Saturday, May 25, 2013

Gluten Free Coconut Oat Raisin Cookies Recipe

Gluten Free Coconut Oat Raisin Cookie
These cookies are gluten free, low in sugar and low in butter but still taste delicious. Yes, it is possible. And you can skip the sugar and make it sugar free, it will still be sufficiently sweet.

But wait, there's more. This easy recipe requires no whipping of butter and sugar. Instead the butter is melted and mixed with other ingredients. 

Because there is no flour and little sugar, the cookies are very delicate. They will fall apart if you are not gentle. It is probably better to make these cookies much smaller, so you can have them in one bite.

Gluten Free Coconut Oat Raisin Cookie

125g butter (I used half butter and half oil)
2¼ cups rolled oats
1 cup desiccated coconut
¼ cup sugar
½ cup raisins (chopped, optional)
1 tablespoon (20ml) golden syrup
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons boiling water

1.      Process 1¼ cup oats until it has a soft flour like consistency. It takes a few minutes. You should end up with a cup of oat flour, but measure it just to be sure
2.      Melt butter and golden syrup in a saucepan
3.      In a small bowl mix baking soda with boiling water and add to the butter mixture
4.      Combine all dry ingredients then add melted mixture and mix well
5.      Roll teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls, place on baking tray and flatten slightly
6.      Bake at 180°C/360°F until golden brown and delicious, approx 10-15 minutes


  1. They look so luscious and somehow remind me of ANZAC biscuits without flour ;-) If you want to keep them more "solid", you can add some rice flour next time.

    1. It is ANZAC without flour, with raisins.
      Really good idea to use rice flour, I will definitely try, it could do with some hardening

  2. Hi Mr Three Cookies! These sound and look wonderful! :-) I have two questions: is desiccated coconut the same as shredded unsweetened one (I have that in my pantry and have no idea what to do with it)? Also, what is golden syrup? I am sure I can substitute for honey but just wondering.
    By the way, I am planning on making some coconut butter (not oil), which, if it turns out right, could be delish in this recipe :-)Also, they sell coconut flour here in the States. Even a small amount of it contains some ridiculous amount of dietary fiber and protein! However, if we substitute for everything coconut in this recipe, we may as well just skip the whole thing and eat raw coconut, right? ;-)

    1. Yes it is shredded unsweetened. Coconut is great, I have it with oats for breakfast. There's a bunch of coconut recipes here, under coconut:
      Golden syrup is from sugar. You can use honey but it has different flavour and properties. Golden syrup makes cookies slightly chewy.
      Yes, with those substitutions, we might as well eat coconut, butter and sugar. Which by the way is really delicious when cooked


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