Easy Gluten-Free & Vegan Peppermint Oreos Recipe: Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Finding delicious snacks that cater to specific dietary needs shouldn’t entail waving goodbye to joyous munching. For those in the gluten-free and vegan community and indeed anyone with a hankering for a healthier sweet treat, making homemade alternatives to their favorite guilty pleasures is both rewarding and delicious. One such gem is the Peppermint Oreo — a crisp chocolaty delight encasing a smooth minty burst, all without any gluten or animal products.

The Peppermint Oreos Phenomenon

Peppermint Oreos, with their festive flavors, have long been a seasonal favorite. Their allure, much like any Oreo, includes the perfect blend of crispy, chocolatey cookies and a luscious, mint-tinged filling. What sets our version apart is the inclusive twist — we’re whipping up a storm that caters to the gluten-free and vegan among us, ensuring no one is left out from the Oreo festivities.

A Satisfying & Healthful Mix

A gluten-free and vegan diet has proven benefits for many — from managing celiac disease to ethical decisions and health consciousness. The recipe we’re about to share provides a pathway to indulgence without compromise. By steering clear of gluten and animal-derived products, we craft a treat that meets standards for both health and happiness, an intersection we are passionate about.

Crafting Your Cookies and Filling

Homemade treats often sound daunting, but this recipe is all about ease without sacrificing a crumb of flavor. We guide you through preparing the cookie dough, rolling it out, and cutting it into the iconic Oreo shapes. Then, comes the simple yet crucial art of baking. No store-bought aroma can match the intoxicating smell that fills your kitchen.

Afterward, as those cookies cool to tempt you further, you’ll create a sumptuous filling. Think of it as the creamy heart of your Oreo — a crucial part where we get inventive with coconut oil, peppermint essence, and praises from your taste buds.

Getting Started

Crafting homemade Gluten-Free and Vegan Peppermint Oreos is a delightful way to enjoy a classic treat with a minty twist, without the worry of dietary restrictions. Below is an easy recipe that captures the essence of the beloved cookie, ensuring a delicious experience for everyone.


For the Cookies:

  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • ¾ cup brown rice flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons psyllium husk (for binding, as a substitute for eggs)
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup or agave syrup (as a vegan sweetener)
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Peppermint Cream Filling:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar (ensure it’s vegan)
  • 5 tablespoons vegan butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons non-dairy milk, as needed for consistency


Prepare the Cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, brown rice flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and psyllium husk.
  3. Add Wet Ingredients: Stir in maple syrup (or agave), melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract until a dough forms. If the dough is too crumbly, add a little more syrup or a splash of non-dairy milk.
  4. Shape the Cookies: Take a tablespoon of dough, roll it into a ball, and flatten it on the prepared baking sheet to form a cookie. Repeat with the remaining dough, spacing the cookies about an inch apart.
  5. Bake: Place in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are set. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Make the Peppermint Cream Filling:

  1. Combine Ingredients: In a medium bowl, beat together powdered sugar, vegan butter, and peppermint extract. Add non-dairy milk as needed, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach a smooth and spreadable consistency.
  2. Assemble the Oreos: Once the cookies have cooled, spread or pipe the peppermint cream on the flat side of one cookie. Place another cookie on top, gently pressing down to spread the filling to the edges.
  3. Chill: For the best texture, refrigerate the assembled Oreos for about 30 minutes before serving. This helps the filling set and makes the cookies easier to handle.

Enjoy your homemade Gluten-Free and Vegan Peppermint Oreos with a glass of your favorite non-dairy milk for a wonderfully indulgent treat that everyone can appreciate.

Getting the Flavor Balance Right

It’s all in the details. For the perfect peppermint Oreo, achieving an ideal texture and flavor ratio is essential. We discuss the different ingredients that can be used, from flours to sweeteners, ensuring the cookies and the filling accomplish a balance that’s smooth and sweet, not to mention echo the iconic Oreo tastiness.

Wrapping Things Up

The joy of making and eating a custom-crafted treat is unparalleled, especially when it’s as universally pleasing as the humble Oreo. In extending the Oreo spirit to the gluten-free and vegan, we not only make desserts but also make days. Our ode to the Peppermint Oreo is just the start; stay tuned for more delectable recipes and heartfelt community engagement. Your sweet tooth and your dietary health are about to collide in the most delightful way.

For anyone skeptical about the baking prowess, rest assured, this recipe is a friendly nudge into the world of homemade treats. With every step and every bite, this delight is a testament — food isn’t just about eating; it’s about sharing and caring, enjoying and exploring.

Start your ovens, clear your schedules, and get ready to savor the moment, one Peppermint Oreo at a time. Your taste buds, and your inner baker, will thank you for this treat, crafted with love and dietary consideration in perfect harmony.

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