Cherry Almond Oatmeal Cookies

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cherry almond oatmeal cookies

Conventional advice about healthy eating and weight loss always says the same exact thing. Don’t keep sweets in the house. Don’t keep cookies in the house. Stay away from desserts! At Skinny Ms., we understand that ignoring our cravings for sweet treats can lead to overindulging in rich, sugary foods. A better way to keep cravings at bay is to keep clean eating sweet snacks that are low in calories, fat, and sugar, stocked at all times. When your sweet tooth hits, you’ll reach for a healthy treat, instead of heading to the store for Haagen-Dazs.

Today’s healthy cookie recipe is a delicious combination of cherries and almonds, sweetened with a beautiful mix of bananas and dates. Simply mash the dates and bananas, and mix them with the cherries, almonds, and almond flour, and bake! The tart cherries pair beautifully with the uncompromising sweetness of dates and bananas, and the almonds give these cookies that spectacular crunch that seems to make sweet treats that much more delectable.

With no added sugar and no processed or refined ingredients, these cookies are a far cry from the packages of storebought cookies that seem as if they were designed to wreak havoc on your healthy eating plan. Antioxidant rich cherries are bursting with fiber, and almonds and bananas add superfood appeal.

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Cherry Almond Oatmeal Cookies

Avoid all the unnecessary ingredients from store-bought cookies and make these homemade oatmeal cookies with only six delicious ingredients including cherries and almonds.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 10 people
Serving Size 1 cookie
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Universal


  • 1/4 cup dates
  • 2 bananas ripe
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup almonds crushed


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a processor or mini chopper, make a paste out of the dates.
  • In a large bowl, mash the bananas then mix in the dates, oats, cherries, almonds and almond meal.
  • Prepare a baking pan lined with baking paper then scoop some batter on it, giving them space in between.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until desired texture.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Kid-Friendly, Plant-Based, Quick and Easy

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Rowena Dumlao-Giardina

Rowena is a recipe developer and food & travel writer/photographer from Italy with Asian roots. Creating healthy dishes in her own kitchen is priority. She believes there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that her family is eating natural & nutritious meals.

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    1. Denise, Hmmmmm…possibley pureed garbanzo beans, about 1 cup. I haven’t tried this yet but might work. Or, you could try 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1/2 cup pureed beans. Let us know if you use any of these substitutes and how they turned out. 🙂

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