Oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies: similar to classic monster cookies, these MONSTER COOKIES have been remixed into tasty dairy-free (healthy) treats. Customize the recipe with by adding in the extras you fancy...
- 3/4 c whole spelt (or wheat) flower
- 3/4 c oats
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp soda
- 1 c smooth natural peanut butter
- 1/2 c honey
- 1 egg
- 1-2 tsp vanilla
Mix wet and dry well, then mix in:
- 2-3 ounces (or 1/4-1/3 c) chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
- 2-3 Tbsp chopped candied orange peel &/OR candied ginger
OR 1/4 c chopped dried fruit like dates or apricots
- Optional: 1/4 c chopped pecans
*if you want these to look more like classic monster cookies, instead of the fruit above, add 1/3 c dark M&M's, or find natural candy-coated chocolate candies at the health food store (check the ingredients to make sure they don't contain the chemical food coloring that many are allergic to).
Drop heaping teaspoons of batter on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork if you like. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 (350 if using dark or uninsulated pans, and/or if your oven is extra hot) for 8-12 minutes. They're ready when the edges are slightly browned - keep checking as honey browns fast. Wait a couple of minutes before removing cookies from the pan, then place on a cooling rack to cool.