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Should I soak raisins in water before adding them to cookie batter?

If you prefer a soft feeling while eating the raisins in a cookie, then you should soak the raisins in water for a while before adding them to cookie batter. To do so, place the raisins in a bowl and pour boiling water on them. They will be soft within minutes. If you pour cold water the softening will take a couple of hours depending on the size of the raisins.

What kind of raisins are best for baking cookies?

Black raisin with its more flavorful taste and golden raisin with its fruitier taste and soft texture are the most preferred ones. However, all types of raisins can be used for baking cookies depending on one's palate.

#Air Fryer

Peanut Butter and Raisin Cookies Air Fryer Recipe

Serving:12 cookies
Cook Time:8 minutes
Prep Time:10 minutes
Author:Emine Aslan
Calories: 170

Here is a delicious peanut butter and raisin cookies recipe, a very easy and healthy snack option.

Tags: Air fryer cookies

Peanut Butter and Raisin Cookies Air Fryer Recipe

Having an easy and healthy snack recipe is a life saver. Sometimes you need it for a lunch bag, and other times you need it to serve along with the coffee you make for your friend. A healthy snack will also help satisfy food cravings and raise the spirits without feeling guilty. The easy and very healthy peanut butter and raisin cookies recipe will be your favorite snack option having raisin, banana, peanut butter, oat and honey instead of sugar. With these ingredients, it would probably be Elvis’s favorite snack option, too, who is known for his liking for peanut butter and banana combined foods.

The recipe below is to make in the air fryer but you can also cook it in the traditional oven. However, making it in the air fryer will ensure a crunchy outside and a soft inside for the best cookie enjoyment in a shorter time.


  • 2 medium ripe bananas, peeled and mashed

  • ½ cup peanut butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup honey

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder

  • ¼ cup milk powder

  • 1 cup raisins

  • Olive oil spray


  1. Preheat the air fryer by setting temperature to 300°F and the timer to 3 minutes. Once you press the “Start/Pause” button, it will start warming up.

  2. Lightly grease the baking tray or the basket depending on whichever your air fryer has.

  3. Combine bananas, peanut butter, vanilla, and honey in a bowl and mix them until smooth.

  4. In another bowl, mix flour, oats, baking soda, salt, cinnamon powder, and milk powder until even.

  5. Combine both mixtures and mix them very well until a smooth batter forms.

  6. Fold the raisins into the batter.

  7. Put 1 tablespoon of batter onto the baking tray or into the basket with 2-inch intervals and flatten each batter to ½-inch thickness using a spoon.

  8. Place the baking tray or the basket into the air fryer.

  9. Reset the timer to 8 minutes and press the “Start/Pause” button to start baking cookies.

  10. Bake the cookies until they are light golden.

  11. Once they are cooked, remove the tray or the basket from the air fryer and transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool down.

  12. Enjoy your healthy cookies!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie
% Daily Value
Calories per serving
40 grams
7 grams
5 grams
150 milligrams

    You can also make this recipe with chocolate chips instead of raisins but they will increase the sugar thus carb level in the recipe.

    Please keep in mind that these cookies go very well with a cup of coffee or tea if you look for something to enjoy with your coffee or tea.