Vegan Whoopie Pies are something to get excited about! These classic treats are fluffier than your typical sandwich cookie, with a cake-like texture and a sweet, whipped filling.
I just might be the only person who had never heard of a whoopie pie until a few years ago. Not even joking.
I never knew they were a thing.
I know! Who knew I was completely missing out?
Now I realize what I have been missing all of these years.
When I first tried one, I though they would be more like an Oreo cookie, but boy was I wrong. Absolutely nothing like an Oreo.
These are sooooo much better.
These are like little chocolate cakes with a sweet, creamy filling. Unbelievable delicious, sweet, creamy filling. Filling that is WAY better than an Oreo.
If you are looking for some other delicious vegan treats, you will love this Peanut Butter Cake, Low Carb Bulletproof Hot Chocolate, Low Carb Healthy Homemade Snickers Bars and these Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups! These would all be even more yummy with this Apple Chai Latte and my Chamomile Latte!
Why You Should Make These Whoopie Pies
These were such a huge hit with the kids too. This was their first time eating a whoopie pie too, so now there's no guilt over here for depriving my kids (as if!)
The possibilities are endless with these whoopie pies, you just need to be a little creative. There are so many yummy ways you can make these.
Vanilla "cakes" with chocolate frosting, chocolate "cakes" with peppermint frosting, and my personal favorite...lemon "cakes" with lemon frosting!
For now we will just still with the classic chocolate "cakes" and vanilla frosting.
Nothing beats a classic, right?
I've received some questions from readers about the ingredients. Yes, you can absolutely use butter if you don't have coconut oil.
Obviously they would no longer be vegan, but just as delicious.
If you do not have whole wheat pastry flour an all purpose flour will work fine too. It will have less fiber, but will be just fine and won't change the texture or the flavor at all.
You can also use another unrefined sugar in place of the coconut sugar as well.
Low Carb Pumpkin Whoopie Pies from Simply So Healthy
Peppermint Whoopie Pies from Brown Eyed Baker
Lemon Blueberry Whoopie Pies from A Spicy Perspective
- For the Cookies:
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- ⅓ coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 ¼ cups whole wheat pastry flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ cup ground flax
- ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup almond milk
- For the Filling:
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoons almond milk
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven 350.
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, beat sugar, coconut oil, vanilla extract and applesauce in a large bowl until well combined.
- With a spoon, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, flax, cocoa and salt together in a medium bowl.
- Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, slowly adding milk.
- Beat until thoroughly mixed.
- Drop by spoonful onto prepared baking sheet.
- Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven.
- While cookies are cooling, beat the coconut oil, vanilla, almond milk and sugar for a few minutes on medium speed until light and fluffy.
- To assemble:
- Turn cookies bottom side up and spread 1-2 tablespoons of filling. Top with another cookie.