Delicious Gluten-Free Monster Cookies Recipe

Are you seeking a delicious yet healthy gluten-free cookie recipe? Look no further than these Monster Cookies! These cookies are a perfect balance of oatmeal, peanut butter, and chocolate chips, baked to perfection for that soft and chewy texture. This recipe caters to everyone’s sweet tooth as it is gluten-free, dairy-free, and free of refined sugar. With this easy-to-follow recipe, you can spoon up these cookies in no time and enjoy a guilt-free treat that is packed with wholesome ingredients.

One unique element about my Monster Cookie recipe is that it does not call for regular flour. Instead, I use oat flour, which is completely gluten-free, making this a perfect option for individuals on a restrictive diet. I also use unsalted butter and creamy peanut butter to add richness without compromising the delicate flavors of the cookie dough. Besides that, I add almond flour to contribute more in-depth taste with natural sweetness.

Nowadays, people often skip desserts or consume unhealthy ones as they assume treating themselves gives relatively negative impacts on their health. But who wants to live without cookies altogether? Fortunately, you don’t have to. My Monster Cookie recipe is a perfect example of how indulging yourself without compromising your healthy lifestyle can be a reality.

So it’s time to prepare those baking sheets because once you try these irresistible Monster Cookies, there will be no turning back!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Monster Cookies
Gluten Free Monster Cookies

Picture biting into a warm, soft and chewy cookie that’s loaded with the nutty goodness of peanut butter, sweet chocolate chips and hearty oats. And the best part? You won’t have to worry about any gluten or dairy-induced stomach issues afterwards. That’s right, these gluten-free monster cookies are THE perfect solution for those who love sweets but struggle with dietary restrictions.

But even if you’re not facing any dietary constraints, this recipe is still a must-try. These cookies are seriously delicious and beat regular wheat-based cookies in terms of softness and chewiness, thanks to the use of oat flour instead of regular flour. Plus, the addition of brown sugar gives them a toffee-like flavor that is simply out-of-this-world.

But what really sets these cookies apart is their versatility. You can customize them to your taste preferences by swapping out or adding different ingredients like almonds, shredded coconut or even M&Ms. They also make an excellent after-school snack for kids, office treat or a homemade gift for loved ones.

Don’t miss out on experiencing the joy of indulging in fresh baked cookies without any worry or guilt. Make a batch of these gluten-free monster cookies today and watch as they quickly become your new favorite cookie recipe.

Ingredient List

 These gluten-free monster cookies are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings!
These gluten-free monster cookies are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings!

Here’s everything you need to make these scrumptious Gluten Free Monster Cookies! These cookies are packed full of wholesome ingredients that are perfect for anyone with gluten allergies or intolerances. Don’t let the long list of ingredients intimidate you, these cookies are simple to make and will be a hit with everyone who tries them.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar, packed
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups oat flour (simply grind up old-fashioned oats in your food processor until they become a fine flour)
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup M&M’s

Note: If you want to make the recipe completely gluten-free, be sure to use gluten-free oats and gluten-free oat flour.

The Recipe How-To

 A perfect combination of chocolate chips, peanut butter, and oats in every bite.
A perfect combination of chocolate chips, peanut butter, and oats in every bite.

Now, let’s dive into the recipe and get baking! This gluten-free monster cookie recipe is so easy to make and will quickly become a family favorite. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to create these delicious and nutritious cookies.


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 and 3/4 cups gluten-free flour blend (you can also use oat flour as a completely gluten-free option)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Optional mix-ins: M&M’s, chopped nuts, coconut flakes, raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and peanut butter using an electric mixer. Add in the brown sugar and granulated sugar, and beat until well combined.

  3. Next, add in the eggs and vanilla extract, beating until smooth.

  4. In a separate bowl, combine the baking soda, salt, gluten-free flour blend or oat flour, and old-fashioned rolled oats. Mix everything together before gradually adding it to the wet mixture.

  5. Once all of the dry ingredients are incorporated into the wet mixture, gently fold in the chocolate chips (and any optional mix-ins you desire).

  6. Using your hands or a cookie scoop, form small dough balls about two tablespoons each in size.

  7. Place the dough balls on the prepared baking sheet, and flatten them slightly with your fingers. Be sure to leave about 2 inches of space between each cookie.

  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden brown in color. The centers will still be soft, but will firm up as they cool.

  9. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes before transferring them onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy your soft-baked monster cookies, perfect for a post-workout snack or dessert! These can also be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week or in the freezer for up to three months.


  • If you want your cookies extra chewy and soft, try chilling the dough balls in the refrigerator for 30 minutes prior to baking.
  • Feel free to mix and match different add-ins like M&M’s, chopped nuts, coconut flakes, or raisins for a unique twist on this recipe

Substitutions and Variations

 No flour, no problem. These cookies are flourless and gluten-free.
No flour, no problem. These cookies are flourless and gluten-free.

Hey there foodies, are you ready to jazz up your monster cookie game? Let’s talk about some substitutions and variations you can make to this fabulous gluten-free monster cookies recipe.

Gluten-Free Flour Alternatives: If you don’t have oat flour, you can use almond flour or coconut flour as a gluten-free alternative. switch to all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour if you’re not gluten intolerant and still want the traditional taste for your cookies.

Sweeteners: For a healthier option, try substituting the brown sugar and granulated white sugar with honey, maple syrup or agave nectar. These natural sweeteners will impart an organic flavor to your cookies.

Butter Substitutes: Peanut butter is always a perfect choice, but if you don’t have any peanut butter on hand, then you can replace the butter with coconut oil or even applesauce if needed. These ingredients are healthy because they contain less fat and calories compared to butter.

Add-Ins: The beauty of these monster cookies is that you can add anything your heart desires! Substituting traditional chocolate chips with dark chocolate chips or adding other inclusions such as M&Ms, dried fruits like raisins, cranberries or nuts like almond, cashew nut or pistachio can give the cookies more depth of flavors.

Flourless Variation: If you are looking for flourless options then simply switch to using quick oats and swift them up in a blender or food processor until they become a fine powder which makes these monster cookies incredibly soft and chewy!

Hurray! You just leveled up your cookie game by making them with new variations and substitutions that give extra flavors and texture. Experimenting with other alternatives will help make this recipe uniquely yours. So get creative with it!

Serving and Pairing

 Packed with protein and fiber, these cookies are a great snack option.
Packed with protein and fiber, these cookies are a great snack option.

Now that your gluten-free monster cookies are ready, it’s time to enjoy them. These cookies have a soft and chewy texture with a perfect balance of sweetness and nuttiness. They are perfect for any time of the day, whether as a snack or dessert.

To enhance the flavor and add an extra layer of crunch, you can serve these cookies with a cold glass of almond milk, soy milk or rice milk. A hot cup of coffee or tea also pairs well with these cookies, making for an excellent morning or afternoon treat.

Another serving idea is to create a monster cookie ice cream sandwich by layering your favorite ice cream flavor between two cookies. This addition will take your dessert experience to the next level.

Lastly, these gluten-free monster cookies make for great gifts or party favors. Stack a few into an eco-friendly bag, ribbon them up, and you’ll have a delicious and healthy present that everyone will love.

However you decide to serve them, these cookies are soft baked perfection at every bite!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or mid-day snack.
Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or mid-day snack.

One of the best things about these gluten-free monster cookies is that they can be made ahead of time and stored for later. I love to make a big batch on the weekend and have a treat ready to go throughout the week whenever I need a sweet pick-me-up!

To make these cookies ahead of time, simply prepare the dough as instructed in the recipe and form it into cookie dough balls. Once you have your cookie dough balls ready, stack them in an airtight container with parchment paper between each layer. Then, refrigerate the cookie dough balls for up to 3 days or freeze them for up to 2 months.

When it’s time to bake your monster cookies, allow them to come to room temperature before baking. Bake them as directed in the recipe and enjoy fresh delicious cookies whenever you want!

If you happen to have any leftover cookies (which, let’s be honest, is unlikely!), storing them properly will keep them fresh and chewy for days. Simply store them in an airtight container at room temperature for 4-5 days.

And if you’re struggling with reheating your gluten-free monster cookies after they’ve been stored, here’s a little tip for you – try heating them up in the microwave for just 10-15 seconds! This will warm them up perfectly without making them too soft or chewy.

So whether you’re making these gluten-free monster cookies for yourself or as a quick treat for your family or friends, rest assured knowing that you can make them ahead of time and enjoy their scrumptious taste all week long!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Get ready to indulge in these monstrous beauties!
Get ready to indulge in these monstrous beauties!

When baking gluten-free monster cookies, achieving that perfect texture can be a bit challenging. But don’t worry, I’m here to give you some of my best tips to ensure that you’ll get the best batch of cookies every time. Take note of these tips to solve any issues you may have faced before and achieve perfection in your cookies.

First off, when measuring ingredients, make sure to use a digital scale instead of measuring cups whenever possible. It’s more accurate and will help ensure consistent results each time you make the recipe. Measuring flour using cups can be highly deceptive since the gluten-free flours can vary substantially in weight and volume.

Another tip is that if the dough appears too dry, make sure to add a tablespoon or two of milk (use a nut-milk for dairy-free) to add more moisture into the dough. This will prevent crumbly or stiff cookie consistency which no one wants.

When mixing the batter, make sure not to overmix it as this could cause the cookies to spread out too much during baking.

Next up on our list is parchment paper. Gluten-free batters tend to be stickier than traditional batters, so using parchment paper on your baking sheets will help prevent sticking while also ensuring even baking and browning.

Your oven temperature and baking times are just as important as the ingredients used. Bake for shorter amounts of time at lower temperatures rather than higher temperatures for longer periods. Around 350-360 degrees Fahrenheit is a good temperature range for this cookie recipe.

Lastly, don’t be afraid of experimentation! Adjusting ingredients – even slightly – can have a significant impact on texture, crunchiness or chewiness, and taste. Try swapping out peanut butter with almond butter for nut allergies. Or sprinkle some chocolate chips on top after they come out of the oven for extra sweetness and kick.

By following these tips as guidance alongside my recipesl, baking gluten-free monster cookies will become a simple and enjoyable task for even the baker who’s just a beginner.

Bottom Line

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I can confidently say that the Gluten Free Monster Cookies Recipe is the perfect recipe for anyone looking to indulge in a sweet treat without compromising on their nutritional goals. These cookies are not only gluten-free and dairy-free, but also free of any harmful chemicals or preservatives, making them the healthiest option out there.

With its nutritious ingredients like oat flour, peanut butter, rolled oats and chocolate chips, these cookies are packed with protein, fiber and healthy fats that make it a filling snack option. Additionally, they’re incredibly easy to make and customize according to your liking. You can use different types of nuts, add some dried fruits or swap out chocolate chips for M&M’s to give these cookies a personalized twist.

Let’s not forget about their soft and chewy texture that makes them an irresistible treat. Whether you’re enjoying them as a snack or serving them as a dessert at a party, these cookies are guaranteed to satisfy any craving.

In conclusion, whether you have dietary restrictions or not, the Gluten Free Monster Cookies Recipe is a must-try for anyone looking for a healthy alternative to traditional cookies. So why not whip up a batch of these delicious treats today? I promise you won’t regret it!

Gluten Free Monster Cookies

Gluten Free Monster Cookies Recipe

Yummy Chewy tastefull cookies that everyone loves
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 9 dozen
Calories 802.5 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup M&M'


  • In a large mixing bowl cream peanut butter, butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Add one egg at a time, beating well after each egg. Beat in vanilla. Combine oats and backing soda; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in Chocolate chips and M&M's.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes or until edges are browned. Cool and eat.
  • This recipe DOES NOT use flour. Reduced fat or generic brands of peanut butter are not recommended.

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Serving: 1636gCalories: 802.5kcalCarbohydrates: 96.4gProtein: 19.2gFat: 41.4gSaturated Fat: 15.1gCholesterol: 90.7mgSodium: 608.4mgFiber: 7.5gSugar: 62.8g
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