Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Recipe Rating: 3.24848
Makes about 2 dozen
These classic gluten-free cookies get natural sweetness from rehydrated raisins. To vary the flavor, add chopped nuts or other dried fruits.
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup no-salt-added cashew butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins, divided
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. 

Soak 1/2 cup of the raisins in warm water for at least 10 minutes. Drain and reserve 1/4 cup of the soaking liquid.

Pulse 3/4 cup of the oats in a blender or food processor until finely ground and powdery. (Do not wash the food processor) In a large bowl, whisk together oat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; set aside.  

Combine raisins and 1/4 cup of the soaking liquid in the food processor. Pulse to chop, then purée until smooth. Add cashew butter and vanilla and purée until creamy. Add raisin mixture, remaining 1/2 cup whole raisins and remaining 1/4 cup oats to oat mixture. Stir thoroughly until all of the oat flour is absorbed. 

Drop heaping teaspoons of dough on the prepared baking sheets, spacing cookies about 1 inch apart. Gently flatten each cookie with the back of a spoon. Bake until cookies are lightly browned on the bottom, 10 to 12 minutes.  

Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack and let cool completely. Cookies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: 1 cookie, 70 calories (25 from fat), 3g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 45mg sodium, 9g carbohydrates, (1 g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 2g protein.
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