Healthier Flourless Monster Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Chelsea


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
  • 1 cup quick oats*
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup M&M's


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the creamy peanut butter (note: this recipe has not been tested with a natural or homemade peanut butter, only a store-bought creamy version), organic large egg, vanilla extract, and melted coconut oil (measure when melted).
  3. In another bowl, mix together the oats, salt, baking soda, and brown sugar.
  4. Combine wet and dry and mix until well combined. It may be thick and tough to stir, but resist the temptation to warm up the peanut butter or mixture as this will cause less optimal baking results.
  5. Stir in the dark chocolate chips and M&M's.
  6. Using a cookie scoop or your hands, roll out balls of dough and flatten (otherwise they will be very puffy; these cookies do not spread much while being baked). Place the dough balls on the cookie sheet and press some extra chocolate chip cookies or M&M's on top if desired (just for looks if you want!)
  7. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until lightly golden at the edges. Be careful to not overcook these and watch them closely so the bottoms do not burn. Slightly undercooking will yield softer cookies.

Recipe Notes

*Make sure your oats are certified gluten-free if gluten intolerant. Do NOT use old-fashioned or steel cut oats in this recipe.