You’re simple and sweet
Why do they call you monster?
You do not scare me!
These debuted at class last week and somehow I agreed to write a poem about them. I can never resist a haiku!
“Monster Cookies” generally have a bunch of goodies in them with a base of a nut butter and oatmeal. According to a quick google search, they are “the Frankenstein’s monster of the cookie world – a mashup of different components.”
What I love about these — besides the super moist texture and perfectly balanced flavor — is how simple they are to make. Even for the “non-bakers,” this one is doable.
Super Simple Monster Cookie (vegan + gluten free)
3/4 cup tahini
3/4 cup coconut sugar (I used a little less)
3 1/2 tablespoons almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 1/2 cups gluten free oats
1/3 dark vegan chocolate chips (these are my fav – nut, soy and diary free)
Other optional add ins: 1/3 cup raisins, 1/4 cup nuts
And if you aren’t a fan of tahini, try another nut butter like almond or sunflower
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl, add tahini, coconut sugar, almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and salt and combine until well blended.
Add oats dark chocolate and any other add-in; mix until all of the ingredients are incorporated.
Using a spoon, scoop the batter onto your baking sheet Bake cookies for 10 minutes and let cool for another 10 minutes.
Photo and recipe adapted from About to Sprout.
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