Banana Fluffernutella Whoopie Pies

1 Feb


Apparently, I was living under a rock for the first 20 years of my life, because I was introduced to fluffernutter sandwiches a mere 10 or so years ago (I’ll save you adding up the numbers, I am perpetually 21 years old. Trust me.). The idea of gooey peanut butter and gooey marshmallow sounds so…..gooey. And good. So this is our riff on a fluffernutter with some ingredients to jazz it up even more…..I’d like to introduce to you the:

Banana Fluffernutella Whoopie Pies (makes 20 halves for 10 medium sized pies)

I’ll give you a second to catch your breath from reading the title, trust me, they are as good as they sound.

For the outside pies:

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup shortening (trust me on this one!)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (roughly 3 bananas)
  • 1/4 buttermilk*
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Fluffernutella filling

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups marshmallow Fluff
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Hazlenut Spread (such as Nutella)

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda; set aside.

In a seperate bowl, cream shortening and sugar with an electric mixer. Add eggs, bananas, buttermilk* and vanilla, beat thouroughly. Blend in the dry ingredients with mixer on low.

Drop by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper or silicone mats. Place about 3 inches apart, as they will spread when baking.  Bake 10 minutes, or until middle of cookie springs back when touched.

scooping for the tops/bottoms

To prepare the filling:
Add the softened butter, fluff and Nutella into a mixing bowl, beat on medium until combined.Cool completely and pipe in the filling and assemble cookies into a sandwich.

ready to fillstart piping from the center

Tips and Tricks
*If you don’t have any buttermilk on hand, you can substitute with the following: Scant cup of milk + 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar/lemon juice, let stand for 5 minutes = buttermilk substitute
*If you don’t have a piping bag, add the filling into a ziploc bag and snip the tip off = instant piping bag

Photography by Gabrielle Photography

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7 Responses to “Banana Fluffernutella Whoopie Pies”

  1. joanie wendt February 1, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    very entertaining.beautiful photos.

  2. Janet Leutel February 1, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    Love your writing, and gabby’s photos! I certainly will follow you!

  3. Leslie Hunter February 4, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Congratulations! Finally I meet some people more food obsessed than even me!

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