Gluten-Free Vegan Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

These delicious Gluten-Free Vegan Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies are so crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, perfect for the holidays!

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

My family just returned to Jamaica from their summer vacation. I thoroughly enjoyed making different dishes and being a host, making sure they enjoyed their vacation.

Daevyd had a blast playing with his cousins and his sister Devannah who visited during their stay. It’s amazing how fast the time went and all the wonderful memories we created.

I can’t remember laughing and smiling so much in a long time. Our days were long and nights were very short. We definitely need to get back on schedule.

I also love to make kid-friendly cookies like my Thumbprint Cookies and my Cranberry Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies, they are so yummy!

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Alexia my niece got to celebrate 11th her birthday during her stay, so we did a surprise celebration for her.

It was so funny when she told us how she suspected while we were preparing because Daevyd kept telling her, “I hope you forget that it’s your birthday today!”

I made these scrumptious Gluten-Free Vegan Oatmeal Cranberry cookies for everyone. They are a spin off of my favorite granola. They are light, buttery and crispy.

They literally melt in your mouth! They are so delicious, you will just have to try them.

*I made my own oat flour and ground almonds in my high-speed blender. I used Bobs Red Mill Gluten Free All-Purpose Baking Flour.

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies


For: 20 cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease baking sheet then line with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, mix oats, oat flour, gluten-free flour, ground almonds, sugar, cranberries, ground flaxseeds, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Stir in orange juice and coconut oil into mixture until fully combined.
  5. Drop heaped tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheet, about an inch apart. Slighten flatten.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven, allow to cool on cooling rack.
  8. Delicious served with almond milk!

Recipe notes

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  1. Just made these. Didn’t have cranberries, so I substituted dried blueberries and raisins. Used milk instead of oj, cashews instead of almonds, butter instead of coconut oil. Added chopped pecans and vanilla extract. They taste like heaven!

    • Michelle Blackwood

      Wow, Sandra you make me feel like making some now especially how we are expecting the hurricane here in Florida in a few hours! Thanks for your feedback.

  2. Manju | Cooking Curries

    I am a huge fan of oatmeal cookies but I havent made them with cranberries yet. Bookmarking to try this year! Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Hi Michelle,
    Your summer sounded fantastic. I traveled the country camping for 3 months and continued to eat a clean healthy organic diet. I am back home and back into baking and enjoy using a stove and oven and not a camp stove for now.
    These Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies look amazing. How do you think using ground cashews and apple cider would work in place of the ground almonds and orange juice? I just bought a large quantity of organic cashews for a very good price and have apple cider around instead of oj.
    Thanks for your thoughts…..robin m

    • Michelle Blackwood

      Robin, that’s awesome! Camping is so much fun. That’s commendable that you were able to keep up with your diet. Ground cashews should work fine I just haven’t tried it as yet. Apple cider vinegar should work fine to substitute for a citrus flavor. Please enjoy!

      • Thanks for getting back to me about the recipe and my questions.
        I meant using apple cider like juice not ACV!
        In the mean time i squeezed orange juice, forgot to buy almonds so used ground walnuts, grated some orange peel into the batter and cinnamon. The cookies are baking now and i know they will definitely be a go to for cookies….Thanks again Michelle

  4. These look so good and delicious Michelle! I love oat cookies and I really love that you added orange juice to these.

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