10- Minute Pumpkin Whoopie Pie
Who feels like making whoopie…pies–of course?! 😉 These 10-Minute Pumpkin Whoopie Pies are inspired by our Skinny Speedy Oatmeal Walnut Cookies and our Skinny Simple Banana Oatmeal Cookies (two that most of you tell us are your faves!). We totally hear ya and understand why these are such LOVES!
Let’s hear it for whipping up a waistline-friendly, satisfying treat in moments, with a few simple ingredients you already have in your house (yes, only the canned pumpkin you may not have, depending on the season)–and being able to crush a craving guilt-free!
10- Minute Pumpkin Whoopi Pie
The cookie to this whoopie (that was so much fun to write :)) is so scrumptious–and soft and chewy… yum! It’s hard to believe it’s actually GOOD for you! You can have it for breakfast or for a snack! We’ve become quite addicted to this mouth-watering treat, and have made it so many times–as One Big-Mash & Mix microwave cookie, but there is something so much fun about a whoopie pie, that this may just be our fave version.
Of course we gotta share some health benefits–after all pumpkin is a veggie! A Veggie whoopie pie, wow, who knew?!:
From the Pumpkin:
• Boosts energy thanks to pumpkins’ nutrient-rich, quality carbohydrates that fuel your brain, your muscles, and your central nervous system.
• Helps you to shed the lbs- with only 40 calories per half cup of pumpkin and with four satisfying grams of fiber, your waistline will thank you!
• Helps you to keep your blood pressure in check thanks to its’ high potassium content.
• Another bonus? Pumpkins’ fantastic color comes from the cancer-fighting antioxidant, beta-carotene that gives your skin a beautiful hue, while also protecting it from the damage from the sun, boosting your immune system and promoting good vision.
From the Apple:
• Flavonoids help to prevent cancer.
• Pectin, a soluble fiber helps to lowers cholesterol.
From the Banana:
• Potassium to restore normal fluid balance (flushes bloat)
• Carbohydrates for energy
From the Peanut Butter:
• Good for-you, heart healthy fat
10- Minute Pumpkin Whoopi Pie
This tastes like an indulgent dessert—so hard to believe it’s got all healthy ingredients. Although we used some plain Greek Yogurt for the whoopie in this cookie, if that ain’t yo thang–no worries! ‘Tis the season for Pumpkin Greek yogurt or Vanilla Greek Yogurt, or any flavor your happy waist-line desires. Say hello to Whoopie Pie for your satiating breakfast or snack.
Serves: 4 Whoopie Pies
½ small apple, finely diced, 1/3 cup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 very ripe banana, mashed
2-1/2 Tbsp. vanilla almond milk
3 Tbsp. rolled oats
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. pumpkin, separated (we used canned)
1 Tbsp. peanut butter
1 cup Greek nonfat yogurt
½ packet stevia or 1 teaspoon sugar, to taste
1. If using oven, rather than microwave, preheat oven to 375°.
2. In a medium sized bowl, add the apple, cinnamon, banana, almond milk, oats and 2 tablespoons pumpkin together and mash and combine with a fork.
3. If using microwave: Spritz a nonstick microwave safe plate lightly with oil.
4. Using 8 piecies (about 1 tablespoons each) and place each, flattened on the plate.
4. Microwave on high 4 minutes, depending on the strength of your microwave cooking time may vary. Simply use a tooth pick or a fork and poke cookie the whole way through. *If wetness comes off on fork or toothpick, continue to put back in microwave in 30 second increments until cooked. Then place plate in fridge or freezer to help “congeal”.
*If using oven: Place 1 Tbsp of mixture on a greased baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven when cooked completely through.
5. Meanwhile, mix ½ cup of pumpkin with stevia or sugar. Taste, add more sweetener if desired. Remove cookies from cooling and top four cookies each with 2 ounces of yogurt and then with a quarter of the pumpkin mixture. Top each with a cookie. Eat as is, or refrigerate for a bit before serving. We often did this to let is solidify a bit more and serve cold—so delish!
Makes 4 Whoopie Pies
Nutrition Facts Per Serving (1 Whoopie Pie): 115 Calories, 16 g carbohydrate, 2 g fat, 8 g protein, 42 mg sodium, 3 g fiber