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Banana Cream Cheese Whoopie Pies

Banana Cream Cheese Whoopie Pies. Another incredibly delicious way to use over ripe bananas in a treat that everyone will love!

Banana Cream Cheese Whoopie Pies close up photo of a single whoopie pie with milk and banana in background

Banana Cream Cheese Whoopie Pies.

You cannot have enough recipes to use up those speckled, ripe bananas that constantly seem to regenerate themselves on your counter top.

We use them for banana muffins, chocolate chip banana bread, chocolate pecan banana bread; the list goes on. Most recently, in an utterly decadent Sticky Toffee Banana Pudding.

Sticky Toffee Banana Pudding

Sticky Toffee Banana Pudding

Yesterday, in trying to figure out a way to use up a little extra cream cheese frosting, I decided to try an idea that was sure to get the kids attention. Use those bananas in one of their favourites, Whoopie Pies.

With the constant parade of teenagers that go through our house, I knew they would not last long. With that tempting cream cheese frosting as a filling they were just as appealing to the adults in the house as well.

This one turned out to be a real winner! It’s another welcome addition to our growing list of recipes that will guarantee that not another over-ripe banana will go to waste here.

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Banana Cream Cheese Whoopie Pies

 

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Banana Cream Cheese Whoopie Pies close up photo of a single whoopie pie with milk and banana in background
Yield: 18 whoopie pies

Banana Cream Cheese Whoopie Pies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Banana Cream Cheese Whoopie Pies. Another incredibly delicious way to use over ripe bananas in a treat that everyone will love!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 large or 3 small bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup softened butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • FOR THE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 3 1/2 cups icing sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • a little milk

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Makes about 12 whoopie pies

Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and set aside.

To the bowl of an electric mixer with a whisk attachment add the bananas, honey, brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, butter and olive oil.

Whisk all together for several minutes, then fold in the dry ingredients by hand. 

Be careful not to over mix the batter once the flour is fully incorporated.

Drop heaping tablespoons of the batter onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, 3 to 4 inches apart.

Use more batter if you want larger whoopie pies. I have a small ice cream scoop that I use for my whoopie pies which is an ideal measurement and makes the job go very quickly. I then use the back of a spoon to spread the batter out to about a 1/2 inch thickness on the cookie sheet.

Bake for 13-15 minutes depending upon the size of your whoopie pies. Look for the edges to be beginning to brown and the centre to spring back when lightly touched to determine if they are fully baked.

When baked, let the cookies cool on the sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

When cool, sandwich two of the cookies together with some cream cheese frosting.

Chocolate frosting is also very delicious as a different variation.

TO PREPARE THE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Blend together the cream cheese, vanilla extract and butter.

Slowly add the icing sugar adding a little milk (a teaspoon or two) with it until all the icing sugar is used and the icing is a smooth, creamy, spreadable consistency.

Use only enough milk to get it to this point. For whoopie pies you will want the frosting consistency to be a little more on the stiff side.

Nutrition Information

Yield

18

Serving Size

1 whoopie pie

Amount Per Serving Calories 343Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 40mgSodium 210mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 1gSugar 35gProtein 3g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Barb

Friday 26th of February 2021

Tried this recipe instead of my usual. I will stick to my recipe for the cookie part and the icing. The cookie was not bad, but chewy. The icing is way to sweet and gritty. I thought it was a lot of pwd sugar, but I went with it.

jen

Tuesday 12th of March 2019

Do you think you could use butter flavored crisco in place of the butter?

Barry C. Parsons

Thursday 28th of March 2019

Sorry, I have no experience with that.

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