Print Recipe Close Window

Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches

A healthy twist on oatmeal cream pie sandwiches.

Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches Photo
Calories: 272; Total fat: 12 g; Saturated fat: 6.2 g; Sodium: 223 mg; Carbohydrates: 34.1 g; Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g; Sugar: 15 g; Protein: 5 g
Yield: 9 sandwiches

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add 2 Tbsp flaxseed + 5 Tbsp water and whisk. Let set for a few minutes until thickened.
  3. Add mashed banana, melted butter (or coconut oil), grated carrot, brown sugar, vanilla, almond milk and stir. In a separate large bowl, mix all dry ingredients and the nuts.
  4. A little at a time, add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir. A fairly thick dough should form. Set in the fridge to firm up for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease with non-stick spray.
  6. Scoop large portions of batter ( about 1.5-2 Tbsp) out with two spoons and slightly flatten them. Be sure to set them at least 1 inch apart as they'll spread a little.
  7. Bake for 18-25 minutes or until edges begin to brown and the middle is just set.
  8. Once done, let rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then cool for 20-30 more minutes on a cooling rack.
  9. Prepare cream cheese filling in the meantime by mixing softened cream cheese with desired amount of honey. To thicken, add a little all purpose flour or powdered sugar (optional).
  10. Once the cookies are completely cooled, sandwich two equal sized cookies together with a thick layer of filling in between. You will have leftover filling.
  11. Enjoy immediately, keep in a covered in the fridge for a few days, or freeze for later use.

photos by Dana Shultz