Deliciously Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

Listen well, dear readers and I shall tell you of a recipe that is sure to become a family favorite. A recipe that will tantalize your taste buds and make your mouth water in anticipation. It is a recipe for Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, a classic treat with a twist. The twist being that it is not only gluten-free but also dairy-free – a healthier option that still delivers on taste.

If you are looking for a cookie recipe that is both soft and chewy, then this recipe is sure to delight. Every bite of these cookies will send you off to the moon and back, leaving you craving more. As an avid food blogger and nutritionist, I have gathered all of the necessary elements to create this mouth-watering cookie recipe.

The combination of rolled oats, cinnamon, and raisins ensures that every bite is packed with flavor. These gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies are a perfect alternative to traditional oatmeal raisin cookies that contain gluten-rich wheat flour. With the use of gluten-free ingredients such as xanthan gum, arrowroot, and potato starch, these cookies are perfect for those with gluten sensitivities or members of the family who prefer gluten-free options.

So why waste any more of your precious time? Venture forth into your kitchen and whip up these delicious healthy oatmeal raisin cookies today! You won’t regret it – I can promise you that much!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Dear readers,

Are you searching for a classic gluten-free snack to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than these scrumptious oatmeal raisin cookies! They’re sure to become a family favorite in no time.

Filled with wholesome ingredients, these cookies are perfect for those who follow a dairy-free or gluten-free diet. Rolled oats create a thick, chewy texture that pairs perfectly with the sweet and tangy bursts of raisins. A hint of cinnamon and vanilla essence adds a cozy warmth to each bite, without overpowering the natural flavors of the other ingredients.

Not only do these cookies taste amazing, but they’re also easy to make. With just a few simple steps and ingredient swaps, you can have delicious treats straight from the oven in under an hour. Plus, they’re versatile enough to adapt to your preferences – use alternative flours or sugars if desired.

Whether enjoyed as an afternoon snack or alongside a hot cup of tea or coffee, these oatmeal raisin cookies will provide all the comfort and nourishment you crave. So why not give this recipe a try and discover your new favorite treat?

I assure you that once you try out these cookies, you’ll be hooked on its soft chewy texture and healthy oatmeal goodness. Trust me, there’s nothing more satisfying than enjoying a homemade cookie that is free from unhealthy preservatives and additives.

So what are you waiting for? Dust off your baking gear and whip up a batch of these classic oatmeal raisin cookies today. Your taste buds (and stomach!) will thank you for it.


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Ingredient List

 Soft and chewy gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies!
Soft and chewy gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies!

Before we start with the recipe, let’s gather all the ingredients needed to make these delicious gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies. Here’s what you’ll need:

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups (200g) Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups (160g) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (187g) raisins

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (150g) light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Gluten-Free Flour Mix

  • 1 cup (140g) arrowroot
  • 1 cup (130g) potato starch
  • 1 cup (120g) almond flour
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum

Note: Make sure that all ingredients are gluten-free and dairy-free if you follow a gluten-free and dairy-free diet. You can also substitute the raisins with other ingredients such as chocolate chips or nuts, depending on your preferences.

The Recipe How-To

 These cookies are the perfect treat for those who are gluten intolerant.
These cookies are the perfect treat for those who are gluten intolerant.

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Step 2: Mix Dry and Wet Ingredients Separately

In a medium bowl, mix all of your dry ingredients: rolled oats, gluten-free flour blend, arrowroot flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. In another large bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs and vanilla essence until creamy and smooth.

Step 3: Combine the Mixture

Slowly add the dry mixture into the wet mixture little by little while mixing with a spatula or hand mixer. continue until the consistency is even. Add the raisins into the batter and stir well.

Step 4: Form Small Cookie Balls

Form dough balls using rounded tablespoons. Place them on a baking sheet and spaced them around two inches apart. Flatten them slightly using your hands or using a flat bottomed glass.

Step 5: Bake in the Oven

Bake your oatmeal raisin cookies in the oven for around 10-12 minutes depending on how thick and chewy you prefer your cookies.

Step 6: Cool Off and Enjoy

Take out of the oven when done and let it cool for five minutes before transferring them onto a wire rack to cool completely before serving. Your oatmeal raisin cookies are now ready to be enjoyed!

Substitutions and Variations

 Biting into these cookies will fill your mouth with the warm flavor of cinnamon.
Biting into these cookies will fill your mouth with the warm flavor of cinnamon.

My dear readers, if you happen to have dietary restrictions or simply wish to switch things up while still enjoying the classic oatmeal raisin cookies, fret not! There are endless possibilities for substitutions and variations in this recipe.

For instance, if you’re not a fan of raisins, feel free to swap them out with chocolate chips or dried cranberries. You can also substitute rolled oats with quick oats or even almond flour for a gluten-free and paleo-friendly version.

Speaking of gluten-free, you can replace the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend of your choice. I personally recommend Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour or a mixture of oat flour and rice flour. Xanthan gum, arrowroot, and potato starch are also great ingredients to add texture and moisture to gluten-free baked goods.

If you’re looking to make these cookies dairy-free, simply substitute unsalted butter with vegan butter or coconut oil. For those who prefer sugar-free options, try using all-natural sweeteners such as erythritol or Stevia instead of granulated sugar.

Finally, if you want to take these oatmeal raisin cookies to the next level, try incorporating some chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts for some added flavor and crunch. The possibilities are truly endless!

No matter how you choose to tweak this recipe to your liking, I’m sure these cookies will sure become a family favorite in no time. So go ahead and get creative in the kitchen!

Serving and Pairing

 Crumbly and buttery, these oatmeal cookies are a delicious snack anytime.
Crumbly and buttery, these oatmeal cookies are a delicious snack anytime.

After you have made these delicious gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies, it’s time to plan how to serve and pair them. The soft chewy interior and crispy exterior make them a perfect addition to a cup of coffee or afternoon tea. I love serving them warm, straight out of the oven for that just-baked taste.

If you’re looking to add some variety, try pairing these cookies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The combination of warm cookies and cold ice cream is sure to become a family favorite. You can even drizzle chocolate sauce on top for an extra kick.

For those who want a healthier option, pair these gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies with a glass of almond milk or coconut milk. These dairy-free alternatives will provide a creamy complement that balances the sweet notes of the raisins.

Overall, these gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies are versatile and can be paired with different beverages or even eaten alone as snacks anytime. With their thick chewy texture and rich flavor, they are perfect for any occasion from casual buffets to elegant dessert presentations.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Satisfy your cravings with these delicious gluten-free cookies.
Satisfy your cravings with these delicious gluten-free cookies.

It’s always a good idea to make a big batch of these free oatmeal raisin cookies ahead of time so that you can enjoy them whenever you want. You can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days, or you can opt to freeze the dough and bake them as needed.

To freeze the dough, simply scoop it using a cookie scoop and place each cookie dough ball onto a tray lined with parchment paper. Freeze the tray for about 30 minutes, then transfer the frozen cookie dough balls into an airtight container or freezer-safe bag. You can keep the frozen cookie dough balls in the freezer for up to three months.

When it’s time to bake these oatmeal raisin cookies, simply take out as many frozen cookie dough balls as you need and let them thaw at room temperature for about 15 minutes before baking.

If you have leftovers, you can reheat the cookies in the oven by preheating it to 350°F (175°C) and heating them up for 5-7 minutes. This will restore their soft chewy texture and bring back that freshly baked aroma.

With this recipe, storing and reheating is almost as simple and rewarding as making these delicious gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies recipe fresh out of the oven!

Tips for Perfect Results

 These oatmeal raisin cookies are a healthy and nutritious snack.
These oatmeal raisin cookies are a healthy and nutritious snack.

To make the perfect gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies, it is vital to pay attention to a few things that can make all the difference in the texture and taste of your final product. Here are some of my best tips to ensure that you achieve the desired results.

Firstly, it is crucial to measure all the ingredients accurately, especially while baking gluten-free as some ingredients are more sensitive than others. It is also essential to mix your dry ingredients thoroughly before incorporating them into your dough. This will help distribute your flour, baking soda, and other dry ingredients evenly.

Secondly, using xanthan gum when baking gluten-free is necessary as it serves as a binding agent that mimics gluten’s structure. You can find xanthan gum at any health store or online retailer.

Thirdly, when mixing butter and sugar together, use room temperature unsalted butter. The butter should be soft enough that when you press into it with your finger, there’s no resistance or hard spots detected.

Fourthly, don’t overwork your dough as it will result in a tough cookie consistency due to the underlying lack of gluten networks. Only mix until everything comes together and then add in your raisins or chocolate chips.

Fifthly, keep an eye on your cookies while they’re baking. Gluten-free cookies tend to bake faster than traditional cookies. Bake the cookies at about 350℉ for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.

Lastly, let your fresh-out-of-the-oven cookie cool on the baking sheet for at least five minutes before transferring them onto a wire rack. This allows for proper cooling and avoids breaking apart of not yet fully set cookies.

By following these tips carefully, you’ll be sure to have delicious and perfectly chewy gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies every time you make them!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookie recipe is surely going to become a family favorite. Not only is it flavorful and delicious, but it is also healthy and free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar. The thick chewy texture of these cookies will put a smile on your face with each bite.

By using the right blend of gluten-free flours, xanthan gum, arrowroot and potato starch – this cookies recipe has transformed traditional oatmeal raisin cookies into soft chewy gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies that are just as tasty as the classic version!

So why not give yourself a treat today by baking up a batch of these delicious cookies? They’re perfect for anytime – whether you’re having them as a snack with your afternoon tea or as a healthy dessert after dinner.

With this gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookie recipe, you can enjoy the taste of classic treats without worrying about the unhealthy additives. Trust me; you will love the combination of textures and flavors in each bite.

So, what are you waiting for? Head to your kitchen pantry and start baking! I am sure that these cookies will quickly become a favorite among your friends and family.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

I have to give credit to Chelle_N for this recipe. I took a punt and replaced the flour in her recipe #99839 with gluten free flour and they turned out just great, and my kids love them. I have included the GF flour recipe first (first 4 ingredients). I didn't use as much sugar as her recipe said to use, and I left out the raisins 'cause my kids don't like them. They make for a reasonably healthy biscuit.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 15 cookies
Calories 388.8 kcal


  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1 cup potato starch
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 1/4 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins


  • Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).
  • In large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until smooth.
  • Beat in the eggs and vanilla until fluffy.
  • Stir together four, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • Gradually beat into butter mixture.
  • Stir in oats and raisins.
  • Place teaspoonfuls on cookie sheet. They will spread a little.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Place on rack to cool.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 1507gCalories: 388.8kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 5.6gFat: 11.2gSaturated Fat: 6.3gCholesterol: 52.6mgSodium: 248.1mgFiber: 3.1gSugar: 27g
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