Amazing Chewy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Gluten Free)

The BEST VEGAN chewy oatmeal raisin cookies EVER–crispy edges with a CHEWY center, bursting with oats, warm spices & juicy raisins! Gluten-Free, Healthy Ingredients, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free.

As I’m writing this, I’m shivering like no other. I’m getting that freezy-shivers-almost-headache and I’m bundled up like I’m living on the highest mountain in the coldest place on earth.

But one thing that’s keeping a smile on my face? The thought of COOKIES!!! Specifically, vegan oatmeal raisin cookies! *happy sigh*

Is there anything better than being almost completely frozen, but knowing that there are pumpkin spice-scented candles, big, cozy blankets, a colorful Christmas tree, and a big ol’ oven full of freshly baked/baking oatmeal raisin cookies waiting for you?

Like, that’s what the holidays are about, ya know? 😉 And…other things. Hehe!

Over the years, I’ve gotten more and more excited about baking oatmeal raisin cookies once the temperatures started dropping. There’s just something about the fall and winter seasons that call for vegan oatmeal raisin cookies, ya know? Is it the warm spices that are signature to oatmeal raisin cookies? Is it the chewy, satisfying oats packed in oatmeal raisin cookies? Or is it the juicy raisins sweetly and perfectly balancing out every bite of an amazing oatmeal raisin cookie?

Whatever it is, I’ve packed it all into my amazing chewy vegan oatmeal raisin cookies!

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Amazing Chewy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This year, right on time for all of your vegan holiday & Christmas cookie platters, holiday gluten free dessert tables and, well, your own personal awesome cookie jar, I’m sharing the best, most amazing chewy vegan oatmeal raisin cookies!!

Yes, they’re gluten free. Yes, they’re dairy-free. Yes, they’re refined sugar-free. And yes, they’re delicious.

Bonus: they’ll make these frigid temperatures all worth it.

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The BEST Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Ever

What makes for the best, amazing chewy vegan oatmeal raisin cookies ever?? Well, I’m glad you asked! These gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies have deliciously crispy edges, with a satisfyingly chewy center, and just the right amount of juicy raisins to keep it moist and sweet. Oatmeal cookie lovers: this one’s for you. I’ve used just the right amount (and kind) of warm spices to complement the chewy gluten free rolled oats in your cookies, and to bring out the comforting sweetness of raisins.

Can I Freeze These Vegan Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (GF)

Yes! You can freeze your freshly baked vegan chewy oatmeal raisin cookies. 🙂 After cooling your cookies completely, store in a freezer-friendly container for 1-2 months. Remember to allow your gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies to thaw for 10-20 minutes before enjoying! 

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Tools for the Best Chewy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Ever!

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Can I interest you in just one more recipe for your vegan Christmas cookie jar? 😉 If you said “Yes!!!” Let me just say, there’s so much more vegan cookie goodness where that came from. Stay tuned!! Just so you know… it’s a true joy swapping recipes & stories with you, especially this time of year. I can’t wait to hear what you and your loved ones think of my amazing chewy vegan oatmeal raisin cookies!! ‘Til the next baking adventure…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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. 1st Annual Beaming Baker Vegan Cookie Countdown

Welcome to the 1st Annual Beaming Baker Vegan Cookie Countdown! We’re starting a new tradition around these parts, and they involve all of the vegan gluten free Christmas cookies. This year, I’ll be sharing 9 new vegan cookie recipes to help celebrate the holiday season with you: from vegan Christmas cookies to vegan holiday cookies to vegan cookies recipes you can enjoy all year long! . We’re gonna count down from vegan cookie #9 to #1, right before Christmas!

Vegan Cookie #4: Amazing Chewy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Gluten Free)

In case ya missed it, here are the other gluten free & vegan Christmas cookies that I’ve shared so far:

Gluten Free Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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The BEST VEGAN chewy oatmeal raisin cookies EVER--crispy edges with a CHEWY center, bursting with oats, warm spices & juicy raisins! Gluten-Free, Healthy Ingredients! #Vegan #Cookies #OatmealRaisin #GlutenFree | Recipe at BeamingBaker.com

Amazing Chewy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Gluten Free)


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The BEST VEGAN chewy oatmeal raisin cookies EVER–crispy edges with a CHEWY center, bursting with oats, warm spices & juicy raisins! Gluten-Free, Healthy Ingredients, Dairy-Free.


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Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

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Optional Toppings


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or greased foil. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients: oats, oat flour, golden ground flaxseed, spices and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: coconut oil, almond butter, maple syrup, coconut sugar and vanilla.
  4. Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture. Using a rubber spatula, stir and fold until well mixed. Fold in raisins and walnuts, if using.
  5. Using a small or medium cookie scoop, scoop and drop cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet—spaced evenly apart. Optionally, dot cookies with raisins and walnuts. Using a fork, flatten cookies to desired thickness. The cookies will crumble at the edges a bit after flattening—use your fingers to squish the edges back together.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Mine took 13 minutes. Place baking sheet on a cooling rack, allowing cookies to firm up for about 15 minutes. Using a heatproof spatula, transfer cookies directly onto the cooling rack. Allow to cool for 1 hour. Storing instructions below. Enjoy!

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Notes

  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 13 mins
  • Category: Healthy Desserts, Snacks
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: gluten free vegan oatmeal raisin cookies, vegan chewy oatmeal raisin cookies, amazing oatmeal raisin cookies

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33 Comments

  1. I cannot wait to make these. I have made so many of your recipes for my 2 year old grand daughter who has terrible food allergies and eczema, which thankfully we have healed with dietary changes. Your recipes have saved us! I have made a ton of them and they are all fabulous. Even our non food allergy family members love everything I have made, including myself. I love that they are such a better alternate to my grandmother’s recipes that had loads of butter and sometimes shortening! Yes, they are wonderful but not something you should eat very often. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    1. Aww, you are so absolutely welcome, Sundie! ☺️ I know it can be a real challenge to go from traditional recipes to allergy-friendly ones, so I’m truly honored to have helped you with the process. And can I say, you must be such a sweet grandma to make all these treats special for your granddaughter! 🙂 Here’s to many more fun and tasty goodies the whole family can enjoy!

  2. These are really lovely. The addition of the nutmeg and cloves makes them a little different from the usual oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. We’ll be making these again.

  3. Hi, Demeter! 🙂
    Since the latter half of Dec., I’ve made this ABSOLUTELY AMAZING recipe a few times for me and some of my friends! These oatmeal cookies are truly AMAZING and SOOO DELICIOUS!!! I think this is my #1 favorite oatmeal cookie recipe of yours so far. Of course, that may change as I start to make other oatmeal cookie recipes that you’ve developed. 🙂 When I made this recipe for the first time, of course, I went overboard with spices (ginger, cinnamon & clove) dried fruits (cranberries & raisins) and nuts/seeds (walnuts & pumpkin seeds) as usual. Your WONDERFULLY FLEXIBLE recipe is very accommodating! I baked for 16 minutes, and my cookies had the texture of shortbread cookies which I happen to love! They were SOOO AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH, Demeter!! 😀

    1. Hi Chiemi!! 🙂 Oh my YES!! I love that you were enjoying such a tasty bake-a-thon! Ooooh, I’ll be excited to hear whether or not another one of my oatmeal cookie recipes can unseat this one. 😉 Shortbread? I’ll take it! Thank YOU, Chiemi. Sending you great big hugs & lots of love. 🙂

  4. I made these tonight and they are FANTASTIC. I love all the spices, and it tastes exactly as an oatmeal raisin cookie should. I skipped the coconut sugar and used cashew butter instead of almond butter. I baked mine for 12 minutes and then let them cool for over an hour. They turned out just amazing. Thank you for this great recipe!

  5. I made this recipe using quick oats because I didn’t have rolled oats on hand. I didn’t have cloves so I used ground Cardamom. Then, I added handful of unsweetend shredded coconut and a spoon of almond flour. They turned out AMAZING!! I baked them for 13 minutes and I felt they were little bit more softer than chewy so I left them in the oven for 10 minutes and then took it out. They were not chewy afterwards but tasted great. So next time, I would just take them out and they will get little hard as they cool and it will be chewy. But all of the flavors were really good together. I loved it. Thank you sooooo much Demeter.

    1. Hi Zeel! I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed my recipe! 🙂 I suspect that the added coconut and almond flour greatly reduced the chewy factor in your cookies. Hope you get to try these again without the added ingredients and get that chewiness you’re looking for. Happy baking, dear! 🙂

  6. I substituted honey for the maple syrup and cut the sugar back and they are even better! Chewy, more attractive and better flavor. Try it, if you can eat honey. Also, juice sweetened and dried cranberries and walnuts make a great addition.