Old Faithfuls, aka Grandma’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (plant-based, gluten-free)

5 from 9 votes
Whenever my British Grandma went to a potluck, party, or family gathering, she would have these oatmeal raisin cookies in hand.
She nicknamed them “Old Faithfuls” because they’re so easy to make and everyone likes them.
I hope you enjoy them too!
For today's inspiration, I did a lovely guided meditation this morning about sharing the present moment with our ancestors.
The idea is that you think about your parents as 5-year-old children, and imagine them right here with you – breathing with you, resting with you, feeling whatever they're feeling, maybe they're a little bit scared, and maybe they're also appreciating the wonder of life. Mommy, Daddy, I feel you, it's ok, just breathe with me now.
Then you think about your grandparents, whether they are alive or not, and invite them to breathe and rest with you. Grandma and Grandpa, Nonno and Nonna, I am here, I am breathing with you now.
You feel them in every cell of your body and you notice how they have continued on through the fact of you being alive.
You are the gift, the fruit, the wish of every one of your ancestors. They are so happy to be here breathing with you. They send you all their love and support, and you send them reassurance that everything turned out ok.
It was a beautiful practice that left me with an open heart and a sense of calm purpose to the day. Thanks to the free Plum Village app for this wonderful experience!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword cookies, gluten-free, oats, plant-based


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (gluten-free or wheat)
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free quick oats
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 flax egg (1 Tbsp ground flax seeds soaked in 3 Tbsp water for 5 mins)
  • ¼ cup soy milk


  • In a medium bowl, mix the first 6 dry ingredients. Then stir in the oats and raisins.
  • Add in the oil, egg and soy milk. Mix just until combined.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet to make about 18 cookies.
  • Bake at 400F for 10 minutes, then remove from the baking sheet and cool on a wire rack. Enjoy any time of day for a healthy snack. These freeze very well too.
Did you make this? Tag @maitricooks on Instagram and leave a rating in the comments below. Lots of love! 
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7 thoughts on “Old Faithfuls, aka Grandma’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (plant-based, gluten-free)”

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  2. 5 stars
    Twitter comment from The Silver Palate: oooh these look amazing, would be great with
    @Silver_Palate oats!

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