Whoopie Pies: Part 4 – Banana Whoopie Pies

Part 4 of our whoopie pie series is a delicious banana whoopie pie. I automatically give this one a great review because it’s cakey, moist and puffy. I love puffy whoopie pies. This is a great whoopie pie if you love bananas. My husband, who isn’t a big fan of bananas said it was great but it tasted too much like bananas. Hmmm… For once, I actually followed the recipe!  But if I make it again (which I plan to), I’ll double the frosting. But then again, frosting is my favorite condiment. This recipe comes from Martha Stewart.

Banana Whoopie Pies

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana (from 1 large ripe banana)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more for dusting

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a bowl. Combine banana and sour cream in another bowl.
  • Beat butter and granulated and brown sugars with a mixer on medium-high speed, until pale and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, beating until incorporated. Add banana mixture in 2 additions, alternating with flour mixture.
  • Transfer batter to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4-inch plain tip. Pipe batter into 1 1/4-inch rounds on baking sheets, spacing rounds 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • Bake until edges are golden, about 12 minutes. Slide parchment, with cookies, onto wire racks. Let cool. (Unfilled cookies can be stored for up to 1 day.)
  • Beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla with a mixer on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • Pipe or spoon 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture onto the flat sides of half the cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, and serve immediately.

View our other delicious whoopie pies!
Part One: Strawberry Whoopie Pies
Part Two: Spice Whoopie Pies
Part Three: Oatmeal Whoopie Pies 

2 Responses to “Whoopie Pies: Part 4 – Banana Whoopie Pies”

  1. goodrust
    November 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    Thank-you for the whoopi pie recipes, heard of them, but didn’t have recipes before.!

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