Easy Gluten Free Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (V, GF, DF): an easy recipe for soft and chewy oatmeal cookies bursting with juicy raisins. Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free.
So, funny thing…I just learned a brand new fact about my sister Jenny. Ya know, the sister I’ve known for, like, my whole life. Okay, scratch the “like” and let’s just go with my whole, entire life. Woah!
Does it ever throw you for a loop when you learn something new about someone you’ve known forever? You thought you knew everything there already was to know, but then they decided to keep you on your toes and announce something you really feel like you should have known already? <– Hands raised if just reading that sentence made you dizzy. 😵
And you’re searching your brain, thinking, how did I not know this? Could it be because of the hereditary forgetfulness in my family (ahem, I’m looking at you, Mommy)? Or the fact that this person just changed her mind and covertly added this fact to her Facebook all-there-is-to-know-about-me-without-actually-knowing-me profile fact sheet while you weren’t looking?
Okay, Jenny doesn’t even have a Facebook because she’s avant garde like that. And she totally would roll her eyes at me calling her “avant garde” then ask me to use it in a sentence.
But I totally just did already, so there, Jenny!
Well, anyway, Jenny just informed me that she LOVES oatmeal raisin cookies! Say whaaaaaaa? How could I not know such a thing? After making and sending approximately 12,954 care packages full of sweets to her for decades… After regularly updating my dossier on her likes for when package-sending/birthdays/rando family trivia quizzing times come up…
After… So. Much. Time.
And ya know, the whole I bake for a semi-living thing. I should know this! Let me tell you, I am blushing all the lovely-but-not shades of red and green right now. I am totally a bad sister, right? Okay, don’t answer that!
In any case, I’ve checked with Erik, otherwise known as the Family Historian aka Holder of All the Facts About Everyone Dude and he says that he didn’t know it either! So I’m off the hook, right Jenny? Riiiiight?
Either way, Erik and I just sent her a big ol’ box of these Easy Gluten Free Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and she gave her biggest seal of approval: texting me that they were her Number 1. In front of Best Vegan Brownies, which used to hold that coveted spot. Meanwhile, I was still numb, eyes big as saucers all weekend long, trying to unblow my mind from the little nugget about oatmeal raisins being her favorite.
Monica, Penny, Grams, did you know this? I have to text them at once, and see if they’ve finally surged ahead of me in the forever-ongoing family trivia showdown, and more importantly, Erik, in the Family Facts throwdown. I’ll keep you posted.
Meanwhile, while I still recover from this earth-shattering news, would you like to hear all about these easy Gluten Free Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies? Let’s go ahead and dedicate these cookies to Jenny. We’re gonna pretend like that was my intention all along. And hopefully, hopefully, secure my spot as favorite sister. Even though no one has favorites. 😏
My Easy Gluten Free Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies aka Jenny’s Obviously Favorite Cookies are:
- delightfully easy to make
- perfectly soft and chewy
- bursting with juicy raisins
- lightly balanced with cinnamon
- vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, whole grain
- made with healthy ingredients
- doubled up on whole grains: rolled oats and oat flour
- plant-based and allergy-friendly
- melt in your mouth GOOD
- of course, totally made in advance for Jenny, who I already knew, again, in advance, loved oatmeal raisin cookies
So grab your Family Facts sheet and make sure that thing is updated! Then, grab a few bowls, your juiciest raisins (or pretty dry ones—they’ll moisten up in the oven!!), a healthy appetite and get ready to bake! I’m so happy to whip up delicious homemade treats with you. I can’t wait to hear what you think. In the meantime, tell me:
When have you been surprised to learn a new fact about someone you’ve known forever?
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️
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- 1 cup gluten free rolled oats, more in Add-Ins
- 1 cup gluten free oat flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons ground flax + 6 tablespoons water, whisked together, set for 15 minutes)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¾ cup raisins, packed
- ½ cup gluten free rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons raisins
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or greased foil. Set aside for later.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients: oats, oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
- In a large bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients: coconut oil, coconut sugar, maple syrup, flax eggs and vanilla. Whisk until thoroughly combined and resembles caramel.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Whisk until thoroughly combined. Fold in raisins and oats. The dough will be sticky.
- Using a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough and drop onto the prepared baking sheet. Using a fork, flatten cookies into a round disc—they will not spread during baking. Optionally, press raisins into the tops of the cookies.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes. Mine took 10 minutes. Using a flat, heatproof spatula, carefully lift cookies off the baking sheet and transfer to a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
- Freezing instructions: store in an airtight, freezer-friendly container in the freezer for 1-2 months. Before enjoying, allow to thaw for 10-20 minutes at room temperature, or heat in the microwave in 10-second increments until warm.
- More cookie recipes (all V, GF, DF): almond butter chocolate chip walnut oat cookies, peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, oatmeal raisin cookie bars.
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