Oatmeal raisin cookies on a silver cake stand

Gluten-Free Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These Gluten-Free Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are soft and chewy, fragrant and fruity and much healthier than the traditional version!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies, vegan oatmeal raisin cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 151kcal
Author Rhian Williams


  • 30 g (1/8 cup) coconut oil (or sub olive or vegetable oil)
  • 5 tablespoons (5 tablespoons) agave syrup (or sub brown rice syrup) *
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) vanilla extract
  • Pinch (Pinch) salt
  • 60 g (1/2 cup) ground almonds (almond meal) **
  • 150 g (1 1/2 cup) rolled oats (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
  • 100 g (2/3 cup) raisins
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) unsweetened almond milk (or any other plant-based milk)


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Place the coconut oil in a large bowl and melt over a saucepan of boiling water or in the microwave (skip this step if using any other oil)
  • Once melted, add all the other ingredients to the same bowl
  • Mix well, adding a tiny splash more milk if it’s looking too dry
  • Leave the mixture for 10 minutes as leaving the oats to soak for a bit will make them much easier to bind together
  • Take a heaped tablespoon of the mixture and use your hands to form it into a little patty
  • Lay it out onto a baking tray lined with greased baking paper
  • Repeat until the rest of the batter is used up - you should be able to make 12 cookies
  • Bake in the oven for around 15 minutes until golden brown
  • Leave to cool completely before storing in an airtight container - keeps for a good few days


*I wouldn't recommend maple syrup as it's too liquidy
**You can alternatively use almond flour


Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.9mg