Low Carb Pumpkin Whoopie Pies



It’s officially fall and now you can break out the pumpkin recipes with abandon. Hit the grocery store and stock up on cans of pumpkin puree because there is no end to the delicious things you can make. These low carb pumpkin whoopie pies are made with soft pumpkin spice cookies and a whipped cream filling. My kids liked them so much, I let them have some for breakfast.

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Low Carb Pumpkin Whoopie Pies


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • Sweetener equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup whey protein powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • dash nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • sweetener equivalent to 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325F and line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone liner.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, sweetener, whey protein powder, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Stir in eggs, butter, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. Using wet hands, roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet. You should get about 24 cookies. Use the palm of your hand to flatten to about 1/2 inch thick.
  4. Bake about 20 minutes, or until mostly set but just a little soft in the center. Remove and let cool.
  5. Filling:
  6. Combine whipping cream, sweetener, and vanilla extract in a bowl and beat until stiff peaks form.
  7. Spread the bottom of one cookie with about 1 tablespoon of filling and top with another cookie. Repeat with remaining cookies and filling. Refrigerate at least one hour to help set filling.

Yield: Makes 12 whoopie pies (one per serving)

Cholesterol: 55mg

Food energy: 208 kcal

Total fat: 17.39g

Calories from fat: 156

Carbohydrate: 6.89g

Protein per serving: 7.05g

Total dietary fiber: 2.98g

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2 years ago

Can anything else be used as a substitute for protein powder?

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