How to relive your childhood: step one – grab a glass of milk. Step two – grab the Oreos. Step three – dunk and enjoy!
How to relive your childhood with a health twist:
Step one – grab the Real Mushrooms Chaga.
Step two – make these homemade, unprocessed paleo Oreo cookies.
Step three – enjoy in good immune, brain, digestive and skin health!
No matter if you were the kid who licked all the icing off first, dunked them whole in a glass of milk, or dipped them in peanut butter, the chocolatey, crunchy satisfaction of Oreo cookies is hard to beat. So we took all that satisfaction and put a Real Mushrooms health twist on it by using real food ingredients and adding Chaga Mushroom. Because we want you to be able to enjoy your Oreos and maintain good digestive (and skin!) health too!
Chaga Mushroom Benefits for Health
So how do Oreos and health fit in the same sentence? First, we swap all the processed ingredients for healthy, whole-food ones. Next we add a big antioxidant punch. A punch that comes in the form of Chaga Mushroom.
Chaga is rich in antioxidants and not only supports your immune function, but it also aids your digestion and helps revitalize your skin (thanks to high amounts of melanin).
And as always, just like we don’t advocate for baking with a lot of overly processed foods with a bunch of unnecessary ingredients, we also would never offer processed mushroom extracts with a bunch of unnecessary starch and fillers.
We only offer 100% organic mushroom extracts, because we want you enjoying and experiencing the full health benefits of medicinal mushrooms.
The other healthy ingredients – paleo Oreo cookie swaps & tips
- Cacao powder. Because you can’t have Oreos without chocolate, and we suggest a high quality one that packs the most flavor.
- Protein Powder. A clean protein powder boosts the protein, making these cookies a bit more of a substantial snack. Of course, you can opt to not use the protein powder and use all almond flour instead.
- Almond flour. A clean simple flour to make these gluten-free and grain-free.
Almond butter. A delicious, nutty way to help bind the dough together.
- Coconut oil. For some delicious healthy fatty acids.
- Coconut butter. Coconut butter is naturally sweet, so it makes a great icing! If you like your icing even sweeter, you can add maple syrup or your favorite sweetener.
Tools you’ll need
- lined baking sheet
- wax paper
- circle cookie cutter (or mason jar or small glass)
- mixing bowl, measuring cups, spoons
Paleo Oreo Cookies Recipe
Servings: 6 cookie sandwiches
Prep time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30-32 minutes
Ingredients for homemade paleo Oreo cookies
- 8 TB almond flour
- 4 TB chocolate protein powder*
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1 tsp Real Mushrooms Chaga powder
- 2 TB almond butter
- 3 TB softened coconut oil (or MCT OIL)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1-2 TB water (if needed to help the batter stick together better)
- 1/3 cup softened coconut butter (for the icing)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix your almond flour, protein powder (if using), cacao powder, Chaga, and salt.*
- Add the almond butter and softened coconut oil. If needed, add a bit of water to help the batter stick together – but it shouldn’t be too sticky. If you accidentally add too much and the batter is sticky, just stick in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to make it easier to work with.
- Before rolling out your dough, taste it and adjust the sweetness level to your preference. If you want it sweeter, add your favorite sweetener.
- Roll dough between two sheets of wax paper until about 1/4” in thickness.
- Use a cookie cutter (or mason jar lid, or rim of a glass) to cut about 12 circles. (Number of circles will vary depending on the size of your cookie cutter.)
- Bake on a lined cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes.
- Let the cookies cool before you touch them or apply the icing.
- Once the cookies have cooled, place a large spoonful of softened coconut butter on half of the baked cookies. Smoosh the other half of the cookies on top and enjoy!!
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. Or alternatively, freeze them if you want to keep them longer.
– If you don’t want to use protein powder, you can replace the protein powder with almond flour and add 2-4 TB of your favorite granulated sweetener. Taste and adjust to your sweetness preference.
– If you are using unsweetened protein powder, add 2-4 TB of your favorite granulated sweetener. Taste and adjust to your sweetness preference.
Enjoy these homemade paleo Oreo cookies in good health
It’s all too easy to get caught up in the seriousness of life. In the strict habits. In the “go, go, go” mentality. Too many things on the never-ending to-do list.
And with all that busyness, comes a whole lot of stress on your immune, brain, and digestive health.
So sometimes we all could use a reminder of our childhood, a reminder to invite a little more play, a little more silliness, and a little more freedom into our routine. It’s ok to not take life so seriously all the time. It’s ok to take breaks.
And it’s more than ok to enjoy some of these paleo Oreo cookies. In fact, we highly recommend it.
Easily give your other recipes a power boost
If you don’t want to use Chaga, you can easily try out another mushroom powder extract. There are wonderful options, each with their own unique profiles and benefits. To learn more, you can read our article which highlights the top 7 benefits of the main medicinal mushrooms. These different mushroom extracts can easily be added to whatever you’re cooking up in the kitchen.
Join the mushroom recipe challenge! Get creative in the kitchen with different ways to get more mushrooms in your diet. Invent your own recipe and share via insta @realmushrooms.
*Disclaimer: The statements made in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information in this article is intended for educational purposes. The information is not intended to replace medical advice offered by licensed medical physicians. Please consult your doctor or health practitioner for any medical advice.