This Healthy Monster Cookie recipe takes just 7 ingredients to make, with no added flour, sugar, or oils!
If you give a mouse a cookie, you best have at least 2 more on hand, because he’s gunna want seconds.
Especially if said cookies involve a bomb-diggity dog monster cookie recipe. Come on, follow me.
After y’all went cah-ray-zee over these cowboy cookies, and I turned it over to the white chocolate macadamia world, it was only a natural progression to translate it into a monster cookie recipe. You feel me right? First comes love, then comes cowboys, then comes monster cookies in a baby carriage. Common knowledge.
You wanna know something funny? I didn’t even know what a monster cookie was before I explored making my own version of one. What makes them so monster-worthy anyway? Turns out chocolate in two forms and peanut butter turns a cookie into a Thriller character. Learn something new…
But really, chocolate, M&M’s and peanut butter can do no wrong. They make up for the lack of butter, oil, flour, or sugars you won’t find any which way in these cookies. I save that ish for chocolate and chunky pb.
Money Saving Tips for this Monster Cookie Recipe:
- Buy a small bag of M&Ms. You know what will happen if you buy the big honkin’ bag of them. Unless you’re baking oodles of these cookies, buying a single serve pack of M&Ms will be enough for this recipe, and will save some $$$.
- Use store brand. Most supermarkets have their own brand of chocolate chips and natural peanut butter now, and are most often cheaper than name brands with no taste difference.
- Buy oats in bulk. These are one of the items I like to buy a big canister of since I always use them later on, especially in these oat bites, or a batch of savory overnight oats. Buying the bigger container ends up giving you more for your money.
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This Healthy Monster Cookie recipe takes just x ingredients to make, with no added flour, sugar, or oils!
- 1 1/2 cup oats
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 bananas, mashed
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/3 cup chunky natural peanut butter
- 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup M&Ms
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, aluminum foil, or silicone baking mat and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine oats, cinnamon, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, stir together banana, peanut butter, and vanilla until combined.
- Add peanut butter mixture to oats, and stir to combine.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Drop mixture by spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet.
- Flatten and shape cookies with hands.
- Top each with M&M’s and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until firm.
- Let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to wire cooling rack to cool completely.
- Adding the M&M’s to the top instead of directly into the batter helps to keep their color and texture.
- Use certified gluten-free oats to make these gluten-free friendly. M&M’s may contain wheat, and should be avoided for those with severe gluten allergies.
Keywords: cookie, healthy, vegetarian, gluten free, dessert
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