Before I discovered the power of nutrition, I'd buy Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies and keep them in the freezer for my kids. Well, the first ingredient in the name brand cookies is corn syrup. BAD stuff! They also contain 2 types of trans fats, MSG, artificial colors and flavors, gluten, carrageenan, preservatives, and soy. What a recipe for disaster... literally!!
FoodFacts.com gives Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies an F grade. And, if you read the ingredients label, there are actually NO oats in them!
(See all the ingredients on the label HERE.)
I always make these as a special treat for my daughter, Kayla. She doesn't like chocolate, so this recipe was perfect! She is also an extremely picky eater, and she was frankly amazed at how delicious these are. If anything I cook passes the "Kayla test", I know it's Au Naturale Nutrition-worthy. ;-)
N'Oatmeal Cream Pies
N'Oatmeal Cream Pies are homemade with natural, healthy ingredients. They are a much, much better alternative to store-bought. You're going to love 'em!
Makes 10 cream-filled cookie sandwiches. (20 cookies)
They are about the same size as the store-bought kind, but not as mushy.
7. Optional: sprinkle the cookies with a little organic coconut sugar.
8. Bake 10 minutes.
9. Move cookies to a rack and allow them to cool to room temperature.
10. While cooling, make the Vanilla Butter Cream Filling (recipe below).
11. Spread the Buttercream filling onto half (10) of the cookies. Then top with the other 10 cookies.
12. Store in the fridge or freezer. YUMMM!!!!! I think they're best right outta the freezer.
- 1 cup Spectrum palm oil shortening or grass-fed butter (room temp)
- 2 Tbsp raw honey
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup tapioca flour
Spread on any of your favorite sweet treats by Au Naturale Nutrition! ;-)
Spectrum Shortening is made from organic, non-hydrogenated Palm Oil. (It's not a trans fat like other shortenings & palm oil is actually a healthy fat!) Vegans like it because it's from all vegetable sources. If you have a recipe that calls for shortening like Crisco, palm oil shortening is a significantly healthier option. (See it above in the blue & white container.)
I don't do at all well with flax, it makes my heart race. Can you suggest an alternative? Thanks these sound yummy and I would like to try them.
Hi Claudia, Perhaps you could try some almond flour or cashew flour? If it works, let me know and I'll make a note on the recipe!
Can I use Coconut Oil instead of the shortening?
Hi Tiffany! I've never tried making the frosting with coconut oil. It might work when it's cold enough to be solid. Let me know how it goes and I'll note it on the recipe. Thank you for reading!
can I use coconut or almond flour in sub of the tapioca flour for the frosting? I don't handle starches well.
Hi Caleb, I think coconut flour might work (because it's also powdery), but you'll probably need less of it than the tapioca. Please let me know if it turns out & I'll note it on the recipe. Thank you for reading!
Hi! I'm so excited to try this for one of my paleo cupcake orders. I was hoping to learn if you've piped this before and created designs with it and if so if you have any tips?
Thanks so much!
hi Sarah, I'm not sure this frosting is stiff enough to make specialty designs. Maybe add more tapioca & maybe some coconut sugar. Give it a whirl and tell me how it goes!
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