Simple Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies were crazy addictive. Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside...this is the perfect fall cookie!

Oh man. These gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies were crazy addictive. Oh they were good! Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside – my husband and oldest son don’t even like raisins, but they loved these cookies!

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Earlier this week I shared a sneak peek of these amazing cookies in my fall kitchen. I have to thank Mahy over at Two Purple Figs for the recipe, I simply altered hers to make it gluten free!

Our family loves these gluten free oatmeal cookies!

I love sharing recipes with you guys, especially when they are this good. This particular recipe only calls for 6 tablespoons of butter, and if you use grass fed butter like we do, even better!

We love to use grass fed butter for so many reasons…you can read about all the benefits here and here!

The best gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies!

Another ingredient that I love in these cookies are the flax seeds. No, you don’t have to include them, but boy to they make a difference! Flax seeds are great for so many reasons. I love adding them to my recipes whenever I can! They are filled with vitamins and nutrients, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, a good source of protein and minerals, I could go on and on!

These gluten free cookies are crunchy on the outside yet chewy on the inside. The flax seeds add an amazing nutty flavor!

This recipe does call for brown sugar, but if you’d like you can substitute the 3/4 cup for 1/2 cup of maple syrup instead. I have done this before, and it does result in more cake like cookies that tend to be more fragile. Since maple syrup has more health benefits than sugar, I’m determined to try using it again – I may add an additional egg or egg white to help bind the batter together. I will keep you posted!

Delicious oatmeal raisin cookies made with gluten free oats!

I order my gluten free oats from Thrive Market, it’s the best price I’ve seen for gluten free and they are so delicious! We try to purchase organic as much as possible, and finding a gluten free flour blend can sometimes be tricky. We use the Kroger brand cup for cup organic flour blend and so far we really like it!

What more can I say? The warm cinnamon and the chewy raisins make this the perfect fall cookie. I won’t even lie…I snuck a few for breakfast every morning until they were gone!

Of course you could switch out the raisins for chocolate chips, I think I’ll try that next time we make these!

The perfect oatmeal raisin cookie - gluten free and so yummy!

Since this batter doesn’t have gluten, I like to let it sit for just a few minutes to really allow the ingredients to bind together. I’ll whip up the batter and then preheat the oven afterwards just to give everything a chance to meld! 

Here’s the recipe:

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups gluten free rolled oats or quick cooking
  • 1/3 cup gluten free flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup flax seeds

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Instructions

  1. Beat the butter and brown sugar until smooth
  2. Add the egg and vanilla and blend until combined
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, then fold in the raisins and flax seeds.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Once your oven is preheated, use a tablespoon measuring scoop to form 1 inch balls of dough, then place them about an inch apart.
  7. Bake in the center of your oven for 12-14 minutes and allow them to cool 2 minutes on your baking sheet before moving them to a cooling rack.
  8. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as we do! What is your favorite cookie to bake in the fall? Let me know in the comments below!

Simple Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These cookies are slightly crunchy on the outside yet chewy on the inside! The warm cinnamon and nutty flax seeds make these cookies perfect for fall!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 12 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups gluten free oats rolled oats or quick cooking
  • 1/3 cups gluten free flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 TBS butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup flax seeds

Instructions

  1. Beat the butter and brown sugar until smooth

  2. Add the egg and vanilla and blend until combined

  3. In a separate bowl, mix the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. 

  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, then fold in the raisins and flax seeds. 

  5. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your baking sheet with parchment paper. 

  6. Once your oven is preheated, use a tablespoon measuring scoop to form 1 inch balls of dough, then place them about an inch apart. 

  7. Bake in the center of your oven for 12-14 minutes and allow them to cool 2 minutes on your baking sheet before moving them to a cooling rack. 

  8. Enjoy!

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    1. Hey Peggy! I got more than 12 from the recipe actually, but maybe it’s because I scooped mine smaller. I have never doubled it but I’m sure you could! 🙂

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