Deliciously Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Cherries and Chocolate (Sugar-Free & Gluten-Free)

Deliciously Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Cherries and Chocolate (Sugar-Free & Gluten-Free)
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Craving cookies, but on a tightrope between healthy eating and your sweet tooth? Say hello to these sugar-free, gluten-free oatmeal delights that are bursting with flavor and ready in just 5 minutes! Yes, you read that right—5 minutes from the kitchen counter to pure, unadulterated cookie bliss.

Think banana bread, but in cookie form. This recipe is so simple, it practically begs to be whipped up, even on the busiest of days. And the best part? You only need 5 pantry staples (plus a sprinkle of chocolate, because self-care, duh).

So ditch the store-bought cookies laden with mystery ingredients and artificial nasties. This is homemade happiness on a plate, the kind that fuels your body and pampers your taste buds.

Ready to dive into this oatmeal dessert dream? Let’s get baking!


  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • Oatmeal, 120 g
  • Maple syrup 1 tbsp
  • chocolate without sugar, 60 g
  • cherry for decoration


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mash the banana in a bowl. Whisk in the egg and maple syrup (if using).
  3. Stir in the oats and let them sit for a minute to soften. This will make the cookies even more chewy!
  4. Fold in the chopped chocolate. You can get creative here – mix in nuts, dried fruit, or spices like cinnamon or ginger for a customized flavor explosion.
  5. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Make a small indentation in the center of each cookie with your thumb.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  7. Let the cookies cool completely on the baking sheet. Don’t worry if they look a little soft when they come out – they’ll firm up as they cool.
  8. Get creative! Melt the remaining sugar-free chocolate and drizzle it over the cooled cookies. Top with a fresh cherry for an extra pop of color and sweetness.

Tips & Tricks

  • No mashed banana? No problem! Use 1/4 cup of applesauce instead.
  • No sugar-free chocolate? Use chopped dates or raisins for sweetness. Just keep in mind the sugar content will increase slightly.
  • Make it a family affair! This recipe is super easy and fun to make with kids. They’ll love mixing the ingredients and decorating the cookies.

So ditch the store-bought cookies and whip up a batch of these healthy delights! They’re the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without sacrificing your health or taste buds.

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About the Author: Jenny Kristy

Spice Seeker, Recipe Weaver, Nomad Chef |With a passport bursting with stamps and a pantry overflowing with global spices, Jenny Kristy isn't just a cook, she's a culinary nomad. Her travels fuel her passion, transforming exotic flavors into recipes that tantalize and transport. She weaves magic in her kitchen, sharing her adventures through meals that whisper of Marrakesh markets and Tuscan trattorias. From teaching sushi to whipping up Moroccan masterpieces, Jenny ignites wanderlust and connects cultures, one delicious bite at a time.

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