DIY Healthy Oreos

Hey.

Guys.

I know I said I’d stop being whiny all the time but I’m bringing bad news here: my computer broke down yesterday and I’m now forced to use my mum’s. Which translates as “I’ll have to take a time off the blog (well kind of. I’ll be here, it’s just that I won’t post as often because I’d miss you guys too much – you’re my fave you know) because it’s so difficult to work without a computer of your own. Photoshop isn’t installed on mum’s, hence the crappiness of these pics (I KNOW I KNOW it pains my heart to post them, but the oreos are so good that I didn’t want you to miss them), and it’s not as if I can borrow this computer as often as I feel like”.

That being said, you won’t see me around often.


 

DIY Healthy Oreos: made with natural ingredients only, but they taste as good as the real thing!

 

(((Shhh I know you’re all sobbing like babies right now 😉 Have a couple of cookies and a tall glass of cold milk and everything’s fixed)))

Sorry I won’t be leaving comments as often as usual.

Sorry it takes me years to reply to all your emails.

Sorry for the bad quality of my pictures lately.

I’m really sad to let all of this go, but school life is calling my name and the blog takes too much of my time. Believe me when I say that I literally cry thinking of all the effort that I’ve put into the blog just to let it go like this… I’m not leaving, but it’s being to hard to give in and accept the fact that I can’t publish three posts per week or being on the media 24/7.

So so sorry that I’m being this whiny tonight. Rant is over now and I’d like to thank you all for all your support and I hope you understand.

Back to the bright side:

Oreos.

Healthy oreos. Which happen to be gluten free as well and rather high in protein so you can have as many as your little heart desires and feel pretty good about it.

They’re health food – remember?

 

DIY Healthy Oreos: made with natural ingredients only, but they taste as good as the real thing!

 

I must say though that they don’t taste 100% like the real thing. Not even one of the ingredients in an oreo cookie is natural, and my kitchen is not a chemistry laboratory, so there’s nothing I can do to make them taste as the real deal *wink wink*

But oh boy, do they taste awesome! Despite the scary ingredient list, I am a fan of oreos (holla #1 favorite unhealthy treat!), and I can assure you that I liked this version as much as the storebought stuff.

So guys, bake yourself a batch to make up for the fact that your favorite three-year-old blogger won’t post as often as usual 😉 They should make you happier! And stay tuned because I had real big plans for these beauties and you won’t want to miss my next post!

 

DIY Oreo Cookies
Yields 16
Your favorite ccokie now made healthy and gluten free!
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Cookie
  1. 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  2. 3 tbsp. cocoa powder
  3. 2 tbsp. carob powder
  4. 1/4 cup raw sugar
  5. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  6. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  7. 1/4 cup olive oil
  8. 5 tbsp. milk
  9. 1 + 1/2 tbsp. raw honey
Filling
  1. 250 grams fat free cottage cheese
  2. 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  3. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  4. 1 tbsp. raw sugar
  5. optional stevia to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Stir in wet-ones and mix dough with a wooden spoon until you can form a ball.
  3. Chill ball in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. Roll out dough on a heavily floured surface and use a cookie cutter to cut circles. You should get 30-32 depending on the size.
  5. Bake at 200ºC (400F) for 10-12 minutes or until your kitchen starts smelling of cookies. Don't overbake them because you won't see if they're burnt because they're black!
  6. For the filling, add all of the ingredients to a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  7. Wait for cookies to cool before you stuff them!
Notes
  1. This recipe makes enough filling for two batches, ut if you halve it, you might have problems with your food proccesor. Anyway, you can eat the leftover filling with a spoon 😉
  2. If you want the filling to be white, use clear vanilla extract.
Adapted from minimal eats
Adapted from minimal eats
earthly taste https://earthlytaste.com/

Once again – thanks for all your support and good wishes! Exams are going fine, I’m doing well and I’m super looking forward to be done with it all and be back to blogging life and stuff.

Sorry for the pessimistic vibes today – I’ll make it up to you soon!

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51 Comments

  • Reply tohercore April 29, 2014 at 12:41 am

    Oh, it sounds like you had a bit of a bad day, lucky you have these delicious looking oreos to make up for it! I have been wanting to try healthy oreos for a while and now that I have a recipe at my hands theres no excuse not to, is there! 🙂

  • Reply Trisha (Stew or a Story) April 29, 2014 at 1:27 am

    I think the photos look great! Hope you get your computer fixed soon!

  • Reply Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen April 29, 2014 at 1:28 am

    Oh, girl…I’m going to miss you! So sorry that your computer broke down. I know that feeling, a sting in your gut. I need a new laptop (PC) and I’m currently working on my beloved Mac and an almost dead PC (for editing photos because the program I love doesn’t have a Mac version, ugh). It’s crazy. Good luck with your school work which is a priority. Even though you will be posting less, we will still be here to cheer you on! I will be leaving my blog for a spell, too, to wrap up my cookbook project this summer. It’s gonna hurt. But, the time will fly by. 🙂 Cannot wait to make these healthier Oreos! Thanks for sharing, Consuelo! xx

  • Reply Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron April 29, 2014 at 5:18 am

    Aww Consuelo, I feel your pain. I had a baby this past October and have had to let the blog go a few times A) when I had morning sickness so badly that I couldn’t even think about food and B) when my baby was born and I didn’t have time to cook any sort of meal (let alone test recipes, photograph and blog). It’s hard. But. Your oreos look super yummy 🙂

  • Reply teresaquesada April 29, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Hola Consuelo, un placer llegar a tu blog y ver las cosas tan ricas que tienes aquí!!
    Estas oreos son de quitar el sentido!!!
    Siento lo de tu ordenador, espero que se solucione pronto!!
    Me quedo a seguirte y te invito a conocer mi cocina!!!
    Besotess

  • Reply Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookies April 29, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    I’m sorry to hear that your computer isn’t working! And it’s completely understandable if you need to step away from the blog for a bit — sometimes life just gets in the way. I’ll be looking forward to your recipes whenever you have a chance to post them. And these Oreos look fantastic! I love the creative ways you added nutritious ingredients into the recipe.

  • Reply Mike @TheIronYou April 29, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I’m sorry about your computer Co, but kudos to you for being able to post this amazing recipe nonetheless.
    Those Oreos….they look fantastic!!!!

  • Reply Joanne April 29, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Oh no! Major bummer. But we will still be here when you’re back to full time blogging! And in the meantime, I think these photos look great! They certainly make me want to devour a batch of these!

  • Reply Jo @ The Contented Baker April 29, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    These Oreos look fabulous! Take it easy Consuelo 🙂 Look forward to your posts when you come back!!!!

  • Reply Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour April 29, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Sorry to hear about your computer, hope its back up and running soon! Glad you still got to post these Oreos though!

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen April 29, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    So sorry Consuelo! You are definitely going to be missed! But, you won’t be forgotten. We will be waiting for you when you get back! Cheers, good life and good health!

  • Reply Laurel y Menta April 29, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Tómatelo con calma Consuelo: a veces la vida nos obliga a parar un poquito…
    Estos oreos, rústicos (como a nosotras nos gustan) y saludables, están diciendo cómeme…
    Un abrazo grande, guapísima.
    Ah! Y mucha suerte con los exámenes.

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven April 29, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    I’ve made healthy oreos before and they lasted about 2 minutes in my house! It was like reliving my childhood all over again!

  • Reply Ashley April 29, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Aww, Consuelo hang in there! Hopefully everything will slow down and get better soon! But on a positive note I love the looks of these healthy oreos! Oreo cookies are such a weakness of mine!

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane April 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Ah, Consuelo, I’m not worried. I know you’ll be back here soon.
    I am very excited indeed by these homemade Oreos. I do like Oreos, but they always feel so ridiculously unhealthy that I feel guilty after eating them and end up not having them again for ages. I love that I could eat these guilt-free!
    I wish you all the best with school, and see you here again soon! 🙂

  • Reply Johlene April 29, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    So sorry to hear about your computer but more sad to hear you wont be around as much 🙁 All the best for school and know we´ll be waiting fo your posts no matter how few and far between they´ll be..
    ps. these cookies and photos look awesome!! xoxo

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life April 30, 2014 at 3:47 am

    My favorite unhealthy treat, too! I totally get the not 100% spot on taste – its healthy, it isn’t supposed to taste processed! Ugg, figuring out a new computer is like figuring out a new kitchen – time consuming and frustrating. Here’s to an oreo filled week and a fixed computer!

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite April 30, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Did you just say “healthy” and “oreos” in the same sentence?!?! I’m on board! These look fantastic! Sorry to hear about your computer and hectic schedule with school. Hopefully everything calms down soon so we can get Consuelo back to blogging!!!

  • Reply Kelly April 30, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Aaw, I’m sorry to hear that about your computer Consuelo. Hopefully things get better and slow down a bit too. These Oreos look fantastic though! I love that they are healthier – that means I won’t feel as guilty having more 🙂

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor April 30, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Ugh, that happened to me a few weeks ago with my computer. Luckily, I had some stuff scheduled and didn’t have to worry about it too much, but I still need to get a new computer. At least you could remedy some of the pain with these delicious oreos!

  • Reply Gintare@Gourmantine April 30, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Oh dear, so sorry to hear about your computer, I’ve broke so many in past, so I know what it means (and I managed to literally break my phone yesterday). Hang on in there and remember that some time offline is actually healthy 🙂 (your eyes will thank for that)

  • Reply Sara {Home is Where the Cookies Are} May 1, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Sign me up for the healthy version of the best bad cookie on the planet. I love those things – unfortunately!! Sorry about your computer – I know the feeling! We’ll see you whenever you can be here!

  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon May 1, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Oh no that sucks your laptop isn’t working! I die every time my computer is down it’s literally my life. At least these cookies look amazing! I’m very jealous

  • Reply Cindy May 1, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I always feel like it is the end of the world if my computer or internet isn’t working so I can feel your pain. I’m sure a few of these healthy oreos can cheer anyone up quickly. Great idea of using cottage cheese in the filling!

  • Reply Zainab May 1, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Urghh computer troubles are the worse. So sorry dear. Don’t worry too much about the blog. We will always be here when you publish amazing recipes like these. Sometimes you just need to step back and recharge. Also don’t forget to ask for some help from some friends. I know being a student and trying to blog full time is hard. Let me know if you need any help 🙂

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments May 1, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    My computer broke last summer and I felt helpless and lost so many photos…I understand how you feel. We will all be here when you back, Consuelo, don’t get hard on yourself. Let me know if I can help you in any way!

  • Reply Lauren May 1, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    These look awesome girl, I’m so happy you went ahead and posted them (your photos still look great). I love that my daughter can eat these too. 🙂 I hope you get your computer fixed and everything in order soon!

  • Reply Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens May 1, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Oh, Consuelo … I’m so sorry to hear about your computer! Technology is awesome WHEN IT WORKS (which, seriously, is how often???)! And I’m beyond sorry to hear that you’re dialing back the blogging for now. You know how much I love following you, but I have to admit … I couldn’t really figure out how you managed to juggle so many things and blog as often as you did! Kind of a Super Hero feat, I think! Hang in there … and I know we’ll all be glad for whatever new recipes you have time to throw our way! Like … these amazing Oreos! You really must be a mind reader (probably one of your Super Hero feats, right?!?!?) … my son was just telling me a couple of days ago that I had to come up with a healthy recipe for Oreos! Seriously! (He also wanted me to make them GRILLED Oreos … ummmmmmmm …?????). Can’t wait to show him this post! Hugs, my friend! Hang in there! 😀

  • Reply Kayley | The Kitchen McCabe May 2, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Sorry about your computer! But I’m pretty sure that weather or not you have photoshop, your pictures will be fantastic anyway. And these cookies are just amazing. And healthy? Are you serious?!

  • Reply Deb@ Cooking on the Front Burner May 2, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Sorry to hear about your computer problems – no fun for sure but your cookies look amazing! Take care, Deb

  • Reply Carmel Moments May 2, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Homemade oreos are the best! And these are healthy to boot? Say isn’t so. Because I’ll probably eat a dozen. Yumm-o!
    Have a beautiful day!

  • Reply Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com May 2, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Oh girl, I have so much sympathy for you!! Computer problems are the absolute worst, and I feel like you’ve had more than your share of bad ones! I hope that you’re able to get it resolved soon, and good luck on your upcoming exams!

  • Reply laurasmess May 2, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Whinge ALL you want sweetness! If anyone would understand the dilemma of a broken computer, it’s us bloggers. I would feel a bit lost, I think! Hope that it gets fixed soon and that you’ll be back to posting beautiful deliciousness in no time. I hope the ‘forced break’ will help you to feel inspired and refreshed! Back to these oreos. Amazing recipe Consuelo. They look divine! x

  • Reply Monica May 2, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    We are of the same mind, Consuelo! I just made oreos for my son – they are the indulgent version of these lovely healthy ones! : ) We went to a wonderful bakery in Boston, Massachusetts recently and my son loved their homemade oreos so I dug up the bakery’s cookbook and made a batch. : )

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner May 2, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Broken computers stink! Homemade oreos rule! 🙂

  • Reply El Rincon de las Especias May 3, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Consuelo os echaremos de menos, ¡pero te entiendo perfectamente! Trabajo, universidad, blog….ufff
    Estaremos aqui esperando porque cuando algo es bueno ¡merece la pena esperar algun tiempo!
    ¡Felicidades por el blog y por estas maravillosas galletas!
    Os espero 😉

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen May 3, 2014 at 4:35 am

    Sorry about your computer problems Consuelo! No fun! But I love these healthy oreo cookies. I don’t think I could eat just one 🙂

  • Reply Alyssa @ My Sequined Life May 3, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    THANK YOU for bringing healthy Oreos into my life! And ooof – sorry about your computer. Sometimes when it rains, it pours, right? Sending good vibes your way, and looking forward to all the fab recipes you have in store for us in the future. 🙂

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  • Reply Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness May 5, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    1. I am SO sorry about your computer…that happened to me awhile back and I was WAY whinier than you…you’re rockin’ the not being a whiny person thing!
    2. These oreos. YES. And the pictures are still gorg girl! I can’t believe you made my fav cookie healthy…and homemade!
    You win at life.
    Pinned!

  • Reply Aimee / WallflowerGirl.co.uk May 5, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Sorry to hear about your computer woes, it’s crazy how much we rely on them and it seems to interrupt everything! But you’ve done it again with your amazing ability to turn the most delicious foods into healthy snacks! I love them, keep ’em coming 🙂

  • Reply danguole May 6, 2014 at 4:54 am

    I hate it when tech problems get in the way of blogging! It just feels so strange to not be doing something you love so dearly. I feel your pain! We’ll be around, waiting patiently–but no pressure!

  • Reply Samina | The Cupcake Confession May 6, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    🙁 🙁 A sick computer is the worst thing ever! I’m so sorry that you’re facing the issues Consuelo!!!!! Nonetheless, these photos are just TOO GOOD!!!!! 🙂 I know that feeling when you know you want to do all the blog work but school just won’t let you!!!!!!!!!!! Sending positive energy your way! 🙂 Oreos are my worst obsession too!!!!! I just can’t get over how awesome these are and such an excellent alternative to that commercial stuff!!!!! Can’t wait for your next post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 <3

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes May 6, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    you’ve gone and done the impossible Consuelo!!! seriously out-done yourself with this healthy re-vamp, I am seriously in love. And good look with all the comp issues, I know how much of a B that can be in general, let alone when you do this blogging thang 🙁 I’ll keep my fingers crossed for ya!

  • Reply Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron May 9, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Why???? If we can make our own oreos why can’t we make our own computers?!?! haha

    I hope your computer gets fixed soon, Consuelo! I know how frustrating it can be.. Been there. 🙁

    Anyway! These healthy oreos look totally good!! No mystery ingredients! Yay! 😀

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  • Reply Julia | JuliasAlbum.com May 10, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Love this healthy version of oreos – what a yumminess! I could eat such oreos all day long!

  • Reply Tashiana May 28, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Oh. my. goodness.

    My addiction to your blog is stronger than my own cookie addiction right now.

    But these are happening. Oh, they are happening veryyyy soon…

  • Reply spooniesophia August 3, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Wow!!! These look absolutely divine :O I am definitely going to give these a go soon!! Your site is amazing just like your Instagram! Xxx

    • Reply Consuelo August 22, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      Aw thanks Sophia! xx

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