Keto Oatmeal Cream Pies

by KetoFocus.com
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Recreate the iconic Little Debbie's Oatmeal Creme Pies with a healthier twist, using a few special ingredients to give authentic flavor without the added sugars or carbs. These soft, chewy cookies sandwich a creamy filling, delivering nostalgia in every bite.

Feel like a kid again with the nostalgic taste of Little Debbie’s with this recipe for soft and chewy keto oatmeal cream pies.

Just like my other keto cookie recipes, like my pumpkin whoopie pies, chewy peanut butter cookies and (my favorite) keto chocolate chip cookies, you won’t miss the sugar filled originals with these low carb versions of the classics.

Two homemade oatmeal cream pies stacked on each other with a bite taken out of the top sandwich cookie. A box of Little Debbie's Oatmeal Creme Pies is in the background.

What makes them keto:

  • No rolled oats – These almond flour based sandwich cookies mimic the beloved oat flavor without actually using rolled oats. The secret lies in incorporating oat fiber, an insoluble fiber found in oat husks. Adding oat fiber to the almond flour gives our keto oatmeal cookies that hint of oat flavor without adding any additional carbohydrates since oat fiber is ZERO CARBS!
  • Molasses flavor without the sugar – Instead of molasses, which has sugar, we use a molasses flavor extract.
  • Perfectly sweetened cream filling – The cream filling stands out with its thick and creamy consistency. Unlike many keto frostings that can become overwhelmingly sweet due to an excess of powdered sugar-free sweeteners, this recipe strikes the right balance. By using a specific brand of sugar-free sweetener and oat fiber, the result is a filling that’s perfectly sweetened, with an added depth of oat flavor and a desirable texture.
  • Marshmallow cream – Do you think the Little Debbie’s version has a hint of marshmallow in the cream filling? Me too. Instead of using marshmallow fluff, a few drops of toasted marshmallow flavoring is added to the filling to give a subtle marshmallow undertone.
  • Only 1.4 g net carbs – Using the ingredients above along with a combination of brown sugar free sweetener and granulated sugar free sweetener, we are able to keep the carbohydrates very low.

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Keto Oatmeal Cookies Ingredients

Vanilla Cream Filling Ingredients

Keto Oatmeal Cream Pies Directions

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Are oats keto?

Rolled oats are not keto friendly because they are high in carbs. One cup of dry rolled oats has 55 grams of carbohydrates! That’s almost twice the recommended daily carb limit for the keto diet.

The keto replacement for oats

Since we can’t have oats or oatmeal on the keto diet, to get around that use oat fiber. Oat fiber is a zero carb finely milled insoluble fiber that comes from the oat husk. Using oat fiber, you can get the oat flavor without the carbs! It also helps to enhance the texture and bulk up baked goods.

Don’t confuse oat fiber with oat flour. It’s not the same. Oat flour is finely ground rolled oats into a flour consistency, so it still contains carbs.

Tricks to get sandwich cookies the same size

The key to picture perfect keto sandwich cookies is to make the cookies the same size. Here’s how:

  • Use a cookie scoop – I used a 1.25 inch cookie scoop.
  • Use a piping bag – Add dough to a piping bag and squeeze out a 1.25 inch mound of cookie dough.
  • Roll into a ball – Pinch off some cookie dough and roll in between the palms of your hands to form about a 1 inch ball.
Two sandwich cookies stacked on each other.

Storage information

The good news is these cookies stay soft and chewy days after you make them! So store your cookies either at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 7-10 days or until they start to taste old.

You can freeze the keto oatmeal pies in a freezer safe container or bag for up to 1 month.

Keto Oatmeal Cream Pies: FAQS

Can I use real molasses?

Yes, you can use 1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses in place of the molasses flavoring. Blackstrap molasses has sugar in it but it does contain minerals offering health benefits that may supersede the ill effects of sugar.

How to tell when cookies are done?

The keto oatmeal cookies are done baking when they start to turn golden brown around the edges (takes around 10 minutes). They will still be very soft to the touch, but will continue baking as they cool on the baking tray.

Help! My cookies fell apart. What did I do wrong?

Sounds like you were impatient and really wanted to eat that cookie now. The cookies will still be very soft when they first come out of the oven. Before you can handle them, let them cool on the baking sheet until you can slide a spatula underneath to transfer to a wire rack. The cookies will continue to set for several minutes (15-20 minutes). After that, you should be able to pick them up without them crumbling.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Oatmeal Cream Pies

Servings: 18

Amount Per Serving
Calories 265
Fat 25.5g
Protein 4.7g
Total Carbs 20.6g
Net Carbs 1.4g

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6 Comments

    1. I haven’t tried to make these without the almond flour. You could try to use lupin flour. The conversion is 1 cup almond flour is equal to 1/2 cup of lupin flour. For coconut flour, the conversion is 1 cup almond flour is equal to about 1/4 cup coconut flour.

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