If you are allergic to nuts, sunbutter can easily be subbed in place of the almond butter, but keep in mind that it will leave a sunbutter taste. It's important to use a very smooth butter so that the batter mixes properly. If yours is stored in the fridge, then heat it up just a bit to loosen it before measuring.
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees and line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, add the oats, tapioca starch, cinnamon, baking powder and salt and whisk really well.
To the same bowl, pour in the syrup, almond butter, vanilla and water. Stir until well combined. Add the raisins and stir again until it all comes together. It should be very sticky and wet. Try not to eat all the batter. Warning.
Drop by heaping tablespoons or a heaping cookie scoop, leaving a couple of inches in between. I only put a dozen on my first pan, then the remaining batter on another. I got 18 cookies about 2 inches wide. If you want large cookies, do about 2 tablespoons worth of dough. Do not flatten out the dough. It should be a little wet, but very sticky and hold it's shape. Refer to the above photo. They will spread some but poof up a lot more than they will spread. Bake the first pan on the middle rack for 9 minutes. They should be poofed up and a nice light golden color. They may seem a bit undercooked but they will finish cooking as they cool, you do not want to overbake these. Then repeat with the second. This will produce a nice moist and chewy cookie with a golden color. I don't recommend baking any longer so they don't dry out.
Let them cool on the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to completely cool on a rack. Store in a tight ziplock bag.