Oatmeal Cream Pies

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I grew up loving Little Debbie’s Oatmeal Crème Pies. Though they are not necessarily take out food, I have heard of people downing a whole box when they are hungry and don’t want to cook. I am making them today, because as you all know, I love sugar.

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Homemade Oatmeal Crème Pies Recipe
Attribution: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/01/19/homemade-little-debbie-oatmeal-creme-pies/

Ingredients:

1 cup butter (Earth Balance)
3/4 cup raw sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon flaxseed
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups uncooked quick cooking oats

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cream together the butter, raw sugar, and vanilla extract using an electric mixer.

In a separate small bowl, whip together water and flax seed using a fork.

Add the flax seed mixture to the creamed butter and mix.

In another large mixing bowl, whisk together, all purpose baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and cloves until everything is evenly distributed. Whisk in the oats.

While the electric mixer is running on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.

It should form a thick batter. Use your hands to make dough balls about 1 inch in diameter. Place them 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.

Bake the cookies for 10 minutes in the oven until they are golden brown around the edges. Allow them to cool of the pan for about 3 minutes, but moving them to the cooling rack or your mouth.

Vegan Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Ingredients:
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup vegan butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 – 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 – 4 tablespoons almond milk

Directions:

Beat together vegetable shortening and vegan butter with an electric mixer in a large bowl.

When smooth, gradually mix in powdered sugar.

Mix in almond milk one tablespoon at a time until it reaches the spread-ability you desire.

Beat on high for 2 additional minutes, incorporating air, to make it light and fluffy.

About The Take-Out Diet: I Love Dining-In, Taking-Out, and Driving-Thru. Since it is physically, mentally, and financially impossible for me to do that everyday, I bought a fryolator. That it is a lie. I do find ways to make my favorite restaurant dishes at home, though. You are welcome to join me everyday at 3pm EST in my kitchen. See you soon.