healthy thin mints
Desserts,  Chocolate

The Best Healthy Thin Mints (Gluten-Free + Vegan)

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The Best Healthy Thin Mints are here and they are so easy to make! Gluten-free and made with oat flour plus completely vegan! You’re going to love this copycat Girl Scout cookie recipe.

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the best healthy thin mints

What makes these thin mint cookies healthy? Well, instead of processed sugars, flours, and oils, we use all whole and nourishing ingredients such as oat flour, coconut sugar, and cacao powder. You can read more about why these ingredients are so much better for your body in my blog post 6 Low-Cost Superfoods + How To Use Them.

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Gluten-Free Thin Mints

Just like my Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, and my Easy Gluten-Free Monkey Bread, you only need oat flour to make these healthy thin mints! I LOVE oat flour so much because it’s so affordable and easy to make at home. All you need is a food processor or high-speed blender. Just be sure to grind up your oats as fine as possible so they closely resemble flour. Learn my 3 step process to making homemade flour here. This is a big thing I teach in my, Busy Lady’s Guide To Easy Healthy Baking Course too!

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What Makes These Homemade Thin Mints Vegan?

These homemade healthy thin mints can be made completely vegan by using dairy-free vegan chocolate chips. That’s it! This recipe is completely egg-free and dairy-free. If you’ve tried any of my other vegan recipes, like my Vegan Raspberry Brownies, or my Millionaire Bars, you know that vegan treats definitely can taste delicious! 

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Yield: 30 cookies

The Best Healthy Thin Mints (Gluten-Free + Vegan)

healthy thin mints

The Best Healthy Thin Mints are here and they are so easy to make! Gluten-free and made with oat flour plus completely vegan. You’re going to love this copycat Girl Scout cookie recipe.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes



  • 1 Cup Oat Flour (Make it at home in 3 steps)
  • ¼ Cup Cacao Powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • ⅓ Cup Coconut Sugar
  • ⅛ tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
  • ¼ tsp Baking Powder


Chocolate Coating:


1. In a medium-size bowl shift in oat flour and cacao powder. Then mix in coconut sugar, pink salt, and baking powder until everything is well incorporated and there are no lumps of cacao powder or oat flour.

2. Next, mix in the wet ingredients until everything is well incorporated and a thick batter forms.

3. Preheat oven to 350 F. and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

4. Form the dough into a ball and place it between two pieces of parchment paper. Press it down with your hands and then use a rolling pin or glass jar to roll the dough out until it is about ¼ inch thick. Use a small glass (such as a shot glass) or circular cookie cutter (about 1 inch in diameter) to cut out circular cookies and place them on your parchment-lined cookie sheet. Gather leftover cookie dough and repeat steps until all dough has been used (should make around 30 cookies).

5. Bake cookies at 350 F. for 15-20 minutes until firm and a little crisp (they will crisp more after fully cooling). Transfer onto a small plate and let cool completely (you can place them in the freezer to cool faster, only takes about 5-10 minutes). Save your parchment paper!

6. While the cookies are cooling, make the chocolate coating by melting chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave or using a double boiler (if melting in microwave, melt in 25-second intervals, stirring in between each to avoid burning). Then mix in the peppermint extract.

7. Using a fork, dip the cookies in the melted chocolate. Let any excess drip off before placing them back on your parchment-lined baking sheet. If you have leftover chocolate you can drizzle it on top of the cookies if desired.

8. Chill thin mint cookies in freezer 10-15 minutes to allow chocolate to set. Enjoy! Store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


  1. Warm Water: the reason we use warm water is that anything too cold will cause the coconut oil to solidify again, making our batter have coconut oil chunks in it, which is not what we want. 

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 58Total Fat: 2.8gCarbohydrates: 9gNet Carbohydrates: 7.1gFiber: 1.9gSugar: 2.9gProtein: 1.1g

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  • Alexia Bales

    So delicious! Tried one batch with white sugar – turned out great! Also substituted peppermint oil (only three drops) and it turned out wonderful!!!! Claire is a genuis!

    • Claire

      YAY! I am so glad you loved these! And I love the use of peppermint oil!!! Brilliant!!! 🙂

  • Tori

    HOLY MOLY these are incredible. Make them immediately but hide from your husband or else he’ll eat them all!!! So good and such a good replacement for girl scout thin mints!

  • Betsy

    These were excellent! The whole family loved these! Awesome spin off the girl scout cookie! 10/10 🙂

    • Claire

      Awh yayyy! I’m so glad you and the whole family loved them. Isn’t it just the best knowing they’re actually good for you too?!

      Happy Healthy Baking, Betsy!! 🙂

  • Monique

    Do you have a suggestion for substituting something for the oat flour and it still being gluten free? My husband cannot eat oats.

    • Claire

      hi! I haven’t tested any other flour unfortunately. You can try brown rice flour or buckwheat flour 🙂 Let me know if you try them and how they turn out!

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