One thing I’ve been craving for a long time is some gluten free oat and raisin cookies. You know the kind which are buttery and crunchy on the outside, and soft and chewy inside? So when Nairn’s challenged me to come up with a recipe using the Nairn’s Gluten Free Scottish Porridge Oats for World Porridge Day, I knew exactly what I was going to make.
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Gluten free oats are a staple in our household – I’ve always got a pack in the cupboard. The Nairn’s Gluten Free Scottish Porridge Oats are of course a morning favourite – but trust me, you can do more with oats than just porridge! Which is why I’ve incorporated some of my favourite porridge toppings – brown sugar, cinnamon and raisins – into these delightful cookies!
These gluten free oat and raisin cookies really remind me of the paper bags of cookies you can pick up in supermarkets that I miss so much. The brown sugar and cinnamon gives them a lovely rich flavour, and the oats provide a really interesting, almost crunchy texture. Couple this with chewy raisins and you’re onto a winner. These will be a hit with young and old – coeliac or not!
Can coeliacs eat oats?
So can people with coeliac disease eat oats? The answer is largely yes – as long as they’re gluten free! Normal oats can be cross contaminated with wheat and other gluten-containing grains so you need to make sure any oats you buy are labelled as ‘gluten free oats’. (Don’t forget I also have this handy post with frequently asked questions about coeliac disease, which goes into gluten free oats in a little more depth – check it out here).
Nairn’s Gluten Free Scottish Porridge Oats are grown in dedicated fields and are milled in uncontaminated conditions which means they are fine for people with coeliac disease to eat. They are also free from GM ingredients, nuts, added sugar or salt – meaning you can use them in recipes to fit your exact dietary requirements!
If you want to try Nairn’s gluten free porridge oats, you can easily grab them in Sainsbury’s, Tesco or Waitrose (RRP £2 a pack) around the UK. And when you do, make sure the first thing you whip up with them is a batch of these fresh gluten free oat and raisin cookies!
Gluten free oat and raisin cookies
So, you want to give me gluten free oat and raisin cookies recipe a go? Grab a bag of the Nairn’s Gluten Free Scottish Porridge Oats because here’s the recipe you’ve been waiting for! The perfect gluten free treat and a really easy bake – it’s great to make with kids too. Let me know if you give it a go, I love seeing your bakes!
Gluten free oat and raisin cookies
These gluten free oat and raisin cookies are easy to make and so delicious - crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.
- 125 g unsalted butter (melted)
- 100 g golden caster sugar
- 125 g soft dark brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 200 g plain gluten free flour
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
- 150 g Nairn’s Gluten Free Scottish Porridge Oats
- 100 g raisins
- 1 heaped tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 180'C and line two baking sheets with baking paper. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl add the melted butter and sugars and stir to mix together.
Add the egg and mix well. Sift in the flour, bicarb, xanthan gum and cinnamon and mix together using a wooden spoon. It should form a thick, sticky dough.
Add the oats and raisins and mixed together until fully combined and the raisins are evenly distributed. Break off golf-ball sized pieces and roll into a ball. Place on the baking sheet and flatten. Repeat until all the mixture is used - leave approx 2-3cm between each cookie.
Bake for 12 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack before eating. Enjoy with a nice cuppa! Will keep for approx a week in a sealed container.
Need some more gluten free baking inspiration?
If you want to have a go at some of the other gluten free baking recipes on the blog, why not give some of these a try? They’re perfect to satisfy any sweet cravings – and all so easy to make!
- Gluten free apple and blackberry crumble
- Super indulgent gluten free chocolate cake
- Gluten free sticky toffee apple upside-down cake
If you do make this recipe please let me know! I’d love to see your photos using #theglutenfreeblogger, share them in my Facebook group or tag me on Instagram. And if you have any recipe suggestions, please let me know in the comments what you’d like to see next! Oh – and don’t forget to sign up for my e-newsletter where you’ll know about all my latest posts and competitions first!
Nairn’s Gluten Free Scottish Porridge Oats are available in Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose stores around the UK, at RRP £2 a pack. You can also sign up to the Nairn’s newsletter here to receive a free recipe ebook with lots of tips for gluten free cooking!