How to Make Oatmeal (The BEST Method!)

This post is all about How to Make Oatmeal! We tested so many different types of oatmeal with different cooking methods until we found the three that produced the best oatmeal! We used both old fashioned rolled oats (on the stovetop and instant pot) and steel cut oats (in the instant pot) and perfected recipes that are great for a warm hearty breakfast or make ahead prep for the week!

Instant pot oatmeal

How to Make Oatmeal

It’s another How to Wednesday post and today we are talking all about How to Make Oatmeal. But not just any oatmeal, we set out in search of the best oatmeal and the best cooking method! There are so many different choices out there and we tried them all to pick which ones were no only the tastiest, but also for the easiest and quickest cooking method to get you a whole grain, gluten-free, easy breakfast on the table, with leftovers serving as meal prep.

For a few weeks in a row, we made A LOT of oatmeal. We tried and tested every type of oatmeal and every method we had heard of. After eating lots of oats (so much so that we haven’t eaten any since) we have decided on two methods (stovetop and Instant Pot) using two different types of oats (rolled oats and steel cut oats) as the BEST METHOD of How to Make Oatmeal. Each recipe produces a slightly different taste and texture of the oats and each has it’s own redeeming quality and characteristics.

Our favorite oatmeal recipes are for:

  • Stovetop Rolled Oats: This is hands down the quickest method to cook rolled oats. It’s done in under 15 minutes and results in nicely textured creamy oats.
  • Instant Pot Rolled Oats: This is the easiest method to make rolled oats that results in a super creamy oatmeal that doesn’t require any stirring and is done in around 30 minutes, which means you can start it as soon as you wake up and breakfast will be done for you (and your family) by the time you’ve showered and gotten ready!
  • Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats: This is the quickest and easiest method to cook steel cut oats! The hands-off cooking method takes almost the same amount of time as rolled oats and is super creamy. The texture of steel cut oats has more bite to it!

How to make oats

You may notice some omissions in this post and that’s because we tried them, and didn’t like it. The biggest omission from here is that we did not include slow cooker overnight oats. We tried making them more than 4 times with both rolled oats and steel cut oats and in the end we just felt that they tasted like they were overcooked. We even tried making them with the “warm setting” on the slow cooker and they still were not to our liking.

This is obviously a matter of preferences, but we preferred to have oats that still kept a nice texture so we are not including instruction on cooking them overnight in a slow cooker. We also are not including quick oats here, because we felt it did not take much more time to make the old fashioned rolled oats  and felt they have a far better texture. Are you sensing a theme here? We prefer the oats that keep there structure well and do not get cooked so much that they turn into one mass and so that is why we are recommending these three methods to make the best oatmeal.

Does Oatmeal Taste Better with Milk or Water?

When oatmeal is cooked with just water it is REALLY plain. We preferred a combination of almond milk and water in our recipes, but you can feel free to sub in other milk whether it be dairy or dairy-free. We like the combination of milk and water because it was perfectly balanced and the flavor didn’t overwhelm the oats, but also brought some creaminess to them.

How to Make Old Fashioned Rolled Oats?

We are recommending to make old fashioned rolled oats with two methods: stove top and instant pot! The stove top is the quickest method with oatmeal ready in about 15 minutes. If this still feels like too much than you can make ahead of time and simply reheat it! The other method is in the instant pot which is the easiest method. It requires no stirring and you can accomplish other things while it’s cooking!

How to cook oatmeal

How do you make the best steel cut oats?

The instant pot is the best method to cook steel cut oats! It’s the quickest method, that produces the best taste and texture. But there is a catch: you can’t cook them straight inside the pot! We found that some parts of the oats got overcooked and produced a rubber-y oatmeal, so we used the pot-in-pot method to make the oatmeal. This simply means we cooked the oatmeal inside of a bowl that sat on a trivet! It produces the most luxuriously creamy oatmeal, without any cream!

Are oats gluten free?

Oats are naturally gluten-free, but they can sometimes be processed in a facility where wheat products are also processed so there can be cross-contamination. If you are sensitive to gluten be sure to purchase oats that are labelled gluten-free!

How do I make oatmeal

What can I put on top of oats?

There is an endless number of toppings you can add to oats! Below find some examples with a suggested amount for a typical serving bowl of oatmeal. Have fun and mix and match these serving suggestions!

Sweet:

  • 2 teaspoon maple syrup / honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons raisins, nuts, shredded coconut
  • 1-2 tablespoons drizzled almond butter, peanut butter or sun butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons cashew cream
  • 1/4 fruit like berries, banana or chopped apple (you can also add the apple while cooking for a twist)
  • 1/4 cup granola
  • 2 tablespoons seeds (such as chia, flax, pumpkin or sunflower)
  • 1 scoop protein powder or collagen peptides (add while still hot and stir to combine)
  • 1/2 teaspoon spices like cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice

Savory:

  • 1 strip crumbled cooked bacon or sausage
  • 1-2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoons sliced green onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon spices like cumin or chili powder

How do you make oatmeal

If you like this oatmeal post, check out these others:

How to Make Oatmeal

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:10 Serves 4

Ingredients

Stove Top Rolled Oats

Instant Pot Rolled Oats

  • 2 cups (old-fashioned) rolled oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk of choice
  • pinch of salt

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk of choice (we used almond milk)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)

For Serving for each portion

  • 2 teaspoon maple syrup / honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons raisins, nuts, shredded coconut
  • 1-2 tablespoons drizzled almond butter, peanut butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons cashew cream
  • 1/4 fruit like berries, banana or chopped apple (you can also add the apple while cooking for a twist)
  • 1/4 cup granola
  • 2 tablespoons seeds (such as chia, flax, pumpkin or sunflower)
  • 1 scoop protein powder or collagen peptides (add while still hot and stir to combine)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 strip crumbled cooked bacon or sausage
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoons sliced green onion

Directions

Stovetop Rolled Oats:

  1. In a pot over medium heat bring water to a boil with salt
  2. Add oatmeal and lower the heat. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring often, until the oatmeal is creamy and tender. Stir in maple syrup, if using.
  3. Serve immediately with toppings, as desired or for make-ahead place in individual containers and let cool completely before covering. Oatmeal will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop with a little extra water or milk, or using preferred method.

Instant Pot Rolled Oats:

  1. In a 6 or 8 quart instant pot, place metal steaming rack and 1 cup of water inside the inner pot.
  2. Inside a heat safe medium bowl mix together oats, water, milk of choice, pinch of salt and maple syrup, if using. (see note about bowl)
  3. Place the bowl on top of the rack, place the lid on the Instant Pot and set the valve to sealing.
  4. Cook on manual high pressure for 8 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, and then release any remaining pressure.
  5. Remove bowl from Instant Pot and serve with desired toppings.
  6. If preparing make-ahead oatmeal, place into individual containers and let cool completely before covering. Oatmeal will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat gently on the stove top with a little extra water or milk, or using preferred method.

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats:

  1. In a 6 or 8 quart instant pot, place metal steaming rack and 1 cup of water in the inner pot.
  2. Inside a heat safe medium bowl mix together oats, water, milk of choice, pinch of salt and maple syrup, if using. (see note about bowl)
  3. Place the bowl on top of the rack, place the lid on the Instant Pot and set the valve to sealing.
  4. Cook on manual high pressure for 10 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, and then release any remaining pressure.
  5. Remove bowl from Instant Pot and serve with desired toppings.
  6. If preparing make-ahead oatmeal, place into individual containers and let cool completely before covering. Oatmeal will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat gently on the stove top with a little extra water or milk, or using preferred method.

Recipe Notes

  1. If you are strict gluten-free make sure to buy oats that are labelled as being gluten-free!
  2. We used stainless steel and pyrex bowls during testing. 
Loading nutrition data...
There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my privacy policy for more information about this, the information we save, and more!

Pin for later:

How to Make THE BEST Oatmeal

Chocolate Peppermint Baked Oatmeal

This Chocolate Peppermint Baked Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast for a crowd and so easy to make! It is as good freshly baked as it is for meal prep. This festive flavor combination of chocolate and peppermint is sure to be a favorite! It is dairy and refined sugar free and a great fiber-rich breakfast or snack! Made in partnership with my friends at Carrington Farms!

Chocolate Peppermint Oatmeal Bake

Chocolate Peppermint Baked Oatmeal

The holidays are right around the corner and we know that this Chocolate Peppermint Baked Oatmeal will be a crowd pleaser on a leisurely morning surrounded by family and friends. Or really, anytime! We’ve taken our classic oatmeal bake recipe and made it festive with chocolate and peppermint and it is SO DELICIOUS! You can customize how much of a “treat” you want it to be with the amount of maple syrup and chocolate chips added.

Chocolate Peppermint Oatmeal Bake

What is baked oatmeal?

Baked oatmeal is essentially an oatmeal casserole! It combines oats, milk of choice, flavoring and eggs with hands-off baking in the oven!

How do you make baked oatmeal?

It’s so easy!

  • Combine your dry ingredients.
  • Add in your wet ingredients.
  • Pour into your greased, or lined with parchment paper, baking dish.
  • Bake!

Oatmeal Bake Ingredients

This post was made in partnership with Carrington Farms! If you haven’t heard of this brand before, Carrington Farms makes delicious, ethically sourced, non-genetically modified products made from simple, clean, and real ingredients that are easy to incorporate into every lifestyle. Their innovation-forward and family-centric company is dedicated to providing the highest quality and most accessible natural foods for anyone looking to make better health choices.

If you take a look at their website, they offer so many natural products that make managing healthy habits easy. In our Chocolate Peppermint Baked Oatmeal recipe we are using unflavored Organic Liquid Coconut Cooking Oil that helps keep a great texture and moisture level. It’s an alternative to traditional oils, that remains liquid all the time but still retains all the benefits of traditional coconut oil, like MCTs (which are utilized by the body for energy production and can aid in calorie burning) but it doesn’t taste like coconut! It’s totally neutral in flavor and this is key for me because I only like tasting the coconut flavor in food that is supposed to taste like coconut!

Chocolate Peppermint Oatmeal Bake

How do you serve baked oatmeal?

There are a few ways you can serve baked oatmeal, besides digging right in with a spoon! You can scoop out a serving into a bowl and add a little extra milk of choice, like a warm cereal. You can slice it and eat is as warm or cold. This makes it a great meal prep options as you can bake it and eat some immediately and pack the rest away for later.

Chocolate Peppermint Oatmeal Bake

Like this breakfast for a crowd? Check out these others:

Chocolate Peppermint Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:40 Serves 9

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8" x 8" oven-safe dish. If desired, prepare a parchment sling by cutting out a piece of parchment paper slightly longer than the pan and placing it inside.
  2. In a large bowl add eggs and whisk to combine. Then almond milk, maple syrup, apple sauce, Carrington Farms Organic Coconut Cooking Oil, and vanilla and peppermint extract and whisk to fully combine. 
  3. To the wet ingredients add oats, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, chia, baking powder, and salt and mix until fully combined.
  4. Pour into prepared 8"x 8" dish and bake for 40 minutes, until the center is just barely firm.
  5. Scoop and serve warm as is or with almond milk, or cool and slice into 9 square portions.

Recipe Notes

  1. For a barely sweet oatmeal bake, use 1/4 cup maple syrup. If you'd like it a bit more on the sweeter side, use 1/3 cup maple syrup.
Loading nutrition data...
There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my privacy policy for more information about this, the information we save, and more!

This post is sponsored by Carrington Farms. All thoughts and opinions are always 100% my own! I love the integrity of their products and think you’ll love them too. Thank you for continuing to support LCK and the brands I work with!

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal (Gluten-Free)

This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal recipe is just what you need to make for breakfast! It is as good freshly baked as it is for meal prep. This classic flavor combination smells so good when it is baking, and bonus it’s so easy to put together. This dairy-free and gluten free oatmeal bake doesn’t contain any refined sugars and is a great fiber-rich and filling breakfast or snack.

How do you cook oats in the oven?

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Everyone has been absolutely loving our new Peanut Butter, Banana, Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal, so we decided to make another amazing version!

You CANNOT go wrong with apple and cinnamon baked in an oatmeal, right? This flavor combination reminds me of the little oatmeal packets I used to have when I was a kid, but of course cleaned up and using whole ingredients that I feel good about baking with and eating. It’s so easy to put together, using only one bowl and once it’s mixed together you place it in the oven and forget it. It’s perfect for breakfast, an after school snack or to bring along to a potluck.

How long do you keep baked oats in the fridge

What is baked oatmeal?

Baked oatmeal is essentially an oatmeal casserole! It combines oats, milk of choice, flavoring and eggs with hands-off baking in the oven!

How do you make baked oatmeal?

It’s so easy!

  • Combine your dry ingredients.
  • Add in your wet ingredients.
  • Pour into your greased, or lined with parchment paper, baking dish.
  • Bake!

Can I bake oats?

How do you serve baked oatmeal?

There are a few ways you can serve baked oatmeal, besides digging right in with a spoon! You can scoop out a serving into a bowl and add a little extra milk of choice, like a warm cereal. You can slice it and eat is as warm or cold. This makes it a great meal prep options as you can bake it and eat some immediately and pack the rest away for later.

If you like this oat recipe, check out these others:

Apple and Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:40 Yields 9

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8" x 8" oven-safe dish. If desired, prepare a parchment sling by cutting out a piece of parchment paper slightly larger than the pan and placing it inside.
  2. In a large bowl add eggs and whisk to combine. Then almond milk, maple syrup, apple sauce, oil, and vanilla and whisk to fully combine. 
  3. To the wet ingredients add oats, baking powder, chia, cinnamon, salt and grated apples and mix until fully combined.
  4. Pour into prepared 8"x 8" dish and bake for 40 minutes, until the center is just barely firm.
  5. Scoop and serve warm as is or with almond milk, or cool and slice into 9 square portions.

Recipe Notes

  1. We topped the oatmeal bake with a few pieces of diced apple. Reserve a small piece of the apple before grating if desired to top the oatmeal bake with.
Loading nutrition data...
There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my privacy policy for more information about this, the information we save, and more!

Peanut Butter, Banana, Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

This dairy-free and gluten-free Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal is the ultimate make-ahead fiber-rich breakfast for a busy week, perfect for a breakfast potluck, or snack, and is absolutely the best flavor combo! Made in partnership with Enjoy Life Foods!

Healthy Baked Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal

I am so excited about this healthy baked oatmeal recipe! Who doesn’t love the combination of peanut butter, banana, and chocolate chips baked into an ooey-gooey fiber rich breakfast bake? It’s a super simple one-bowl recipe and can easily be made ahead of time, though we do think it is SO TASTY straight from the oven too. This oatmeal bake is based off of our popular Oatmeal Cups recipe so it has the perfect almond milk (or milk of choice) to oats ratio.Baked Oatmeal

I’ve been using Enjoy Life Foods chocolate for YEARS! All their products are specially made to be free from gluten and the 14 most common food allergens – wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, casein, soy, egg, sesame, sulfites, lupin, mustard, fish, shellfish & crustaceans. They even make all of products in a special allergy friendly facility, which is pretty great. Plus, the chocolate is delicious! I love the dark chocolate chips and the mini chocolate chips for all of our baking, especially this oatmeal!

I find Enjoy Life Chocolate in all of my major grocery stores which is a huge time saving bonus, and you can use their easy Store Locator to find stores near you! PLUS, here’s a special coupon for $2 off their baking chocolate – you can print and use in-store!

Baked Oatmeal Ingredients

Will baked oatmeal freeze?

When it comes to freezing baked oatmeal, you simply make up the baked oatmeal recipe, let it cool, and freeze it!

How do you make baked oatmeal

  • Combine your dry ingredients.
  • Add in your wet ingredients.
  • Pour into your greased, or lined with parchment paper, baking dish.
  • Bake!

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

What Oats Should You Use

  • Use rolled oats, not quick cooking oats. If gluten-free, make sure you buy gluten-free rolled oats.
  • Can you bake instant oatmeal? The short answer is not really! Instant oatmeal is different than regular oatmeal because it is thinly cut, processed and flavored. They don’t lend the same structure to baked goods as regular oats or quick oats!

P.S. You can sub out for your favorite nut butter here, or to make it nut-free use sun butter.

Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Want other oatmeal recipes? Try our favorite oatmeal and overnight oat recipes:

Watch the video:

 

Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:40 Yields 9

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8" x 8" oven-safe dish. If desired, prepare a parchment sling by cutting out a piece of parchment paper slightly larger than the pan (for easy removal of bake).
  2. In a large bowl mash bananas until they are smooth. Add eggs and whisk to combine. Then add peanut butter, maple syrup, almond milk, oil, apple sauce and vanilla until fully combined.
  3. To the wet ingredients add oats, baking powder, chia, salt and chocolate chips and mix until fully combined.
  4. Pour into prepared 8"x 8" dish and bake for 40 minutes, until the center is just barely firm.
  5. Scoop or cut and serve warm as is or with almond milk, or cool and slice into 9 square portions.

Recipe Notes

  1. You can sub out for your favorite nut butter here, or to make it nut-free use sun butter.
Loading nutrition data...
There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my privacy policy for more information about this, the information we save, and more!

ENTER the BIG chocolate giveaway!!!! One of my amazing readers will win a year’s supply of Enjoy Life Foods baking chocolate!

  • 1 Entry: Comment Below
  • Bonus Entry: Tag 2 friends in THIS Instagram post!

This post is sponsored by Enjoy Life Foods. All thoughts and opinions are always 100% my own! I love the integrity of their products and think you’ll love them too. Thank you for continuing to support LCK and the brands I work with!

PB&J Baked Oatmeal

This PB & J baked oatmeal has all the same flavors of a PB&J, but without the traditional sandwich bread. Each bite is a mini PB&J in itself with a more exciting texture and, of course, all the nutritional benefits of its clean ingredient list. It’s the perfect baked oatmeal breakfast for a weekday breakfast or weekend brunch!

Baked PB&J Oatmeal

Baked PB&J Oatmeal

I am so excited to share this recipe from my friend Ali’s newest cookbook, Inspiralized and Beyond

Ali pulled out all the stops in this book, and it was so hard to pick which recipe to recreate and share with you!! In this book Ali shows you a myriad of additional ways to add nutrients to your diet, reach a personal health goal, or just make good-for-you meals at home. Sweet potato slabs replace toast, cauliflower becomes pizza crust, broccoli turns into tots, avocado gets moussed, jackfruit mimics pulled meat—and that’s just the beginning. Among the  brand-new recipes, complete with nutritional information, you’ll find Rainbow Lasagna, Apple French Toast, and Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri. Rest assured, Ali still offers up some favorite spiralized dishes, too. Get ready to get your veggies on!!

Baked PB&J Oatmeal

Other recipes I can’t wait wait to make from Inspiralized and Beyond:

  • Mediterranean Pasta Salad
  • Zucchini Meatball Boats
  • Collard Green Manicotti 
  • Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Salad 
  • No Bake Greek Yogurt Tart
  • Cinnamon-Raisin Sweet Potato Noodle Bagels
  • AND MORE!

How long can you keep baked oatmeal?

I keep mine for 4-6 days in the refrigerator!

Baked Oatmeal Healthy

If you like this oatmeal recipe, try these other oat recipes: 

Baked PB&J Oatmeal

Baked PB&J Oatmeal

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:40 Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted and cooled room temperature, plus more for greasing 
  • 2 cups gluten-free old-fashioned oats 
  • ⅔ cup coarsely chopped walnuts 
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt 
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg 
  • 1¾ cups unsweetened almond milk, plus more for serving 
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup 
  • 2 large eggs 
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter or almond butter, plus more for serving 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • Chia Jam, for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF and grease a 10-inch ovenproof skillet or 9-inch square baking dish with coconut oil
  2. In a medium bowl, toss the oats, walnuts, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg to combine. In a small bowl, whisk together the almond milk, maple syrup, eggs, melted coconut oil, peanut butter, and vanilla. 
  3. Spread the dry oat mixture on the bottom of the prepared skillet, then pour the wet ingredients over the oats. Tip the baking dish back and forth to make sure the almond milk moves down through the oats. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the top is golden. 
  4. For serving spoon baked oatmeal into a bowl and top with cup chia jam and some peanut butter. Serve hot, with a little more almond milk if desired.

Recipe Notes

Recipe printed with permission from Inspiralized and Beyond!

Loading nutrition data...
There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my privacy policy for more information about this, the information we save, and more!

Grab your copy of Ali’s newest cookbook on Amazon here, or anywhere books are sold!!

P.S. Check out the Instagram giveaway going on right now on my page (this post) where you can win a copy of the cookbook + AN INSPIRALIZER! 

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Gluten-free, refined sugar-free} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

These Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies are so perfectly chewy, soft, and delicious! The combination of cinnamon, chocolate, and raisins in these are heaven. No one will be able to tell that these are gluten-free and refined sugar-free!

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

 

This weekend my family gathered to remember the life of my loving grandmother. As hard as the past few days have been, we try and feel comfort having our family and friends by our side. I got to spend some quality time with my siblings. When my younger brother came across my Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies, he immediately requested a healthy version of Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (his favorite), and of course I set out to do just that. What’s more comforting on a cool Fall day then a nice chewy oatmeal cookie with a glass of almond milk?

For my paleo friends out there: GASP! Oatmeal cookies? Oats? That isn’t paleo! Yes, yes, I am aware. If you’ve read through past posts of mine you know I don’t like treat a diet like a religion. Right now I may not eat grains, but many do! Do what fits your lifestyle. These cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, and free of refined sugar; but if you are strict paleo you know that grains, such as oats, are avoided. Yes, I eat and cook paleo-friendly, and 99.99% of my recipes here are paleo-friendly, but this one has oats! So if you’re not down with the oats (like me, most of the time- with the exception of these babies), skip over this yummy one! Otherwise, you won’t be disappointed with this deliciously chewy cookie loaded with chocolate chips and raisins! Seriously, you won’t, these were a hit!

 

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

 

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

 

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies | Lexi's Clean Kitchen



Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:15 Yields 25 cookies

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. In a food processor, pulse 1 cup oats a few times and pour into a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Add the rest of the oats, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon to the mixing bowl with the ground oats.
  4. In a separate medium mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar using a hand mixer. You can use a stand mixer here as well.
  5. Add in eggs and vanilla and whisk until just combined.
  6. Pour butter mixture and applesauce into dry ingredients and mix well.
  7. Mix in chocolate chips and raisins.
  8. Roll into balls and gently pat down on baking sheet.
  9. Bake for about 12-15 minutes.
  10. Let cool on a cooling rack and serve!

Recipe Notes

  • *Pictures updated April, 2017.
Loading nutrition data...
There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my privacy policy for more information about this, the information we save, and more!