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Gluten-Free Chia Oatmeal Cookies recipe. Soft pillows of oatmeal cookie goodness, made with healthier ingredients and without refined flour, refined sugar or dairy.

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This week I am going to share two Spring inspired baking recipes. The first is this Gluten-Free Chia Oatmeal Cookies recipe.

These may be one of the best oatmeal cookies that I’ve ever made that have no refined flour or sugar inside.

They are soft pillows of oatmeal cookie goodness made using healthier ingredients, such as… gluten-free oats, almond flour, chia seeds, maple syrup, coconut sugar, and olive oil.

I’m a huge fan of oatmeal cookies, but many of the recipes that I have looked at require white flour, white sugar, brown sugar, butter…etc

I wanted to make a healthy gluten-free oatmeal cookies… that still tasted delicious but that had better-for-you ingredients inside.

And the result is this delicious Gluten-Free Chia Oatmeal Cookies recipe.

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Ingredients needed to make Gluten-Free Chia Oatmeal Cookies:

  • rolled oats
  • salt
  • almond flour
  • tapioca flour
  • chia seeds
  • cinnamon
  • baking soda
  • vanilla
  • egg
  • maple syrup
  • water
  • coconut sugar
  • olive oil

These oatmeal chia seed cookies taste SOOO good with a tall glass of milk or almond milk. They also make really great snacks or grab-and-go breakfast options.

Though, I do have to give this one suggestion… try crumbling them up on top of ice-cream. It’s a game changer!

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You can customize these Gluten-free Chia Oatmeal Cookies to your liking:

What’s great about these almond flour chia seed cookies is that you can customize them to your preferences.

I personally always like dividing the oatmeal cookie dough in half and then making half of my oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips and the other half with cinnamon and raisins.

When it comes to this recipe in particular, I prefer the cinnamon raisin route… but chocolate chips are such a crowd pleaser that I make both.

If you want to do a half and half situation, like I do, then divide the dough in half and add 1/3 cup chocolate chips to half the dough and 1/3 cup of raisins and 1 tsp of cinnamon to the other half.

I love doing half and half because then it’s like you have two different baked goods… and you can eat whatever one your in the mood for. 🙂

If you want to make yours with just chocolate chips ( I use Enjoy Life dairy-free chocolate chips), then add 2/3 cups chocolate chips to the batter.

Or if you want to make yours will only raisins, then add 2/3 cups raisins with an extra 1 tsp or so of cinnamon.

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I had my brother and husband taste test these and both of them loved them.

My brother even said that these are better than my usual oatmeal cookies… which are famously good!

Tips on making Gluten-free Dairy-free Oatmeal Cookies:

Once you have the dry ingredients mixed together in one bowl, and the wet ingredients mixed together in another bowl. Make sure to pour ALL of the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients.

I like to use a rubber spatula to really get all of the wet ingredients out of the bowl.

Then, make sure to really mix the cookie dough until it is all wet.

THEN, let the batter sit for 5-10 minutes. Doing this lets the tapioca flour and chia seeds absorb some of the excess liquid, which makes the dough more manageable.

After that, use a spoon ( I like using a tablespoon), to scoop out the dough. Press the dough into the spoon so that you get a solid ball shape.

Don’t put too much dough into each cookie because these cookies are soft and spread and if they are too big, they could be hard to hold.

Lastly, let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet after baking for several minutes.

These Gluten-Free Chia Oatmeal Cookies harden as they cool, but they will never be hard cookies. They are soft by nature.

Check out these Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies by a Mind “Full” Mom. They are made with dates, bananas and apple sauce. So healthy!

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF)

These dairy free lactation cookies are delicious and perfect for any nursing mama in your life.

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Gluten-Free Chia Oatmeal Cookies

Servings: 32 cookies
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 11 minutes
Total: 31 minutes
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Soft pillows of oatmeal cookie goodness, made with healthier ingredients and without refined flour, refined sugar or dairy.

Ingredients 

Mix-ins

  • 2/3 cup raisins or chocolate chips, ( if you want to make half your cookies raisin and half chocolate chips, add 1/3 cups raisins and 1 tsp cinnamon to half the dough and 1/3 cup of chocolate chips to the other half)
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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Cover a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix the rolled oats, almond flour, tapioca flour, chia seeds, baking soda, and cinnamon together with a fork.
  • In another bowl, whisk the vanilla, egg, maple syrup, water, coconut sugar, and extra virgin olive oil.
  • Pour the bowl of wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix until all of the dough is wet.
  • At this point, you can add 2/3 cup of raisins OR 2/3 cup of chocolate chips to the batter. [I like to divide the dough in half and put each half into separate bowls. Then I add 1/3 cup of chocolate chips to half the batter, and then 1/3 cup of raisins and 1 tsp extra cinnamon to the other half]
  • Let the batter sit for 5-10 minutes.
  • Next, add heaping Tbs sized balls of the batter to cookie sheet. Make sure not to put too much dough into each cookie and make sure the dough has been pushed into your spoon as you scoop it out to make solid ball shapes.
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes. Let the cookies sit on the pan for a few minutes, then remove them from the pan and let them cool on a plate.
    Note: the cookies will still look soft, but they harden as they cool. They are also soft cookies in general by nature.
  • This recipe should yield 32 cookies.

Notes

Note: If you want to use coconut oil instead of olive oil, make sure to measure the coconut oil in it’s melted state.
Note: If you want to use chocolate chips and keep your cookies Dairy-free, use dairy-free Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie ( without mix-ins)Calories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 10.2gProtein: 2.6gFat: 9.2gCholesterol: 5.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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52 Comments

  1. Hi, I would love to make this recipe for my granddaughter but she cannot have nut flours so would I be able to substitute oat flour for the almond flour? 

  2. Hi Dominique,

    Your cookies look yummy but I cannot have any nut flour. Would they work with rice flour?

    1. I wouldn’t use rice flour instead of nut flour. You can use sunflower seed flour. You can even grind up your own sunflower seeds until they have a meal-like texture.

  3. Me again…unfortunately as they cooled, they became very crumbly like the two others above.  Very good flavor but had to eat them with a fork.  🤔. I used almond milk instead of dairy and different sugar as noted above.  The dough was damp but held together as I dropped them on the cookie sheet. Those were the only changes.  Any ideas?

    1. Sorry it took so long for me to test these out! Having a two year old and a 4 month old can make it tough BUT, I tweaked the recipe a bit and it really worked for me and isn’t crumbly. I reduced the almond flour and maple syrup a bit and I added tapioca flour. I updated the recipe to reflect those changes. 🙂

  4. Love these cookies…wouldn’t let me give it more than 4 stars for some reason…they are a 5 star recipe.  Been gluten free since last Nov and have tried many recipes that don’t cut it…love these cookies though.  I used Truvia with Erythritol instead of the sugar…Only 1Tbl + 2tsp.  They came out great.  Thank you for developing this recipe.5 stars

  5. I am pretty much obsessed with these cookies! I did substitute about 1/2 of the olive oil with apple sauce to cut calories back a bit and threw in a few flax seeds just because I had them. I wrap the cookies individually and put them in the freezer, then pull one out whenever I want. Love this recipe! 5 stars

    1. Love to hear the substitutions that work. Also, good to know they freeze well. Do you freeze the dough or the cookie after it is cooked?

  6. Can I sub avocado oil? I’m that lady that measured coconut oil in its solid state, lol! Now I’m out of coconut oil, am doubling the recipe but only have enough olive oil for one batch. Any suggestions? Avocado is the only other oil I have on hand today.

  7. Had some very expensive cookies at a juice bar this week and was looking to make a copy of them. This came very close and so so yummy!!! Will def be making these again. I didn’t have coconut sugar so used regular white sugar which worked fine. I’m thinking to make them even healthier for my toddler next time- with less syrup/sugar and with ground flax seeds. Maybe add some carrots or zucchini. This is a great base recipe as well! Thanks!