Tempting Carrot Cake Protein Whoopie Pies

Cookie? Pie? Cake? The Whoopie Pie is like having all three in one tempting treat! These cream-filled carrot cake protein whoopie pies were my very first attempt at making whoopie pies. I am very pleased with the results! You will be too! I did not have a whoopie pie pan, but you can certainly use that if you have one. I found that the ramekins worked perfectly as long as you put the same amount of whoopie pie batter in each one. I wanted to make it similar to a classic carrot cake so I added cream cheese icing to the center and rolled them in chopped pecans. The macros does not include the chopped pecans, but there were so little used it shouldn’t add that much fat and calories to them. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS
Whoopie Pies
2 egg whites

¼ cup carrot puree (I used carrot baby food)
1 Tbsp. liquid coconut oil
½ cup whole-wheat pastry flour
¼ cup almond meal flour
¾ scoop Lean Body For Her Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
3 Tbsp. baking stevia or xylitol
¼ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Cream Cheese Icing
¼ cup low fat cream cheese

2 Tbsp. baking stevia or xylitol
15 drops liquid stevia
1 Tbsp. Lean Body For Her Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray 4 small ramekins with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

2. Whisk together egg whites, carrot puree, and coconut oil until smooth. Add in the
remainder of the whoopie pie ingredients and whisk until well combined. Spoon
about ¼ cup whoopie pie batter into each ramekin, making sure there is an even
amount of batter in each ramekin.

3. Bake pies in the oven for 14-16 minutes, or until center is cooked. Remove from
oven and let cool for about 30 minutes while you make the icing.

4. Melt the cream cheese in the microwave for 10 seconds, or until slightly softened.
Add in sweeteners & protein powder and stir until smooth. Evenly spread icing in
between two whoopie pie halves, making two whoopie pies total. Roll outer edges in
chopped pecans, if desired. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings

TIPS
You may substitute whole-wheat pastry flour with oat flour or regular flour.

 

 

 

 


image002About the Author:
Nicolette Stramara believes in balance. Just because you’re eating healthy doesn’t mean you need to restrict your sweets. Her passion began in the kitchen, baking desserts for others. Nicolette’s drive to live a healthy lifestyle blended with her baking skills.

Over the years she began to experiment – baking with protein powder and other healthier ingredient alternatives. Now she loves to create mouthwatering desserts that deliver healthy, protein-packed flavors! From cupcakes and cookies to cheesecakes and pies, Nicolette shares her delicious protein treats for everyone to try.

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