Oatmeal Pumpkin Whoopie Pies #PumpkinCan

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Oatmeal Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe from MamaBuzz

Whoopie pies are one of my favorite desserts, but instead of my normal chocolate whoopie pies, I decided to go pumpkin, using none other than Libby’s Pumpkin Puree.

Advantages of Using Pumpkin

Oatmeal Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Libby's Pumpkin

Yes, it's spring, but pumpkin is delicious all year long, not just in the fall. Plus, did you know that pumpkin can be used in place of ingredients like butter to help reduce calories? Mmhm, that's what I'm talkin' about. Pumpkin is a superfood; check it out….

  • Pumpkin is a great source of both fiber and Vitamin A; we all know that Vitamin A promotes healthy eye development.
  • Pumpkin can reduce fat in recipes. You can also use pumpkin as a substitute in recipes to reduce calories.
  • Pumpkin can be mixed with jarred or prepared sauces to reduce the sodium per serving amount.

Pumpkin can be used year round too, in all sorts of recipes, not just in those beautiful autumn dishes that we all love to make.

Throw a spoonful in a smoothie, in macaroni and cheese, or one of my favorite things to do…. add this superfood as a hidden nutrient in spaghetti sauce or pasta sauce.

I love adding hidden veggies and nutrients to our pasta sauce. My kids are catching on to me, but they don't seem to mind!

I'm definitely using pumpkin in our next pasta dish. Have leftover pumpkin? Just store it in the freezer, and you'll have it for when you next need it.

Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

I love baking, so it seemed only natural to create a sweet pumpkin treat. These cookies were inspired by a friend's oatmeal cookie recipe, but the recipe has been totally revamped to make it my own. I hope you enjoy!

Oatmeal Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Cookies

Of course, for more creative pumpkin recipe ideas and pumpkin fun, be sure to follow Libby’s on Facebook, Libby’s on Twitter, and Libby’s on Pinterest.

Yield: 24

Oatmeal Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Oatmeal Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Mix up a batch of oatmeal pumpkin whoopie pies with a layer of sweet powdered sugar icing between each cookie.

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes

Ingredients

  • Whoopie Pie Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • Frosting Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp. skim milk

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°. Grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Cream pumpkin and sugars. Add in egg and vanilla, mixing well. Fold in dry ingredients, adding quick oats last. Place by tablespoonful onto prepared cookie sheet, and press with fork. Bake at 350° for 8-12 minutes or until cookies begin to turn golden.
  3. While cookies are baking, mix all ingredients for frosting. After cookies have cooled, sandwich together with thin layer of frosting.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 195mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 3g

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7 thoughts on “Oatmeal Pumpkin Whoopie Pies #PumpkinCan”

  1. Oh yeah…this looks great! I just cracked open a of Libby’s canned pumpkin yesterday. Used some canned pumpkin for some banana-pumpkin pancakes for breakfast and the rest for dinner for the 9 month old. It worked out perfectly. Canned pumpkin is definitely a “must have” pantry item in our house.

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