Delicious Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I understand the importance of consuming healthy food that also satisfies our taste buds. And that’s why I am excited to share with you my latest recipe: Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.

This recipe is perfect for anyone who wants a delicious sweet treat without compromising their dietary needs. Not only is it gluten-free, but it’s also dairy-free, making it suitable for those with lactose intolerance or other dairy sensitivities.

I believe that eating healthy should never be boring, and this recipe strikes the perfect balance of wholesome ingredients with indulgent flavors. Whether you need a quick snack for yourself or want to impress your guests, these cookies will not disappoint.

So let’s dive into the ingredient list and learn how to make these irresistible gluten-free chocolate chip oatmeal cookies!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

If you’re like me, there’s no better comfort food than a freshly baked batch of cookies. But for those with gluten intolerance or dairy allergies, finding a delicious and satisfying cookie recipe can be tough. Well, my dear reader, look no further! This gluten-free chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe will knock your socks off.

First off, these cookies are the perfect combination of chewy and crispy, with a soft center and slightly crunchy edges. The oats give them a heartiness that will keep you coming back for more. And don’t even get me started on the gooey pockets of melted chocolate chips throughout each bite.

But what really sets this recipe apart is that it’s gluten-free and dairy-free. There’s no need to sacrifice flavor or texture just because of dietary restrictions. These cookies are made with simple ingredients like quick oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, xanthan gum, pure vanilla extract, eggs, brown sugar, sugar, and margarine – all of which can easily be found at your local grocery store.

Plus, this recipe is incredibly versatile. Want to mix things up? Substitute the chocolate chips for raisins or cranberries for a different flavor profile. Or try adding in some creamy peanut butter or tahini for extra depth of flavor.

And last but not least, these cookies are so easy to make. All you need is a mixing bowl and a spatula – no fancy equipment necessary.

Trust me when I say that once you’ve tried these gluten-free chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, you’ll never go back to traditional recipes again. They’re the perfect indulgence for any occasion – whether you’re looking for a mid-day snack or dessert after dinner. Give them a try and I guarantee they’ll become a staple in your kitchen in no time.

Ingredient List

 Indulge in guilt-free goodness with these gluten-free chocolate chip oatmeal cookies!
Indulge in guilt-free goodness with these gluten-free chocolate chip oatmeal cookies!

Here are the gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients you will need to make these delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/4 cup quick oats (use gluten-free for GF cookies)
  • 1 and 1/2 cup gluten-free flour blend, (I used Bob’s Red Mill on this recipe)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum, optional but recommended
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup vegan margarine, room temperature (use unsalted butter if not dairy-free)
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • 1 and 1/4 cups semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (use dairy-free for DF cookies)
  • Optional: 1 cup chopped nuts of your choice
Note: If you don’t have a scale for measuring, I included the number of cups or tablespoons needed in this recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 One bite of these cookies and you'll be transported to cookie heaven.
One bite of these cookies and you’ll be transported to cookie heaven.

Mixing the Dry Ingredients

Before we start with the dough, we need to sift and mix the dry ingredients. Using a bowl, sift together 1 cup of gluten-free flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum. Sifting helps to remove any debris and also to incorporate air into the mixture, yielding a lighter, more tender cookie.

Mixing Wet Ingredients

In another mixing bowl, beat together 1/2 cup of softened unsalted butter (for non-dairy use substitute with margarine), 3/4 cup of packed dark brown sugar, and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar until light and creamy. Add in 2 large eggs one at a time and blend well with each addition. Then stir in 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.

Combining & Folding

Now it’s time to combine both the wet and dry ingredients. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture in three portions. Mix each portion on low speed using an electric mixer or by hand until all elements are just combined but not overworked. Then fold in 2 cups of quick oats, 1 cup of chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bar, and assorted nuts such as pecans or walnuts if desired.

Shaping & Baking Cookies

Drop dough by heaping tablespoons onto a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper. Make sure to leave about an inch in between each dough ball to allow for expansion. Flatten each cookie dough ball slightly with your hand or fork , this will result in more uniformly shaped cookies.

Preheat your oven to 375° F (190° C). Once preheated, bake for about 9-12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies have turned golden brown but the centers are still slightly soft. Do not overbake or they will become hard as rocks! Once done, pull them out of the oven and let them cool for about 3-5 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to completely cool.

Enjoy these delicious cookies with a glass of nut milk or make an ice cream sandwich with your favorite dairy-free ice cream!

Substitutions and Variations

 Get ready for a batch of cookies that are not only delicious, but also oh-so-healthy!
Get ready for a batch of cookies that are not only delicious, but also oh-so-healthy!

There are many ways to make this gluten-free chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe your own. Here are some substitutions and variations to create unique versions of this classic cookie:

– Nut Butter: Swap the margarine for peanut butter, almond butter or tahini for a nuttier flavor.

– Flour Variations: While the recipe calls for gluten-free flour, you can also use regular all-purpose flour or try a blend of oat flour, almond flour and/or tapioca flour.

– Chocolate Chips: Try using different types of chocolate in the cookies such as white chocolate, dark chocolate or even peanut butter chips. You can also add chopped nuts or dried fruit for extra texture and flavor.

– Oats: Use quick oats instead of rolled oats or blend half quick oats and half rolled oats for a chewier texture.

– Brown Sugar: If you don’t have dark brown sugar, you can use light brown sugar instead. Alternatively, you can use coconut sugar or maple sugar for a healthier twist.

– Egg Substitute: To make these cookies vegan, you can substitute the eggs with flax eggs (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water per egg), applesauce or mashed banana.

Experiment with these substitutions and variations to create your perfect batch of gluten-free chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Whether you prefer them crispy or chewy, sweet or savory, there is no limit to how creative you can get with this recipe.

Serving and Pairing

 Say goodbye to gluten and hello to deliciousness with these oatmeal cookies.
Say goodbye to gluten and hello to deliciousness with these oatmeal cookies.

Once you’ve taken these delicious gluten-free chocolate chip oatmeal cookies out of the oven, it’s time to serve and enjoy them! You can serve them warm or at room temperature, depending on your preference. A great way to serve these chewy gluten-free cookies is with a mug of hot coffee or tea for a cozy morning treat.

Another way to take your cookies up a notch is by pairing them with a cold glass of almond milk or a small scoop of vanilla ice cream for some added sweetness. The oatmeal and chocolate chips in these cookies add some texture, so you can pair them with softer desserts as well.

For an extra special twist, try making a sandwich cookie! Take two of these gluten-free chocolate chip oatmeal cookies and place some creamy peanut butter or tahini in the middle. You can even add some raisins for peanut butter oatmeal raisin cookies. These sandwiches are packed with flavor and make a perfect midday snack.

The best part is, this recipe makes 24-36 cookies that are perfect for sharing with family and friends! The next time you’re having guests over, whip up a batch of these gluten-free chocolate chip oatmeal cookies to impress and satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These cookies are perfect for a mid-day snack or a post-dinner dessert.
These cookies are perfect for a mid-day snack or a post-dinner dessert.

Once you’ve baked your gluten-free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies to perfection, you may find that you have some leftovers, or you might want to prepare them ahead of time for a special occasion. The good news is that these cookies can be made-ahead and stored for later enjoyment.

To store the cookies, make sure to let them cool completely. Then, place them in an airtight container with an added moisture-absorber packet. This will keep the cookies from going stale and help maintain their chewy texture. They can be stored at room temperature for up to five days.

If you need to store the cookies for a longer period, keep them in the freezer. Wrap each cookie in plastic wrap before putting them in a ziplock bag. They will be good for up to three months in the freezer but remember to transfer them into the fridge several hours before serving so that they can defrost.

If you’d like to reheat your cookies, simply heat them in the oven at 350 F (180 C) for 5-7 minutes until they are soft but still chewy. If you prefer crispy cookies, reheat them for a few more minutes until crunchy. You can also microwave individual cookies for about 15 seconds if they’re no longer hot from baking.

Whether you have unexpected guests or just want to treat yourself later on, these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are always ready to serve whenever you desire!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Health and flavor come hand in hand with these gluten-free chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.
Health and flavor come hand in hand with these gluten-free chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.

To make the perfect Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, here are some tips that you should keep in mind:

1. Start with high-quality ingredients: Using high-quality ingredients is essential to create a superior finished product. Choose gluten-free flour from brands like King Arthur or Bob’s Red Mill and look for certified gluten-free oats.

2. Measure your ingredients properly: You might be tempted to skip this step, but it is important to measure the ingredients accurately. Use a food scale whenever possible to ensure that you have the right amount of each ingredient.

3. Use room temperature butter: Allow the butter to reach room temperature before using it in your recipe. Room temperature butter creates a creamier texture compared to cold butter.

4. Chill dough before baking: Refrigerating the dough before baking helps the cookies hold their shape while baking and prevents them from spreading too much.

5. Don’t over-mix the dough: Over-mixing can lead to tough cookies that lack texture. Once all the ingredients are combined, mix only until they are just blended.

6. Don’t over-bake your cookies: Over-baking your cookies will leave them dry and hard to chew. Remove your cookies from the oven when they appear slightly under-cooked, as they’ll continue cooking as they cool.

7. Get creative with add-ins: Try adding different types of nuts, dried fruits or seeds to add more flavor, texture and nutrition to your cookies.

With these tips in mind, you will be able to make perfect Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are the perfect treat for those with dietary restrictions or even for those who just want to try a healthier alternative to regular cookies. This recipe combines the best of both worlds, with the chewy texture of oatmeal and the sweetness of chocolate chips. By using gluten-free flours and dairy-free margarine, these cookies ensure that people with gluten or dairy intolerances can enjoy a delicious dessert without any negative reactions.

Not only do these cookies taste heavenly, but they are also a breeze to make! With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow directions, you will have a batch of freshly baked cookies in no time. Additionally, this recipe offers many variations for those who want to try something different, such as adding peanut butter or raisins.

When it comes to serving and pairing these delightful treats, they pair beautifully with a cup of hot tea or cocoa. They also make for great after-school snacks or desserts that can be made ahead and stored for later enjoyment.

Overall, I highly recommend this recipe to anyone who loves chocolate chip cookies but wants a healthier version. You won’t miss the gluten or dairy in these cookies one bit! So go ahead and try this recipe – I guarantee you’ll be making it again and again!

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 50 cookies
Calories 278.8 kcal


  • 8 tablespoons margarine
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Cream butter and sugars together.
  • Add eggs and vanilla.
  • Blend dry ingredients except oats into butter mixture.
  • Add oats 1 cup at a time.
  • Add chocolate chips.
  • Allow to cool in refrigerator while over preheats to 375.
  • Using cookie scoop, portion dough into 50 cookies.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes, making sure to remove from pan immediately.
  • Cool on wire racks.

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Serving: 67gCalories: 278.8kcalCarbohydrates: 41.3gProtein: 3.6gFat: 12.6gSaturated Fat: 4.7gCholesterol: 23.2mgSodium: 406.6mgFiber: 2.6gSugar: 29.2g
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