Fluffy, Creamy, and Oh So Healthy Whoopie Pies

SUGAR!!! The food group we all love to hate. We crave it, dream about it, all while trying to avoid it. I will admit it’s my weakness. I have a major sweet tooth. During the holidays I let my sweet tooth have all the fun. However, over the past week as I’ve tried to get back into my normal healthy habits, my heightened desire to eat chocolate has lingered. Day after day I’ve told myself, “Today I am going to just say no. Just one day to break the habit.” Sound familiar?

I talk a lot about balance here at Life in Spandex. I urge you to give in to your cravings regularly in a responsible way. And I mean it! However, if you’re eating a clean diet the majority of the time, your sweet tooth should be manageable. Lately however, mine has been screaming at me 24/7. Cue the sentence where most would tell you to cut out grains, legumes, fruit, honey, pure maple syrup, etc. This is not the year for restriction, ladies! When my cravings are a little, well, out of control, I just find healthier ways to satisfy them and let my plant-based diet do the rest.

Healthy Whoopie Pie Recipe

One way to kick the sugar cravings? Find an alternative. Trying to battle the devil on your shoulder that tells you to finish off a bag of peanut m&m’s is a lot of work. Sometimes it can completely take over your whole evening! Two scenarios happen – 1) Your mind bounces from, “I really want those dark chocolate almonds. How can I distract myself? Maybe I’ll have just a couple. But, I should probably refrain all together. Maybe I should take a bath. But I don’t really want to. Screw it, you only live once, right? No but I made myself a promise.” OR 2) You search around the cabinets and in the refrigerator for something to take the edge off. “A-ha! Maybe some frozen banana will do the trick. Hmm didn’t quite do it. How about some peanut butter? Oh and a handful of low-sugar granola, perfect. Just don’t eat the chocolate.” 500 extra calories later you’ve avoided the chocolate but you’ve eaten the rest of your kitchen instead!

In my pursuit to cut back on added sugars, I came up with a low-carb, high-protein, refined sugar-free recipe for Fluffy Whoopie Pies! They make for a perfect mid-afternoon snack, post-workout treat, or after-dinner sweet. With only 200 calories, 5.5 grams of fat, 11 grams of carbohydrate, 3 grams of sugar, and a whopping 16 grams of protein, if these don’t take the edge off, well, then sista, we have a problem.

Fluffy, Creamy, and Oh So Healthy Whoopie Pie Recipe

Healthy Whoopie Pie Recipe

Ingredients

Makes 3 cookie sandwiches

Cookies

2 scoops vegan protein powder

2 tbsp coconut flour

1 tbsp PB2 (powdered peanut butter)

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup egg whites

1 tbsp Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Spread

Stevia to taste (if you don’t like the taste of Stevia, you can sub with a little honey or 100% pure maple syrup)

Filling

1/2 cup non-fat, plain Greek, Almond, or Coconut Yogurt

1 tbsp 100% pure maple syrup

1tsp vanilla extract

Stevia if you want to add a little more sweetness

Preparation

  1. Combine protein powder, coconut flour, PB2, cinnamon and baking powder in a small to medium bowl (depending on how many batches you’re making).
  2. Melt Earth Balance in the microwave for 15 seconds. Combine with egg whites and stevia in a separate medium bowl.
  3. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients to the wet until fully combined.
  4. Separate into 6 equal sized balls. Place on a baking sheet sprayed with coconut oil cooking spray and pat the cookies into flat rounds.
  5. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until just slightly golden brown. Be careful not to overcook or they will end up being dry.
  6. Let cookies completely cool.
  7. Combine all the filling ingredients together.
  8. Once the cookies have cooled, spoon equal amounts of filling onto three of the cookies. Top with the remaining three cookies.
  9. Eat up!

Healthy Whoopie Pie Recipe

How do you fight an out-of-control sweet tooth? Tell me in the comment box below!

Health and happiness,

Emily

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Hi and welcome to Life in Spandex! I’m Emily, a personal trainer who believes there should be no secrets standing in your way to getting fit. I am sharing my knowledge here on this blog in order to help you reach your goals. Fitness should be fun, eating healthy should taste good, and feeling your absolute best is the ultimate goal. Let’s get fit together!

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  2. Ok, you had me at protein powder. These look soo good, great photos! Thanks for sharing

    1. Thank you!! Enjoy 🙂

  3. These look absolutely amazing! I’m not much of a whoopie pie eater, but I definitely have to try these things out!!!

    1. In complete honesty, I’m not either haha! But this creation reminded me of them 😉 so yummy

  4. Wow! These looks amazing!! Cant wait to try them!

    1. Thanks! Hope you like ’em 🙂

  5. Those look delicious! I didn’t know there was such a thing as powdered peanut butter:). Pinning!

    1. Thanks Angie! Yes it’s amazing!!! Only 45 calories for 2 tbsp. If you want to sub it for peanut butter, you just add 1 tbsp water to 2 tbsp powder and stir. I love adding cinnamon to it too! Mm mmm mmm

  6. I don’t know the last time I had a whoopie pie but these look so yummy! Thanks for sharing this healthy twist

  7. Those look yummy and sound healthy! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. You’re welcome manda!

  8. Oh my goodness! This looks so tasty. Pinning for later

    1. Yay! Let me know if you like them Becki 🙂

  9. OMG I cannot wait to try these! Just signed up for your email list too, looking forward to my tight buns!

    1. That’s awesome Amber!! Let me know how you like the workout 🙂

  10. The whoopie pies look amazing. Love the fact that you don’t need any refined sugar for making them 🙂

    1. they are yummy! Yes there is a way to have your sweet and eat them too 😉

  11. Oh dear Lord! Those look simply amazing. Normally when I’m having a sweet craving, I pop a piece of sugar-free gum in my mouth. MOST of the time that does the trick LOL

    1. I do that too but sometimes the habit can get out of control and I end up chewing a hole pack in a day. Just being honest haha

  12. these sound most interesting. I would be curious how they taste, I have never used protein powder in my cooking. But I want to eat healthier and branching out, seems like a good idea.

    1. I love using protein powder in my baked goods! It tastes good I promise 🙂

  13. Interesting. i wonder if they’ll go with an RC cola.

  14. So this is going to sound crazy!!! But I have never tried these! And now that you posted a recipe, i’m going to have to try to make them now.. Haha thanks for sharing!! These look seriously to die for

    1. Well it’s never too late to try something new :). Thank you Bianca! Let me know how they come out!

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