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Buckwheat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Buckwheat oatmeal raisin cookies are gluten-free, nut-free, contain no refined flour and no refined sugar. These cookies make a great grab-and-go breakfast or snack idea.

buckwheat oatmeal raisin cookies stacked on top of eachother with a white background

Buckwheat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This is a great alternative to traditional oatmeal raisin cookies that use refined flour and refined sugar. This recipe uses a combination of gluten-free rolled oats and buckwheat flour as the base.

If you haven’t baked with buckwheat flour before, it’s a healthy alternative to refined flours. This flour is made from buckwheat groats which are technically a seed, not a grain. Buckwheat flour creates a darker color in baking and has a heartier taste.

I’m also using old-fashioned rolled oats. This style of oats is whole grain, gluten-free and contains fiber, protein, magnesium, potassium and omega-3 fatty acids.

To sweeten these cookies I used coconut sugar. This sugar is my go-to sweetener for baking recipes. It’s made from coconut palm sap and has a lower glycemic index than regular refined sugar. If you prefer to use regular brown sugar, that will work too. Or if you want these cookies to be sugar-free, you can use lakanto monk fruit sweetener.

looking down at a plate of buckwheat oatmeal raisin cookies

Buckwheat Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make these cookies:

  • Oats – I use sprouted rolled oats that are gluten-free and just love ’em! (they’re also made in a peanut-free facility for anyone with nut allergies).
  • Buckwheat Flour – This gluten-free flour is made from buckwheat groats. I like using Bob’s Redmill organic buckwheat flour.
  • Raisins – You’ll need ½ cup of raisins. Tip: If the raisins are hard, try soaking them for 30 minutes in water. Pat them dry with a towel then add to the batter.
  • Coconut Sugar – I love to use coconut sugar in my baking because the sweetness is far more subtle and has a bit of a caramel taste. Don’t worry, It doesn’t taste like coconut at all! Alternatively, you can also use brown sugar or make these sugar-free with lakanto monkfruit sweetener.
  • Molasses – You’ll need 2 Tbsp of molasses for this recipe.
  • Other ingredients – you’ll also need cinnamon, baking soda, eggs, vanilla extract and milk (you can use dairy milk or a non-dairy alternative)
The cookies on a white table

How To Make These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  1. Dry Ingredients – Add the rolled oats, buckwheat flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon and baking soda to a bowl. Mix together then set aside.
  2. Wet Ingredients – Beat the eggs in a medium bowl with a fork. Stir in the milk, molasses, and vanilla extract. Pour them into the dry ingredients bowl. Mix together – you might need to use your hands and gently knead the batter until it mixes together.
  3. Add Raisins – Fold the raisins into the batter. Use a spoon or cookie scoop to add 2 Tbsp of batter to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before placing them on a cookie rack.
  4. Storage – Add the oatmeal raisin cookies to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 1 week. These cookies can also be frozen for up to 3 months (which is my favorite way to store cookies!)
looking down at a plate of oatmeal raisin cookies

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All of these cookie recipes are gluten-free and use no refined sugar:

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Buckwheat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Buckwheat oatmeal raisin cookies are gluten-free, nut-free, contain no refined flour and no refined sugar. These cookies make a great grab-and-go breakfast or snack idea.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    Tip: To get the parchment paper to stay down, first spray the bare baking sheet with cooking spray. Then place the parchment paper on top – the oil will help it stay in place.
    baking sheet with parchment paper and avocado oil spray sitting on top
  • In a large bowl, mix together the rolled oats, buckwheat flour, coconut sugar and baking soda.
  • In a medium bowl, beat two eggs with a fork. Sir in the milk, vanilla extract and molasses.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients bowl. Mix together. You might have to use your hands to gently knead the batter to fully mix.
    The batter will be sticky – wet your hands a little to make it easier.
  • Add the raisins and gently mix into the batter by kneading with your hands.
  • Use a cookie scoop or measuring spoon to scoop 2 Tbsp of batter on to a baking sheet.
    Rinse a spatula under some water and lightly press down the cookies to flatten them. Repeat rinsing with water everytime the batter starts to get sticky.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, then let cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before moving to a rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes:

  • Storage: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg

The nutritional information provided is an estimate and is per serving.

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Saturday 7th of October 2023

I thought the cookies were pretty good considering I am making them for someone else that is gluten free so normally I wouldn't try the buckwheat. There is a def. bitterness to it. I added a whole cup of raisins and that was fine. I wonder how they would be if there was some butter added. I did pore a bit of organic olive oil into the liquid before stirring it up as I was afraid they'd be too dry. I did have all the required ingredients so was nice to try and they make a nice relatively healthy snack cookie if you're on the run. Thank you kindly for sharing your recipe and your time.