Paleo N’Oatmeal Cream Pies

While at the store, my son asked me if we could buy some Oatmeal Creme Pies. I instantly said “No”. One for the gluten…. two for the other unknown ingredients and sugars filling the box. Then I had a sort of sentimental moment. Growing up, Oatmeal Cream Pies and those Cosmic Brownies were my favorites. There was never much of a shortage of Little Debbie snacks at our house, especially when we lived with my grandfather. After my grandma passed away, it was painfully obvious how bad Gramps’ dementia/early Alzheimer’s had gotten. When I was in high school, my mother, siblings and I moved into his much larger home so he didn’t have to leave. My mom did whatever she could to help his memory or calm him on those bad days – and sweets were his favorite. At that moment in the store with my son, I knew I had to make my own version of Oatmeal Cream Pies – paleo style! Results: obviously not an identical taste to those boxed kind BUT they are slightly sweet, crunchy and just as delicious! Makes about 8 pies

Paleo Noatmeal Cream Pies

N’Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup almond flour
3/4 cup flax seed meal
1/4 cup coconut flakes (finely ground)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
4 Tbsp raw honey
1/2 cuppalm shortening, or coconut oil
Cream Filling
1 can coconut milk, full fat
1 tsp raw honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, flax, coconut, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Add in honey and shortening. Blend until combined and dough ball forms.
  • Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, form dough into cookie balls. Place on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Gently press cookies flat with your hand.
  • Bake at 350F for about 10-12 minutes or until cookies start to brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, open can of coconut milk. Scrape out the cream that should be at the top (the thick part). Put cream in a mixing bowl.
    • Keep the thin coconut water remaining in the can to use in smoothies, cereal, etc.
  • Using the whisk attachment on a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, beat the coconut cream, honey and vanilla until blended and fluffy – about 1-2 minutes.
  • Spread a thin layer of coconut cream onto half of the cooled cookies. Top each with remaining cookies.
  • Store cookies in a sealed container in the fridge – if they make it that long 🙂

 

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3 thoughts on “Paleo N’Oatmeal Cream Pies

  1. Steph says:

    Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I love the texture and color of the cookies. I was wondering if I did want to use oatmeal, could I just replace the almond flour with ground oat flour?

    • crstultz says:

      Hi Steph – I bet using oat flour would be great-give it a more authentic taste. You should be able to substitute the flour 1 to 1 but you may just need to watch your dough. If it is too crumbly, you could just add a little water or more shortening to form a dough ball. Let me know if it turns out!

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