Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
The last time I was sorting through the numerous packets of flours in my freezer (gawd! I should stop shopping for a month!), I came across an unopened packet of brown rice flour which I had been meaning to use but forgot! The saying "Away from sight, away from mind" holds so true! Though I wrote a note in my kitchen whiteboard, I didn't get time to make anything from it and 2-3 weeks passed. Then the "Flour fairy" thought enough is enough and plotted a scheme to make me open up that forlorn packet. An acquaintance of ours called and we planned to meet at my place for evening tea. She was telling me about how she was avoiding wheat and wheat products for health reasons - basically gluten free. I am yet to try my hands for gluten free baking - so I panicked.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
She told me that she didn't have problems with oatmeal though. I researched through the net and found that few people didn't have any problems with Oats while going for gluten free foods. But do check with the respective people for whom you are going to bake before trying anything for them. I went through the ingredients with my friend before I baked these almost gluten free cookies ( she is not suffering from celiac or wheat allergy - just precautionary) This recipe is from Peter Berley and if you have any never used Brown rice flour for baking, you might take some getting used to the taste of this cookie. I din't like it when I put a piece as soon as it came out of the oven!. But once they cooled down it tasted better and it was pretty decent the next day. There is also alternate flour to use in case you don't have brown rice flour on hand. I haven't changed his recipe and its verbatim Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
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  • Yields: Makes about 12-15 cookies
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 1-2/3 cups shelled walnuts
  • 1 cup rolled oats ( orĀ  use gluten free Oats to make this recipe , if you can't have oats too..)
  • 1-1/3 cups brown rice flour ( or use whole wheat pastry flour)
  • 1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 6 tbsp canola oil ( or use melted butter or corn oil)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown rice syrup
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1. Preheat Oven to 350F. Soak the raisins in 2 cups warm water for 10-15minutes.
2. Spread the walnuts and oats on an ungreased baking sheet and toast them in the oven for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. In a food processor, combine half of toasted walnuts and oats and
4. grind into a fine meal. You can alternatively grind all them too into fine flour.
5. Add the remaining walnuts and oats, flour,cinnamon and salt. Pulse a few times to combine. In a bowl, whisk oil,maple syrup, brown rice syrup and vanilla.
6. Add the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
7. drain the raisins and stir them in.
8. Drop tablespoons of the mixture into greased baking sheets (or lined with parchment paper ) about 2 inches apart.
9. I lightly flattened them. Bake them for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
10. Let it cool
and store in air tight containers. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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recipe courtesy modern vegetarian kitchen

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By DeeAnn on Oct 10, 2011

My 11-year-old daughter made this recipe (she's gluten free) pretty much according to the recipe.  She only ground some of the oats & nuts, and left the rest whole.  Also, she didn't put in the raisins because she doesn't like them.  Tasted incredible!  Really, really good.  The rest of my kids loved them also, and they usually won't touch gluten free stuff.  Great recipe for me to share as I have a nephew who is allergic to milk & eggs and is gluten-free.  This will work perfectly for him.  Thanks for the recipe.


By Hamsa on Jan 24, 2014

This looks yummy and i want to bake it... But i dont have molasses or rice syrup ... What to do... Can i skip it...?

By Rscott on Aug 16, 2012

I'm looking forward to making these. You can grind brown rice, sift, and there you have it--your own brown rice flour, fast and easy.

By harsha rajiv on Oct 3, 2011

Hi Dk...Cld please advise alternate for pure maple syrup & brown rice syrup..

By Yashita on Jun 28, 2010

i made these cookies but they turned out a little soft, dry & brittle....would keep breaking. Any idea what could have gone wrong? They taste pretty nice though.

May be they were not cooked completely? Not sure really!

By bhavs on Jun 17, 2010

:-P thanku for such a great gluten free receipe..i had been looking for it from so long...thanks

By Hema on Feb 6, 2010

I just made a batch of these cookies and they are yum :-P . I didn't have brown rice syrup so substituted with molasses and I also added some goji berries and dried cranberry. This one is a keeper. Thanks.

By Jen @ MaplenCornbread on Sep 24, 2009

Oh my goodness these sound SO good! Im saving the recipe to make next weekend once we are moved! My hubby will love these (he is celiac) Thanks! :)

By Mythreyi on Sep 13, 2009

Tasty and yummy!

By Alisa - Frugal Foodie on Sep 11, 2009

Oh yum, those are mind kind of cookies! I love that you used only liquid sweeteners.

By Parita on Sep 11, 2009

A healthy and guiltfree cookie :)

By CurryLeaf on Sep 11, 2009

Wow,never ever tried brown rice flour.Interesting recipe .I am yet to plunge into gluten free baking barring one riceflour cookie -normal riceflour I used,Great recipe DK

By nags on Sep 11, 2009

these don't look healthy at all! (ps:; thas a compliment :D)

By Priya on Sep 11, 2009

Healthy and prefect baked cookies, just love it..

By Lakshmi Venkatesh on Sep 10, 2009

Healthy Cookies and as usual a yum click.

By Pavani on Sep 10, 2009

Healthy and yummy looking cookies DK.

By vineelasiva on Sep 10, 2009

Wow healthy recipe.It came out good.

By Chakh...le...Re!!! on Sep 10, 2009

Hey thats nice!! I loved the recipe too much. healthy cookies.