Easy Raisin Bran Cookies

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Delicious, chewy, and bursting with flavor. If you love the cereal, you’re probably going to love these yummy easy raisin bran cookies. If you’re an oatmeal raisin cookie kind of person, these will be right up your alley.

These easy to make cookies have the classic flavors of Raisin Bran that you know and love, as well as an unexpected secret ingredient that takes these cookies to the next level. Check out our recipe below!

What you Need to Make Easy Raisin Bran Cookies:

This recipe is easy to follow and good for all bakers. The end result is a consistently-delicious cookie that has a flavor that rivals most oatmeal cookies. I like these for their texture most of all!

Easy Raisin Bran Cookies Ingredients

  • Raisin Bran cereal
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Egg
  • Brown sugar
  • Butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Milk

Secret Ingredient (Optional)

Baking is one of my favorite pastimes, and I’m always looking for ways to put a twist on my recipes. My husband told me he thought these needed an upgrade. I decided to play around with some of my favorite flavors and came up with a tweak to my recipe for Raisin Bran Cookies.

The secret ingredient that takes these delicious cookies to the next level? Just a pinch of nutmeg! A little bit adds a warmth and depth to these cookies that really makes them special. And good news; husband approves!

I love how this recipe blends together sweet and savory elements while also adding a hint of spice thanks to that secret ingredient! It’s not one of my go-to cookie recipes, but we do enjoy it a few times a year. I find it’s really perfect for parties or bake sales as they are 100% peanut free.

What are Raisin Bran Cookies?

Raisin Bran Cookies are a delicious, chewy treat that feature the classic flavors you would expect with a secret ingredient. These cookies are easy to make, and they make a great snack or dessert. Made with simple ingredients that you should already have in your kitchen.

These cookies are a favorite of our family, and we think you will love them too!

I’ve only been baking these for a few years, but we do enjoy them a lot. My husband used to think they were a bit boring, so I really tried to make them special again. Read on to see what my ‘secret’ ingredient is.

Why You’ll Love Easy Raisin Bran Cookies

  • Quick and Easy: These cookies are a breeze to make, making them a great option for busy home cooks who want a sweet treat without spending hours in the kitchen. Plus, they’re a fun activity to do with kids or grandkids.
  • Simple Ingredients: You don’t need any fancy or hard-to-find ingredients to make these cookies. All of the ingredients are pantry staples that you probably already have on hand.
  • Classic Flavor: These cookies have a classic taste that’s sure to be a hit with everyone. The combination of raisins and bran makes for a sweet and slightly nutty flavor that’s hard to resist.
  • Secret Ingredient: A touch of nutmeg adds an extra layer of warmth and flavor to these cookies. It’s a simple addition, but it really takes these cookies to the next level, and got my husbands approval again.
  • Kid-Friendly: These cookies are a great option for school bake sales or for baking with kids at home. Plus, they’re peanut-free, making them a safe option for those with peanut allergies.

I think these cookies are a delicious and simple treat that almost everyone is sure to love. Try them out for yourself and see what you think! Leave us a comment when you do.

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Easy Raisin Bran Cookies

Delicious, chewy, and bursting with flavor. If you love the cereal, you're bound to enjoy these yummy cookies.
Servings: 24 cookies
Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2 cups Raisin Bran cereal


  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.  In another bowl cream butter, sugar and eggs with mixer.  Add vanilla extract and milk then combine with dry ingredients using mixer.  Fold in bran flakes and nuts with spoon.  Drop by tablespoons on a sprayed cookie sheet.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes.  Makes about 2 1/2 dozen depending on size you make your cookies.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, use a mixer to cream the butter, sugar and eggs. On low speed, add vanilla extract and milk and blend.
  • Combine with the dry ingredients in the large bowl, mixing thoroughly.
  • Slowly fold in the Raisin Bran cereal with large spoon or spatula.
  • Using a tablespoon, place 1 1/2 to 2 inch balls of cookie dough onto greased or parchment papered cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Enjoy!


Calories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 168mgPotassium: 58mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 194IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
Recipe Keywords: cookies, easy, raisin bran, raisins
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