Oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies: similar to classic monster cookies, these MONSTER COOKIES have been remixed into tasty dairy-free (healthy) treats. Customize the recipe with by adding in the extras you fancy...



Ingredients / Directions: 


  • 3/4 c whole spelt (or wheat) flower
  • 3/4 c oats
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp soda

Combine separately:

  • 1 c smooth natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 c honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla

Mix wet and dry well, then mix in:

  • 2-3 ounces (or 1/4-1/3 c) chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 2-3 Tbsp chopped candied orange peel &/OR candied ginger
    OR 1/4 c chopped dried fruit like dates or apricots
  • Optional: 1/4 c chopped pecans

*if you want these to look more like classic monster cookies, instead of the fruit above, add 1/3 c dark M&M's, or find natural candy-coated chocolate candies at the health food store (check the ingredients to make sure they don't contain the chemical food coloring that many are allergic to).

Drop heaping teaspoons of batter on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork if you like. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 (350 if using dark or uninsulated pans, and/or if your oven is extra hot) for 8-12 minutes. They're ready when the edges are slightly browned - keep checking as honey browns fast. Wait a couple of minutes before removing cookies from the pan, then place on a cooling rack to cool.




Hi Patty,

I just discovered your site today (I was searching for a wheat free banana bread recipe) and I love your recipes. I made the Marvelous Monkey Muffins and was pleased with the results. I will definately be trying more of the recipes.

Just a heads up that where you have a graphic of the finished product, it covers some of the text. Weird, it doesn't below, with my comment, but it did when I viewed the recipe (others are the same).

Thanks for a great site!



Thanks for the amazing

Thanks for the amazing feedback Lesley!

(Hmm, I'll look into the graphic issue, thanks.)

Happy baking :-)



I made these cookies for my son and myself who are having a hard time with milk. He is 3 and I love to bake and eat cookies. These were great. Not overly sweet and very good. My son loved them. Can't wait to try a few other recipes. Thanks

Awesome. Thanks Abbie!

Awesome. Thanks Abbie!


i made 3 variations of this delish recipe.
1 batch with chocolate covered goji berries
1 batch with amaranth and cacao nibs
1 batch with chocolate covered mulberries

thanks for the recipe! a great staple in our home and an easy way to get our picky 3-year old to get some goodness into his belly...

gonna make some ginger pecan ones tonight!!!

You're welcome + thanks for

You're welcome + thanks for sharing your creative (and awesome sounding) variations.

Thank You

I stumbled across your webiste when I was looking for a healthier version of banana bread. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! I can't wait to try more things (looking at the Monster Cookies now!)Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Thank you + you're welcome!

Thank you + you're welcome!

Fruit juice concentrate?

If we are watching our table sugar intake, how do you think fruit juice concentrate would do in this delicious looking recipe? What is your suggested ratio?

Thanks so much for your brilliant website!

Hi Cammy, I would replace

Hi Cammy,
I would replace the 1/2 c of honey with 1/2 c agave nectar, or unsweetened apple or white grape juice concentrate. If the batter becomes a bit too soft, add a Tbsp or 2 more of flour - but you may not need to do this. Please let us know how it goes.

Happy you like the site - thank you and you're welcome!