I used to go nuts for the original Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies. I think I went through a box a week while I was breast feeding. It was out of control!

oatmeal creme pie from www.sugarbananas.com

I couldn’t get enough. Then one day I looked at the ingredients and thought about coming up with a version without partially hydrogenated oils or preservatives in the cream.

oatmeal creme pie from www.sugarbananas.com
I finally had the time (and all of the ingredients) to bake up a batch of these goodies.

I happen to like lots of spice so I went extra heavy on the cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. At least the cinnamon is good for blood sugar and the ginger is an excellent antioxidant. Ha! Anything to make this seem “healthy”!

oatmeal creme pie from www.sugarbananas.com
They turned out fantastic! Mmmm, they’re so dense, chewy, sweet, salty, and taste EVEN better than the stuff in the box.

For the filling, I used a buttercream with a surprise ingredient. See the recipe below…

oatmeal creme pie from www.sugarbananas.com

Homemade Oatmeal Creme Pies

1 c butter
3/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
2 T molasses
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/2 c flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 1/2 c quick oats

Optional Substitute: Instead of dry spices, I LOVE to use edible essential oils as often as possible. The flavor just doesn’t compare when it comes to using oils.

***I use oils EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. Learn more about why I need them here.***


Preheat oven to 350.

Combine dry ingredients.  Set aside.

Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs one at a time, mixing completely after each addition. Next, add the molasses and vanilla; mix. Add dry ingredients and mix lightly until combined. Fold in oats.

Drop tsp – full rounds onto cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 min and let cool for 5 min before transferring to a cooling rack. Let cookies cool completely before assembling sandwiches.

Sandwich cookies together with creme filling.  Store in individual baggies.


1 stick butter
1/2 tsp salt
Up to 3 cups 10x sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
2 T milk
3 T malted milk powder

Whip butter, salt, and spices. With mixer running, add milk, milk powder, and vanilla. Add enough sugar to create your desired consistency.

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FYI, here are the ingredients in the
Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies…
Corn Syrup, Enriched Bleached Flour (Wheat FlourBarley Malt, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid) Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oil with TBHQ to Preserve Flavor (Contributes a Trivial Amount of Trans Fat)Oats, Sugar, Water, Raisins, Molasses, Dextrose, contains 2% or less of the Following: Leavening (Baking Soda, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate) Whey (Milk) Salt, Emulsifiers, Soy Lecithin, Mono- and Diglycerides, Sorbitan Monostearate, Polysorbate 60) Corn Starch, Eggs, Interesterfied Palm and Palm Kernel Oil, Soybean Oil, Egg Whites, Cocoa, Coconut (Sulfite treated to Preserve Color) Evaporated Apples (Sulfite Treated) to Preserve Color)Rice Flour, Nonfat Dry Milk, Carrageenan, Colors (Caramel Color, Titanium Dioxide, Red 40, Beta Carotene, Annatto Extract, Turmeric, Yellow 5)Sorbic Acid (to Retain Freshness)Spices, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Citric Acid, Pectin, Sodium Citrate.

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22 Responses

  1. Karen L. S. Mizener
    These look amazing!! I remember purchasing Little Debbie's oatmeal pies for my kids..well I think this recipe will outshine them!

  2. Mmmm…I'm a big fan of both yours and Jocelyn's recipes, and these Oatmeal creme pies are no exception. Little Debbie's weren't available in my area during my childhood years, but they definitely evoke sweet memories for my husband. I have a hunch he'd flip for these!!

    Sarah, thank you so much for sharing your talent on "A Little Birdie Told Me…" Tuesday!


  3. WOW! These are AMAZING!!! I know you mentioned that you added some extra spices to the original recipe, and I think that puts them in a class all by themselves. They are rich, and full of flavor and texture. Worth every calorie! Thank you!

    Liz from Colorado

  4. These look great and I can't wait to make them! But I have a question (I hope it isn't a stupid one): In the ingredients list for the filling you have "Up to 3 cups 10x sugar" listed. What does the "10x" mean? Thanks!

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