Muesli Cream Pies – Gluten-Free Snacks for Kids

Gluten-Free Muesli Cream PiesOatmeal Cream Pies get a nutritious and tasty makeover with gluten-free Muesli.  A great healthy snack for kids. 

This recipe has been entered into a contest on Bob’s Red Mill.  I’d love it if you’d stop on by and vote for you favourite!  Vote Here.

I am always up for a challenge.  Ah, who am I kidding?  Oftentimes, I’m not up for a challenge at all and I’d rather crawl back into bed than be challenged in any capacity.  And if it’s 6am and I don’t have a cup of coffee in my system, you’d best be keeping your challenges to yourself, you hear?  But other than these times, I’m always up for a challenge.  Errrr, sometimes.  If I’m in the mood.  If I am not in the mood, I will throw daggers at you with my eyes and you will rue the day you challenged me.  You have been warned.

But if we’re talking about gluten-free and sugar-free baking, then yeah, I am pretty much always up for a challenge.  I particularly like to be challenged to recreate a gluten and sugar-filled treat into something far healthier but that I can still pass off as a delicious treat to my kids.  I also like to be challenged to find new and creative ways to use ingredients.  Lucky for me, Bob’s Red Mill recently provided me with the chance to challenge myself in both capacities.  And thus we arrive at the vastly healthier and yet still delicious cousin to Little Debbie and her Oatmeal Cream Pies.

Gluten-Free Muesli Cream Pies

I am delighted to bring you gluten-free Muesli Cream Pies, made with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Muesli.  When they asked if I wanted to take part in their baking challenge and come up with a way to use the muesli in a recipe, the first thing I did was ask how much added sugar their new cereal contained.  I am always looking for new ways to get my kids to go gluten-free, but not at the expense of a lot of added sugars.  Fortunately, the muesli is mostly unsweetened, with just a touch of honey and some dried cranberries (sweetened, but they are minimal) and raisins.  I am definitely down with that.

Gluten Free Muesli Cream Pies

Then I had to put my thinking cap on and figure out how to use it.  Muesli has always reminded me of a cross between oatmeal and granola and it’s very much a breakfast item.  So I thought about muffins and quick breads and coffee cake.  And then I thought about how to turn it into a real treat, cookies and cakes and such.  I will confess, I don’t think I’ve ever had a Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pie and I am certainly not about to start now, but they are much lauded by Americans.  So I felt it a flash of inspiration to make a Muesli Cream Pie with other gluten-free ingredients and no additional sugar, to create a healthy, kid-friendly snack.  And what a snack it is!  The cookies turned out both soft and crisp, and are great on their own.  But add in a sweet buttercream filling and you have yourself the perfect sandwich cookie.  My kids adored them!

And starting tomorrow, this recipe will be entered into a contest whereby I could win some great Bob’s Red Mill prizes so you know I am going to be bugging you to vote for me when it opens!  You could also win some Gluten Free Muesli yourself, just for voting and pinning.  Details tomorrow, stay tuned.

Gluten-free oatmeal cream pies made with muesli

Disclosure:  I received some free gluten-free Muesli from Bob’s Red Mill.  There was no other compensation of any kind.

Muesli Cream Pies – Gluten-Free Snacks for Kids

Yield: 10 sandwich cookies

Muesli Cream Pies – Gluten-Free Snacks for Kids

Oatmeal Cream Pies get a nutritious and tasty makeover with gluten-free Muesli. A great healthy snack for kids.

Ingredients

    Muesli Cookies:
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Muesli
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Swerve Sweetener or granulated erythritol
  • 2 tsp molasses (optional)
  • 1 large egg
  • Cream Filling:
  • 6 tbsp butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup powdered Swerve Sweetener or powdered erythritol
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream, room temperaure
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. For the cookies, preheat the oven to 325F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together almond flour, Muesli, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter with granulated erythritol and molasses. Beat in egg until well combined. Beat in flour mixture until dough is well mixed.
  4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Press each ball with the heel of your hand to 1/4 inch thickness.
  5. Bake 12 to 14 minutes, until just beginning to brown and barely firm to the touch.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool on pan 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. For the filling, beat butter until smooth, then beat in powdered erythritol. Beat in cream and vanilla until a spreadable consistency is achieved.
  8. Take one cookie and spread the bottom with filling, then top with another cookie, bottom-side down to create a sandwich. Repeat with remaining cookies and filling.
  9. Makes about 10 sandwich cookies.
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Comments

  1. Katharine says:

    These look great! I’ve been eyeing that GF muesli, wondering if my kids would eat it. I’ll give these cookies a go.

    • Carolyn says:

      They were so good, I had a hard time not gobbling them myself. I don’t know how or why, but they had that chewy/crisp quality that I have such a hard time getting with low carb cookies. I bet it’s the oats in the muesli.

  2. I am so making these for my kids!

  3. What kid wouldn’t be happy biting into one of these? Actually, I think every adult wouldn’t mind them either. Ok… now I’m craving sweets.

  4. These are DIVINE looking. Beyond “pin” worthy! Also… I’d love a spoon and a bowl of that cream filling… just sayin’. :-D

  5. I know my kids would be happy!

  6. What a fantastic creation using Muesli Carolyn! I’ve never had a Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pie either, but I’m sure yours is far better hands down.

  7. oh my gosh, these! Forget my kids, I’d hide these for myself :)

  8. these look delicious, I just love oatmeal pies!

  9. What a yummy snack and a delicious alternative to traditional oatmeal cream pies!

  10. Yum! I’d never be able to stop eating these.

  11. Diane Gill says:

    These look wonderful. Do they need to be refrigerated?

    • Carolyn says:

      No, mine have been sitting on my counter for 3 days and are still doing really well. I cover them with Saran Wrap.

  12. My college age daughter would absolutely love these!

  13. These look fabulous and so much better than the packaged version!

  14. Oh boy these look amazing!

  15. These look superb!

  16. These look great!! Wish I had one now. :)

  17. These look so good – I am sure my husband would be a particularly big fan of them, because they have so many flavors that he loves.

  18. I love, love, love the Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies…but since I have switched over to eating better, I haven’t had one in YEARS. I would love to try these in hopes this will fulfill my need to one of my favorite snacks.

    Can you please post the nutrition info? I would like to be able to know how to adjust what I eat the rest of the day so I can enjoy one of these little beauties.

    • Hi Jana…they are about 10 net carbs per bar. I don’t calculate anything other than carbs (it’s very time consuming) but any online system like Spark people should be able to do it for you.

  19. I love Bob’s Red Mill products. I haven’t tried the Muesli, yet. Looks like I will be trying another of their products. Thanks for the recipe and the carb count.

  20. These look ABSOLUTELY delicious! Yum!

  21. constance carter says:

    Oh–these are so delicious–and I have sooo many gluten free friends and relatives. What a total find–a treat that is yummie and nourishing and fun to boot. I’m going to send this to the Belinda at the Tennessee Fitness Spa–she just loves nourishing treats for her spa family. Thanks–I’d used other Bob’s Red Mill Products–from my Capitol Hill Harris Teeter–but not the muesli before–thanks for the tip. I’m in your debt for this recipe, Mrs. Ketchum.

  22. What a great idea for the Muesli. I have a bag of it I got through something else, and have been trying to come up with something creative to make with it! These cookies look wonderful – definitely getting my vote!

  23. I’m curious what you can use instead of the Swerve Sweetener or granulated erythritol ? We have nothing like this in Germany and I prefer to use Honey or unrefined sugar.

    • Carolyn says:

      Well, unless you have unrefined sugar in powdered form, the filling is going to be a bit tough. But you can use sugar/honey for the cookie part very easily and powdered sugar for the filling.

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