I love oatmeal. There you have it my confession for the day. When I went gluten free I was certain that I would have to give up my most favorite food. But as it turns out gluten free oats actually exist and my tummy actually tolerates the grain. I was so relieved when I made these revelations because no one or nothing can take away my oatmeal. Honestly, a bowl of oatmeal for me is even better than an oatmeal cookie. No seriously! But that doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy a good oatmeal raisin cookie every now and again.
I created this recipe when my money was low and I was looking for a cheap sweet fix. At the time, I was gluten free on a shoestring budget and had no money for fancy expensive gluten free flours. These granola cookies were born. I took to my pantry and pulled out literally what I had on hand. These flour free oatmeal cookies are my take on the classic oatmeal raisin cookie. The main ingredients are gluten free rolled oats, golden raisins, coconut, and chocolate chips. The rest as they say is history and I make these cookies frequently mainly because they are so quick and easy to prepare.You can never go wrong with oatmeal as far as I’m concerned so I hope you like these as much as I do.
Flourless Granola Cookies
1 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats
1/2 cup corn starch
pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup organic brown sugar
1/2 cup organic cane sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup rice milk
1/3 cup dairy free chocolate chips (preferably Enjoy life brand)
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup golden raisins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix rolled oats and cornstarch in a medium bowl.
- In a small saucepan on low heat, combine brown sugar, cane sugar, vanilla, honey and rice milk. Stir sugar mixture until completely combined.
- Combine sugar mixture with dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in egg, chocolate chips, coconut, and golden raisins.Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill cookie dough for at least 30 minutes.
- Remove from chiller and drop dough by rounded spoonfuls on a prepared cookie sheet. Sprinkle each with sea salt.Bake for 13-15 minutes. Makes about one dozen.