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. They are great for breakfast or as a snack!
Cherry Cheesecake Energy Bites
My love of cooking 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 brulee 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 health food blog, my once a month ritual of whipping up a batch of entirely unhealthy chocolate chunk cookies has taken the back burner in lieu of healthy desserts.
But when I took my first nibble of these Cherry Cheesecake Energy Bites, I realized you can have your cake and eat it too. These oat bites are healthy, easy, and most importantly, they’re cookies!
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To make these energy bites you’ll need:
- 2 ripe bananas
- ½ cup fresh cherries, pitted and chopped
- 1 ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup cream cheese
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
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I based this recipe off a similar recipe I made last year, Strawberry Chia Oat Bites. But that recipe had quite a few ingredients, so I set my sights on creating a similar kind of cookie with fewer ingredients, and ones that you’d be more likely to have in your pantry. And after a bit of adjusting, I arrived at this recipe.
OH SO DELICIOUS!
With a squished banana and rolled oats base, the cookies are really chewy and moist. The cherries are little bursts of flavor, and a simple cream cheese frosting drizzle packs in some major decadence, without being all that unhealthy. Which means not only can I eat these energy bites for dessert, but I can have them for breakfast or pop them in a to-go container and have them for a snack. I think you’re really going to love them!
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More breakfast ideas you might like:
- If you’re one of those people that says they don’t have time for breakfast, this coffee smoothie is right up your alley.
- If you love smoothies but want a sit-down breakfast, try this delicious mocha smoothie bowl tomorrow!
- Maybe you’d like to try your hand at homemade granola. It’s easy to make and delicious as a snack or breakfast!
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