Mini Monster Cookies (Gluten Free)

Mini Monster Cookies - With no butter/oil, refined sugar, or flour, these bite-sized Monster Cookies are the perfect healthier treat! | tastythin.com

Mini Monster Cookies (Gluten Free) – A healthier take on the classic recipe, these Mini Monster Cookies are wholesome and yummy, perfect for kid’s lunch or an after school snack.  These gluten free treats contain only 6 ingredients and no butter or flour!   

Back to school is in full swing!  What better way to bring a smile to your kid’s face than by including a sweet treat in their lunchbox?  These tasty bites are my twist on a monster cookie, without the flour, refined sugar, or butter/oil – just natural ingredients like peanut butter, oats, and coconut sugar.

My family adores these cookies.  They are so simple to make, my kids have even learned to make them.  With only 6 ingredients, chances are you have everything you need in your pantry to make these right now!

Mini M&Ms are my favorite for this recipe, but mini chocolate chips or raisins would also be a great substitute.  A reminder about oats…not all oats are gluten free so if this is a priority for you, be sure to look for that label.

More Back to School Healthy Treat Ideas

Zucchini Applesauce Muffins

Easy Homemade Chocolate Larabars

Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Energy Bites

Paleo Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

mini monster cookies gluten free

 

Mini Monster Cookies - With no butter/oil, refined sugar, or flour, these bite-sized Monster Cookies are the perfect healthier treat! | tastythin.com

 

Mini Monster Cookies - With no butter/oil, refined sugar, or flour, these bite-sized Monster Cookies are the perfect healthier treat! | tastythin.com

Mini Monster Cookies

Mini Monster Cookies (Gluten Free) - A healthier take on the classic recipe, these Mini Monster Cookies are wholesome and yummy, perfect for kid's lunch or an after school snack. These gluten free treats contain only 6 ingredients and no butter or flour!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 113kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar I prefer Madhava brand - see note below
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup mini M&Ms

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Mix well, until smooth. Add oats and M&Ms, combining well. Batter will be quite stiff. 
  • Using your hands, form 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until starting to brown. Remove from oven and slightly flatten each cookie using your spatula. Place cookies on a cooling rack.

Notes

I have also used Madhava Natural Sweeteners Organic Coconut & Cane Sugar Better Baking Blend with great results.
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2 Comments

  • Reply
    smitha
    September 11, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    A perfect treat for kids and me too

    • Reply
      Nikki
      September 12, 2016 at 11:28 am

      Yes, this recipe will make the whole family happy! 🙂 Thanks, Smitha!

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