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Nut Free Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies

These oatmeal raisin cookies are a delicious treat that many people can enjoy! With crispy edges, soft centers, and plenty of raisins, these cookies will fly. 

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This gluten-free and nut-free oatmeal cookie is absolutely irresistible! They’re crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. You’ll enjoy the oatmeal and raisin flavors in every bite!

My children love cookies and get super disappointed when they open the sweet drawer and there are no cookies. Cookies and milk are some of our favorite after-school snacks before we start on our homework.

My kids like chocolate chip cookies the most, but they also enjoy this gluten-free oatmeal cookie because it’s crispy. I don’t know about you, but I think that those are the best kind! Milk likes a crispy cookie, too.

My hand is certainly not up because cookies get me weak in the knees. Freshly baked cookies smell delightful, with a mix of crispy and gooey textures in each bite. This makes them the perfect treat with their easy-to-enjoy design.

I’ve taken the classic oatmeal raisin cookie and perfected its gluten-free version. Trust me, you won’t notice the difference. Even though we aren’t a gluten-free family, I do find myself making these quite often.

A stack of oatmeal raisin cookies on a plate.

Here’s Everything I Love About These Gluten-Free, Nut-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The texture

The texture here is everything you’d want in a cookie. Crisp, golden edges with a deliciously soft center. They’re chewy but still have a bite to it. It is perfect.

Making it gluten-free is not hard at all

Sometimes we get overwhelmed when we think about creating gluten-free recipes. With these oatmeal raisin cookies, you just need to swap out your grains with easy-to-find substitutes.

Gluten-free oats for regular oats. Gluten-free flour for all-purpose flour. And add some almond flour for the perfect texture!

Oatmeal raisin cookies on a black plate and a wire rack.

They’re easy to make

I’m not kidding. Combine your wet ingredients. Add in your dry ingredients. And bake! 

I love that these are gluten-free and nut-free oatmeal cookies that are chewy and soft on the inside. It creates a nice contrast with the crispy outside. I think that it makes them perfect to enjoy with a cup of tea.

This oatmeal cookies recipe is ideally sweet yet low in calories: just about 87 calories per cookie. While I am not picky about remaining on a gluten-free diet when there is an option I choose the gluten-free one. These are so delicious that you won’t even know they are gluten-free.

Key Ingredients:

nut free gluten free oatmeal cookies ingredients- brown sugar, baking powder, flour, raisins, egg, butter, oat flakes, salt, and vanilla.

Butter creates a soft texture in these cookies. 

Brown sugar is the perfect sweetener for oatmeal cookies. It makes a subtle yet rich addition.

Eggs bind together all the ingredients. 

Vanilla extract and salt add in their own respective flavors to make these cookies delicious.

Baking powder leavens the cookies for a light texture.

Gluten-free flour makes this recipe gluten friendly!

Oat flakes add a hearty texture to these cookies, making them chewy. Make sure to use certified gluten-free oats!

Raisins add chewy bits and natural sweetness.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

How to make Nut Free GF Oatmeal Cookies

Step 1: Prepare

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line the two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2: Create the dough base

Beat the butter with a hand mixer with sugar and vanilla for 1 minute.

Butter and sugar mixing in a glass bowl with a hand mixer.

Step 3: Add the egg

Add one egg and beat until smooth.

Egg added into butter and sugar mix in a glass bowl.

Step 4: Add dry ingredients

Add flour, baking powder, and salt, mix with a mixer.

Dry ingredients added atop wet ingredients for cookie dough.

Step 5: Add oats and raisins

Add oat flakes and raisins, mix with a spoon.

Oatmeal cookie dough in a glass bowl mixing.

Step 6: Prepare to bake

With an ice cream spoon place balls of dough onto a baking sheet, leave room between them because they will spread while baking.

Cookie dough rounds on parchment paper on a baking sheet.

Step 7: Bake

Bake for 10-15 minutes, check a few times. The cookies should be golden brown.

Freshly baked oatmeal cookies on a baking tray.

Step 8: Cool and enjoy

Cool for 2-5 minutes on a baking sheet and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Closeup of oatmeal cookies on a wire rack.

Expert Tips

  • Let your dough sit. Giving your cookie dough some time to sit allows all the flavors to combine together wonderfully. 
  • Use a silicone baking sheet. If you aren’t baking your cookies on a silicone baking sheet, you are missing out. Less clean-up, better cookies.
  • Experiment with different gluten-free flours to find the one that complements the oatmeal texture.
  • Make these tasty cookies for anyone with nut allergies! They are allergy friendly. Make sure you check the packages of the ingredients to ensure that the ingredients avoid cross contamination.

Recipe FAQs

Can I freeze the cookie dough for later use?

Yes, freeze the dough in individual dough ball portions, thaw, and bake when needed.

Can I substitute raisins with other dried fruits?

Yes, experiment with dried cranberries, apricots, or currants for variety.

How long can I store these nut free cookies?

Store in an airtight container for up to a week for optimal freshness.

A stack of oatmeal cookies on parchment paper.

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A stack of oatmeal cookies on parchment paper.

The Best Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies (Nut Free)

This gluten-free and nut-free oatmeal cookie is absolutely irresistible! It's crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Gluten Free, Nut Free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings20
Calories: 108kcal
Author: Marina Rizhkov

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 100 grams butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup gluten-free flour
  • 1⅓ cup oat flakes
  • ½ cup raisins

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line the two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Beat the butter with a hand mixer with sugar and vanilla for 1 minute.
    100 grams butter,, ½ cup brown sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Add one egg and beat until smooth.
    1 large egg
  • Add flour, baking powder, and salt, mix with a mixer.
    ½ tsp baking powder, ¾ cup gluten-free flour, ¼ tsp salt
  • Add oat flakes and raisins, mix with a spoon.
    1⅓ cup oat flakes, ½ cup raisins
  • With an ice cream spoon place balls of dough onto a baking sheet, leave room between them because they will spread while baking.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, check a few times. The cookies should be golden brown.
  • Cool for 2-5 minutes on a baking sheet and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 137IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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