Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Nothing beats a classic cookie. These soft and chewy gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies are made with wholesome ingredients to create a delicious treat that everyone loves!


Grab a glass of milk! You’re going to want to dive in with these cookies. They are chewy, slightly sweet and delicious.

The best thing about these cookies is that everyone loves them. The recipe is a standard cookie recipe, but you can make a few easy substitutions to make them vegan or dairy free.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This recipe is easy to adapt to fit the ingredients on hand.
  • It’s a delicious treat for dessert, snack or even breakfast.
  • The cookies are made in less than 30 minutes!
  • You can easily make the cookies gluten free, dairy free and vegan.

Ingredients You Need

You will need some simple ingredients to make these easy gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies. The photo below shows the ingredients needed to make the cookies vegan. A full list of ingredients for standard oatmeal raisin cookies is below.

  • Butter: Use standard unsalted butter or vegan butter. Instead of vegan butter, you can also use 2 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil plus 2 1/2 tablespoons of palm shortening. Make sure they are both at room temperature so they can be easily mixed together.
  • Egg: You can substitute with a vegan egg. To make a vegan egg, combine 1/2 tablespoon ground chia seed and 1/2 tablespoon ground flaxseed in a small bowl with 3 tablespoons water. Whisk together and allow the flax/chia egg to thicken for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Light Brown Sugar: You can substitute for coconut sugar, although the cookies may be drier. If you substitute for dark brown sugar, it might alter the flavor slightly.
  • Maple Syrup: Use high quality pure maple syrup.
  • Milk: Use any type of milk.
  • Vanilla Extract: A must for delicious flavor.
  • Old Fashioned Rolled Oats: If you substitute with quick cook oats, the consistency may be different.
  • Flour: This recipe was tested with regular all-purpose flour and a variety of gluten free all-purpose flour blends. You can use regular or gluten free all purpose flour. Use gluten free flour to ensure this recipe is gluten free. We love Bob’s Red Mill gluten free flours.
  • Cinnamon: Adds classic oatmeal cookie flavor, but you can omit or reduce the cinnamon, as desired.
  • Raisins: You can substitute with dried cranberries, nuts or chocolate chips, if desired.
  • Salt and Baking Soda

How to Make Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Everything for this recipe comes together in two mixing bowls.

  1. Prepare for Baking: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Whisk in the maple syrup, milk and vanilla extract. Stir in the egg.
  4. Fold in the rolled oats. Add 1/2 of the flour mixture until no clumps remain, then mix in the remaining flour mixture.
  5. Fold in the raisins.
  6. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop out cookies onto prepare baking sheet and then flatten them slightly with the back of a spoon.
  7. Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the edges are slightly golden. They will be a little soft when they come out of the oven but will firm up as they cool.
  8. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and allow them to cool before enjoying.

Expert Tips

  • Substitutions may alter the flavor and consistency of these cookies. Follow the ingredients substitution notes above for the best results.
  • Brown sugar is best! It contains more moisture than other sugars which is why it’s the best choice for these cookies. You can use coconut sugar, but the cookies may be more dry as coconut sugar doesn’t have as much moisture in it.
  • Use a different sized cookie scoop. These cookies were made with an average sized ice cream scoop. Feel free to make larger or smaller cookies, but keep in mind that the baking time will vary based on cookie size.
  • Make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies: Substitute the raisins for chocolate chips.


Storing the cookies: Store leftovers in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Freeze them: These cookies freeze very well. Simply place them in a freezer safe bag and squeeze our the air before freezing. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw before serving.


This recipe makes the best gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies. After you try them once, you will want to make them again and again.

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