Gluten Free Oreos are finally here! After what seems like forever for gluten free eaters, the popular treat is now available in a gluten free version. But what if you can’t get your hands on a pack of gluten free Oreos? You can make them yourself with this Homemade Gluten Free Oreo recipe.
Not quite the same, but close enough, these are dunkable and delicious, and a great alternative.
Homemade Gluten Free Oreos vs. The Real Gluten Free Oreos
I am blessed that I had an aunt who traveled to the US in the midst of the Covid-19 and was able to bring back packs of Gluten Free Oreos for me to have. When I posted to my Instagram stories, I got like 100 messages asking where I got them.
Unfortunately, they aren’t available in Trinidad as yet and they aren’t sure when it wold hit our shelves. So for those who can’t get their hands on the real Gluten Free Oreos, this Homemade Gluten Free Oreo recipe makes a great alternative.
However if you’re really into the whole oreo thing (like me), you can order them via Amazon, it just costs a lot to clear in Trinidad. If you’re one of those who would like to get them here’s the link.
Making Homemade Gluten Free Oreos
Making homemade gluten free Oreos is actually quite easy, as long as you have the right ingredients. The most important ingredient for getting your homemade sandwich cookies to look and taste like the real thing is Black Cocoa.
Black cocoa is cocoa powder that has been heavily Dutched. Dutch processed cocoa is dark and rich, but heavily Dutched cocoa makes it very dark, almost black. For more information on cocoa and its processing check here.
The color and flavor of black cocoa is what gives Oreos its colour and flavor. Which is why to make these as close to the real thing as possible, black cocoa is key. However, if you can’t get your hands on black cocoa, dutch processed cocoa can work, but the flavor won’t be quite the same.