Keto Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Cream filled pumpkin flavored sandwich cookies
Soft keto pumpkin cookies filled with a luscious, cream cheese whoopie pie filling. Each bite is irresistible. Good thing they are only 1.4 g carbs per cookie!
1 whoopie pie
For a Fall twist on the cookie that makes you cheer, Whoopie!, these keto whoopie pies add fall flavors with only a few carbs. The holidays are filled with sugary temptations, but having low carb pumpkin recipes like keto pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread, you can easily fit your favorite holiday flavors into your life.
The keto pumpkin cookie of this whoopie pie is made using a blend of almond flour and oat fiber. The oat fiber gives it a hint of oat flavor without adding extra carbs since oat fiber has zero net carbs. A creamy cream cheese buttercream frosting is sandwiched between two of the pumpkin cookies to finish our pies. These festive, chewy cookies are the perfect way to enjoy Fall and stay sugar free.
How to make keto whoopie pies
- Make keto pumpkin cookie batter. Add almond flour, oat fiber, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. Then beat eggs and sugar free brown sugar with pumpkin and melted butter. Combine.
- Bake the pumpkin cookies. Pipe or scoop onto a baking tray and bake for 12 minutes.
- Make the cream cheese filling by combining butter, sugar free powdered sweetener and cream cheese.
- Assemble the keto whoopie pies by spreading or piping the filling in between two cookies.
Key ingredients & substitutions
- Almond Flour – Used as our keto flour base in these cookies as it has a neutral flavor and fine texture.
- Oat fiber – Oat fiber is an insoluble fiber made from finely grinding oat husks. It adds a hint of oat flavor to these keto cookies but since it is fiber, it is zero net carbs per serving. For keto baking, oat fiber adds bulk and improves texture and flavor without adding carbs. Substitution: Can use ¾ cup almond flour and ¼ cup lupin flour if you don’t want to use oat fiber.
- Pumpkin pie spice – The amplify that Fall pumpkin flavor. Don’t have pumpkin pie spice? Just add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves.
- Baking soda – Baking soda is used for these keto whoopie pies instead of baking powder because we don’t want the cookies to rise very much. As a sandwich cookie, you want them to lie flatter.
- Brown sugar free sweetener – Many different brands offer an alternative to brown sugar (Lakanto, Swerve, Truvia). All have options that measure cup for cup with brown sugar.
- Pumpkin puree – Canned pumpkin is easiest to use and it offers lots of flavor; however, homemade pumpkin puree can be used as well. Be sure you are purchasing 100% pumpkin puree from the grocery store and not pumpkin pie filling which has lots of added sugars.
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Keto Pumpkin Cookies Ingredients
Sugar Free Cream Cheese Filling Ingredients
Chocolate Drizzle (optional) Ingredients
Keto Pumpkin Whoopie Pies Directions
Combine dry ingredients
In a small bowl, combine almond flour, oat fiber, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Set aside.
- Almond flour
- Oat fiber
- Baking soda
- Pumpkin pie spice
Combine wet ingredients
In a large bowl, whip the eggs and sugar free brown sweetener (on medium-high speed of an electric or stand mixer) until fluffy (about 3 minutes). Reduce speed to low and stir in pumpkin and melted butter until just combined.
- Sugar-free brown sugar
- Pumpkin puree
- Butter (melted)
Combine dry and wet ingredients
Slowly stir in almond flour mixture and mix until just combined.
- Dry ingredients
Pipe or scoop
Add cookie dough to a pastry bag and pipe 1 tablespoon mounds of batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet, spacing them about 1 “ apart. Or scoop about a tablespoon using a spoon.
Time to bake
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on the baking tray for 2-3 minutes until transferring to a wire rack to cool and set completely. Cookies will be soft when they first come out of the oven but will firm up as they cool.
Cream cheese filling
To make the filling, add butter to a medium bowl and whip with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add powdered sweetener and mix until combined, followed by the cream cheese. Continue mixing for 2 minutes. If your filling is too firm and not easily spreadable, add 1-3 teaspoons heavy cream to thin out the frosting.
- Butter (softened)
- Sugar-free powdered sweetener
- Cream cheese (softened)
- Heavy cream (if needed)
Assemble the whoopie pies
To assemble the whoopies, spread about ½ tablespoon filling in between two cookies that are about the same size. You can also use a piping bag to pipe a small amount of the filling.
- Two pumpkin cookies (about the same size)
- Cream cheese filling
Optional chocolate drizzle
Add chocolate chips and coconut oil to a small bowl. Microwave at 30 second intervals until melted, stirring in between. Stir in Cacao Bliss (if using). Drizzle on top of each pumpkin whoopie pie.
- Chocolate chips (sugar free)
- Coconut oil
- Cacao Bliss