I’m not going to lie to you, this recipe was a pain to figure out how to make. I wish I had taken a picture but my first round of whoopie pies actually came out as flat blobs on a baking sheet. I babysit for a 6 year old several afternoons after school and she told me they looked like dinosaurs. She did however walk in and say she smelled brownies. That’s a good thing right?! I let her try them but told her it was okay to tell me if she didn’t like it. I couldn’t imagine a 6 year old enjoying a Paleo treat. Well she ended up eating the whole piece I gave her and enjoyed it. I was a bit shocked but that made me all the more determined to figure out how to make a Paleo whoopie pie. I eventually settled on baking the cakes in a muffin tin and slicing them in half. Whatever works! So thanks to my random story you now know these are kid tested and approved. They’re also sister tested and approved. She always ask whether something is Paleo or gluten free before she tries it. She tends to not be a fan of Paleo things. We are very much opposites when it comes to our eating habits.
For the cake
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- dash of salt
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup almond breeze
For the filling
- 15 fresh strawberries
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1 tbs. coconut sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. xanthan gum
For the filling…
- You will prepare your filling a day ahead for these. Before making the filling refrigerate your coconut milk in the can at least 24 hours.
- For the filling use a food processor to puree the strawberries.
- Add in your sugar, vanilla, and xanthan gum and continue to blend.
- Add in the thick part of your coconut milk (omit the water) and puree just until blended.
- Refrigerate your filling overnight.
For the cake…
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl combine the cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Next mix in the eggs, melted coconut oil, honey and almond breeze mixing well until combined.
- Pour your batter into a greased large muffin tin.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until done.
- Let the muffins cool completely. Slice them in half lengthwise to create your whoopie pies.
- Using a hand mixer whip your filling on high speed until fluffy.
- Fill your pies and enjoy!
Makes 6 whoopie pies
What’s your favorite “kid approved” recipe?