want to use up Raisin Bran, try these sweet, crunchy cookies. They might make you buy more Raisin Bran, though.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Bran Flakes, Raisin Bran
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 44
Author Anna
Cost 5


  • 1 1/8 cups all-purpose flour (170 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup oats (40 grams)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened (114 grams)
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar (150 grams)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (100 grams)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup Raisin Bran cereal
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut -- original version used more
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts chopped
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips OR 1/2 cup currants raisins or whatever dried fruit you have around


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Have ready a large ungreased baking sheet.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and oats in a small bowl; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugars with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing with a spoon until well blended. Add cereal, coconut, nuts, and chocolate chips (or dried fruit). Drop by heaping teaspoons spacing 2 inches apart onto baking sheets. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool on tray for a few minutes, then transfer to a rack to finish cooling.
  • For small cookies, use a small cookie scoop (or teaspoon) to scoop out about 44 pieces of dough. Shape each dough into a neat circle. Bake immediately for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are nicely browned. Alternatively, you can shape the dough balls, put them in a zipper bag and chill or freeze until ready to use.


Crush the Raisin Bran after measuring out 1 cup. Also, this recipe halves well. To halve an egg, break it into a cup, beat it with a fork and measure out 2 tablespoons.