Cherry Cheesecake Oat Cookies

Somedays the amount of cooking energy in my bones is energizer-bunny-level. Like last week I attempted homemade green curry paste twice. Do you know how much rare-ingredient-hunting/mortar and pestling that takes?! But other times, when our batteries are low, cooking entails throwing a few things together and hoping for the best. And for those days, we have Cherry Cheesecake Oat Cookies.

These cherry cheesecake energy bites are healthy, super delicious little oat cookies that come together in just 20 minutes! A banana oat base makes the cookies moist and chewy, while the cream cheese frosting adds the perfect amount of decadence.

My love of cooking actually began with cookies. I suppose that’s probably pretty normal. I don’t think many people decide to learn how to cook starting with creme brûlée or baked Alaska. No, cookies are a good starting point. Mix a few yums together, plop them onto a pan, bake, eat them all….repeat. But now that I have a healthy food blog, my once a month ritual of whipping up a batch of entirely unhealthy chocolate chunk cookies has taken the back burner. But when I took my first nibble of these oat cookies, I realized you can have your cake and eat it too. These oat bites are healthy, easy, and most importantly…they’re cookies!

These cherry cheesecake energy bites are healthy, super delicious little oat cookies that come together in just 20 minutes! A banana oat base makes the cookies moist and chewy, while the cream cheese frosting adds the perfect amount of decadence.
These cherry cheesecake energy bites are healthy, super delicious little oat cookies that come together in just 20 minutes! A banana oat base makes the cookies moist and chewy, while the cream cheese frosting adds the perfect amount of decadence.
These cherry cheesecake energy bites are healthy, super delicious little oat cookies that come together in just 20 minutes! A banana oat base makes the cookies moist and chewy, while the cream cheese frosting adds the perfect amount of decadence.
These cherry cheesecake energy bites are healthy, super delicious little oat cookies that come together in just 20 minutes! A banana oat base makes the cookies moist and chewy, while the cream cheese frosting adds the perfect amount of decadence.
These cherry cheesecake energy bites are healthy, super delicious little oat cookies that come together in just 20 minutes! A banana oat base makes the cookies moist and chewy, while the cream cheese frosting adds the perfect amount of decadence.

Cherry Cheesecake Oat Cookies

These Cherry Cheesecake Oat Cookies are healthy, super delicious little oat cookies that are perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or snack.
Course Baked Goods, Breakfasts, Desserts, Snacks
Diet Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion 4th of July, Birthdays, Game Day
Time 30 minutes or less
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 60 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • ½ cup fresh cherries 110 g, pitted and chopped
  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats 140 g
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Icing

  • ¼ cup cream cheese 90 g
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup 15 mL
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Stir in cherries, oats, and cinnamon.
  2. Roll tablespoon-sized rounds of dough into balls and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet (you can put these pretty close together, they won’t rise or expand).
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes, until golden brown.
  4. While cookies bake, prepare icing by combining all the icing ingredients, whisk until smooth.
  5. Allow cookies to cool slightly, then drizzle on the icing (either with a fork or by spooning icing into a baggy, cutting off the corner of the bag, and piping the frosting over the cookies).

Notes

Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Cheesecake Oat Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookies)
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 16
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.8g 3%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 10.3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%
Protein 1.5g 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you buy something from that link I may earn a commission, at no extra cost to you. Thanks for supporting Live Eat Learn and for making these recipes possible! I originally published this recipe on Amanda’s Cookin’.

This healthy Cherry Cheesecake Oat Cookie recipe is simple, delicious, and is ready in 20 minutes! With just 7 ingredients, it's a refined sugar-free breakfast or on-the-go snack that the whole family is going to love. // Live Eat Learn

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