Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies

So good, even Grizzly wants some…  (though I know what you’re thinking… dogs will eat anything)… so you’re going to have to just trust me on this one.

Looking for a good pre and post workout carb load?  What better time to get your carbs in than right after a workout and what better time to enjoy some delicious protein rich, gluten-free cookies?  They are kind of like a cookie dough protein bar, but better 🙂

These cookies can be made sugar free as well, just substitute in the Stevia for the sugar below.  I made these for the first time for a group of power-lifters competing in a local raw lifting event to keep them energized and well fed and they just ate them up (literally).  

Keep in mind, these are gluten-free but not grain free, I felt the nut flour may be a little too heavy in this case.


  • 1 cup Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix
  • 2 scoops Vanilla Protein powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar OR  5 packets Stevia (can change packet # to taste)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup Organic butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips


Preheat oven to 350˚.  Combine Pamela’s baking mix and protein in a large bowl.  In a medium bowl, whip eggs and add softened butter, vanilla & sugar.  Pour the liquid contents into the dry ingredients and mix.  Lastly add the oats and the peanut butter chips to the mix.  

Lightly grease baking sheet with coconut spray oil.  Scoop desired size cookie dough onto baking sheet (4-15).  Bake for 12-15 minutes, remove from oven and let cool.  

Eat as a pre-workout (1 hour out) treat to load glycogen stores for a killer workout.  

Until next time…


About Erin

Erin lives in Ketchum, Id. She is a practicing Acupuncturist and Kettlebell Trainer in the Wood River Valley. She graduated from Acupuncture and Oriental Medical School in the Fall of 2011 from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR. She now has a growing and busy business that offers services to both Hailey and Ketchum. Erin has created a practice where she treats, educates and cares for people with a variety of modalities which include Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Lifestyle coaching, diet and nutrition education, and exercise. Among these, is this blog which is just one platform Erin uses to help her clients learn how to eat healthy, cook and bake with as much ease as possible to create a balanced lifestyle that you can adopt easily and effortlessly. Changing your lifestyle and diet is never an easy thing to do, and Erin's hope is that this makes it that much easier. If you'd like more information about Erin and her practice please check out her website: A note from Erin: Over the past few years I have changed my diet pretty dramatically and no longer eat grains & very little sugar due to chronic eczema; this blog is about how to cook and bake without wheat, gluten, rice or other grains and still get what you want out of the food you are eating. It is different, & it is tricky, but it is also possible and I've found some tricks to satisfy even the most carb loving baker without the extra sugar and gluten that some of us just can't eat; and I'm looking forward to sharing more recipes with you as I experiment along. View all posts by Erin

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