Got an Oreo craving? NO PROBLEM. I GOTCHU.
These raw, vegan, gluten-free & refined sugar-free ALMOND BUTTER OREOS are your jam.
They’re fudgy, chocolatey, chewy, satisfying & beyond delicious. They’ll remind you of your childhood for sure, because let’s be honest… who didn’t grow up with Oreos? #AmIRight?
I stuffed ‘em with almond butter but you can swap it for any nut/seed butter of your choice! I think peanut butter or hazelnut butter would also taste delicious!
They’re sweetened with coconut flower syrup, one of my fave natural sweeteners that’s completely unrefined, delicious, low glycemic, full of amino acids & provides slow release energy that won’t cause high & low energy slumps, like processed sugars. It’s also a high source of magnesium, potassium, iron aka ELECTROLYTES, as well as B vitamins, which boost energy & cognitive function.
I can’t wait to share this recipe with you guys! I guarantee you, even your kids will be begging for more. You have been warned. You might just have to hide them from them! And, if you want to make them nut-free so that your kiddies can pack ’em up for lunch, just swap the almond butter for sunflower seed butter. Whenever I swap for sunflower seed butter, I always like to add a little bit more vanilla to sweeten it a tad more because sunflower seed butter has a more savoury taste than other nut butters!
They’re super duper easy to make! All you need is your food processor & the batter is done. Legit. All you gotta do is add the ingredients to your food processor (& by the way, you’ll be shocked at how little ingredients you actually need to make these!), roll the cookies into balls, place them on a parchment or aluminum-lined baking sheet, press them down with a spoon, freeze ’em for 10-15 minutes, stuff ’em with the nut butter of your choice, sandwich them & re-freeze & BOOM!!!!
Ever met an Oreo that was loaded with antioxidants? NICE TO MEET YOU BABY. Not only are you getting tons of iron & magnesium from the raw cacao powder, but you’re also getting plenty of antioxidants, not to mention the antioxidants in the almond butter, oat flour & coconut flower syrup!
BTW, just to give you guys an idea of how much cleaner these are than regular Oreos, let’s look at the ingredients list for the original Oreo’s… BE PREPARED TO BE AFRAID. VERY. VERY. AFRAID.
Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil (Palm), Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder 4.6%, Wheat Starch, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Salt, Raising Agents (Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, Ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate), Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, Sunflower Lecithin), Flavouring (Vanillin)
OKAY, WOW. So they are full of refined flour, refined sugar, bad-for-you oils, wheat starch, glucose, fructose, SYRUP (refined, yet again), salt (& we’re not talking sea salt here), raising agents, which are basically chemicals that I can hardly pronounce…, emulsifiers, fillers, SOY, SOY, SOY & flavouring… LORD KNOWS WHERE THAT FLAVOURING COMES FROM. I can guarantee you one thing, it was probably engineered in a lab.
And now, without further ado, since you’ve got those ingredients in mind now, you must be wondering, what’s in these babies? Let me explain!
FOR THE COOKIES:
- 3/4 cup Medjool dates, pitted
- 8-9 dried organic unsweetened (& unsulphured) apricots
- 1/2 cup gluten-free oat flour OR 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats ground up into a flour in your food processor or high-speed blender
- 2 tbsp. raw organic unsweetened cacao powder
- 1 tbsp. creamy almond buter
- 1 tbsp. organic coconut flower syrup
FOR THE FILLING:
- 1/2 cup creamy almond butter
HOW TO MAKE:
- Add all the ingredients to the bowl of your food processor & process until a huge clump of dough forms.
- Scoop out the batter by the spoonful & roll it into balls with your hands.
- Place them on a parchment or aluminum-lined baking sheet.
- Flatten the balls into cookies with the back of a spoon or your fingers.
- Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
- Take the cookies out of the freezer & gently spread the almond butter onto half of the cookies.
- Place the other half of the cookies on the top of the ones from the almond butter to form your Oreos (a.k.a. sandwich them!).
- ENJOY! 🙂
- Keep leftovers in the freezer until you’re ready to enjoy them!