Welcome! I am so happy you chose to gather around my table. My name is Mia Swinehart and I am a registered dietitian with a passion for simple healthy recipes, women's hormonal health, and overall wellness!
Felt like baking a little something today, and ended up with these perfect little vegan and gluten free monster cookies! With the always perfect combo of peanut butter, banana, oats, and chocolate.
You can’t get a much better flavor combo than that! They are so delicious and so simple.
It’s a one bowl batter that’s easy to whip up, and can easily be doubled for a bigger batch if you need it! I also love these because they get a low of their sweetness from the bananas, so you don’t need a crazy amount of added sugars! Just a bit of maple syrup and the chocolate candies for some added sweetness 🙂
To ensure these are gluten free, just make sure your oats are certified gluten free oats! And for totally vegan, make sure your chocolate candies are vegan as well! I like to use these chocolate gems.
They can also be made peanut free if you need them to be- just swap in any nut or seed butter!
The dough will be a bit sticky- but just embrace a little mess! It’s also easier if you have a cookie scoop, but will work just fine without one!
These gluten free + vegan monster cookies will quickly become a go-to dessert recipe- they’re just too easy and too good! Let me know if you give these a try! xo
Can I substitute the banana for applesauce?
Hi! I’m not one to leave reviews, but these cookies were perfect! I made them last night and they were a perfect snack/treat. Chewy, soft, and just sweet enough! I mixed in a few peanut m&m’s, which I’d totally recommend to anyone making these too. So good!
Oh my gosh, soo good! My 9 year old gave 4 thumbs up 👍👍🦶🦶 thanks Mia.