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A delicious monster cookie with a bite taken from it

The Best Ever Healthier Monster Cookies

  • Author: Bernadette - Goodie Goodie Lunchbox
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


These delicious Healthier Monster Cookies are a fantastic snack when you need your sweet fix. Full of flavour, these are a  healthier take on the Monster Cookie classic. They are made with oats, whole wheat flour and the addition of zucchini.


  • 100g butter softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter (or seed butter)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g (1 small) grated zucchini
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup plain whole meal flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup mini smarties or mini m & ms


  1. Preheat your oven to 180c and line a baking tray with baking paper
  2. In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter with an electric mixer
  3. Once creamed, add the egg, peanut butter and vanilla and beat until well combined 
  4. Add the grated zucchini and chocolate chips and stir through until evenly mixed then add the oats, baking powder and flour and mix together to form a dough
  5. Roll tablespoon sized portions of the dough into balls and place separately on the tray
  6. Flatten the balls with your fingers and top each cookie with 5 mini smarties or mini m & ms pressing them down gently as you go 
  7. Bake in the oven for around 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden
  8. Rest on a baking tray for a five minutes before cooling on a wire rack

Keywords: Monster Cookies; Healthy Monster Cookies; Cookies; Chocolate Chip Cookies; Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies