One of the most common questions or recipe requests I receive has to be about how to make healthy cookie butter. If you’re unfamiliar with cookie butter, it’s essentially cookie crumbs mixed with some type of fat and liquid until it can be spread like a nut butter. Because the world we live in is a beautiful place, people have created all kinds of cookie butter with different ingredients.
With this being a healthier recipe blog, I was tasked with creating a lower calorie cookie butter. As you can see, my choice of cookie was arguably the greatest cookie of all time—the Oreo. And in my opinion, the recipe was a major hit.
In terms of nutrition facts, this low calorie Oreo cookie butter has 58 calories, 3.7 grams of protein, 4.5 grams of carbs, and 2.8 grams of fat per tablespoon. Compare that to the 90-100 calories per tablespoon in something like peanut butter, and we’ve got a winner.
Ingredients for Healthy Cookie Butter
Before I get to the recipe, I’d like to cover a few potential ingredient swaps.
Oreo O’s Cereal
I chose to use O’s cereal over real Oreos since they don’t have the creamy filling which reduces the amount you can use without adding fat and calories. Also, I can’t keep Oreos in the house without eating the entire package. You could swap O’s cereal for just about any cereal you’d like and turn this Oreo cookie butter into something entirely different.
You could swap this for just about any other nut butter or fat source, but you may have to adjust the amount of liquid accordingly. Almond butter, for example, may take a bit more liquid to avoid a dry cookie butter.
For my recipes, I always use a whey concentrate or blend of whey. I prefer Optimum Nutrition’s Gold Standard Whey or Dymatize’s Whey. However, you can use any protein you like. If you’d like to learn more about selecting a protein powder and the different types, check out this article.
Fat-Free Evaporated Milk
Any liquid will do, but I’ve found fat-free evaporated milk to give the best flavor and consistency. It’s what I use for my ultimate protein frostings, and there’s a noticeable difference between using something like almond milk and the evaporated milk in those. Try it for yourself.
Okay, that’s about all ya need to know. Below you’ll find the full recipe for the healthy cookie butter.
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- 2 C (60g) Oreo O's Cereal
- 1/2 C (132g) Peanut Butter
- 2 scoops (64g) Protein Powder, vanilla
- 6-8 Tbsp (90-120mL) Fat-Free Evaporated Milk, or your choice of liquid
- Using a food processor or blender, mix the O's, peanut butter, and protein powder together.
- Gradually stir or blend in the fat-free evaporated milk until you reach your desired consistency. 3/8 C or 6 Tbsp should give you a slightly crunchy butter, while 1/2 C will give you a smoother butter.
- Refrigerate in an airtight container.
Each serving has 2 Smart Points.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 23 servings Serving Size: 1 tablespoon (16g)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 58Total Fat: 2.8gCarbohydrates: 4.5gProtein: 3.7g