Healthy Homemade Oreos
These Healthy Homemade Oreos will fulfill your wildest dreams! They’re chocolatey and sweet and 100% delicious and addicting, they’re serious rivals to the storebought variety. But, there’s something very different about this DIY version… these are sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan!
I remember a time when I was young, still living in Canada at the time, so maybe 5 or 6 years old, when I used to eat Oreos for breakfast. One specific memory I have is when my mother walked into the kitchen to find me eating that deplorable, sugary breakfast. She stared at the three rows of chocolate sandwich cookies in the classic bright blue package. Well, by the time she walked in there were only two rows left…
She glanced at the plastic wrapper that I had torn open like some savage, starving animal. With chocolate cookie crumbs coating my chubby cheeks and little fingers, I looked at her as I grabbed another Oreo. I shoved a cookie in my face and asked my mother if she wanted some too. She looked at me in disbelief.
“Sugar? For breakfast?! You know, when you get older you’re going to get stomachaches if you keep eating like that.”
I thought, “Oh, really? Then I should get my fill of Oreo breakfasts before I grow up!”
So, mom, I’m older. I’m twenty-four now and guess what? I’m still waiting for that day to come… the day my mother warned me about where I can’t eat anything and everything tooth-achingly sweet for breakfast. I could eat frosting out of a tub for breakfast. My body can tolerate an insane amount of sweetness at any hour of day.
Dessert for breakfast?
Dessert for lunch?
Dessert at 3am?
I can and will eat cookies, brownies, cake with frosting, etc. as my morning meal. The only difference between now and then is that I eat the good kind of sweets. I eat sweets to my heart’s content if they are good for me, like these Healthy Homemade Oreos.
These Healthy Homemade Oreos aren’t unhealthy like the storebought cookie sandwiches. These are all natural, sugar free, dairy free, gluten free, and whole grain!
Yup, that means no artificial flavorings, no high-fructose corn syrup, and no refined white flour!
And BEE TEE DUBZ… these are totally dunkable too. So grab a glass of milk or almond milk or soy milk or cashew milk or whatever milk you like, and dunk dunk dunk, then bite bite bite.
Healthy Homemade Oreos
- 160g (1⅓ cups) Oat Flour
- 96g (½ cup) Granulated Erythritol
- 40g (½ cup) Unsweetened Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder
- 1 tsp Double-Acting Baking Powder
- ½ tsp Salt
- 112g (½ cup) Coconut Oil (melted)
- ¼ cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (room temperature)
- 4 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Liquid Stevia Extract
- 210g (1½ cups) Powdered Erythritol
- 3 tbs Water
- 1 tsp Vanilla Paste
For the Wafers:
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the oat flour, erythritol, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
- In a stand mixer bowl with beater attachment, add the coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla extract, and stevia extract. Mix on low speed until completely mixed.
- Dump the dry ingredients into the stand mixer and mix until completely mixed. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Roll ⅓ of the dough in between two silicone baking sheets until ~⅛" thick. Use a 2" circle cookie cutter to punch circles into the dough. Peel away the dough surrounding the circle shapes, putting the dough back into the stand mixer bowl, and transfer the silicone sheet with the circles onto a cookie tray.
- Bake for 12 minutes. Carefully transfer the silicone sheet onto your counter or a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Keep re-rolling the dough and baking until all the dough is used up.
For the Filling:
- In a large bowl, whisk together the erythritol, water, and vanilla paste, until you get a frosting-like texture.
- Scoop the frosting onto half of the wafer cookies, then gently press the remaining wafer cookies on top to make sandwich cookies. Serve and enjoy!
Can you believe it?? Compared to the storebought version, for the SAME AMOUNT OF COOKIES, my healthy homemade version has 40 less calories and 15g less carbs with zero added sugar. While my version may be lower in calories, which is cool and all, that doesn’t automatically mean it’s healthy. It really comes down to the quality of ingredients. The first two ingredients in the Oreos ingredient list are “enriched” (aka highly refined) flour and white sugar (**rolls eyes**). Then, high fructose corn syrup makes its debut not far after. Ugh, and they’re also made with vanillin — a FAKE vanilla flavoring. Tsk tsk tsk *crosses arms*
Let’s skip the yucky stuff and make Oreos at home using wholesome whole grains, natural sweeteners, and healthier, happier ingredients.
These are SO. GOOD.
I wish I ate these as a child rather than the pre-packaged, sugary storebought stuff.
PS: Can you tell me if you make this recipe? I’d like to come over and eat half of them with you 😉
Hi! All I see in the ingredient list in the original Oreo’s is GMO’s, GMO’s, GMO’s (soybean, canola, cornstarch, high fructose corn syrup)…yuck! Thanks for sharing and making a healthier version 😉
These look perfect! I always scrape off the cream and just eat the cookie part of oreos. I think I’ll make these and eat them all myself! 🙂
Thank you for including the nutritional information in your recipes. It is extremely interesting and helpful when you do. I look forward to trying this recipe 🙂
I would love to eat a bunch of these babies for breakfast!
These are also dairy free?? Looks yummy!!
Have a great Easter!
This was a success 😀 thanks for the healthy recipe!
Soooo glad to have found this! I’ve recently cut out sugar and preservatives from my diet so I’m trying to find homemade variants of my favourite junk and this looks amazing! I might try substituting the sweetener with honey, but I’m not sure how well that’ll work out.
Hi Remy, so glad to hear you cut out refined sugars too. I feel so much better without white sugar, no sugar rushes/crashes and no headaches 🙂
I haven’t made these with honey instead of the erythritol because the liquid sweetener will disrupt the dry:wet ratio. One cup might be too much to replace.
Honey is extremely sweet tasting and will have the same effect as sugar( raise your blood glucose and then drop it. Plus being a natural sugar it is better but sugar is sugar no matter what. Our bodies will process it faster than the sugar because it is more natural. As long as you buy raw honey with nothing added.).
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I love how you used coconut oil here!
There is a SPECIAL cocoa for making Oreos and Chocolate Wafers its called BLACK ONYX Cocoa
I tried this recipe today (minus filling!) I used palm shortening and a homemade egg replacer (whole new mom) and it was pretty successful. I found the cookies to be a bit softer than I would have liked but it could have been due to the egg replacer change. I did weigh all of the ingredients. For the filling, I used the recipe from smitten kitchen. The Swerve powdered sweetener I used did give a pronounced cooling taste, but the texture was really good. My family loved the cookies, so I’m calling this a success. Tomorrow I’ll be using some of the cookies for a cookies and cream milkshake with frozen bananas. Yum. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe! Out of curiosity, have you personally tried this with an egg instead of starch? Were the results good? Thanks!
I’m glad the cookies were a success! That milkshake sounds AMAAAAZING. I used plenty of my own Oreos in milkshakes… delicious.
I haven’t tried this recipe using an egg but I definitely want to try that out. I think I’ll use two egg whites instead of one egg though, because I think the lack of fat from the yolk might make the cookies more crunchy 🙂
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I would love to make these for my 6 yr old daughter, but we still allow sugar in her diet. Out of curiosity (since I am not good with the science behind cooking), would you say it would be okay to substitute regular organic sugar for the dry sweetener, or should i try powdered sugar, since it is a dryer form?
Second, we are avoiding oats – do you have a good substitute for the oat flour?
Thank you so much for any help you can give!
Yup, regular organic sugar will work just fine. I wouldn’t recommend powdered sugar because the dough might get runny.
Oat flour is a pretty unique ingredient, but you can try substituting it with more brown rice flour or some sorghum flour.
Good luck! I hope these substitutions work out 🙂
These are absolutely delicious 🙂
I haven’t eaten cookies with filling for ages, thank you for this recipe!
Jessica, i just don’t have it, so there was no other option)) anyway i’ll definitely make them again! Just another time i’ll use 2 egg whites instead of 1 whole egg
Can’t wait to try!
Made these! so yummy!
Hi do you think there is any way to make the dough in the cookies with less oil? I have to eat very low amounts of fats cause of digestive issues
btw just finished off your gluten free graham cracker recipe and they were awesome!
I haven’t tried reducing the coconut oil in this recipe so I can’t be sure of any substitutions, but I suppose you can try 1/4 cup more applesauce? I hope this works for you! 😀
PS: YAY I’m so glad you liked the graham crackers!!
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🙂 I cannot wait to try this!
Hi. With all due respect how is erythritol healthy!
It is all natural (I use organic non GMO erythritol), has 48 calories per CUP (vs. sugar which has 768 calories per cup), is safe for diabetics (unlike sugar), and has a low glycemic index so it won’t spike blood sugar levels. Feel free to sub it if you don’t like it.
Can I freeze them?
I tried freezing a few of these, and while they tasted fine after thawing, I wouldn’t recommend it as the cookies seemed to dry out a bit. I ended up blending them up in an Oreo Cheesecake Dip and it was amazing! 😀
Would coconut sugar work as a replacement for the erythriol? Also, can the stevia be omitted? Or sub in maple?
Thanks so much, can’t wait to try!
I haven’t tried using coconut sugar here but it might work! Just note that the flavor will be a bit different. Maple syrup will throw off the liquid:dry ratio, so I don’t think that’d work, and I don’t think the stevia can be omitted either as the Oreos won’t be sweet or flavorful enough.
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How many cookies does this recipe make?
The recipe yield is in the yellow ribbon on the top of the recipe box… so this recipe yields 30 oreos 🙂
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I’m allergic to oats. What wiuld be a good substitute for that flour? Thank you.
I haven’t tried substituting the oat flour here so I can’t be sure. I would usually recommend sorghum flour but I feel like the dough might turn out really crumbly… :/
Where do you get your special ingredients without spending a lot?
I’d love to bake healthy but it’s so expensive. 😕
Girl I get ya! I rarely shop at Whole Foods anymore because their prices are insane. My favorite stores and sites include Costco, HEB, Target, Amazon.com, and ThriveMarket.com. As a general rule, buying online is far cheaper than in stores because raise their prices to pay for overhead costs (rent, employees, cashiers, etc.).
Ok these are definitely on my to-make list! Oreos are just so delicious but I’d much prefer this healthier homemade version!!!
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Does eurythritol make you gassy like malitol? Bad stuff
No, erythritol is the most tolerable sugar alcohols available (more than xylitol). And unlike maltitol, erythritol is all natural. If you’d like, you can sub the erythritol with another granulated sweetener like evaporated cane juice, coconut sugar, sucanat, etc. Just note that the flavor and texture will change.
Jessica, this look so good. I haven’t made them yet. Thanks for including the nutritional breakdown. The only thing I don’t see is how many cookies this makes. I adore Oreos but refuse to buy them for all the reasons everyone listed: sugar, white flour, HFCS , etc.
Thanks for all your wonderful recipes
The recipe yield is in the yellow ribbon on the top of the recipe box… so this recipe makes 30 Oreos 🙂
Hope you like the recipe!!
Jessica, Can I use Stevia instead of the erythriol called for in the recipe? How much Stevia would you suggest I use? Thanks, Helen
I haven’t tried using 100% stevia here because I don’t think it would turn out very well. The cookies might have an aftertaste and they won’t be as crunchy :/
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We made them! they are delicious. Not as sturdy as Oreos, which are glued together with shortening or whatever, so be gentle, like the recipe says, when you press together the 2 cookies with the filling inside. we made a version of the filling with Daiya cream cheese and they were yummy too.
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I’m making these for my brother’s birthday! I think this is my favorite recipe of yours – these are BETTER than store bought Oreos; they have so much more flavor! Thank you for a seriously awesome recipe!!! 😍
Can i place the cookies on parchment paper instead of the silicone sheets? Thanks 🙂
Yep!! That should work just fine 🙂
Hope you like the cookies!!
They look so delishish! I can’t wait to try them