I know Oreo’s are vegan but I wanted to try and make a healthier version. As usual the webernet did not disappoint! You guys have been working on this for awhile now.
While all the recipes I came across were fairly simple I went with one from Chocolate Covered Katie because I had all the ingredients on hand. Here is the link to her wonderful recipe and below is my version. For my version I simply used coconut cream for the filling and we thought they were delish! Check out Feasting on Fruit for her gluten and oil free version and options.
Homemade, Healthier Oreo’s
3/4 Cup, all purpose flour
1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsps, cocoa powder
1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsps, sugar
1/4 tspn, salt (I omitted)
1/4 tspn, baking soda
1 tspn, vanilla
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 Tbsps, milk of choice, I used almond milk
2 Tsps, maple syrup
- Combine the dry ingredients – flour through baking soda – mix very well
- In a separate bowl combine the wet ingredients – vanilla through maple syrup
- Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until a dough forms. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes
- Preheat oven to 300 F
- Remove dough from fridge, form into a ball, then roll dough out – make it thin
- Cut circles using cookie cutter, jar, glass whatever you have
- Place on un-greased baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes
- Allow to cool on pan 10 minutes before removing to a cooling rack
Coconut Cream Filling
One can full fat coconut milk, chilled over night
- Scoop out solid cream from can
- Add 2 Tblsps powdered sugar
- Whisk* to form cream filling
*I used my hand-mixer to mix the cream and was happy with the results – a nice fluffy, but firm enough, filling for the cookies.
Photos of my process:
Dry ingredients mixed well:
Dough after I added wet ingredients:
Dough after coming out of the fridge and prepping to roll out:
Rolled out and cutting. I thought it would be fun to use one of my cookie cutter shapes. Don’t be tempted to do this the first time making these. First, depending on the size of the cutter, you won’t get as many cookies. Second, the shapes were harder to fill with icing.
Coconut cream filling:
Finished product. Mine aren’t all that pretty or professional looking, but they were tasty!