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Cherry Cheesecake Oat Cookies

These Cherry Cheesecake Oatmeal Cookies are healthy, super delicious little oat cookies that are perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or snack.

Cherry cheesecake oatmeal cookies with icing on top

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.

Cherry Cheesecake Oatmeal Cookies Video

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.

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.

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!

Cherry cheesecake oatmeal cookies with icing on top
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.
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Course: Baked Goods, Breakfasts, Desserts, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake cookies, cherry cookies, cream cheese cookies, healthy cookies, oatmeal cookies, vegan cookies
Diet: Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion: 4th of July, Birthdays, Game Day
Time: 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 60kcal
Author: Sarah Bond
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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 vegan cream cheese 90 g
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup 15 mL
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Stir in cherries, oats, and cinnamon.
  • 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).
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes, until golden brown.
  • While cookies bake, prepare icing by combining all the icing ingredients, whisk until smooth.
  • 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

Serving: 1cookies | Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.3g | Protein: 1.5g | Fat: 1.8g | Sodium: 11mg | Fiber: 1.3g
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  1. Kim says:

    Can you use frozen cherries? As you can guess, fresh not here too often.
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    1. Sarah says:

      I haven’t tried using frozen, but I think it could work! Just be sure to thaw and dry them first.

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