Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Desserts are a tough spot when it comes to eating healthy, the reason being that desserts generally contain some form of sugar. But I’ve found that if the dessert is genuinely healthy and you only eat it a few times a month as a treat, it’s considered okay.

Treats are something that you should look forward to, not expect. Some people eat one (or more!) candy bars a day, and still have 3 cans of Diet Coke afterwards. And when I say people I mean children. They expect it because it’s just normal everyday life to them.

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies | Natural Chow | http://naturalchow.comI haven’t tried a lot of gluten-free recipes in my life. I mean, something may have just been gluten-free just because it was, but I’ve never really tried a recipe labeled gluten-free. I’m gonna make a lot more gluten-free things now though because I’ve heard it’s healthy. But I’m still reading up on it. Nothing definite for now.

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I cannot get enough of these oatmeal raisin cookies, even though I know their supposed to be a treat. I add a little less raisins than the recipe specifies because I’m not that big of a fan of raisins, but the full amount tastes great to everyone else in my house.

If you or someone you know eats a gluten-free diet, this would be a great way to enjoy a gluten-free dessert and it still be healthy.

I bought the Ninja Mega Kitchen System two nights ago and have used it three times so far. The food processor works great for this recipe and many others.

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You will just adore these oatmeal raisin cookies because they are sweet and chewy without being unhealthy.

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Here’s the recipe:

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
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Yield: 1 dozen
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup unbleached pure cane sugar
  • ½ cup organic raisins
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ⅓ cup organic rice milk
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Blend first 5 ingredients together in a food processor or blender. (I used a Ninja.)
  3. Mix with raisins, oil, and milk. Form into cookie shapes, and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 6 minutes and allow to cool 5 minutes before serving.
Recipe adapted from Chocolate-Covered Katie


  1. Chris says

    Recipe looks great! I think I’ll add bit of cinnamon and vanilla to jazz up the flavor :)
    Thanks for giving me cookie cravings!

      • Gabby lopez says

        hi! I just wanted to let you know THAT THESE ARE THE BEST COOKIES!!! I have been cooking gluten free for a while now and never had a cookie that actually tasted like a cookie lol I feel like you could use this cookie as a base to make lots of other cookies like adding dark chocolate chips (my mouth is waters lol)thank you so so so much for sharing! my 2 year even loved them:)

        • says

          Well Gabby, I’m glad to hear that you like these cookies so much! I think this cookie would make an amazing base for cookies too. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Chloe says

    I’m so surprised that such a simple recipe tastes SO good! I could make these every day. Wonderful. Well done!

  3. says

    I haven’t tried gluten free yet but, have been reading about it’s health merits also. Thank you for sharing such a yummy sounding recipe at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  4. says

    Yummy! These look really great! I’ve been wanting to make a gluten-free cookie- I didn’t realize you could just load up on oats and leave out the flour. :)

  5. says

    Love me some oatmeal raisin cookies. Pinning it!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday last week! You are very much appreciated! Hope to see you again this week. Starts tonight at 8pm CST.

    Have a great week!!

  6. says

    Thanks for linking up to Wonderful Wednesday blog hop a couple of weeks ago. I am adding your cookies to my Cookie Roundup for Sunday, 10/05/14.

    Diane Roark

  7. says

    With so many more people needing to eat gluten free, it’s nice to be able to find recipes. While I am not gluten free, these cookies look yummy! Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday link up! Have a great day!


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