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Cookies set on parchment paper after they finish cooling.

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

  • Author: Catherine Perez
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 cookies 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These chocolate cherry oatmeal breakfast cookies are easy to make and use only 10 ingredients. The perfect grab and go vegan breakfast that tastes like dessert.


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips


  1. Set oven to 350F. To a food processor add rolled oats, coconut, baking powder, ground flaxseed and salt then pulse together until some of the oats are mostly broken down into a flour (it’s okay if the oats aren’t completely broken down).
  2. Add your peanut butter, maple syrup, and almond milk and pulse to form a dough.
  3. Fold in your cherries and chocolate and then take 1-2 tablespoons of dough and form into a cookie shape or into an energy bite.
  4. Place on a lined baking sheet and bake in the oven for 12 minutes. Allow to cool, then enjoy!


If the dough is not sticking together, just add a little more peanut butter or maple syrup to the mix until it starts to form a workable dough.

If not a fan of coconut, just replace the coconut with more oats.

Allergic to nut butter? Swap out for a seed butter like tahini. I love making this same recipe with tahini. It balances really well with the sweetness from the cherries and maple syrup.

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