Fall time is the best time for pumpkin everything...especially these amazing vegan pumpkin whoopie pies! Sweater Weather is the best weather to snuggle up and enjoy one of these goodies :-)
3 cups (420 g) ARTISAN BAKER'S BLEND: BETTER BATTER GLUTEN FREE FLOUR
OR (360g) ORIGINAL BLEND: BETTER BATTER GLUTEN FREE FLOUR
2 teaspoons (14 g) baking soda
2 teaspoons (5.3 g) ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon (1.7 g) pumpkin pie spice
½ teaspoon (2.8 g) salt
½ cup (118 ml) canola or vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups (303 g) maple or brown sugar
1 ½ cups (366 g) pumpkin puree
3 eggs OR 150g aquafaba (white bean juice)
4 Tablespoons (56.7g) butter or dairy-free vegan margarine
2 1/2 cups (290g) powdered sugar
1 teaspoon (4.2g) vanilla
Dairy free milk as needed
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Prepare the cake batter:
In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt together until combined. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, maple or brown sugar, pumpkin puree, eggs or egg substitute. Mix until smooth and evenly combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold everything together gently, just until combined and smooth.
Scoop 2 tablespoon sized blobs of dough (or using a small ice cream scoop) onto a parchment lined baking sheet, or you can use a muffin top pan or whoopie pie pans.
Bake for 15 to 25 minutes or until the tops are fully set and edges are slightly browned. Cool completely before filling.
For the filling:
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add butter or vegan margarine, vanilla, powdered sugar, and salt. Beat on medium speed for about 1 minute, then increase the speed to medium and beat until the filling is fluffy, about another minute. Add vegan milk if needed.
To assemble the whoopie pies:
Use a small spatula or spoon to gently spread a generous tablespoon of the filling over the surface of one of the whoopee pie halves. Top with another whoopee pie and gently press down to sandwich. Repeat with the remaining whoopee pies. Dust lightly with powdered sugar and serve.