Looking for a fun low carb treat? These Keto whoopie pies are easy to make and so delicious! Rich, dreamy vanilla frosting sandwiched between two super-soft, cake-like cookies is the kind of dessert that everyone will love.
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Keto Whoopie Pies
Did you ever have whoopie pies growing up? If not, let me paint you a picture of these amazing little desserts.
First, imagine delicious vanilla frosting that is perfectly light and fluffy. Now, picture that frosting sandwiched between two small chocolate cookies with a texture so soft, they’re almost more like cake than cookies.
Doesn’t that sound like a dream?
Now, what if I told you that you could make these amazing little bites out of all low-carb ingredients? Yep, that’s the secret behind these ridiculously tasty Keto whoopie pies!
What I love about these desserts is that, yes, they’re delicious… but they’re also just FUN. Something about them is so delightful. And I’ll tell you right now, the kids never get tired of saying “whoopie pie.”
Not to mention, they’re also only 3 net carbs per whoopie pie, AND they’re gluten free. Which means you can indulge without the guilt.
So if you need a low carb treat that everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) will love, definitely give this recipe a try!
What Is A Whoopie Pie?
So what exactly are these things?
Are they an inside-out cupcake where the frosting is inside the cake instead of on top? Are they a cookie sandwich similar to an Oreo? Are they a chocolate version of Keto cream puffs? Are they a pie?
To understand what they are, I think it helps to look at where they came from.
Most people agree that whoopie pies were created by the Amish as a way to use up leftover cake ingredients. They would make tiny mounds out of leftover cake batter, then sandwich them together with leftover frosting.
In which case, the inside-out cupcake might be the most accurate description!
Since then, many bakers and restaurants have added their own spins on these tasty treats. So depending on who you ask, the answer may vary.
I think the best option is to whip up a batch for yourself and see what you think!
What Is Whoopie Pie Filling Made Of?
As I mentioned, the original whoopie pies used leftover frosting as the filling. But since then, confectioners have found a few other options.
In fact, some whoopie pies use marshmallow fluff as the filling. That sounds like a sugar bomb to me! No thank you.
Others use a buttercream frosting. Since there are plenty of ways to make low carb buttercream, I think that option sounds pretty delicious.
But I wanted to stick with the traditional recipe. That’s why I created a low carb vanilla frosting for my gluten-free whoopie pies! It’s easy to make, and I just love how light and fluffy it turns out.
Chocolate Low Carb Whoopie Pies
Speaking of traditional, the chocolate cake rounds held together by vanilla frosting is the most common combination for whoopie pies.
But you can get creative with the flavors if you like! Try adding cocoa powder to the frosting for a double-chocolate treat. Or make vanilla cake rounds by replacing the cocoa powder with a little extra almond flour.
I’ve seen people make red velvet whoopie pies, chocolate and peanut butter whoopie pies, even pumpkin cheesecake whoopie pies!
Definitely try these chocolate low carb whoopie pies to start, because they are simply delicious. But after that, feel free to have some fun.
How To Make Keto Whoopie Pies
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. While it’s warming up, grab a mixing bowl and combine the ingredients for the cookies.
Mix the cookie ingredients until a smooth dough has formed. From there, form the dough into 20 evenly-sized balls. Set them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then flatten them slightly with your hands.
Bake the rounds for 10-15 minutes until they’re cooked through, then set them aside so they can cool completely. You don’t want them to be hot when you assemble the pies, otherwise they’ll melt the frosting!
While the cookies are cooling, grab a clean mixing bowl and add all the ingredients for the filling. Beat everything together until the frosting starts to form stiff peaks.
Add a dollop of the filling to the flat side of one cake round, then place another cake round on top to complete the sandwich. Repeat until you have 10 low carb whoopie pies.
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- 1 ⅔ cup almond flour
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 8 tablespoons butter, unsalted and melted
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, combine the ingredients for the cookies, and blend until a smooth dough has formed.
Form the dough into 20 small evenly sized balls, and flatten them slightly with your hands.
Place the cookies onto a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake for 10-15 minutes until cooked through.
Let the cookies cool completely.
While the cookies are cooling, mix together the ingredients for the filling until stiff peaks have formed.
Place a dollop of the filling on top of one cookie, and place another cookie on top of the filling to form a whoopie pie sandwich.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!