There are two kinds of people in this world: Crunchy cookie people, and soft cookie people.
Personally, I love a gooooood crunchy cookie straight out of the oven. SO good! But my husband is all about a soft, melt-in-your-mouth, fall apart type of cookie. That’s where these Healthy Chocolate Cherry Soft Cookies come in! Oh and I think there’s a third type of person, and that would be the cookie dough person that never actually makes it to the baked cookies cause the dough is just tooooo good. If that’s you, you should definitely check out this high protein Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough recipe!
These amazing cookies are for those I-NEED-SOMETHING-SWEET-RIGHT-NOW-cookie-monster kind of times. You know what I’m talking about! You started this new nutrition plan (heeeeeey FREE 5 day nutrition plan!), you’ve been following it to a T, you’ve been working out every day, you had a super healthy dinner, and omg what you would DO for a cookie right now! Yep. I know, friend. We’ve all been there, time and time again.
These Healthy Chocolate Cherry Soft Cookies are coming to the rescue! Aside from being the most delicious healthy cookies EVAH, they won’t derail your nutrition plan. While these cookies are similar to the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, I’ve added a few things to this batch to give them a little more of a “soft and chewy” factor 😉 You can use fresh cherries if you’d like, but I used these organic dried cherries. I also included these chia seeds and flaxseed for some added nutrition bonuses!
Here’s a tip for making these cookies: Once you place the dough on the pan, be sure to flatten them significantly with a spoon to make them look more like cookies. They tend to grow upward, not out! I learned that the hard way when I took out my first batch and they looked like bread rolls, haha. But they were still just as delicious!
Here’s the recipe for the best ever Healthy Chocolate Cherry Soft Cookies:
Healthy Chocolate Cherry Soft Cookies
- 1 banana
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 4 Tbsp organic butter
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp flax seeds
- 1/2 cup cherries
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the liquid ingredients together in a food processor, stand mixer, or by hand.
Add in the dry ingredients (except for the cherries and chocolate).
Lastly, add in the cherries and chocolate, lightly mixing.
Using a spoon, shape the dough into cookies (being sure to flatten them) on a baking sheet.
Bake for about 15 minutes (or until lightly brown). Serve and enjoy!