Skinny Nilla Wafers 75 wafers 4 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons skim milk 7/8 cup all-purpose flour ½ tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons melted butter 2 tablespoons Truvia 3 tablespoons eggbeaters

Skinny Nilla Wafers

Today was the day that I made Skinny Nilla Wafers, and it was for a very specific reason. Being a good big sister. When my younger sister came home from college, she had one request: banana pudding. And what would banana pudding be without Nilla Wafers? I guess bananas and pudding, but y’all know what I’m getting at. So, in order to break away from the typical skinny makeover, I decided to create a healthy Nilla Wafers copycat recipe . . . and it worked!Skinny Nilla Wafers by Skinny Girl Standard, a low calorie food blogSo my Skinny Nilla Wafers aren’t as beautiful and proportional as normal Nilla Wafers, but their familiar flavor is uncanny. And wonderful. And I was to eat them forever. Like, really. And when I bake them, I get very banana’d out:

Banana Two-Piece Set I Banana Tree Canvas I Yellow Bananas Art I Pink Banana Split Art I Copper Banana Holder I Yellow Baker I Banana Slicer I Red Banana Socks

Favorites? How does one choose? First, I would just like to say that I adore two piece sets and that banana set from Asos may be my favorite ever! How cute would that look on a tropical island like Anguilla? Count me in. Also, I want a little girl one day, so I picture her room extremely girly with an art piece like that pink banana split one hanging in her nursery. She’ll be a foodie just like her momma! And finally, who else has to have those banana socks like, yesterday?

Skinny Nilla Wafers by Skinny Girl Standard, a low calorie food blogSkinny Nilla Wafers by Skinny Girl Standard, a low calorie food blog

Skinny Nilla Wafers

Yield: 75 Wafers

Calories per serving: 7 each


  • 7/8 cup all-purpose flour (350 calories)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (2 calories)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, "Lite" (80 calories)
  • 2 tablespoons Truvia
  • 3 tablespoons liquid eggbeaters or eggwhites (25 calories)
  • 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (48 calories)
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons fat-free milk (40 calories)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together all wet ingredients.
  4. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until well incorporated. The dough will be sticky and tough.
  5. Make dough into small balls in the palm of your hand. If the dough is too sticky to work with, consider patting your hands with butter or coconut oil. You may also want to add more flour, but this may ultimately influence the taste of your wafers.
  6. Place rolled dough onto a sheet of non-stick foil or parchment, spread out. Once all balls have been rolled, flatten them with a spoon into the shape of Nilla Wafers.
  7. Place parchment/foil on oven-safe tray and pop in the oven. You may need two separate trays, as you don't want your wafers to be too close together.
  8. Bake for about 15 - 20 minutes. You may need to rotate your tray(s) halfway through to avoid burning.
  9. When wafers are golden-brown and stiff to the tough, they are ready to be removed and enjoyed!
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8 Comments on Skinny Nilla Wafers

  1. Jordan
    June 8, 2014 at 1:54 am (7 years ago)

    Thanks! I am looking forward to making these! I’m a little confused about the nutritional info, though; you’re saying all the cookies are one serving for 626 calories and one individual cookie is 75.8, but 18 calories per cookie in a normal store-bought wafer?

    • jordan urtso
      June 8, 2014 at 1:59 am (7 years ago)

      Thanks Jordan! The way I had the nutritional information displayed was definitely confusing – sorry about that! The recipe makes 75 cookies at about 8 calories each 🙂 Hope that helps. Xo

  2. Cathy Tennant
    November 29, 2016 at 3:08 pm (4 years ago)

    I’m confused on the amount of flour. 7-8 cups of flour?

    • Jordan
      December 7, 2016 at 10:01 pm (4 years ago)

      Sorry it looks confusing, Cathy. The recipe calls for seven-eights of a cup. Hope this helps! 🙂

  3. Ange
    March 5, 2017 at 10:04 pm (4 years ago)

    Not sure if I did something wrong…. My dough came out more like the consistency of cake batter. I added 3/8 cup more flour, and then more vanilla and Truvia, but all I can really taste is the flour.

  4. Robin Cantrell
    October 12, 2018 at 5:42 pm (2 years ago)

    I followed the recipe exactly and it did not even make one dozen cookies! Why is that?

  5. alilduckling
    November 29, 2018 at 10:21 pm (2 years ago)

    I do not know your blog, but was VERY DISAPPOINTED in this recipe.
    The comments above By Ange and Robin – I should have backed off after reading these. Normally, I like to try new recipes. The ingredients you used – egg sub, ICBNB, and sugar substitute appealed to me.

  6. Catherine Marousky
    October 24, 2019 at 12:39 am (1 year ago)

    Could you please post the nutritional information,other than just the calorie count, on these cookies. Thanks


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