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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!

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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

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