Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Oil-Free, No Refined Sugar or Syrup


Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Oil-Free, No Refined Sugar or Syrup; Healthy, Plant-Based, Vegan Baked Snack Recipe

Easy|  Servings: 5  |  Ready In: 25 minutes |  Yield: about 20 cookies

Healthy, delicious gluten-free, vegan cookies?  Yes, they do exist.  This easy recipe avoids refined sugar or syrup with the natural sweetness of bananas.  Applesauce keeps them oil-free.  Whole grain oats are great source of vegetarian protein and plant-based fiber.  These treats are delicious enough for dessert…and nutritious enough for breakfast.  Also great for athletes needing a quick energy boost.


  • 2 bananas (about 220g)
  • 1/2 cup (114g) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup (135g) Old Fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons (20g) brown rice flour
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (80g) raisins


Preheat your oven to 350.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat.
For the wet mixture: Combine the bananas, applesauce, and vanilla in a blender. Puree until creamy
For the dry mixture: In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, brown rice flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.  Stir to combine.  Add the pureed wet mixture to the dry mixture.  Stir well to combine.  Add in the raisins and stir well

To Portion and Bake the Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies: Portion about 2 tablespoons per cookie. This will make about 20 cookies. Dampen your fingers with water. Press lightly on each of the cookies to flatten.

Place the cookies in the oven, and bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes, turning halfway through. The cookies are done when golden brown on the bottom.
Remove from the oven, and let cool 10 minutes on the baking sheet.
Store in the fridge for up to 1 week or freeze for longer. Enjoy!

Yield: 20 cookies

Chef’s Tips:

Dried Fruit and Chocolate Chip Variations: You can swap out the raisins for dried cherries, cranberries, or even chocolate chips. Without any refined oil or sugar, these are healthy enough for breakfast.

Gluten-Free Celiac? While oats are naturally gluten-free, sometimes they are processed in facilities with wheat, which could cause cross-contamination.  Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats for 100% gluten-free treats.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/5 of a recipe (4 cookies)

  • Calories 212.84
  • Calories From Fat (8%) 16.55
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 1.98g 3%
  • Saturated Fat 0.38g 2%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 172.57mg 7%
  • Potassium 428.42mg 12%
  • Total Carbohydrates 47.02g 16%
  • Fiber 5.81g 23%
  • Sugar 8.47g
  • Protein 4.49g 9%
  • Calcium 10.21mg 1%
  • Iron 58.64mg 326%
  • Vitamin A 40.35IU <1%
  • Vitamin C 0.16mg <1%

Shopping List

  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Raisins, 15 oz
  • Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • Organic Dried Zante Currants, 1lb

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