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Banana whoopie pies with fluffy peanut butter frosting

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Banana whoopie pies with fluffy peanut butter frosting is one of those delicious desserts that everybody likes! I love baking with bananas, and these whoopie pies are no exception: they are so good on their own, you could eat them without any frosting. But, of course, adding the peanut butter frosting doesn’t hurt and makes them even more special.

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These whoopie pies keep well in the refrigerator for several days. Decorate them with powdered sugar or sprinkle the frosting portion with colorful sprinkles!

Banana whoopie pies with fluffy peanut butter frosting, peanut butter whoopie pies, sandwich cookies, whoopie pie recipe, peanut butter whoopie pie filling

Banana whoopie pies with fluffy peanut butter frosting, peanut butter whoopie pies, sandwich cookies, whoopie pie recipe, peanut butter whoopie pie filling

Banana whoopie pies with fluffy peanut butter frosting, peanut butter whoopie pies, sandwich cookies, whoopie pie recipe, peanut butter whoopie pie filling, whoopie pies with sprinkles

Banana whoopie pies with fluffy peanut butter frosting

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 30 whoopie pies

Banana whoopie pies with fluffy peanut butter frosting

Ingredients

    Whoopie pies:
  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup regular sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 bananas, mashed, very ripe and soft
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • Fluffy peanut butter frosting:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk

Instructions

    Whoopie pies:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine and mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. In a separate large bowl, beat softened butter and both sugars (brown and regular) with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for about 2-3 minutes until light in color and creamy. Add egg and vanilla, continuing to beat until well-incorporated. Add mashed bananas and Greek yogurt and beat just enough to combine.
  4. Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  5. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges just begin to brown. Let cookies cool by slide the parchment papers with cookies on them onto the wire rack.
  6. Fluffy peanut butter frosting:
  7. In a medium bowl, using electric mixer, beat softened unsalted butter and peanut butter until creamy.
  8. Add the sugar and continue beating. When the frosting starts to thicken, add a tablespoon of milk at a time and continue beating for several more minutes to reach the desired consistency: so that the frosting is fluffy, has the right kind of thickness and can spread easily.
  9. To assemble:
  10. Spoon 1 tablespoon of peanut butter frosting onto the flat sides of half the cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies. Dust with confectioners' sugar, and/or sprinkle with sprinkles as shown on photos, if desired!

Notes

Whoopie pies adapted from Martha Stewart

Peanut butter frosting adapted from All Recipes

http://juliasalbum.com/2014/02/banana-whoopie-pies-with-fluffy-peanut-butter-frosting/

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{ 18 comments… add one }

  • Matt @ Runner Savvy February 15, 2014, 7:58 pm

    Drool! I need to make these!

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress) February 15, 2014, 8:31 pm

    pb and bananas is always a delish combo and I looove these whoopie pies!

  • ela@GrayApron February 16, 2014, 5:44 am

    Love the name, love the look…and I bet they are delicious! :) ela

  • Angie (@angiesrecipess) February 16, 2014, 6:12 am

    They look scrumptious, Julia. Love that fluffy peanut butter spread.

  • Tash February 16, 2014, 6:43 am

    Hi Julia!

    These look thoroughly delicious :) Both Mr VP and I love the peanut-and-banana combination of flavours, so these would definitely be a big win in the VP household!

    Best wishes

  • Sarah & Arkadi February 16, 2014, 9:31 am

    oh my! these look like so much fun!

  • John@Kitchen Riffs February 16, 2014, 12:51 pm

    Bananas go so well in baked things, don’t they? We baked banana bread yesterday; may need to make this today!

  • Deb February 16, 2014, 1:32 pm

    What dazzling Whoopie Pies! The sprinkles add just the perfect blast of whimsy!

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) February 16, 2014, 1:45 pm

    These look super cute! Really adorable!

  • Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine February 16, 2014, 2:58 pm

    Julia, these are almost too pretty to eat. Lovely photos and delicious looking cookies, fun too!

  • suzanne Perazzini February 16, 2014, 7:47 pm

    I do love a good whoopie pie and yours are very pretty. I can see kids falling all over those.

  • Shashi @ RunninSrilankan February 17, 2014, 10:07 am

    You had me hooked at ” peanut butter frosting” I could so drown in it! Using it in these banana whoopie pies is BRILLIANT! Like an amped up banana peanut butter sandwich!

  • Consuelo @ Honey & Figs February 17, 2014, 2:03 pm

    Oh My – Julia, these look fantastic! I’m a big lover of the pb + banana combo, and sprinkles are my very favorite thing on Earth, so I really really like these :)

  • Natasha @ The Cake Merchant February 18, 2014, 4:52 pm

    You had me at peanut butter frosting! Can you believe I’ve never had a whoopie pie? That needs to change!

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen February 19, 2014, 7:18 pm

    Sweet whoopie pies, Julia! They look perfectly fluffy and banana and peanut butter is such a favorite flavor combination. Irresistible! They look especially cute with the colorful sprinkles. Thanks for sharing, my friend!

  • Laura Dembowski February 21, 2014, 3:57 pm

    Whoopie pies are probably my favorite dessert! Oh, and pb and banana is one of the best flavor combos out there. These look awesome. The sprinkles make them so pretty.

  • Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen February 21, 2014, 4:09 pm

    I love baking with bananas too! The peanut butter frosting sounds amazing!

  • Monica March 2, 2014, 5:56 pm

    Love this!! Peanut butter and banana plus sprinkles, so adorable. I must make these. (:

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