Note: These homemade Healthy Oreos are better than store-bought Oreos. Not only are they made with better-for-you ingredients, but they’re also fun to make and scrumptious! They’re a perfect sweet treat to satisfy your cravings while nourishing your body, and they’re made with just five ingredients!

Homemade healthy oreos made with just five ingredients.

One thing about me: I’m an Oreo fiend. They’re just one of those snacks that take me right back to my childhood—Oreos dipped in milk was such an elite treat. Fast-forward to the modern day, where I challenge myself to create healthier alternatives to my favorite treats, and I thought it was about time that I created a healthy Oreo recipe.

These homemade Oreos won’t just satisfy your sweet tooth, they’ll nourish your body too! They’re made with just five simple, nourishing ingredients such as whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, coconut oil, and liquid sweetener, and filled with a delicious cream cheese frosting.

These Oreos are also really quite easy to make, and I’d go as far as to say they’re fun to make too! It’s seriously so satisfying to make something so delicious that looks cute and tastes better than what you’d buy from the store.

These healthy Oreos are refined sugar-free, nut-free, and egg-free, and they can also be made dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free with just a few minor tweaks (which I will go through with you in a second). Read on to find out more information about what makes these Oreos healthy, a deep dive into the ingredients used as well as step-by-step photos, a recipe video, tips and tricks, and the best storage advice.

I hope you love these healthy Oreos as much as I do!

A bowl of healthy oreos.

Why you’ll love these Healthy Oreos

  • They’re made with just five simple ingredients.
  • They’re super easy to make!
  • They’re fun to make—a great activity to do with family or friends.
  • They’re made with better-for-you ingredients.
  • You know exactly what is in them—no nasty ingredients that you can’t pronounce.
  • They’re refined sugar-free, nut-free, and egg-free and can also be made dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free.
  • They taste better than store-bought Oreos.
  • They’re good for your soul and your body.
Healthy Oreos with cream cheese filling.

How are these Homemade Oreos Healthy?

This Healthy Oreo recipe is a great alternative to traditional store-bought Oreos, offering several health benefits through its carefully selected ingredients. Here’s why this recipe stands out:

  1. Whole Wheat Flour: Unlike refined white flour, whole wheat flour retains all parts of the grain, providing more fiber, vitamins, and minerals. This contributes to better digestion, prolonged satiety, and a lower risk of chronic diseases.
  2. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: Cocoa powder is rich in antioxidants, specifically flavonoids, which can help improve heart health, reduce inflammation, and boost brain function. By using unsweetened cocoa powder, this recipe avoids added sugars and unhealthy additives.
  3. Natural Liquid Sweeteners: Instead of refined sugar, this recipe uses natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, agave, or date syrup. These sweeteners have a lower glycemic index, which means they cause a slower rise in blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of insulin spikes and crashes. Additionally, they often contain trace nutrients and antioxidants.
  4. Coconut Oil: Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) which are more easily digested and used as a quick source of energy. It also has antimicrobial properties and can support healthy skin and hair. Coconut oil’s healthy fats can help improve cholesterol levels and support overall heart health.
  5. Cream Cheese Filling: Using cream cheese for the filling not only provides a creamy, delicious texture but also adds a source of protein and calcium. By choosing cream cheese made without extra additives, gums, or sweeteners, the recipe ensures a purer and healthier ingredient.
  6. Dietary Flexibility: This recipe is naturally refined sugar-free, nut-free, and egg-free. It can also be adapted to be dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free with minor tweaks, making it accessible to those with dietary restrictions or preferences.

By using whole, natural ingredients and avoiding processed and refined components, these Healthy Oreos provide a tasty treat that supports overall well-being.

Ingredients needed:

These are the ingredients you’ll need to make these Healthy Oreos. You can find the exact measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

Healthy Oreos ingredients in measuring cups.
  • Wholemeal Flour: I use whole wheat flour as it contains more nutrients, protein, and fiber compared to refined white flour.

  • Cocoa Powder: I recommend using Dutch-process cocoa powder as it has a lovely rich chocolaty flavor. Make sure your cocoa powder is unsweetened. If you can find Black Cocoa Powder, that’s even better, as it gives the Oreos that classic black color.

  • Liquid Sweetener: To add sweetness while keeping these healthy Oreos refined sugar-free, I recommend using a natural liquid sweetener like honey, maple syrup, agave, or date syrup.

  • Coconut Oil: Helps with the texture of the Oreos, giving them that much-loved crunch instead of dry, crumbly cookies. Coconut oil also exhibits antimicrobial properties, which can help combat harmful bacteria and viruses. Additionally, it is beneficial for skin and hair care, offering moisturizing and protective effects.

  • Cream Cheese: Used to make the creamy filling, cream cheese adds a delicious flavor that complements the chocolate cookies while also adding a good dose of protein and calcium. I recommend using cream cheese made with just milk and no extra additives, gums, or sweeteners. Why not try making your own Vegan Cream Cheese?
A bowl of healthy oreos.

Equipment needed:

How to make Healthy Oreos:

Here is a detailed summary of how to make these Healthy Oreos. I’ve also included some photos, and you can watch the recipe video in the recipe card

Step One:
Preheat your oven and prepare your baking tray with a sheet of parchment paper.

Step Two:
Combine your dry ingredients in a bowl: flour, cocoa powder, and a pinch of salt. You can use a whisk or fork to combine the ingredients.

Step Three:
Add your liquid sweetener of choice and melted coconut oil to the dry ingredients. Use a spatula to combine and work into a ball of cookie dough. If the mixture seems too dry, simply add some water or milk, one tablespoon at a time until you reach a solid cookie dough. Conversely, if the mixture seems too wet, add a sprinkle of cocoa powder. It should not be crumbly, as you want to be able to roll the cookie dough out. You can use your hands to work the mixture into a ball.

Step Four:
Once your cookie dough is at the right consistency, divide it into two pieces and roll each piece out into a flat layer around 3-5mm thick. You can place the cookie dough between two pieces of parchment paper if it seems too sticky to roll out.

Step Five:
Use your cookie cutter to cut out the cookies. You can use any size cookie cutter, depending on how big or small you want your cookies to be. I use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to do this.

Step Six:
Place the cookies in an even layer on parchment paper on a baking tray. You can place them quite close together as they will not spread while baking.

Step Seven:
Bake the cookies for 10 minutes. Once they come out of the oven, they will still seem quite soft, but as they cool down, they will crisp up.

Step Eight:
Add the cream cheese and liquid sweetener to a bowl and mix with a fork until smooth. Place the mixture in the refrigerator or freezer while your cookies are cooling down.

Step Nine:
Once the cookies have cooled, spread around a teaspoon of the filling between two cookies, sandwiching them together.

Tips and Notes

Ingredient Substitutions:

  • If you can’t find whole wheat flour, you can substitute with a gluten-free flour blend to make the recipe gluten-free.
  • For a dairy-free or vegan option, use vegan cream cheese and a plant-based liquid sweetener like agave or maple syrup.
  • If you prefer, you can substitute coconut oil with another healthy fat like avocado oil or olive oil, though the texture might vary slightly.

Rolling the Dough:

  • To prevent the dough from sticking, place it between two sheets of parchment paper before rolling it out. This also makes cleanup easier.
  • If the dough is too sticky, chill it in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes before rolling it out.

Cookie Cutting:

  • Use a small round cookie cutter or a glass to cut out the cookie shapes. If you want to create a traditional Oreo look, use a cookie stamp or the bottom of a glass to add a pattern before baking.
  • Make sure to re-roll any leftover dough to use up all the cookie dough.


  • Keep an eye on the cookies while they bake. They should be slightly soft when you take them out of the oven. They will firm up as they cool.
  • Allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to prevent breaking.


  • Ensure the cream cheese is at room temperature before mixing it with the liquid sweetener to achieve a smooth and creamy filling.
  • For a firmer filling, chill the mixture in the refrigerator for a few minutes before spreading it on the cookies.


  • Feel free to experiment with different fillings. You can add natural flavors like vanilla, almond extract, or even a bit of fruit puree to the cream cheese mixture for variety.
  • To enhance the chocolate flavor, you can add a pinch of instant coffee granules to the dry ingredients.

By following these tips and notes, you can ensure your Healthy Oreos turn out perfectly every time and enjoy the process of making this delightful, nutritious treat.

Dunking a homemade oreo in a glass of milk.

How to Best Store These Healthy Oreos

To ensure your Healthy Oreos remain fresh and delicious, follow these storage tips:


  • Assembled Cookies: Place the assembled Oreos in an airtight container. Refrigerate them to keep the cream cheese filling fresh. They will stay good for up to one week.
  • Unassembled Components: If you prefer to assemble the cookies just before eating, store the cookies and filling separately. Keep the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days and the filling in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Bring both to room temperature before assembling.


  • Individually: Place the assembled Oreos in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe airtight container or resealable freezer bag. This prevents them from sticking together. Frozen Oreos can be stored for up to one month.
  • Separately: You can also freeze the cookies and filling separately. Freeze the cookies in a single layer on a baking sheet and store them in a freezer-safe container or bag once solid. Freeze the filling in a separate airtight container. Thaw both in the refrigerator overnight before assembling and serving.

General Tips:

  • Avoid Moisture: Moisture can make the cookies soggy. Always ensure the container is airtight.
  • Layering: When storing multiple layers of Oreos in the same container, place a piece of parchment paper between each layer to prevent sticking and breaking.
  • Temperature: Keep the Oreos at a consistent, cool temperature to maintain their texture and flavor.

By following these storage methods, your Healthy Oreos will retain their taste and texture, allowing you to enjoy them at their best.

A stack of homemade oreos.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Can I use regular all-purpose flour instead of whole wheat flour?

Yes, you can substitute all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour if you prefer. However, whole wheat flour adds more nutrients and fiber to the cookies compared to refined white flour.

Can I use a different oil instead of coconut oil?

Yes, you can substitute coconut oil with another neutral-flavored oil like avocado oil or vegetable oil. However, coconut oil adds a distinct flavor and texture to the cookies, so the taste may be slightly different.

How can I make sure the cream cheese filling is smooth and creamy?

Ensure the cream cheese is at room temperature before mixing it with the liquid sweetener. Using a handheld mixer or stand mixer can also help achieve a smoother consistency.

Can I add flavorings or extracts to the cream cheese filling?

Yes, you can customize the cream cheese filling by adding flavorings or extracts like vanilla extract, almond extract, or citrus zest for added flavor.

How long do these Oreos stay fresh?

When stored properly, these Healthy Oreos can stay fresh for up to one week in the refrigerator or one month in the freezer. Be sure to follow the recommended storage instructions for optimal freshness.

Can I store these at room temperature?

While it’s best to store the assembled Healthy Oreos in the refrigerator to maintain the freshness of the cream cheese filling, you can store them at room temperature for short periods, especially if you plan to consume them within a day or two. However, keep in mind that at room temperature, the cream cheese filling may soften, and the cookies may lose their crispness over time.

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Homemade healthy oreos.

Homemade Healthy Oreos

These homemade healthy Oreos boast a rich cocoa flavor and a creamy filling, all while being refined sugar-free, nut-free, and egg-free. With just a handful of simple ingredients, these Oreos are easy to make and perfect for satisfying sweet cravings.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Healthy
Servings 12 Oreos
Calories 156 kcal





  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, and a pinch of salt.
  • Add the melted coconut oil and liquid sweetener to the dry ingredients. Mix until well combined and a dough forms.
  • Divide the dough into two equal parts. Roll out each part between two sheets of parchment paper to about 3-5mm thickness.
  • Use a cookie cutter to cut out cookies from the dough. Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake the cookies for 10 minutes. Allow them to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the cream cheese filling by mixing the softened cream cheese with the liquid sweetener until smooth.
  • Once the cookies are cooled, spread a teaspoon of the cream cheese filling onto the bottom side of one cookie and sandwich it with another cookie.
  • Repeat with the remaining cookies and filling.
  • Store the assembled Healthy Oreos in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.



  1. Chill the Dough: Before rolling out the dough, chill it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. This helps prevent the cookies from spreading too much while baking, resulting in perfectly shaped Oreos.
  2. Use Parchment Paper: When rolling out the dough, place it between two sheets of parchment paper to prevent sticking. This also makes cleanup easier and allows for smoother rolling.
  3. Room Temperature Cream Cheese: Ensure the cream cheese for the filling is softened to room temperature before mixing it with the sweetener. This ensures a smooth and creamy consistency for the filling.
  4. Watch the Baking Time: Keep a close eye on the cookies while they’re baking. They should be slightly soft when removed from the oven as they will firm up as they cool. Over-baking can result in dry cookies.
  5. Customize the Filling: Get creative with the cream cheese filling by adding flavors like vanilla extract or almond extract. You can also adjust the sweetness to your preference by varying the amount of liquid sweetener.
  6. Store Properly: Store the assembled Oreos in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep the filling fresh. If storing at room temperature, consume within a day or two for the best taste and texture.
  7. Enjoy Fresh or Frozen: These Oreos can be enjoyed fresh or frozen. Freeze any leftovers for longer storage and thaw in the refrigerator before serving for a tasty treat anytime.
I always recommend using a kitchen weighing scale and using weighted measurements. This will result in a more accurate process and your recipe will come out perfectly.
Read the blog post before making these Healthy Oreos for extra tips, ingredient substitutions and storage instructions.
These nutritional values are provided as a guide only and may be different depending on your ingredients and measurements.


Nutrition Facts
Homemade Healthy Oreos
Serving Size
1 oreo
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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I hope you love these Healthy Oreos!