Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies

The best, soft gluten-free oatmeal cookies that are sweetened with sticky pure maple syrup and toasty coconut sugar. They’re soft and made in 1-bowl. Lastly, it’s the perfect healthy snack for on-the-go families and especially for little ones.

Gluten free oat meal cookie

Ingredients List to Make These Healthy Gluten-free Oatmeal Cookies

Gluten-free oatsRolled oats or quick-cooking rolled oats work wonders in this recipe.
Gluten-free oat flourYou can make oat flour by simply putting oats into a high-speed blender until fine-flour-like consistency forms.
Almond FlourHas a nice nutty flavor to the cookies. Almond flour is another great gluten-free flour to use.
EggsWill be the binding agent.
Natural sweetenersThis recipe is absolutely delicious with pure maple syrup and coconut sugar. Both have a deep rich flavor.
Coconut oilAdds a nice coconut flare and helps to keep these cookies nice and moist.
Add-insThe base is so versatile. You can add chocolate chips, raisins, pecans, dried cranberries, or raisins. You really can’t go wrong here.
Other essential ingredientsLike vanilla extract ( I used alcohal-free), baking soda, and kosher salt.

Is Oatmeal Gluten-free?

That’s a good question. According to Very Well Fit, Quaker Oats made this statement.

“Yes, oats are naturally gluten-free. However, during farming, transportation, and storage, gluten-containing grains like wheat, rye, barley, and spelt may be unintentionally introduced.”

Tips for Making the Perfect Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies Every Time.

1.) Let the batter rest on the countertop for 10 minutes. When doughs or batters of any kind have time to rest, all of the ingredients absorb one another to their full potential, resulting in a thicker batter.

2.) Use a cookie scooper. This will ensure each cookie is the same size and each cookie will finish baking at the same time.

  • If you are a stickler for aesthetics, dollop a scoop of dough on your palms and roll it into a perfect ball before placing it onto your baking sheet.
  • Furthermore, if you like more of a homey look, scoop the batter straight onto the baking sheet, spacing them 2 inches apart.

3.) Know your Leavening agent. Baking powder, baking soda, or both? For this recipe, we will only use baking soda. Simple enough, this will ensure each cookie will spread out to an even circle while baking.

4.) Bake on a lower heat. I find that 350 °F is too high when baking with gluten-free flours. With out a doubt, low and slow is the holy grail here. 325°F for 10 minutes is all these cookies need.

Finally, always use parchment paper or a baking mat to prevent the cookies from sticking.

A oatmeal cookie with a bite taken out

What makes cookies soft and chewy?

Again, baking at a low-temperature will help retain moisture. In addition, I find that my secret ingredient— pure maple syrup helps to keep these cookies nice and moist as well.

a stack of gluten free oatmeal cookies sweetened with maple syrup

Read the recipe from start to finish. You will better understand the flow of the recipe and identify any unfamiliar words or methods.

Shop for the ingredients beforehand. When you shop ahead, you are less likely to swap out ingredients for what you don’t have, thus creating a complete recipe fail!

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healthy gluten free oatmeal cookies recipe

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies

  • Author: ashley
  • Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Yield: 1416 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


The best, soft gluten-free oatmeal cookies that are sweetened with sticky pure maple syrup and toasty coconut sugar. They’re soft and made in 1-bowl.



Wet Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp melted unrefined coconut oil, scraped and leveled
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract, I used alcohol-free 

Dry Ingredients 

  • 3/4 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oat, or quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Optional: 3/4 cup dried cranberries, also known as craisins


Prepare the wet ingredients

  1. Get two mixing bowls ready.
  2. In the first bowl, prepare the wet ingredients. Add the coconut oil into one of the bowls and melt it in the microwave for 30 seconds or until completely liquified.
  3. When ready, add the coconut sugar, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt. Whisk until well incorporated. Next, whisk in the eggs one at a time. Set the wet ingredients aside. 

Prepare the dry ingredients

  1. In the second bowl, add the almond flour, oat flour, rolled oats, and baking soda. Whisk to combine ingredients. Now we will put it all together. 

Putting it all together

  1. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Ditch the whisk and use a nonstick spatula to mix and fold everything together. 
  2. Next, add in any raisins, craisins, chocolate, or nuts. 
  3. Finally, scoop out a tablespoon or so of the batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking mat. Place each cookie two-inches apart, leaving plenty of room to expand. 
  4. Bake at 325 °F for 10 minutes. 

Allow cooling before enjoying them. 



Why add salt to the wet ingredients? When salt is added to the liquid ingredients, this will ensure the salt is evenly and fully dissolved, thus creating a better balance of salty-sweet. 

Can I bake these cookies at 350 °F? No, sorry. 

  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

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1 Comment

  1. Debby says:

    Thank you for the recipe. I am always at hunt for gluten free deserts and snacks.

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