Grain-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies



With the weather finally shifting to Fall here, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookie recipe from my new book, Against all Grain. These grain-free cookies taste and feel like a traditional oatmeal raisin cookie (you could do chocolate as well!) but without the use of oats. Instead, I use finely shredded, unsweetened coconut and ground flaxseed to mimic the texture that oats provide. The Autumnal spice combination of cinnamon and nutmeg fills your home with an intoxicating aroma as they bake, and they go perfectly with a spiced chai tea latte or dairy-free hot cocoa.


If you try this recipe and love it, you will love my cookbook! It is filled with over 150 gluten and dairy free recipes for all occasions and seasons! Click here to find out where you can purchase it or ask your local library to see if they have a copy on hand for loan. All Costco Stores are also carrying the book now as well!





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Grain-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

AUTHOR: Danielle Walker - AgainstAllGrain.com


PREP TIME: 10 mins

COOK TIME: 20 mins TOTAL TIME: 30 mins


*omit for SCD
**may use chocolate chips, cranberries, or currants


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Place the shortening and egg in the bowl of a stand mixer and cream for 1 minute on high. Alternatively, use an electric hand mixer.
  3. Add the honey and vanilla and mix for another minute, until creamy.
  4. Place the cinnamon, nutmeg, flours, baking soda, salt, and flax seeds in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix for another minute, until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then mix again for 30 seconds.
  6. Add the coconut and raisins, then mix again for a minute.
  7. Using an ice cream scoop or a large spoon, drop balls of dough the size of a golf ball onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Place another piece of parchment paper over the balls, then use a spatula to gently press the balls down into circles about ¼ inch thick and 2 inchs in diameter.
  9. Place in the oven and bake for 9 to 10 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned.
  10. Cool on a wire rack completely before eating. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for later use.
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  • Peg Rosen

    Just got your cookbook in the mail. It’s just amazing. Made these cookies a few days ago and they are scrumptious. Not crunchy—but I’m not a big crunchy cookie fan. My son, who has Crohn’s, just loves them, too. I’ve tried so many SCD recipes and most of them have been terrible. It’s so exciting to find someone who really knows how to develop that taste great, not just something that is SCD/paleo legal. Thanks, Can’t wait to try more.

  • Lindsey

    Will leaving out the flax really change these cookies a lot? I just really don’t like the taste of flax, just wanted to check before I omitted and see if I should just “tough it out” 😉

    • Against All Grain

      No, it’s mainly in there for texture.

  • Alyssa

    Danielle, thank you for this wonderful recipe! I subbed in a chia egg and maple syrup due to our food intolerances and coconut oil since I didn’t have palm oil on hand. These cookies were wonderful and even my oldest son, who has lately been turned off by my grain-free creations loved them. What made ours spectacular was freezing the cookies just after baking and then turning then in to an ice cream sandwich with your Instant Pumpkin Ice Cream. What is there left to say but yum! Thank you for making our healing journey so much easier!

    • http://www.marandacarvell.com/ Maranda

      That sounds delicious!

  • Rachel

    THESE WERE INCREDIBLE!!!!! Thank you!

  • Ester Perez

    I will definitely try these this week! My daughter can have gluten free oatmeal but my son cannot so this is a great alternative! I am sure they are going to be wonderful!
    Thank you for sharing this with everyone! Your cookbook has become my new favorite and is on a beautiful cookbook stand in my kitchen! How you manage to raise a family and publish a masterpiece like this blows me away!
    It is a blessing that when one door closed in your life, another one opened and you were able to inspire people all over the world with your wisdom! What an accomplishment!