Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin cookies that are full of chewy, healthy, oaty goodness, just like your Grandma used to make! We’ve tweaked and tested this recipe to make sure that you’ll love them.
It’s really easy to make this cookie dough ahead of time so that you can pop them in the oven in the morning and have freshly baked Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to start the day with, they are perfect for breakfast or as a lunchbox snack later in the day.
This batch will make about 36 cookies so if you want to freeze half for later that will work really well. Do make sure you use certified gluten free rolled oats as not all oats are truly gluten free unless they are labeled as such.
Quick Tips for Making Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- As I mentioned before, not all Oatmeal is gluten free and so make sure that you use certified gluten free Rolled Oats for these cookies.
- If you want to make these cookies a little healthier you could reduce the sugar content and substitute the white and brown sugar for Coconut Sugar instead, and use solid coconut oil instead of shortening. I use expeller pressed Palm shortening which has no trans fats.
- This amount makes about 36 cookies, which is quite a lot so you could easily half the recipe if that seems too much for your household.
- Use a Cookie Scoop! Seriously folks, this will make your cookie baking life a million times easier! The cookies will all be a more uniform size and it is so much easier than trying to scoop out the dough with a spoon.
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Can you use steel cut oats instead of rolled oats?
Steel-cut oats are oat kernels that are cut into smaller pieces, in order to use them in baking they would need to be cooked first so I would not recommend them for this recipe
Are Oatmeal Cookies Good for you?
Oatmeal cookies are very nutritious and contain healthy doses of fiber and some vitamins and minerals. However, they also contain lots of sugar so they’re not your typical health food!
You could reduce the sugar amount in my cookie recipe and if you prefer, replace it with coconut sugar which is an unrefined sugar with a little bit of a higher nutrient content than regular sugar.
How many calories are in a homemade Oatmeal Raisin Cookie?
My gluten free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe makes about thirty six cookies and each cookie has 137 calories per cookie. That amount may vary depending on the type of gluten free flour you use and how accurate your measuring is. You can reduce the calories further by reducing the sugar.
More Gluten Free Cookie Recipes
- Gluten Free Sugar Cookies
- Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies
- Gluten Free Stained Glass Cookies
Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are an easy healthy snack!
- 2.5 cups gluten free flour , 325g
- 1 tsp xanthan gum
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup granulated sugar , 200g
- 1 cup light brown sugar , 200g
- 3 eggs , beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup shortening , 205g
- 1 cup raisins , 150g
- 2 cups gluten free rolled oats , 180g
Preheat your oven to 350F
Mix gluten free flour, xanthan gum, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and sugars together in a large bowl.
Then add the beaten eggs, vanilla and shortening and mix well, then lastly add the gluten free rolled oats and raisins and mix really well to combine all ingredients.
Use a cookie scoop to place equal sized balls of cookie dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake for 11-13 minutes or until cookies are a little brown around the edges.
adapted from Taste of Home
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