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Raw Oreo Cookies

June 18, 2013

Lately I’ve been on a recipe makeover kick. There’s nothing I love more than overhauling my favourite childhood treats: Oreos. I loved these treats growing up and still crave them today! Besides the sugar coating left in my mouth, I don’t love the ingredient lists so I took it upon myself to create something that tastes like the real deal without all of the added junk! 

Traditional Oreo cookies have sugar (the first ingredient), canola oil and high fructose corn syrup but the truth is, none of those ingredients are needed! Lucky for you, I have enough drive to recreate this iconic recipe with ingredients that are actually good for you. Healthy oreos? You better believe it.

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Raw Oreo Cookie Ingredients

As you know, Oreos have two main components: the cookies and the cream. The cookies are made out of:

  • Raw almonds
  • Flaxseed
  • Dates
  • Cacao
  • Sea salt

The cream has just as short of an ingredient list! You need:

  • Raw cashews
  • Coconut oil
  • Maple syrup
  • Vanilla bean
  • Stevia extract powder

Healthy Oreo Cookies

These homemade, raw oreos are sweetened completely with natural, unrefined sugar – dates, stevia and maple syrup. They’re high in fibre and healthy fats thanks to the nuts and flaxseed. They are high in antioxidants thanks to the cacao powder. Overall, these cookies are packed with superfood ingredients and a healthy treat to add into your diet! 

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How to Make Raw Oreos 

STEP 1: Add the almonds, flax and dates to a food processor and blend until the mixture reaches a rice-like consistency. Add in the cacao and sea salt and process until all of the ingredients are mixed into a ball.

STEP 2: Take two sheets of parchment paper and spray with coconut oil. Place the entire cookie dough ball on one sheet and cover with the other sheet. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough until it’s about ¼ inch thick.

STEP 3: Using a cookie cutter or knife, cut out cookies. I used a circular cookie cutter but feel free to get creative! Allow cookies to sit in the fridge while you make the cream. 

STEP 4: Clean out your food processor and add in the soaked cashews, coconut oil and maple syrup. Blend until smooth. Add in the vanilla bean seeds and stevia and process for another minute. 

STEP 5: Remove the cookies from the fridge and spread a dollop of cream onto one cookie and cover with another. 

STEP 6: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks! Enjoy on their own or with peanut butter… all of you Parent Trap fans know what I’m talking about! 


Raw Oreo Cookies

  • Prep Time: 4 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 15 cookies 1x



For the cookies:

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup flax
  • 1/2 cup dates (soaked for 1530 mins)
  • 1/2 cup cacao
  • pinch of sea salt

For the cream:

  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked for 28 hours, longer the better)
  • 1 T coconut oil, melted
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 1/4 tsp stevia extract powder (or more maple syrup, to taste)


For the cookies:

  1. Add almonds, flax, and dates to a food processor or high-speed blender. Blend until it reaches a “rice-like” consistency.
  2. Add in cacao and sea salt.
  3. Continue to process until all ingredients come together in a ball (about 5-10 mins).
  4. Take two sheets of wax paper and spray or pat with coconut oil.
  5. Place “dough” on bottom sheet and cover with top sheet.
  6. Using a rolling pin roll out until dough is a 1/4 inch thick.
  7. Using a circular cookie cutter (or with a knife) cut out circles.
  8. Allow cookies to sit in fridge while you make the cream.

For the cream:

  1. Clean out your food processor or blender and add in cashews, coconut oil and maple syrup. Blend until smooth.
  2. Scrape vanilla bean seeds and stevia into mixture and process for another minute until well combined.
  3. Remove cookies from fridge and using a knife spread cream onto one cookie and cover with another.
  4. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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  • Reply
    Underground Teacher
    July 24, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Hi there, here is my experience of making these cookies. Thank’s for the inspiration!

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      July 24, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      So awesome that you made them! I’m thrilled you liked them. They looked even better than mine haha!!! You rock!

  • Reply
    July 20, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Hi there,

    I am in the UK and was wondering how many grams a cup was approximately as I know it differs depending on the product? Also what is one ‘T’ is it tablespoon?



  • Reply
    July 2, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    They look amazing. Oh oreos are my weakness! 😉 Will be making these soon! Thanks for the recipe.

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      July 2, 2013 at 8:02 pm

      Thanks Josie! Please let me know if you end up making them. Real Oreos were definitely a weakness of mine too….until I made these 😉

    • Reply
      July 3, 2013 at 12:03 am

      Will do! 🙂

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    Green Thickies
    June 28, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    These look gorgeous! Congratulation on being featured on Healthy Vegan Fridays!

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      July 2, 2013 at 2:27 am

      Thank you! So honoured to be featured. Hope you’re enjoying your time with the new addition 🙂 thanks for hosting us!!!

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    john Hartil
    June 28, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I love Oreos and these do look pretty inviting…!!!

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    June 22, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    These couldn’t look more inviting . . . YUM! I’d add a little mint and perfecto! Wow, thanks for sharing. I’m visiting from Raw Foods Thursdays.

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      June 22, 2013 at 10:44 pm

      Genius idea! Add a little mint (or mint extract) to the cream and you got yourself some peppermint Oreos 🙂 thanks for stopping by!

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    Heather @Gluten-Free Cat
    June 22, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Just incredible!! I nearly flipped when I saw these linked up to Raw Foods Thursdays. WOW! My kitchen is pretty much packed up right now, but these are first on the list to make when we get to the new place. Just brilliant!!

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    janet @ the taste space
    June 21, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Yum. This looks like a delicious treat. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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    Erin S
    June 21, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Wow! These look fantastic, Davida! I’m going to have to make only half a batch when I make them so I don’t end up eating an entire batch of cookies in a day 🙂

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      June 22, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      Well you’ll definitely feel better eating a whole batch of these rather than a box of the real stuff!

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    Carli Alice
    June 19, 2013 at 3:27 am

    This is awesome! I love that they are raw and dairy free. Wonderful!

  • Reply
    June 18, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    These look amazing!! I’ll have to try this recipe!

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    Em Kathryn
    June 18, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Wow these look so awesome!!! I make homemade peanut butter cups that are out of this world good. I got the recipe from The Kind Diet. People go crazy for them! Now I’m thinking about them…haha

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      June 18, 2013 at 5:04 pm

      I WANT SOME! I love peanut butter cups! I made maple pumpkin seed butter cups which were divine but nothing really compares to peanut butter 🙂 I may have to make some of those soon!

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