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Healthy Butter Pecan Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

Healthy Butter Pecan Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

Healthy Butter Pecan Cookies– all the deliciousness of a traditional chocolate chip cookie with soft, fluffy centers, crisp edges, loaded with chocolate chunks and a sprinkle of sea salt plus the indulgent addition of crunchy pecans. On top of being chewy and delicious, these butter […]

S’mores Peanut Butter Cookies with Pretzels (gluten-free)

S’mores Peanut Butter Cookies with Pretzels (gluten-free)

Craving salty, sweet, crunchy, ooey or gooey? Don’t worry. It’s all here. S’mores peanut butter cookies are thick, chewy, soft, and made gluten-free! These cookies are your campfire dreams come true…no open fire needed. 🙂 Yum Combining all my favorites into one dessert is what […]

Healthy Monster Cookies made Gluten-Free and Flourless

Healthy Monster Cookies made Gluten-Free and Flourless

These soft and delicious healthy monster cookies made with peanut butter, oats and topped with colorful M&M’s to bring out that child in you. There’s no butter, oil or flour in these monster cookies making them gluten-free and absolutely delicious!

A family favorite for years, these chewy, gluten-free monster cookies  are made with peanut butter, gluten-free oats and classic M&M’s. So what are you waiting for? Get to making these cookies!!!


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Can we talk about how dang cute these cookies are? Those primary colors remind me of an elementary school classroom, which reminds me of children, which makes me think about my niece and nephews and how I really just want to give them a big hug… What do these cookies remind you of? LOL. I’m sure there are all sorts of grammatical errors in this paragraph.

Anyway, back to these healthy monster cookies. I normally would be totally down for chunks of oats in my cookies but since I planned to share these with friends (who aren’t big fans of oatmeal) I blended up my oats first before adding them to the batter. Jokes on them, these are still oatmeal cookies.

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If peanut butter and chocolate is your thing (it’s my favorite, obviously) you will love some of my other healthy recipes that include this iconic flavor combo!

  • Healthy Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies – These Pumpkin Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies are a perfect healthy combination of the classic peanut butter cookie and chocolate brownies. Pumpkin Peanut Butter Brookies are melt in your mouth soft and  made gluten-free for the perfect late night snack!


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Healthy Peanut Butter Monster Cookies

Yield: 12

Ingredients

  • 2/3 c natural peanut butter
  • 2/3 c gluten-free rolled oats (measured after blending)
  • 1/2 c coconut sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch sea salt
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 standard size bag M&Ms

Instructions

  1. Start by placing your oats into a food processor or blender and blend on high until in powdered form.
  2. In a mixing bowl using a handheld mixer, beat the peanut butter and sugar. Add in the egg, water and vanilla and mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the blended oats, baking soda and salt and then add them to your wet ingredients. Continue mixing with the handheld mixer until a dough forms. Fold in half of the M&Ms. Cover and freeze overnight.
  4. Remove cookie dough from freezer and let thaw for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat. Use a cookie scooper to make 12 1-inch evenly sized balls and place them on the parchment paper 1" apart. Top balls with remaining M&Ms and keep the M&Ms close together as the cookie dough will spread. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges brown but the center is still soft. Let cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to wire rack to continue cooling.
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Gluten Free Thick & Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Gluten Free Thick & Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

These amazing gluten free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are simply out of this world and so easy to make they are dangerous! If you love your cookies thick and chunky, with a delicious chewy moistness in the center, these cookies are perfect for you. […]

Deep Dish Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie

Deep Dish Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie

Deep dish paleo chocolate chip cookie you can eat with a fork right out of the skillet for a decadent treat that won’t break your paleo diet. Guys! I finished my second baking video! Yay! I am still learning all this video junk so bear […]

Healthy Matcha Filled Oatmeal Cream Pies (gluten-free & refined sugar-free)

Healthy Matcha Filled Oatmeal Cream Pies (gluten-free & refined sugar-free)

Soft and chewy healthy oatmeal cream pies are sandwiched together with delicious matcha cream cheese frosting to create the perfect dessert. These homemade oatmeal cookies are made gluten-free and refined sugar-free for a nostalgic treat.

You can’t say I didn’t warn you. I definitely told you in my last posts that I have some more oatmeal recipes coming at you and I wasn’t kidding. I’ve been on a real oatmeal kick lately; eating overnight oats every morning except my overnight oats aren’t exactly overnight. I usually make them when I wake up, put them in the freezer for a half hour and then eat them. I like my oats not too soft–like some sort of freak. So there you have it. That’s my big secret when it comes to making oats.


Tomorrow though, I’m going to change things up and I have a fantastic recipe for you involving lemons, blueberries and icing! Lots of delicious icing. You don’t want to miss it so make sure you sign up to never miss a healthy recipe! Sign up below!

Can’t get enough sandwich cookies? They aren’t quite oatmeal cream pies but these Matcha Shortbread Chocolate Filled Sandwich Cookies are just as delicious.

Healthy Matcha Filled Oatmeal Cream Pies (gluten-free & refined sugar-free)

Yield: 6 Sandwich Cookies

Healthy Matcha Filled Oatmeal Cream Pies (gluten-free & refined sugar-free)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c rolled oats
  • 1/2 c gluten-free flour
  • 32g vanilla protein PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO
  • 1/4 c coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 1/4 c coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup or sticky syrup of choice
  • 2-4 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch sea salt
    Filling
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 32g vanilla protein powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp unsweetened matcha powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or sticky syrup of choice
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/4 c powdered Swerve or can be replaced with more protein powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixer, stir together the oats, coconut sugar, flour, flax, baking powder and salt until combined. Add in the maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla and mix until combined. Add in the water 1 tablespoon at a time while mixing until a dough forms. This should vary depending on the type of protein you use. Separate the dough into 12 evenly sized balls. It helps if you wet your hands a bit before. Use your fingertips to press them flat. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until edges start to brown.
  3. Once cooled, place all filling ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Lay each cookie on it's back so the bottom is facing up. Spoon filling into the center of the bottom of each cookie. Place the cookies in the freezer for 10 minutes. Sandwich cookies together and serve. *I like to store my cookies in the freezer and let thaw for 10 minutes before serving.
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Double Chocolate Sweet & Salty Flourless Cookies (gluten-free, refined sugar-free)

Double Chocolate Sweet & Salty Flourless Cookies (gluten-free, refined sugar-free)

Delicious double chocolate flourless cookies made using gluten-free ingredients with a little bit of sweet and salty in every bite. If you are looking for a healthy sweet treat then these cookies are a perfect match for you. Crisp edges and a dense fudgy center, […]

Healthy Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and chewy, chunks of dark chocolate and nutty peanut butter dough baked into a perfect milk loving cookie! These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are my absolute favorite healthy cookie recipe and I think they are calling your name. If you love soft, chewy, […]

Big and Chewy Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Orange Citrus Icing

Big and Chewy Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Orange Citrus Icing

Big and chewy healthy oatmeal cookies with orange citrus icing–it’s quite a mouthful but every word is extremely important in the description of these cookies. I debated whether or not to add gluten-free, refined sugar-free, high in protein with a vegan option to the title. What do you think? Probably best the way I left it. Now you know that besides these cookies being big, chewy, healthy oatmeal cookies with orange citrus icing they are also everything else I listed above–and absolutely delicious, of course!

When I was little, I was always one of those weird kids that actually loved oatmeal cookies. In fact, I preferred them over most cookies. Weirdo–I know! Now that I’m adult, it’s much more accepted for an oatmeal cookie to be your favorite kind and I embrace it for all it’s worth. Bring on the oatmeal cookies!!!


For these oatmeal cookies, I added almonds and flax meal just for funsies. No, I’m kidding. I did have a specific reason in doing so. The almonds adds a little extra crunch and the flax adds a little fiber. Can’t go wrong with either, right? Along with almonds and flax, I added protein powder. I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla Select Protein. Get 30% off using my affiliate code PBCHOCO at checkout on their website www.pescience.com. For a vegan option, use a plant based protein (PEScience has that as well).

Can we take a second to admire how beautiful thee cookies are and they taste just as good as they look. Only way to find out is to make them for yourself!


Big and Chewy Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Orange Citrus Icing

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 28 minutes

Category: Breakfast, Snack, Dessert

Cuisine: gluten-free, vegan option

Yield: 8

Big and Chewy Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Orange Citrus Icing

Big and chewy healthy oatmeal cookies with orange citrus icing.

Ingredients

    for the cookies
  • 3/4 c gluten-free oat flour
  • 3/4 c gluten-free rolled oats
  • 32g vanilla protein powder, vegan if necessary PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO
  • 1/4 c granulated zero calorie sweetener Swerve
  • 1/4 c coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 c + 1 tbsp maple syrup (sugar-free works as well)
  • 1/4 c slivered almonds
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • zest of 1 orange
    for the icing
  • 1/4 c zero calorie confectioners sweetener Swerve
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
    other (optional)
  • dried orange slices

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place all dry cookie ingredients into a bowl and stir until combined. Add in the wet ingredients and mix until a sticky dough forms. Separate the dough into 8 evenly sized balls. To keep dough from sticking to your hands too much, wash your hands after rolling every 2 balls.
  3. Press the balls flat onto the parchment paper. Top with dried orange slices if desired and bake for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool. Once cooled, stir together the icing ingredients and drizzle over cookies. Serve.

Notes

You can replace confectioners sugar with protein powder for the icing. Be mindful of liquid amount used. You may need to add more or less orange juice until you have reached a desired consistency.

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Double Chocolate Caramel Stuffed Vegan Cookies

Double Chocolate Caramel Stuffed Vegan Cookies

Vegan Cookies! These double cookies are packed with chunks of dark chocolate, stuffed with a rich date caramel and then finished with a flakey sea salt. Deliciously soft chocolate vegan cookies made gluten-free and refined sugar-free. Can we talk dates for a moment? I have […]


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