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Almond Butter Monster Cookies (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

Almond Butter Monster Cookies made with almond flour, gluten-free oats, pretzels, and chocolate pieces for a protein-packed gluten-free cookie. Vegan.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 140kcal
Author Tessa


  • 1 flax egg 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons warm water
  • ¾ cup all-natural unsalted almond butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar 37 g
  • ¾ cup almond flour 90 g
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup dairy-free chocolate gems or chocolate chips (or M&Ms if not df) I use Choco No No's brand
  • cup gluten-free oats
  • ½ cup gluten-free pretzels, crushed


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare flax egg, set aside. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk almond butter, maple syrup, and flax egg together. Add coconut sugar, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
  • Fold in chocolate gems, gluten-free oats, and crushed pretzels. Using a small spoon, scoop cookie dough and gently roll into a loose ball with your hands. The cookie dough will be sticky, so spray your hands with cooking spray as needed. Place on cookie sheet in even rows.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow cookies to rest on cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack. 


Adapted from my Chocolate Tahini Cookies
*I like to reserve or use extra chocolate pieces and press a couple into the tops of each cookie when they are just out of the oven for that vibrant candy color look!
Store in an airtight container. 


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg