Monday, September 29, 2008

Banana-Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

If you like the combination of banana and peanut butter, you will absolutely love these! You have a banana cake, and peanut butter and cream cheese filling and a drizzle of a chocolate glaze on these. I can't remember where I found these little babies, so if it is you, thanks for a great recipe. But, I am so glad that I did try them! So, if for some reason, you are over run with ripe bananas, instead of making banana bread, try these! I know that you will love them!

Banana-Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup mashed banana
1/2 cup plain fat free yogurt (I used vanilla flavored)
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together banana and yogurt. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine butter and both sugars completely, ten add egg and beat until just combined. Add vanilla.

Alternately mix flour and banana mixture into creamed butter until just combined, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Scoop mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4 inch tip. (I used my cookie scoop.)

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pipe batter into 1 1/4 inch rounds. Bake in oven just until the edges are slightly golden brown--you want the resulting cake to be soft and moist, not crispy. About 10-12 minutes. Transfer parchment to cooling rack and cool completely.

For the filling:
16 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

In a medium bowl, use and electric mixer to beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add sugar, vanilla and peanut butter and mix until combined. Spoon mixture into a pastry bag with the end cut off.

Pipe filling onto the flat side of half of the cakes and then top with the other half of the cakes. Drizzle with chocolate glaze.

Chocolate glaze:
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp corn syrup

Melt all ingredients in double boiler, or a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water. Mix until smooth. Do not over heat, or it will become grainy. Drizzle over whoopie pies.

These would be perfect for an afternoon tea with the girls!

15 comments:

Deborah said...

What a great cookie!! I love seeing all of the different versions of whoopie pies!

Megan said...

Oh yeah! Pass a few this way, please!!

vibi said...

Mmmmm... Triple the fun! Doubled banana-peanut butter cookies PLUS, a drizzle of chocolate! The best of all worlds!
Like I say: "What could be bad!?" LOL LOL LOL

Erin said...

These look delicious! I love peanut butter and banana, and it's even better when you add chocolate in the mix!

Dani said...

awesome! i would love one right now!!! :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your cookies are making me drool. I wouldn't be upset if you sent some this way ;-)

Jeanine said...

That sounds like it has all the necessary components to me! :)

Megan said...

Peanut butter and bananas are a winning combination. Sounds great!

Maria said...

What a great new banana recipe! These cookies look terrific!

mangomissives said...

Wow! These look awesome. Its been awhile since I've made whoopie pies. Now I want to try to make these!

Lisa said...

Just my kinda thing. Drizzle it with just a tad of caramel and I'm in heaven!!!!

Jude said...

I do like peanut butter and bananas.. and I'm not even pregnant. (I'm a guy).

Pat said...

Abby - Help! question: how much butter?

"In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine butter and both sugars completely, ten add egg and beat until just combined.

April said...

Pat-I have corrected the ingredients. sorry!! :)

Valerie said...

I made these this week. So glad to have a recipe to use up my remaining yogurt and bananas. My son devoured so many of them! I blogged about them today. Thanks for the recipe!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Banana-Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

If you like the combination of banana and peanut butter, you will absolutely love these! You have a banana cake, and peanut butter and cream cheese filling and a drizzle of a chocolate glaze on these. I can't remember where I found these little babies, so if it is you, thanks for a great recipe. But, I am so glad that I did try them! So, if for some reason, you are over run with ripe bananas, instead of making banana bread, try these! I know that you will love them!

Banana-Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup mashed banana
1/2 cup plain fat free yogurt (I used vanilla flavored)
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together banana and yogurt. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine butter and both sugars completely, ten add egg and beat until just combined. Add vanilla.

Alternately mix flour and banana mixture into creamed butter until just combined, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Scoop mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4 inch tip. (I used my cookie scoop.)

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pipe batter into 1 1/4 inch rounds. Bake in oven just until the edges are slightly golden brown--you want the resulting cake to be soft and moist, not crispy. About 10-12 minutes. Transfer parchment to cooling rack and cool completely.

For the filling:
16 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

In a medium bowl, use and electric mixer to beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add sugar, vanilla and peanut butter and mix until combined. Spoon mixture into a pastry bag with the end cut off.

Pipe filling onto the flat side of half of the cakes and then top with the other half of the cakes. Drizzle with chocolate glaze.

Chocolate glaze:
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp corn syrup

Melt all ingredients in double boiler, or a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water. Mix until smooth. Do not over heat, or it will become grainy. Drizzle over whoopie pies.

These would be perfect for an afternoon tea with the girls!

15 comments:

Deborah said...

What a great cookie!! I love seeing all of the different versions of whoopie pies!

Megan said...

Oh yeah! Pass a few this way, please!!

vibi said...

Mmmmm... Triple the fun! Doubled banana-peanut butter cookies PLUS, a drizzle of chocolate! The best of all worlds!
Like I say: "What could be bad!?" LOL LOL LOL

Erin said...

These look delicious! I love peanut butter and banana, and it's even better when you add chocolate in the mix!

Dani said...

awesome! i would love one right now!!! :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your cookies are making me drool. I wouldn't be upset if you sent some this way ;-)

Jeanine said...

That sounds like it has all the necessary components to me! :)

Megan said...

Peanut butter and bananas are a winning combination. Sounds great!

Maria said...

What a great new banana recipe! These cookies look terrific!

mangomissives said...

Wow! These look awesome. Its been awhile since I've made whoopie pies. Now I want to try to make these!

Lisa said...

Just my kinda thing. Drizzle it with just a tad of caramel and I'm in heaven!!!!

Jude said...

I do like peanut butter and bananas.. and I'm not even pregnant. (I'm a guy).

Pat said...

Abby - Help! question: how much butter?

"In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine butter and both sugars completely, ten add egg and beat until just combined.

April said...

Pat-I have corrected the ingredients. sorry!! :)

Valerie said...

I made these this week. So glad to have a recipe to use up my remaining yogurt and bananas. My son devoured so many of them! I blogged about them today. Thanks for the recipe!