These Monster Cookies are thick, chewy, and even filling enough to double as a breakfast cookie! Looking for a way to add more plant-based foods to your diet without compromising on flavor? These cookies are loaded with oats, fruit, and seeds, meaning that they pack in just as much nutrition as they do sweetness. They really are the best of both worlds!
Ready to dive into this ooey gooey delicious treat? Keep reading for all of the details!
Recipe for Monster Cookies
Who doesn’t love a sweet and chunky monster cookie? Filled with peanut butter, chocolate, butter, and sugar, what’s not to love?! However, most monster cookies are full of refined sugar, candy, and dairy, and aren’t exactly the picture of health. Click here to learn about why we avoid dairy!
Luckily, I’ve had years of experience creating healthy swaps that taste just like the real thing, and these cookies are particularly easy to remake! With just a few easy swaps, these cookies can maintain their rich, sweet flavor, without all the junk! Keep reading for these easy swaps!
Swap This for That
Because most monster cookie recipes begin with a base of oats (which are very healthy), creating a healthy version calls for very few swaps. Here are the three easy swaps needed to clean this recipe up!
Swap Refined-Sugar for Coconut Sugar
Refined-sugar is a huge culprit of inflammation, and has been studied to increase one’s risks of multiple diseases and health issues including type 2 diabetes, obesity, depression, certain cancers, and much more. Click here for more information on the dangers of refined-sugar. It is also highly addictive, meaning the more you eat, the more you crave it. Want to stop sugar cravings in their tracks? Click here!
Swap M&M’s for Clean Chocolate Chips
If you ever read the ingredient list on a bag of M&M’s, I guarantee you’ll be shocked. From corn syrup, to dyes, to artificial flavors, M&M’s are bursting with harmful and dangerous ingredients. Our favorite chocolate chips by HU, on the other hand, include only 3 ingredients: organic cacao, organic coconut sugar, organic cacao butter.
REAL chocolate (cacao) is actually anti-inflammatory, and filled with antioxidants and health benefits.
Swap Butter for Coconut Oil
Ditch the dairy, and trade it for coconut oil! Offering the same soft and buttery outcome, coconut oil is most definitely the way to go when making baked goods. Still, there’s a lot of confusion around coconut oil. Filled with saturated fat, it is often misunderstood.
That’s it! Just a few simple swaps turn this conventionally unhealthy cookie recipe into a delicious, and incredibly good-for-you treat!
If you’re ready to dive into the ins and outs of this delicious Monster Cookie Recipe, let’s get into the details now!
These cookies are loaded with oats, fruit, and seeds, meaning that they pack in just as much nutrition as they do sweetness.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1.5 cup sunflower seed butter or peanut butter
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1 cup chocolate chips – HU is our favorite brand without any cane sugar, but a clean brand like Enjoy Life may be substituted
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup coconut oil room temperature
- 1/2 cup seeds or chopped nuts
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375ºF, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine sunflower seed butter, vanilla extract, eggs, and coconut oil into a mixing bowl. Mix until smooth.
- Add in all remaining ingredients, and mix until well combined.
- Scoop out dough (around 1/4 cup per cookie), and place on parchment paper. Press down very slightly (keeping cookies chunky). Repeat with remaining cookies, placing at least 2″ apart.
- Place in oven, and cook for 7-10 minutes, or until just beginning to brown (mine only took 7).
- Remove, and allow to cool completely, and store in fridge. Enjoy!
This recipe can easily be made nut-free by opting for sunflower seed butter, and using only seeds instead of nuts to fill the cookie with.
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