Homemade Chai Oatmeal Cream Pies Recipe
Is there any other snack that brings up as much nostalgia as oatmeal cream pies? These sweet treats were in practically every school lunch growing up. And if you didn’t have one, you definitely wished you did. Unfortunately, these classic snack cakes leave a bit to be desired when it comes to nutrition. Made with questionable ingredients, additives, and preservatives, store-bought oatmeal cream pies are better left at the store. Luckily, homemade oatmeal cream pies are easier to make than you might think!
When you break it down, oatmeal cream pies are basically just tasty cream filling sandwiched between two soft oatmeal cookies. So making them at home is a snap. And the best part is, you control the ingredients. That means you know exactly what is in these homemade oatmeal cream pies and can enjoy them without the guilt!
Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pie Ingredients
Almond flour, oats, and oat flour make up the base of these soft oatmeal cookies. Not only are they gluten-free but they’re much more nutrient dense than recipes made with all purpose flour.
Creamy almond butter provides moisture and structure to these cookies instead of using eggs, making them vegan friendly.
This recipe uses just enough coconut sugar and maple syrup to sweeten these cookies without going overboard. And by using natural, unprocessed sugars, you can feel a bit better about indulging.
Molasses gives these oatmeal cream pies their signature flavor. And to take things up a few notches, we’ve added Chai Bliss, a superfood blend packed with flavorful spices and superfoods.
Chai Bliss Superfood Blend
Earth Echo’s Chai Bliss is so much more than a delicious chai blend. It starts with a base of green tea, which contains L-theanine to promote mental focus, helping to maintain alertness, focus, and accuracy. It also includes a blend of 6 antioxidant-rich spices. *
A natural nootropic energy blend boosts brain energy and focus, including astragalus to improve immunity and energy, Lion’s Mane mushrooms to benefit cognitive function and focus, and zin to support immunity, cognition, and mood. *
Chai Bliss is easily the most delicious way to combat brain fog, support your cognitive capabilities, and help relax your mind and body. *
While Chai Bliss adds extra flavor and loads of health benefits, you can substitute in your own chai blend by using the following spices. Or simply use 2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder.
Chai Spice Blend
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon cloves
- ¼ teaspoon allspice
You can use a different nut or seed butter in place of the almond butter. Just keep in mind that some nut butters might change the flavor (peanut butter) or color (sunflower seed butter) of the end result.
Feel free to use brown sugar in place of coconut sugar.
The molasses adds that distinctive rich flavor to the cookies but if you don’t have any you can skip the molasses and the cookies will still be delicious.
For the filling, just about any vanilla frosting will do. Opt for your favorite store-bought or homemade option. Or go for a chocolate frosting for a fun twist.
You can make the cookies a couple days ahead of time and stored in an airtight container on the counter. Once assembled, it’s best to store leftovers in the refrigerator in a covered container for 3-4 days.
Homemade Chai Oatmeal Cream Pies
A healthier take on a childhood classic, these homemade chai oatmeal cream pies are gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and made with ingredients you can feel good about.
- 1/2cupcreamy almond butter
- 1/4cupcoconut sugar
- 1/4cuppure maple syrup
- 2tablespoonsunsweetened non-dairy milk
- 1teaspoonvanilla extract
- 1cupgluten-free rolled oats
- 1/2cupalmond flour
- 1/2cupgluten-free oat flour
- 1tablespoonChai Bliss
- 1teaspoonbaking powder
- 1/4teaspoonsea salt
- 1cupof your favorite vanilla frosting
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream together the almond butter, coconut sugar, maple syrup, molasses, non-dairy milk and vanilla. Mix well until creamy.
Add in the oats, almond flour, gluten-free oat flour, Chai Bliss, baking powder, and salt. Mix until a thick cookie batter forms.
Using a 2-tablespoon scoop, scoop cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Wet fingers and gently flatten each cookie into a round shape.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are just starting to turn golden brown.
Allow cookies to cool completely. Once cool, spread a bit of frosting on the bottom of a cookie and add another cookie on top to create a sandwich.
Store leftover oatmeal cream pies in a covered container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Chai Bliss is a great health-nourishing way to add a delicious blend of spices to just about any baked good. Or brew up a warm mug of Chai Bliss to beat the afternoon slump. It’s a decadent treat you won’t believe is actually good for you. Click the link below to try Chai Bliss for yourself!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.