Gluten Free Monster Cookies

These chewy gluten free monster cookies are full of oats, chocolate chips, and chocolate candy! This is a nut free and vegan recipe.

Prep time
10 mins

Cook time
13 mins

Total time
23 mins


  • 1/2 cup vegan buttery spread (we recommend Earth Balance, or Myoko’s European Style Vegan Cultured Butter)
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup creamy sun butter (if you can have nuts, use the nut butter of your choice)
  • 3/4 cup gluten free flour blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup gluten free oats
  • 3/4 cup dairy free mini chocolate chips (We recommend Enjoy Life brand.)
  • 1/2 cup dairy free dark chocolate chips (We recommend Enjoy Life or Rice Dream brand.)
  • 2 packages candy coated chocolate candy (We recommend Choco no no’s-you may need to order online.)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the vegan buttery spread, brown sugar, and organic cane sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed until well blended. Stop the mixer.
  3. Add the applesauce, vanilla extract, and sun butter and mix on medium speed.
  4. Add the gluten free flour blend, baking soda, and salt, and mix on low speed until combined. Add the oats and mix on low speed.
  5. Stop the mixer and stir in the mini chocolate chips and the dark chocolate chips.
  6. Form the dough into balls that are about 1.5 inches in diameter and place on the cookie sheet. You should be able to fit about 6-8 cookies on the cookie sheet. Press 3 chocolate candies into each cookie.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until lightly golden brown. These cookies may look slightly under done in the middle – that’s ok, just take them out and they will bake a little more as they cool.
  8. Repeat with remaining batter. Makes 18 cookies.

*This is Vegan, so raw dough is safe to lick from the beaters. 🙂

Author Kelly Roenicke, modified by IHH Clinic.