You will love this easy gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies recipe. Not only are they chewy, and filled with sweet raisins, but they just melt in your mouth. These cookies are easy to make from scratch in about 20 minutes!
I include a dairy-free option for my readers who are both gluten free and dairy-free. If you are a cookie fanatic like we are, you will want to check out all of my delicious gluten free cookie recipes!
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I can't believe I have never posted an oatmeal cookie recipe on my blog. I make these cookies pretty often because they are so easy to make. Mr. Fearless Dining and my kids love them. This is the one cookie that you will want to take a big bite out of and horde the batch for yourself!
And don't forget to check out some of my favorite gluten free cookies for a cookie exchange!
What you need to make this recipe:
- Gluten free flour blend - I have tested three different flour blends in this recipe. King Arthur Measure for Measure, Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF Blend, and Authentic Foods Multi-Blend. This doesn't mean other blends won't work, I only test what I have on-hand.
- Gluten free oats - See note below for important cross-contamination information.
- Raisins - You can use brown or golden.
- Brown sugar - Substitute coconut sugar if you would like these to be lower glycemic
- Butter - Use unsalted. If you are dairy-free, use vegan butter.
And just in case you are fairly new to gluten free and wonder if raisins are gluten free, they are. Where you have to be careful is if you purchase raisins through a bulk container. (You know those big barrels.) Cross-contact can happen so buy raisins pre-packaged.
How to make these cookies:
I hope you agree this is the best gluten free oatmeal cookie recipe ever. My kids certainly think so :-).
Step 1: Add your dry ingredients to a large bowl and whisk to blend them all together.
Step 2: In a smaller bowl, add your wet ingredients and whisk to blend.
Step 3: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
Your gluten free oatmeal cookie dough will look like this picture. Moist and easy to scoop.
Step 4: Use a cookie scoop to drop dough balls onto a baking sheet. Press down slightly with your hand to flatten slightly. Don't eat that gluten free oatmeal cookie dough since there are raw eggs in there! (I know you will be tempted!!)
Press down slightly with your hand to flatten the oatmeal cookies. Don't eat that gluten free oatmeal cookie dough since there are raw eggs in there! (I know you will be tempted!!) Trust me, these gluten free oat cookies are just as good baked!!
Step 5: Bake, remove from the oven and allow to cool. Lastly, grab one of the gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies and take a bite 🙂
Expert Tips and Recipe FAQ:
You can use gluten free quick oats, but it will affect the texture a lot in these cookies, making them a lot softer.
You can use vegan butter to make these cookies dairy-free.
I like to store my homemade oatmeal cookies in an air-tight container. They will keep up to 4 days, or 3-4 months in the freezer.
This is one of the biggest questions I get asked. These gluten free oatmeal cookies are full of healthy oats and it is important to make sure you stay safe eating them. It is so important it is to make sure your oats are certified gluten free.
Oats themselves are gluten free but they frequently come into contact with gluten when they are processed. Trader Joe's, Bob's Red Mill, and several other companies have gluten free oats available.
Substitution and Variations:
- If you love old-fashioned glazed oatmeal cookies, you can easily make a glaze with powdered sugar and water. Just use 1/2 cup powdered sugar to 2 teaspoons water. Gradually additional add water as needed to make it runny!
- Add nuts like walnuts or pecans to this cookie recipe. 1/2 cup should be enough.
- Try adding M&Ms or Heath Candy Bar Bits.
- Make them extra large and use them to make ice cream sandwiches.
These were fantastic! I did make a substitution and use all gf flour instead of almond. My whole family loved them, even those who were not gluten free!"Sarah T.
Used this recipe to make oatmeal butterscotch cookies I loved as a kid."Susan L.
These were good. I used chocolate chips instead of raisins. I would make them again, didn't taste gluten free."Erika S.
Pinterest user Heather H changed them this way "GF husband loved these! Used flour mix for all the flour and 1/2 cup brown sugar instead of coconut sugar."
More Delicious Gluten Free Cookie Recipes:
- 3 Ingredient Gluten Free Peanut Butter Granola Bars
- Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Gluten Free Skillet Oatmeal Cookie
- Gluten Free Butter Pecan Cookies
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Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients except powdered sugar and mix well.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, add raisins and mix well.
- Use a cookie scoop to drop dough balls on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Press slightly on each with your hand to flatten a little.
- Bake 8-10 minutes until done. Remove from the oven onto a cooling rack.
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