Chocolate Cherry Banana Breakfast Cookies
Jam-packed with hearty oats, bananas, dried cherries and chocolate chips, these Chocolate Cherry Banana Breakfast Cookies are a healthy, one-bowl treat. They bake up crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and are full of healthy ingredients. If you love eating dessert for breakfast, then these cookies were made for you!
These breakfast cookies. I’m not even going to tell you how many times I attempted this recipe before I perfected it.
Ok, seven times. Seven! For a stinkin’ breakfast cookie!
I was on a mission to create a healthy, yet decadent breakfast cookie with just the right amount of crunch and chewy middle. For some reason, it took me multiple tries to get this recipe right.
And you would think that simple ingredients, like oats, bananas, coconut oil, and chocolate would be easy to mesh into one. For some, yes, for me, not so much. The texture was either too wet, too dry, not flavorful enough, etc.
But not to worry, I finally got these Chocolate Cherry Banana Breakfast Cookies under control and came up with the most deliciously sweet and healthy treat.
Jam-packed with hearty oats, bananas, dried cherries and chocolate chips, these Chocolate Cherry Banana Breakfast cookies are a healthy, one-bowl treat. They bake up crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and are full of healthy ingredients. If you love eating dessert for breakfast, then these cookies were made for you!
And let me tell you, cookies for breakfast never tasted so good! Especially these Chocolate Cherry Banana Breakfast Cookies.
We all know that chocolate and bananas make a delicious combo, but when you add in some dried cherries, the flavor becomes even better. The ingredients mesh together to create a treat that seems decadent, but is secretly healthy. And you just can’t go wrong with that!
Now that I’ve finally perfect this cookie (did I mention that it took seven times?!), I think you’ll love them just as much as I do.
These Chocolate Cherry Banana Breakfast Cookies are made in one bow, with minimal prep work. And that means you can have this treat prepped, baked, and ready to be devoured in less than a half hour. Now how about them cookies?
Filled with protein, fruit, and chocolate, these cookies will be your new favorite way to eat breakfast!
Looking for more breakfast recipes? I’ve got you covered!
- Blueberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes
- Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
- Blueberry Lemon French Toast Bake
- Apple Pie Overnight Oats
- Baked Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks
Chocolate Cherry Banana Breakfast Cookies
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract
- 2½ cups old-fashioned oats
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup dried cherries
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper or lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine the mashed banana, coconut oil, honey and vanilla extract. Stir in the oats, cinnamon, salt, and flour. Gently fold in the dried cherries and chocolate chips.
- Shape mixture into balls and lightly flatten the tops with the palm of your hand or the bottom of a cup.
- Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until the cookies turn golden and are firm. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
Seven times is the charm! These look like an amazing way to start the day – wish I had one right this minute!
Wow — seven is A LOT of attempts! 🙂 These ingredients remind me of a banana split ice cream sundae. Just add some vanilla yogurt for breakfast and it’s practically dessert in the morning! 🙂 Breakfast cookies are THE BEST!
It was a lot of attempts! I didn’t do them all at one time though…more like 7 times in a few months! 🙂 And now you’re making me hungry for an ice cream sundae!
You must be a very patient woman, Gayle. You worked hard for these! But that makes it so much more worth it. Hope you’re having a bunch this morning!
Thanks, Mir! It was definitely worth it to get these cookies perfected!
I’ve been searching for a breakfast cookie – love the easy ingredients & I’m sure I couldn’t stop with just one 😉
Thanks, Megan! These cookies are hard to resist!
This is exactly what I need to get my Monday started off on a happy note! The chocolate drizzle is the perfect finishing touch 🙂
Thanks for the cookie love, Sues! I couldn’t resist the chocolate drizzle!
Cookies for breakfast? You know I am going to be on board with that Gayle! I love the delicious combo of the banana, cherries and chocolate too.
Cookies for breakfast are definitely a good thing! Thanks for the kind words, Dannii!
You sure know how to start a Monday off right, Gayle! These breakfast cookies look absolutely AMAZING! That chocolate drizzle is just perfection!
Thank you, Sarah! I couldn’t resist starting off the week with some chocolate and healthy ingredients! 🙂
Gayle these sound divine!! I love the flavor combination here it is just terrific! What a great way to start the day!
Thanks for the cookie love, Annie!
Cookies for breakfast sure as heck beats what’s in my regular rotation, Gayle! Especially these cookies jam packed with so much delicious flavor and texture! Definitely not limiting myself to only breakfast with these scrumptious morsels.. I’m willing to bet I could polish off a tray in half a day. Thanks for making these seven times for us, I think they look worth the effort! I know I aprreciate it! Pinned! Cheers, lovely!
Thanks, Cheyanne! I think I need to make breakfast cookies more often…I can’t resist the flavors or the chewy texture!
7 times?!! Well, it was well worth it. . these cookies look amazing!!!
Thank you, Alice! I attempted these cookies 7 times within a few months, so not all at once otherwise I would’ve gone crazy! 🙂
They look delicious! Sometimes it does take several trials to get a recipe right but at the end, it’s so worth it 😀
Thank you, Nadia! I agree, I’m glad I kept trying this recipe until I got it right! 🙂
These look so good! And 7 times?! That’s real commitment!
Gayle, we’re on the same wavelength — I just made a batch of breakfast cookies over the weekend so they’re coming soon! It’s so fun to wake up and eat cookies for breakfast, especially when they’re as hearty and healthy as these! And I love that chocolate drizzle you gave them — these look delicious!
Thank you, Marcie! I agree, nothing beats a healthy cookie for breakfast! 🙂
I’ve never made breakfast cookies, so I’ll try these very soon! Glad you were patient enough to experiment with the recipe! I’m sure these taste amazing! Pinned! Stay warm Gayle!
Thanks, Mira! I’m definitely hooked on these cookies! Hope you stay warm, too! 🙂
These look perfect, Gayle! I’m with you, I made waaay too many batches of breakfast cookies last month trying to get them right too. Love love love the cherry and banana combo and the chocolate drizzle is so pretty! I’ll take a dozen! 🙂
Thank you for the kind words, Kelly! I’m glad I’m not the only one who couldn’t get a breakfast cookie recipe right! 🙂 I can’t wait to see your recipe!
These turned out so great! I’m glad you stuck with it and kept trying to get the recipe right. The chocolate, cherry, and banana combination sounds tasty! I could go for a couple of these right now.
Thank you, Jen!
Well I know that if you made them 7 times that these babies are close to perfection! They look so delicious, and I love that they are a grab and go kind of breakfast! Yum!
It took a while but I finally got the breakfast cookie I wanted! 🙂 Thanks, Denise!
Thank you for your patience so that we get to benefit from your seven trials…oh my! That is commitment and completely worth it! These look amazing!
Thank you, Annie! Seven times a charm, right? 🙂
We love breakfast cookies around here, and the combination of flavors in these sounds so good! It always seems like the simplest recipes are the ones that take me so many tries to get just right. I don’t know what it is about those simple recipes, but I’m glad you finally got these perfected because they look delish!
Thank you, Kristine! I’m now hooked on breakfast cookies and can’t wait to make them again!
Oh now don’t these look delightful! I wish I had one with me this afternoon with a hot cup of tea…what a treat. xoxo, Catherine
Thank you for the kind words, Catherine!
I am allll about breakfast cookies! These look amazing Gayle. Love all the fruit you packed in here, and the chocolate! 😀
Thanks, Rachel! Cherries, banana and chocolate make the best combo! 🙂
Cookies can have such attitudes during the recipe development process! It’s like they have a mind of their own. Glad you were finally able to get a good one! They look beautiful — especialllllly with that chocolate drizzle. NOMS.
Yes! They definitely didn’t want to work with me during the first 6 tries! 🙂 Thanks for the cookie love, Lauren!
These breakfast cookies look so yummy. I love to mix up my breakfasts every once in a while, otherwise I get really sick of the same old thing. And I love the combination of bananas, oats, and cherries. And I really like the idea of a cookie with chocolate for breakfast!
Thank you for the cookie love, Amanda! I’m definitely hooked on cookies for breakfast! 🙂 And I agree, it’s so nice to switch things up every now and then!
Oh my word, I love these and I am totally making them tomorrow morning for breakfast. We WERE going to have chia seed pudding….but guess what, plans have changed! Thanks for changing them! These look so good. Can’t wait to taste! We have a ton of bananas right now that are starting to get overripe, but our muffin pans disappeared, so I will probably make several batches of these and freeze them!
I hope you love these, Aria! They were a hit in my household and I can’t wait to make them again! 🙂
Breakfast cookies can definitely be tricky sometimes to get just right! I’m glad you kept going to share these with us! They sound and look wonderful!
Thanks, Ashley! This is my new favorite way to eat breakfast! 🙂
These breakfast cookies look well worth the seven tries- totally delicious 🙂
A big YES to cookies for breakfast! I am definitely going to have to try these since you worked so hard for the perfect texture! It’s so hard to bake with bananas — they make everything so soft and wet!
Yes! Bananas are definitely hard to work with. Thanks for the cookie love, Ashley!
I am glad you got them right at last Gayle! They look amazing! 🙂
Me too, Manali! Thanks!
7 times? You’re amazing Gayle! I would have quit after 3 for sure. Haha! Glad you stuck with it, these cookies look delicious. Cookies for breakfast? Yes please!
Haha I was getting frustrated for sure, but I spread out those 7 times over a few months! 🙂 Thanks for the cookie love, friend!
I’m all for having cookies for breakfast! What a great grab-and-go option!
Thanks for the cookie love, Jessica!
Yum!! These look so wonderful! Cookies for breakfast…? Um, yes please.
Seven tries? You’re my HERO. These are fabulous, I love breakfast cookies.
Thank you, Dorothy!
Talk about a crazy FLAVOR EXPLOSION!
Yes! 🙂 Thanks, Gigi!
I love how easy these are! Plus, no refined sugar and naturally gluten free??? Right up my alley for breakfast!
These cookies make the best breakfast! Thanks, Brielle!
Isn’t that the most annoying thing when you KNOW that a recipe should work and it just won’t quite go the way you want! I’m glad you managed to get it perfect, because these cookies look amazing and I really want one right now with my morning coffee!
Thanks for the cookie love, Stacey! It was so frustrating, but I’m glad I finally got them right! 🙂