Fall is the perfect time to try adding pear to your baked goods! These pear oatmeal cookies are chewy, flavorful, and easy to make. These treats are gluten free, vegan, and nut free.
There are so many wonderful fall fruits to enjoy…apples, pumpkins, and pears, to name a few.
I realized that I haven’t included a pear dessert on my site, and I thought I should change that! Pears are an amazing addition to cookies or bars, and these pear oatmeal cookies are sure to become a favorite.
Chewy, crisp on the edges, and full of amazing pear flavor, these cookies are everything a cookie should be. You’ll love dunking these in a glass of non-dairy milk or enjoying them with a cup of hot tea.
- Flax Seed Meal – This is for making a flax seed egg replacer. You could also make a chia seed egg replacer, or use applesauce instead.
- Vegan Buttery Spread – I like Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Spread. You could also use the Baking Sticks.
- Gluten Free Flour – We use Namaste Perfect Flour Blend for baking cookies. It’s easy to find at many stores, and it has a great texture for cookies.
- Certified Gluten Free Oats – Oats are naturally gluten free, but are often processed in a facility with wheat, resulting in cross contamination. I like GF Harvest brand certified gluten free oats, which I order on Amazon. There are other brands of gluten free oats available in the grocery store or online. Be sure they say that they are Certified Gluten Free on the label so that you know there isn’t any cross contamination with gluten.
- Pears – I made these with Bartlett pears, which are very easy to find in the grocery store at this time of year. I actually got my pears this month from Imperfect Foods, and they were so good! Very sweet. If you’d like to try Imperfect Foods, and get a discount on your order, you can use my affiliate link here. You could also try making these cookies with D’Anjou pears.
- Try apples instead of pears
- If you can’t have flax seed, use 3 Tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce instead
- Try coconut sugar instead of brown sugar
- If you are not gluten free, you can use all-purpose flour
- If you are not dairy free, feel free to use regular butter
Tips for Success
- Line the cookie sheets with parchment paper so that they don’t stick.
- Make sure you leave some space between cookies – they will spread during baking.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet before moving them.
Store these cookies in an airtight container. They should stay fresh for about 3 days.
I don’t think these will freeze very well. The fresh pear in these cookies may result in a different color or texture if frozen.
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Pear Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan).
- 1 Tablespoon flax seed meal
- 3 Tablespoons water
- ½ cup vegan buttery spread
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ½ cup organic cane sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅛ cup water
- 1 cup gluten free flour blend
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups gluten free old fashioned oats
- ¾ cup pears peeled and diced
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl or mug, make the flax seed egg replacer: Mix the water and flax meal together and let it sit for 5 minutes until it forms a gel.
- Place the vegan buttery spread and sugars in a mixing bowl, and beat until light and fluffy.
- Add the flax seed egg and vanilla extract and continue to mix. Add ⅛ cup water.
- Add the gluten free flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix on medium speed until combined.
- Stop the mixer and stir in the oats. If the dough is too dry at this point, add a little more liquid. The dough will be thick, but it shouldn't be dry.
- Gently stir in the chopped pears.
- Drop the dough onto the cookie sheets in large tablespoonfuls. Be sure to leave some space between cookies. Flatten the cookie slightly with the back of a spoon. Repeat with remaining cookie dough.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 16-18 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheets before moving them.
- Makes about 20 cookies.