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18 November, 2014

Pumpkin Whoopie pies (whole wheat, egg-free) Fall Recipe

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Have you heard of Whoopie Pies? They are a sandwich of 2 “cookies” with cream filing. The cookies are soft and have more of a pie or cake consistency. A very American dessert, originally from Pennsylvania/ New England. According to historians, Amish women packed these in the farmer’s lunches and they would shout “whoopie!” when they found them. (source- wikipedia)

I recently joined the Baking Partners group managed by Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen. Every month, a new baking assignment is announced and this month, Anitha of Anitha’s Kitchen Diary chose the Pumpkin Whoopie pie. Thank you, Anitha and Swathi, this is just the right treat for Thanksgiving/Fall season!


Here’s my version of it. I’ve omitted the egg, used whole wheat pastry flour, and substituted the butter with vegan butter and coconut oil.



Inspired by Joy of Baking

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

  • Servings: 7 filled pies
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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whole wheat pastry flour- 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp. (or) 120 g

raw sugar- 1/2 cup (or) 54 g

Earth Balance or any vegan butter- 3 tbsp.

coconut oil- 1 tbsp.

pumpkin puree- 1/2 cup

baking soda- 1/4 tsp.

baking powder- 1/4 tsp.

salt- 1/4 tsp.

vanilla extract- 1/4 tsp.


cinnamon- a small piece, cloves- 2, ground ginger- a pinch

for filling:

Spectrum organic shortening- 1 tbsp.

powdered sugar- 5-6 tbsp.

water- 2 tsp.



1. Preheat oven to 350 °F. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

2. Crush spices with a mortar and pestle and add to it.

3. Beat melted vegan butter, coconut oil and sugar in another bowl. Add pumpkin puree and beat one more time.


4. Add the dry mixture to this and mix batter with hand.

5. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and drop batter with a tablespoon onto it. Flatten them roughly with hands and allow some room for expansion.

6. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the top springs back when pressed lightly. Cool on wire rack.

7. Prepare filling by beating shortening, powdered sugar and water. Once the pies have cooled completely, place filling on one and top with the other.


1. If whole wheat pasty flour is not available, 50% whole wheat flour and 50% all-purpose flour can be used.

2. I have used an aluminum baking tray with parchment paper. If a non-stick tray is used, baking time will be considerably less.


18 thoughts on : Pumpkin Whoopie pies (whole wheat, egg-free) Fall Recipe

  • November 18, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    I am loving watching you, coming out if your shell and trying so much more variety and blogging about it :). Way to go Apsara :).

    • November 18, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      oh, thank you, Sonal. Yes, I really need to expand my horizon. Wow, blogging is so much more fun than I thought, when we are open for new ideas and challenges!

  • November 18, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    These look delicious and beautiful, Apsara! I have never attempted whoopie pies before, but would like to sometime. Thanks so much for sharing them!

    • November 18, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      I’m glad you like these, Shari. I had no idea about these before, but they are pretty easy to make and look attractive with the filling.

  • November 18, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    They look so delicious!

    • November 18, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      thank you for visiting and the nice comment. Appreciate it!

  • November 18, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    First time I m hearing this term “whoopie pie”.. Cookie and filling omg I want some.. Will try soon.. Great recipe Apsara

    • November 18, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      thanks, Vidya. Yes, these are surprisingly easy too!

  • November 19, 2014 at 1:56 am

    I always wondered what a whoopee pie was!!! thank you 🙂

  • November 19, 2014 at 2:42 am

    These look great! I love that you’ve made them a bit healthier by using whole wheat pastry flour, which is one of my favourite flours to bake with!

    • November 19, 2014 at 8:29 am

      Thank you for visiting, Katie. Yes, after I discovered wwpf, I have been using it in everything!

  • November 19, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Wow this sound interesting and super luscious Apsara. .. loving it… can’t wait yo give it a try… 🙂

  • November 19, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    The orange hue of these pumpkin whoopie pies has piqued my interest. I love anything pumpkin, so these rock! You could totally make them vegan by substituting the coconut oil for butter. :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

  • November 19, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Pumpkin whoopie pies, looks delicious you made it perfectly

    • November 20, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      thank you, Swathi for the opportunity. Look forward to the baking challenge every month!

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