Soft and chewy vegan oatmeal raisin cookies that are easy and quick to make, plus, they’re gluten-free (if you use gluten free oats!). Add as little or as many raisins to these simple vegan cookies as you’d like and get ready for family and friends to ask for more immediately after you make them!
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So…are you #TeamOatmealChocolateChip or #TeamOatmealRaisin?
I asked this question in my Instagram stories a little while back, and really, I already knew the answer before I asked.
Can anything ever beat chocolate? Likely not, but when put up against raisins, well…
67% of those who answered question went for oatmeal chocolate. Not a shocker.
I’m on both teams, I love both types of cookies equally. I won’t say now to any type of cookie, if we’re being honest.
However, as the poll shows, and from general knowledge, AND my family’s preference for non raisin things, I know many people are just not raisin fans.
For those of you who don’t like raisins but are still with me here, then this recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip coconut cookies is for you.
And if you prefer plain oatmeal cookies, then check out my plain vegan gluten free oatmeal cookie recipe.
So go ahead, check those recipes out, no hard feelings. And if you ever get curious and you feel like trying a really good oatmeal raisin cookie, come back and try this recipe. Okay?
Now, for those of you who DO like raisins and oatmeal raisin cookies, this recipe…mmm…this recipe. You’re going to like it.
They’re soft, chewy, and loaded with as many (or as little) raisins as you want. (See the recipe details for more info on that.)
They also have a subtle, really nice background cinnamon flavour. If you’re a raisin fan, you already know that cinnamon pairs perfectly with raisins.
Have a look at what they look like on the inside:
If you don’t like raisins, or think you don’t like them, maybe what I’ve said so far, combined with all the drool-worthy images will convince you to try the recipe? I hope so!
If not, that’s okay, just be sure to check out that oatmeal chocolate chip recipe I linked to above.
If you’re ready to take the leap and try something you think you won’t like, yay! I hope you like them and I hope I’ve convinced you to give raisins the fair chance they deserve 😉
Before you make the these vegan gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies, read through the following tips to be sure your recipe turns out perfectly the first time and every time after that.
How Can You Make An Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe Without Eggs? And Without Butter?
Easy! This recipe replaces eggs with flax eggs. You’ll also be making these vegan raisin oatmeal cookies coconut oil instead of butter.
Is it Possible to Omit or Replace the Oil With Something Else?
No, don’t omit the oil, it’s an important part of the recipe.
I have not tried replacing it with another ingredient (like plain applesauce, a good oil replacement in some recipes), so I can’t say for sure if it would work, so keep that in mind.
Can I Use a Different Flour, Other Than Oat Flour?
These plant-based oatmeal raisin cookies call for oats and oat flour. I haven’t tried using any other flour in this recipe, so I can’t say for sure if any other type would work.
Based on experience, I do think there are some that would work very well, however, one flour that I know will definitely NOT work as a direct replacement for the oat flour is coconut flour, so please don’t go there 🙂
If you Make These Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies …
…please leave me a comment below or please tag me on Instagram and show me a pic!
I’m @delightfuladventures 🙂 And tell me if you’re #TeamOatmealChocolateChip or #TeamOatmealRaisin …or #TeamBoth like me!
AND, if you like this gf oatmeal raisin cookies recipe, then be sure to check out these others you may also enjoy:
- Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Vegan Almond Butter Cookies
- Coconut Raisin Banana Bread
- Vegan Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
- Vegan Breakfast Cookies
How to Make Gluten-Free Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies