Vegan and Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
I’ve had a thing for raisins lately. I just can’t get enough of them. Since I’ve practically been dreaming of the “perfect” oatmeal cookie, it was no surprise that I whipped these up last night. These came pretty close to being “perfect.” They were moist, sweet, and melted in my mouth. I made them yesterday and a little more than half of them have already disappeared. I’ve been one very happy oatmeal cookie-loving lady.
Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:
*Makes about 10 cookies
1/2 cup of gluten-free oat flour (or if you don’t have oat flour whole wheat pastry flour might work also)
1/2 cup of rolled oats (for a crispier cookie that is less moist, add more oats)
1/2 cup of quick oats
1 tsp of baking powder
1/4 tsp of sea salt
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/3 cup of raisins
1/3 cup of chopped walnuts
1/4 a cup of sucanat (I used the Wholesome Sweeteners brand, though I’m sure you could use regular brown sugar or turbinado sugar)
1/4 of a cup of vegan butter spread, packed in the measuring cup and then melted
1/2 cup of applesauce
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then whisk the flour, oats, raisins, walnuts, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together.
2- In a separate bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients (the vegan butter, applesauce, vanilla, and sugar). Mix the wet ingredients.
4- Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Make sure you stir the batter enough so all of the oats are coated by the wet ingredients. Note that the batter will be very moist.
5- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
5- On a lined baking sheet, drop cookies onto a baking sheet using a tablespoon. You may have to form them a bit just to make sure that all of the cookie stays together (as the batter crumbles easily before baking).
6- Bake for about 10 minutes (depending on your oven). When they are finished the bottom should be a golden brown color.
7- Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for about five minutes and then move them over to a cooling rack for five minutes or so. Note that the cookies are fragile when they immediately come out of the oven, so be gentle when taking them off of the cookie sheet.
In case you missed my recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, find it here!