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Like Oatmeal Cookies

I could hear them calling from the back of the cupboard. “Help us. We’ve been forgotten. We long to be enjoyed.” It was the quinoa flakes, all alone since certified gluten-free oats were brought into my life. I could no longer stay away from these little flakes that gave so much to me long ago. Pull out the KitchenAid – it’s cookie time.


This recipe is brought to us by Bobbie of the Delphi Celiac Group. You will notice there is no xanthan gum – it is not needed. This recipe is also egg-free.

Like Real Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup sugar (you can use brown sugar)
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup nut butter (I use Jif peanut butter)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup white rice flour
3/4 cup quinoa flakes, or poha
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins, nuts, or minced dried fruit (I used almost 1 cup raisins)

Preheat oven to 350°. Beat honey, sugar, margarine, nut butter and vanilla until creamy. Mix rice flour, quinoa flakes or poha, baking soda and salt. Add to mixture and beat until well blended. Add fruit or nuts. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes (I only did 10 today).

These cookies are even better the next day.  So save some for tomorrow!






  1. Glutigirl Avatar

    Wow, it looks so good! I love the theme you picked. Don’t you just love wordpress?? The cookies look great too. We must have both had cookies on our minds. I made some too!

  2. delightfullyglutenfree Avatar

    Thanks, Melanie. Yes, I am really liking wordpress. I’ll put my own picture up there one of these days, once I take one that will fit up top and fit my personality.
    I guess it’s a cookie day!

  3. Mom Avatar

    Those were delicious sweetheart but I didn’t realize there was peanut butter in them. I think I need to try them again!

  4. delightfullyglutenfree Avatar

    Well, then I guess we need to make them again – they’re all gone!

  5. Kitty Avatar

    I found your blog and started reading through your posts, a lot doesnt work for us because of both our varied intolerances (Gluten, casein, soy, MSG, processed meats, all artificial sweeteners, colourings and preservatives and all forms of cane sugar)and also here in Iceland most of the brands in the states cant be found, no casein free cheese sub, none of those margarines and butter subs and no xanthan gum, guar gum ect. But when I found these I was estatic, only 2 subs that seem easily done and these turned out perfectly.

    First sub was the butter I subbed equal parts coconut oil.
    Second was the cane sugar, I tried these twice, once subbing with half the amount of fructose and the second with liquid stevia (sorry cant remember how much and it varies between brands).

    However and Im not sure if this is because of my subs or not, these did not hold there shape what so ever until they have completely cooled. I attempted to transfer the baking parchment sheet off the cookie tray as soon as I took them out of the oven and they turned into cookie crumbs, second time I let them cool completely and they where perfect.
    Thumbs up! 🙂

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  7. Andrea Avatar

    I’m allergic to peanuts. What could I substitute for the peanut butter in this recipe?