Healthier Homemade Oreos

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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!

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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!

Arman559217 days ago
It's illegal to call these "Oreos" . Registered trademark . Law .
kagu63241820 days ago

I can hardly wait to make these :) I'm a bit of a "Choco-Holic"

Thederpyninja (author)  kagu63241819 days ago

Same! My weakness is chocolate ;)

Darthorso20 days ago

Healthy is the way, well done! :)

Thederpyninja (author)  Darthorso19 days ago

Thank you Darthorso :)

JesusGeek23 days ago

Only reason I looked at this is because it said Oreos.

mmmmmmm... I love my high fructose corn syrup and maltodextrin

and xanthan gum.

Heh. Reminds me of a scene in an episode of Kate & Allie (waaaaay back in the 80s). Allie (Jane Curtin) is trying to talk Kate out of getting a hot dog from a street corner cart in NYC. She starts listing the disgusting things they could contain, including cow lips. Kate goes, "Mmmm, I *love* cow lips."

Having said that, I'll have to try and badger my sister into trying this recipe. I'm not much for baking, but I'm pretty darned good at eating cookies.

Thederpyninja (author)  JesusGeek23 days ago

haha yuuum

kagu63241820 days ago

I can hardly wait to make these :) I'm a bit of a "Choco-Holic"

kbp55524 days ago
kbp55524 days ago
Looks yummy!
Thederpyninja (author)  kbp55524 days ago

Tastes yummy, too!

patatarium24 days ago
I have already done this recipe is really good !
Thederpyninja (author)  patatarium24 days ago
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Thederpyninja (author)  Thederpyninja24 days ago

It is definitely amazing!

wilgubeast24 days ago

Your username is awesome. This project looks delicious. Healthier means you can make up for the absence of calories by eating more cookies, yeah?

Thederpyninja (author)  wilgubeast24 days ago

Haha exactly! Thanks for the comment :)