Gluten-free oat cookies
If you've been looking for a delicious, sweet and chewy gluten-free cookie, then look no further than this easy gluten-free oatmeal cookies recipe. Using good old fashioned oats, you can really make yourself a gluten-free baking treat.
You can pull out this gluten-free oatmeal cookies recipe for any occasion. They are a great baked treat for visitors and a more healthy alternative snack for kids compared to traditional cookies. You can even just bake a batch for yourself to enjoy.
This oat cookie recipe is so versatile, delicious and, best of all, easy; you'll be baking it non stop.
There are no complicated steps to make gluten-free oatmeal cookies, and everything gets mixed into one bowl. This really is a no-fuss but fun recipe to make.
Speaking of no-fuss but fun, If you are looking for a recipe to do with your kids, then these gluten-free oatmeal cookies are a sure winner. You can't really go wrong with these, so you'll have a successful bake each time. This gluten-free oatmeal cookie recipe really is easy gluten-free baking.
Read on to bake the best gluten-free oatmeal biscuits.
Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookie Method
Now it's time to make your oatmeal cookies recipe. Before you start any ingredient mixing, you need to preheat your oven to 350 f so the oven can get to the right temperature by the time your cookies are ready to bake.
- Add the oatmeal flour OR gluten-free flour blend, gluten-free oats, salt, baking powder and chocolate or raisins to a bowl and mix well until they are through and evenly mixed through.
- Melt the butter.
- Add the melted butter, brown sugar, maple syrup and egg to the first step in the method and mix well. You can use an electric mixer to help. You may need to mix for a while as it will be a very thick cookie batter.
- You need to make sure that everything is thoroughly and evenly mixed. Make sure any optional additions such as raisins or chocolate chips are evenly spread throughout and not clumping in one part of the mixture.
- Once you have made your oatmeal cookie dough, you will need to chill in the fridge for at least 3o minutes. This will allow you to both shape your oatmeal cookie dough as well as help your cookies stay firm and in shape while they are baking (baking them at room temperature means they will most likely spread out too much on your baking sheet).
- Now there are two ways of making your cookies out of the oatmeal cookie dough you have made. You can use a cookie scoop and scoop out your cookies onto the parchment paper and baking tray. Alternatively, you can put your cookie dough mixture between two sheets of parchment paper and roll it out to about 1,5 cm thick and use cookie cutters to shape your gluten-free cookies.
- Now place your cookies into the oven and bake for 14-16 minutes. Look out for slight browning around the edges, and you'll know it's time to take them out.
- Allow to cool.
- If you have decided to add a chocolate topping to your cookies, melt the chocolate chips over a bane-Marie. Once the chocolate chips have melted, spread it over the gluten-free oat biscuits, then let the chocolate harden.
- Whether you have chosen a chocolate topping or not, store your cookies in an airtight container to keep them fresh.
Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookie Variations
This is such a great recipe because you can really make It your own. There's not much you can do to these oatmeal cookies for them to go wrong, and you can have lots of fun experimenting.
So while we have suggested either oatmeal chocolate chip cookies or gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies, you can actually add anything you like.
Things like chopped apple, other dried chopped fruits such as apricots Would be really refreshing within this recipe. You could even make this oatmeal cookies recipe very decadent by adding white chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips.
Get creative and see where this recipe can take you. You can also make your cookies holiday-friendly add other spices such as nutmeg, ground cloves and ginger if you're planning on making these around the holidays.
There is no end to the fun you can have with this gluten-free oatmeal recipe, and you can surprise guests with new and improved variations of this recipe. Though the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are a real favourite with almost anyone.
If you are baking with kids, changing the recipe up adds an extra level of excitement for them, almost as if it's a new recipe you are baking together.
FAQ's and helpful tips.
While this gluten-free oatmeal cookies recipe is really easy, there are a few things to consider to get it just right. You should be able to use the answers here to find out anything you need, so this recipe foes to plan.
Do oats contain gluten?
Some people are unsure whether oats are truly gluten-free. Oats are definitely gluten-free. However, there is sometimes some confusion as oats can often be processed in the same factory as gluten-containing products. Therefore there can be cross-contamination with some oats and so make sure you use gluten-free oats to make sure your cookies are gluten-free.
Can I make this recipe dairy and egg-free?
Yes, it is definitely possible to make these gluten-free oatmeal cookies dairy-free. There are many brands of vegan butter that you can use as an alternative. You can also use coconut oil at a 1:1 ratio instead of butter. Don't forget chocolate chips contain milk, so omit these or replace them with another alternative such as raisins.
If, however, you still want to make dairy-free gluten-free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, you can easily source dairy-free chocolate chips from your local supermarket.
These oatmeal biscuits can be made egg-free by using a flax egg. You can do this but mixing one tablespoon of flax meal with three tablespoons of water and chill in the fridge for 15 minutes, where it will thicken. You can use this as your egg alternative.
Another egg alternative is to use a chia egg. This is just as simple as the flax egg. You add a tablespoon of chia seeds to 2.5 tablespoons of water and allow it to turn into a gel.
You can then use both your flax egg or chia egg as you would a normal egg in this gluten-free oatmeal cookies recipe.
As you can tell by now, this is a really versatile bake.
Is parchment paper essential?
If you can get it, use it. It will make shaping your gluten-free cookies 100 times easier. It will also stop your gluten-free cookies from sticking to the baking tray.
Does it matter what type of oats I use?
You can use any type of oats you like, but this will change the texture of your cookies. If you use a finer, faster cook oat, then your gluten-free oatmeal cookies will overall have less texture, and you won't notice the oats in your cookie as much.
It's recommended to use rolled oats. This will give your oatmeal cookies a more traditional oat texture and keep your cookies soft and chewy in the middle. You are more likely to find gluten-free oats when they are the rolled variety.
How do I make sure my cookies stay chewy in the middle?
There is a danger with these oatmeal cookies that you may overcook them so that they lose their chewy centre. To make sure your gluten-free oatmeal cookies come out soft and scrumptious in the middle, only cook the oatmeal cookies until they are just browning at the edges. To the touch, they will still feel soft, but they will harden as they cool. If you cook them till they are fully hard, then they will be overcooked, and you won't get a soft and chewy centre.
What is the best way to shape my gluten-free oatmeal cookies?
The best way is to either use a cookie cutter after rolling your dough between two pieces of parchment paper or a cookie scoop. It is quite a thick dough, so it does take a bit of working with to get the shapes right.
Can I use regular sugar instead of brown sugar in my gluten-free oatmeal cookies?
Yes, you can use regular sugar instead of brown sugar, but it is better to use brown sugar. This is because it carries more flavour and complements these cookies much better. Brown sugar also helps, along with other ingredients, to create and keep that delicious chewy centre.
So yes, you can use regular or light brown sugar if you have no other option, but brown sugar is the best option for optimal flavour and texture.
What is the best way to store these gluten-free oatmeal cookies?
You don't want to leave these biscuits out in the open as they will get soggy. A soggy cookie is never fun. So make sure you have an airtight container to store them in. This will keep them nice and fresh, and you should be able to keep them like this for a couple of weeks.
If you want to keep them longer, you can freeze them and then thaw them when you're ready to enjoy them.
How easily can I obtain everything?
While finding everything for gluten-free baking can be tricky, in this instance, you can easily find everything you need at the local supermarket. So if you fancy making these on a whim, there is little planning. You can take a quick trip to the store to get everything you need for a spontaneous bake.
How do I melt the chocolate chips using a bane-Marie?
It's really quite a simple process. Gently simmer water in a pan and then place a heat resistant bowl on top of the pan. Now add the chocolate chips to the bowl and stir until the chocolate chip bowl has melted.
These gluten-free oatmeal cookies are a gluten-free favourite for anyone. Whether you want chocolate chip cookies or just a traditional gluten-free snack, you will be able to adjust it to your liking. This is one recipe you can whip up in no time and have a gluten-free treat you can really enjoy.
- If you want to make chocolate chip cookies, you can do so by adding 150g of chocolate chips.
- You can also add a chocolate topping by melting 150g of chocolate chips to spread on top of these cookies.
- Gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies can be made by adding 100 g of raisins.
- cookie scoop
- rolling pin
- cookie cutter
- baking sheet/ cookie sheets
- Baking tray
- wire rack