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Healthy Oreos (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

These healthy homemade oreos are vegan, gluten-free and made with simple whole foods! Crunchy chocolate cookie on the outside, sweet healthy buttercream on the inside. It will be your new favorite cookie recipe.

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Are Oreos Healthy?

Name brand oreos are not inherently healthy. They are filled with processed ingredients and they’re NOT vegan or gluten-free. That’s exactly why I created this easy, healthy oreo recipe for you! You’re going to absolutely love it! You only need 8 simple ingredients for the cookies and I give you two buttercream filling options to choose from. I love how these oreo cookies are made from scratch, so they don’t have any artificial flavors, preservatives, or colorings in them. Buckle up and get ready to have your oreo life changed forever!

Healthy Oreo Cream Filling

I think the most difficult thing to “healthify” in an oreo is the cream filling. But don’t fear, I created the dreamiest healthy buttercream frosting you will ever taste! And for an even simpler option, you can use coconut butter

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This healthy buttercream filling is the best cream filling I’ve ever made!

Healthy Oreo Cream Filling Options:

  1. Healthier Buttercream: For these oreos, I made a cookie filling that’s similar to my buttercream frosting from my vegan sugar cookies and gluten-free sugar cookies. It’s a mixture of grass-fed butter (vegan butter or ghee also work), tapioca flour (to thicken), plant-based milk, and powdered sugar. I know, I know, powdered sugar. It’s the best I could do to healthify them while still making them taste like oreos! (I’ve tested powdered coconut sugar and it failed miserably). The grass-fed butter makes up for it though. Grass-fed butter is a far better alternative than regular butter! It’s loaded with Omega 3’s and Omega 6 fatty acids (see my Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe to read about all the benefits of grass-fed butter).
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  1. Coconut Butter: To make the oreo cream filling even healthier, just use coconut butter! This will make them vegan too. No additions necessary because coconut is naturally sweet. You could add some sweetener like honey or maple syrup if desired. Your oreos may taste a little more coconutty, but that would still be absolutely delish!

How to Make Homemade Vegan Oreos

These oreo cookies are naturally vegan because we use ingredients like plant based milk and refined coconut oil for the cookie and coconut butter or vegan butter for the filling! No eggs required! Not even a flax egg like in my Vegan Banana Bread.

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How to Make Gluten-Free Oreos

Regular oreos are not vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, or refined sugar-free. They’re loaded with processed sugar, flour, and dairy products. This healthier version of oreos is made from 100% oats! That’s right, oat flour is the only flour you will need for this recipe! Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy.

Just make sure your oats are made in a factory that doesn’t process gluten and wheat products (here is a trusted gluten-free oat brand I love). And, if you want to make your own oat flour at home, I’ve got an easy 3 step process to making homemade flour! If you’re looking for a paleo cookie recipe, definitely give my Paleo Protein Cookie Dough a try!

Tips for Making the Best Homemade Oreos

  • Mix cacao powder and coconut oil until smooth. Mixing these two ingredients together first, ensures there are no clumps of dry cacao powder in the cookie batter.
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Milk is the obvious partner for these healthy cookies.

How to Store Homemade Healthy Oreos

Can you freeze oreos? Yes! These healthy oreo cookies will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months! You can eat them straight out of the freezer or let them defrost for a few minutes before digging in.

Refrigerate oreos. I recommend refrigerating your oreos so the cream filling stays fresh and firm. Homemade oreos will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 3 weeks or more!

Can you store homemade oreos at room temperature? Absolutely. Store homemade oreos in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

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More Healthy Cookie Recipes:

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Skillet

Sugar Cookie Dessert Hummus

Vegan Sugar Cookies

I cannot wait for you to give these healthy vegan oreos a try! Please snap a picture and share it with me! 

Seeing your kitchen creations makes my day and encourages me to keep creating new recipes for you!

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Yield: 18 Cookies

Healthy Oreos (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

healthy homemade oreos

These healthy homemade oreos are vegan, gluten-free and made with simple whole foods! Crunchy chocolate cookie on the outside, sweet healthy buttercream on the inside. It will be your new favorite cookie recipe.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

For the Crunchy Chocolate Cookies:

For the Filling:

Instructions

Makes about 18 cookies

1. In a medium size bowl, mix melted coconut oil with cacao powder until smooth.

2. To the cacao mixture, add in coconut sugar, vanilla extract and almond milk until combined.

3. Next, fold in the oat flour, salt, and baking powder until everything is well incorporated and a thick batter forms.

4. Preheat oven to 350 F. and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

5. Take about 1 tsp of dough and roll it between palms. Flatten between palms until about ¼ cm thick (or as close to a regular oreo size). Place on baking tray and repeat with the rest of the dough. Should make about 36, ½ inch cookies.

6. Bake cookies at 350 F. for 10-12 minutes until a little firm (they will crisp more after fully cooling). Let cool completely.

7. While the cookies bake, make the filling (see note 2). Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or stand mixer. Beat on high for about 5 minutes until smooth and fluffy (I use a hand mixer). If you’re using coconut butter for the filling, skip this step.

8. Once cooled, flip half the cookies over so that the flat side is facing up. Using a small spoon, scoop about 1-2 tsp of cream filling (or coconut butter) onto flat/bottom side. (if you have left over cream you can make some oreos double stuffed!)

9. Close cream filled cookie halves with a top cookie and enjoy! Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Notes

  1. Don’t have tapioca flour? You can use 1 Tbs cornstarch or 2 Tbs arrowroot starch in place of the tapioca flour. I have not tried this, but let me know how it turns out for you if you do!
  2. For the Filling: This will make enough filling for all cookies plus extra if you’re a fan of double stuffed oreos. Or save the extra filling to use when you make some healthy sugar cookies.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1 Cookie with Healthy Butter Cream Filling

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 4.8gCarbohydrates: 11.6gNet Carbohydrates: 10.9gFiber: 0.7gSugar: 5.7gProtein: 1.1g

This is an approximation for nutrition information. Information may vary depending on what ingredients you use and how much filling you use in each cookie. If you are using coconut butter here's the nutrition per cookie: 85 calories, 8.4 grams net carbs, 4.5 grams fat, 1.4 grams protein, 4.5 grams sugar

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