Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (GF)
an easy recipe for delicious vegan oatmeal raisin cookies!
Soft & buttery, with just the right amount of juicy raisins and mouthwatering spice, these vegan gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies are the best! Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar Free.
What’s your favorite vegan cookie flavor of all time? Vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies? Or vegan oatmeal raisin cookies?
Just 3 years ago, when I first shared this vegan oatmeal raisin cookies recipe, I learned that my sister, Jenny, actually loves oatmeal raisin cookies. Never mind the fact that I talk/text/share a basically-psychic connection with this sister everyday.
Never mind that I lived with or near her for 20+ years of my life. (Wow, I just did that math and just realized that like so hard right now.) Never mind that she’s basically an open book when it comes to food, desserts and anything else edible. 😉
Sister-Approved Gluten Free Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
And since that day, I’ve striven hard (like too hard) to make the best vegan gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies ever. Every time I share a recipe for oatmeal cookies, I think: will Jenny like this? Will it live up to Jenny’s gold oatmeal cookies standard (totally made-up in my mind)?
I’m here to tell you, as the resident Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Expert, my sister Jenny has given her seal of approval for these delish vegan oatmeal raisin cookies! Whoop whoop!
Are you ready to see what all the fuss is about? Let’s do it!
Simple Ingredients for Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Vegan)
Gluten Free Rolled Oats
Perhaps the most surprising (okay, I’m feelin’ sassy today) ingredient in these gluten free vegan oatmeal raisin cookies? Gluten free rolled oats. They’re packed with fiber, minerals and antioxidants!
Gluten Free Oat Flour
One of my favorite gluten free baking pantry staples of all time? Gluten Free oat flour. Instead of using refined flour, I’ve used heart-healthy, fiber-rich gluten free oat flour in my GF oatmeal raisin cookies. Oat flour holds flavor so well and is easy to make! Try homemade oat flour! You can even use it in these Amazing Chewy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Gluten Free) too. 🙂
Ah, the quintessential ingredient to gluten free vegan oatmeal raisin cookies! Without raisins, well, we’d just be talking about regular old oatmeal cookies. But then again, once you try my Simple & Easy Vegan Oatmeal Cookies you’ll see what the yum is all about. 😉
Coconut Sugar + Pure Maple Syrup
I love using coconut sugar and pure maple syrup as refined sugar-free alternatives to the usual sweeteners. These two ingredients keep this oatmeal raisin recipe gluten free and vegan!
These gluten free refined sugar-free oatmeal cookies are also dairy-free thanks to coconut oil. Coconut oil is another vegan gluten free baking staple for me. It’s a great way to avoid using butter, shortening and other dairy products.
Instead of using eggs in my gluten free vegan cookie recipes, I use a vegan egg alternative known as flax eggs. It’s made with Omega-rich flaxseeds and water. That’s it. 😉 Learn how to make a flax egg here.
How to Make Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Today, we’re learning how to make vegan oatmeal raisin cookies that are dairy free, gluten free, and refined sugar free. Check out the simple steps below:
Before I start baking anything, I make sure to check the directions and preheat the oven as instructed. Here, we’ll be starting by preheating the oven to 350°F. Then, we’ll line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Whisk the Dry Ingredients
Bring out your favorite medium-sized mixing bowl. You’ll add the dry ingredients into this bowl and whisk it all together until thoroughly mixed.
Whisk the Wet Ingredients
Now, grab your favorite large mixing bowl and add in all of the wet ingredients. Use a clean whisk to mix all of the wet ingredient together until it’s cohesive.
One of the best parts–combining wet and dry ingredients! Transfer the dry ingredients into the wet ingredient bowl. Whisk the two parts together until you get a sticky and soft wet cookie dough! Fold in your juiciest raisins.
Scoop and drop balls of oatmeal raisin cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheet. Make sure to space them evenly apart so there’s room for hot baking air (heehee) to come through while in the oven. Now, flatten the cookies and top with more raisins.
Bake your cookies for about 10 minutes, depending on the temperature of your oven.
Cool and enjoy!
Cool completely, then enjoy the best vegan oatmeal raisin cookies! 🙂
The Taste & Texture of Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
This gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies recipe yields soft and deliciously buttery oatmeal cookies bursting with juicy raisins and chewy, satisfying oats. The texture is irresistible and second to none. If you’re looking for vegan oatmeal cookies on the softer side, with a light bit of chew to it, you’ve found the right spot. And if you’re actually looking for a no bake treat, try my No Bake Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free).
How to Store Vegan Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Storing your vegan gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies is super easy! For Room Temp: store your oatmeal raisin cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 weeks. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat sources. To Freeze: store your oatmeal raisin cookies in an airtight, freezer-friendly container in the freezer for 1-3 months. Allow to thaw for 10-30 mins before enjoying.
Best Tools for Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- Gluten Free Rolled Oats – rolled oats aka old-fashioned oats are one of my favorite ingredients to use in gluten free baking. These GF rolled oats add such a nice chew and add fiber. Yes!
- Coconut Sugar – a healthy pantry staple for keeping baked goods refined sugar-free and plant-based.
- Golden Ground Flaxseed – my go-to ingredient for making flax eggs, otherwise known as a vegan substitute for eggs.
- Coconut Oil – chuck the butter and keep this recipe dairy-free by using coconut oil. Packed with healthy fat!
- Medium Cookie Scoop – the sturdiest, most reliable cookie scoop I’ve ever used. And I’ve used them all, from big brands to small brands, you never know when one’s gonna fail on you. This one has my back. Every single time.
So is Jenny totally right or is Jenny totally right? (There’s only 2 ways this thing can go. Lol.) Let me know in the comments below if you try my recipe—it’s so wonderful to hear from you! Can’t wait to hear what you think! ‘Til the next kitchen adventure…
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️
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Vegan Oatmeal Cookies & More
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- Classic Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- My Favorite Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!
- Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe
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- Dairy Free Oatmeal Cookies
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Easy Gluten Free Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Vegan, Refined Sugar Free)
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 20-30 cookies (mine made 24 cookies) 1x
Easy Gluten Free Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Vegan): this gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies recipe yields soft & buttery oatmeal cookies bursting with juicy raisins. Refined Sugar-Free, Clean Ingredients.
- 1 cup gluten free rolled oats, more in Add-Ins
- 1 cup gluten free oat flour – if using homemade oat flour, make sure it’s very finely ground (not coarse)*
- 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 golden ground flaxseed + 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 small or medium cookie scoop, scoop and drop cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet. Optionally, press raisins into the tops of the cookies. Using a fork, flatten cookies into a round disc—they will not spread during baking.
- Bake for 9-12 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.
Gluten Free Vegan Oatmeal Cookies You’ll Love
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- Where to Buy Ingredients: Gluten Free Rolled Oats | Learn how to make Homemade Oat Flour | Coconut Sugar | Coconut Oil | Golden Ground Flaxseed | No Sugar Added Raisins
- A Note on Homemade Oat Flour: *If using homemade oat flour, make sure to blend the flour until very fine and sift the flour to remove coarse bits of oats that could create less than ideal results. Store until needed, then measure the amount required for the recipe.
- Storing Instructions: Store your oatmeal raisin cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 weeks. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat sources.
- To Freeze: store your oatmeal raisin cookies in an airtight, freezer-friendly container in the freezer for 1-3 months. Allow to thaw for 10-30 mins before enjoying.
- Recommended Tools: Medium Cookie Scoop | Baking Sheet | Unbleached Parchment Paper | Grippy Mixing Bowls
- Nutrition Information: is an estimate based on the ingredients listed in Where to Buy Ingredients. Also, it’s estimated based on 25 servings per recipe, made without optional ingredients.
- Prep Time: 25 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Cookies, Dessert
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 91
- Sugar: 7g
- Sodium: 24mg
- Fat: 4g
- Carbohydrates: 13g
- Protein: 2g
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Aloha! I needed a vegan recipe for some families at my church and this turned out amazing. Many in my family don’t even like coconut and it’s not a strong flavor at all, you don’t even miss the butter. Delicious. I’m looking forward to serving these tomorrow after church. The only changed I made, something I do with my regular recipe I used to make, was soak my raisins in on hot water and I added 1/2 cup oats to a triple batch since it made the final batter much wetter with the raisins. Delicious! Thank you so much. Oh, I also added a bit more salt, since I usually bake with salted butter I enjoy a bit more usually. For the 3/4 teaspoons in the triple batch I used 1 teaspoon.
Aww, how sweet of you to make them to share! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed the recipe, and glad that the subs worked out. Thank you for taking the time to come back and share your results! 🙂
Can I use two regular eggs instead of the flax eggs?
I haven’t tried it myself, but according to other readers, it should work! 🙂