These vegan and gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies are the perfect combination of soft and chewy.  This is a classic cookie recipe made healthier with nutritious ingredients.  The cookies are full of warm and comforting flavors like cinnamon and vanilla that are perfect for this time of year.  I love this easy recipe because the ingredients are simple, no dough chilling is required, the cookies cook quickly, and you don’t need any fancy equipment. 

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This time of year, I love to bake healthy cookies to enjoy as a snack or dessert.  Homemade cookies are just the best and always feel so home-y.  I love this vegan and gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookie recipe because they are soft in the middle and a little chewy on the outside.  They have amazing flavor and most importantly they are loaded with nutritious ingredients you can really feel good about eating. 

Stacked Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These cookies are allergy-friendly and made without any nuts, soy, dairy, eggs, wheat or gluten.  Plus, they are refined sugar-free and don’t contain any butter. 

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I pack these cookies in my kids’ lunches sometimes and offer them as a special after-school snack.  I love to enjoy them as a mid-morning snack at my desk during the workday.  My husband loves them after dinner as dessert.  They really work anytime of day.  With oatmeal raisin cookies you just can’t go wrong!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies on Baking Sheet

What you need to make these vegan and gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies:

This recipe comes together with these simple, wholesome ingredients:

  1. gluten-free rolled oats and raisins are the stars of this recipe and add a natural sweetness to the cookies
  2. ground flaxseeds help bind the cookie together
  3. coconut oil is used for richness and moisture in place of butter
  4. pure maple syrup is used to naturally sweeten the cookies
  5. double acting baking powder acts as a leavening agent
  6. cinnamon & vanilla provide a sweet and warming flavor
  7. salt makes all the flavors pop