Whoopie Cookie.

Whoopie.

The first thing that comes to mind when I hear this word is the image of Whoopie Goldberg a.k.a. Sister Mary Clarence in the movie “Sister Act.” Well, if we are being specific…Sister Act 2.

When I was younger, seester and I would spend the night at my grandmother’s (my Czech grandmother…the one who makes amazing po’boy sandwiches…you remember) and have an all-night movie-a-thon. This consisted of animated features like Peter Pan, Beauty in the Beast, and Sleeping Beauty, as well as old Shirley Temple and Doris Day flicks.

Pillow Talk was my jam…still is. It’s a must see.

First up on the movie watching list was Sister Act 2…I think it was just something about the catholic school kids in the movie that were made out to be poor…but went to private school.

Yea, how did they afford that again?

No, really it was 100% about Lauryn Hill.

That soulful voice that was just sooooo distinct.

I wanted to be just like her.

Now, I look at her in the media and think…”Does she really not pay her rent?” Seriouslyyyyyyy….?

Then, there was Whoopie Goldberg as a nun…classic.

To this day, I still sing “Joyful, Joyful” (including the rap version lyrics as seen in the movie) at the top of my lungs in the shower.

I’m pretty good at it.

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I’m also pretty good at cookies.

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Are whoopie pies even considered cookies?

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We will just say that they are for this purpose.

Because technically….they aren’t pies.

Duh.

Anyway, these are the best “little” whoopie pies I have ever made.

What I did was re-create the flavors of banana bread in a cookie…but a soft, pillowy, whoopie-type cookie.

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These babies practically melt in your mouth.

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And they are mini…so you can eat the entire batch.

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Oh, oh and they are paleo, gluten-free, and vegan. No refined sugars!

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Whoopieeeee! No pun intended 😉

Mini Paleo Banana Bread Whoopie Pies
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Recipe type: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4
 
Fluffy cookies sweetened naturally with banana and sandwiched with homemade coconut butter for the perfect sweet treat.
Ingredients
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 1 t. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ t. salt
  • ¼ t. baking powder
  • ¼ t. baking soda
  • ½ t. ground cinnamon
  • 2 T. coconut flour
  • 1 t. coconut sugar
  • 1 T. of homemade coconut butter (store bought is also fine), slightly melted (see my How To in the recipe index)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients, except for the coconut butter, in a large mixing bowl and mix until a dough forms.
  3. Scoop the cookie dough by rounded teaspoons into your hand, form into a ball, place on the baking sheet, and lightly press down on the ball of dough, creating a flat cookie.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  5. Let the cookies cool slightly.
  6. Place about ¼ to ½ teaspoon of coconut butter on the bottom side of one cookie, place another cookie on top to create a cookie sandwich.
  7. Serve with a tall glass of milk.

Nutritional Facts (for each cookie, makes 8 cookies, 4 sandwich cookies, without coconut butter): Calories: 32.6, Total Fat: 5.3g (0g Saturated Fat), Sodium: 127.5mg, Total Carbs: 6.2g, Dietary Fiber: 1.8g, Sugars: 2.2 g, Protein: 0.2g

MANGIA!!!

 

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