These Oreos are much healthier than the store-bought version and contain no artificial flavors, high-fructose corn syrup, or ingredients you can't pronounce. When I asked my peers about these cookies they said they tasted like a "grown-up" version of the original sandwich cookies because the flavors we much more complex and rich compared to the artificial chocolate flavors of the original cookies.
This concept is from another Instructables made by Frenzy. You can see his version here. He made Oreos with a box of cake mix and he had also used shortening, but I was craving Oreos and I didn't have any of those ingredients at home. After some browsing on the Internet I found a recipe for Healthy Oreos by Chocolate Covered Katie which you can view here. I slightly adjusted the recipe and the cookies tasted great!
Let's get started!
Step 1: Gather Ingredients
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (can use spelt/gluten-free)
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. Dutch cocoa powder (regular won't taste as authentic)
- 1/4 cup plus 3 tbsp. sugar substitute (can use cane sugar/coconut sugar/xylitol)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (vegetable is fine)
- 5 tbsp. milk of choice
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar (sugar-free powdered sugar is fine)
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (coconut butter/non-hydrogenated shortening is fine)
As you can see there are very many different ingredients you can use as substitutes, so use what you have at home. Also, this Oreo recipe is just the base. Feel free to add some mint extract to the frosting to make mint chocolate cookies or take out the chocolate all together and make vanilla Oreos, the possibilities are endless!