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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies For A Nutritious Snack Anytime

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A batch of gluten-free oatmeal cookies

Gluten-free oatmeal cookies make for a healthy snack anytime. But how can you ensure that your cookies are, indeed, gluten-free? Choose the right recipe.

In this article, we give you instructions for baking some of our favorite gluten-free oatmeal cookies so you don’t have to worry about stomach issues anymore.

We’ll also introduce you to oatmeal on a mission and let you in on how you can be a part of our unique community effort to supply servings of our hot cereal to food banks in your area.

Recipes For Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies

1) Pumpkin Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Stack of gluten-free oatmeal cookies on a kitchen table


  • 1 cup of oatmeal
  • 1 cup of almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1⁄4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1⁄2 cup of almond butter, or any nut/seed butter
  • 1⁄3 cup of date syrup, honey, or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1⁄2 cup of fresh cranberries, chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1⁄4 cup of sliced almond


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon
  3. In a large bowl, mix the pumpkin, almond butter, syrup, and vanilla
  4. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until well blended
  5. Scoop dough, form into disks, and place on a lined baking sheet (these cookies don’t spread)
  6. Bake for 15 minutes
  7. Let them cool to avoid over-crumbling
  8. Store in an air-tight container

For more great gluten-free snacks you can eat throughout the day, check out this article from The Soulfull Project blog: 6 Easy Office Snacks To Help You Stay Productive.

2) Chocolate Peppermint Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1 cup of oatmeal
  • 1⁄2 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1⁄3 cup of almond butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1⁄3 cup of maple syrup
  • 1⁄4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1⁄3 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon of salt
  • Crushed candy cane for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Grind oats in a food processor or high-speed blender to create a flour
  3. In a bowl, mix ground oats with cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt
  4. In another bowl, whisk together almond butter (may need to soften in the microwave), egg, maple syrup, coconut oil, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract
  5. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and mix well until incorporated
  6. Fold in chocolate chips
  7. Place dough in the refrigerator for 10 minutes
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  9. Scoop into balls and flatten slightly with your fingers (should make about 12 balls)
  10. Bake for 11-12 minutes
  11. Top with candy canes immediately after removing from the oven
  12. Cool for several minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack
  13. Enjoy!

For a vegan twist on these gluten-free oatmeal cookies, substitute a flax egg for a regular egg. And for more vegan recipes to get your day started right, check out this article from The Soulfull Project blog: 7 Vegan Breakfast Ideas For A Healthy And Delicious Meal.

3) Classic Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies

Classic Oatmeal Cookie


  • 1 ½ cups of all-purpose gluten-free flour (e.g., Better Batter)
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons of xanthan gum (omit if your blend already contains it)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of kosher salt
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ cups of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of packed light brown sugar
  • 6 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 10 tablespoons of unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs at room temperature, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. In a large bowl, mix the flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, and salt
  4. Whisk to combine well
  5. Measure in the granulated sugar and oats
  6. Whisk again to combine
  7. Add the brown sugar and mix to break up any lumps
  8. Add the butter, and mix with a large spoon, pressing down with the back of the spoon to moisten the other ingredients
  9. Mix in the beaten eggs and vanilla until the dough comes together
  10. Dough will be very thick, and a bit difficult to stir, but continue to alternately press the mixture with the back of the spoon and stir until the dry ingredients are absorbed
  11. Add the chocolate chips
  12. Mix to distribute the chips evenly throughout and until the dough is completely integrated
  13. Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces (about the size of a golf ball) and place on the baking sheet about two inches apart
  14. Press each piece of dough with the palm of your hand to flatten it into a disk about 3/4-inch thick
  15. Place the baking sheet in the freezer until dough is firm (about 15 minutes)
  16. Once chilled, place the baking sheet in the center of the preheated oven, and bake for about 12 minutes, or until lightly golden brown all over (may be a bit browner around the edges)
  17. After 12 minutes, the cookies will still be soft to the touch
  18. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and allow the gluten-free oatmeal cookies to cool on the baking sheet until firm (about 10 minutes)
  19. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely

Want more gluten-free snacks? Check out this article from The Soulfull Project blog: Is Granola Gluten-Free? Everything You Need To Know.

4) Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies


  • 1 cup of natural creamy peanut butter
  • ⅔ cup of packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup of rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ⅔ cup of chocolate chips
  • Sea salt for garnish (flake salt works well)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. In a small bowl, mix the oats and baking soda
  4. In a large bowl, mix peanut butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth
  5. Mix in dry ingredients
  6. Gently fold in chocolate chips
  7. Roll cookies into two-inch dough balls
  8. Place two inches apart on the prepared baking sheet
  9. Bake cookies for 9-12 minutes
  10. Remove when edges just begin to turn a golden brown
  11. Cookies will continue to bake once you remove them from the oven
  12. Cool for five minutes on the cookie sheet
  13. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely
  14. Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt (optional)
  15. Repeat baking instructions with remaining cookie dough
  16. Makes 16-20 cookies

For an alternative to gluten-free oatmeal cookies, check out these recipes for no-bake oatmeal balls and no-bake oatmeal bars from The Soulfull Project blog:

Healthier Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies

Hot cereal from The Soulfull Project

One bite of the gluten-free oatmeal cookies on this list and you’ll want to eat them morning, noon, and night. And you can, thanks to one simple substitution that makes these cookies even healthier than they already are.

To add more nutrition, more vitamins, and more minerals — all while preserving the flavor and texture of gluten-free oatmeal cookies — substitute hot cereal from The Soulfull Project instead of plain oatmeal.

Hot cereal contains oatmeal — so they’ll still be oatmeal cookies — but you’ll also get other hearty grains, including:

  • Rye
  • Quinoa
  • Flax
  • Chia
  • Barley

Plus, with The Soulfull Project’s hot cereals — including Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry Almond, Brown Sugar Pecan, Cinnamon Spice, and Toasted Coconut — you can add even more delicious flavor to any recipe that calls for oatmeal.

And, for every serving you purchase, the Soulfull project will provide a serving or our hot cereal to a regional food bank in your area.

That’s our commitment to making the world a better place — one bowl of hot cereal at a time.

For more information on the serving-for-serving program and to check out all our delicious crispy granola and hot cereal flavors, visit today.

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