Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pumpkin Porridge Whoopie Pies

I have been mega keen to make something with pumpkin and oats....pumpkin and oat cookies, pumpkin and oat bread, just pumpkin and oat SOMETHING!! I eventually decided on pumpkin and oat cookies and whilst I was making them they kind of turned into pumpkin porridge sandwich cookies and then when they were done I realised they were actually pumpkin porridge whoopie pies, but despite having a serious identity crisis, they are yummy! 

Pumpkin Porridge Whoopie Pies

1/3 cup rolled oats
1 cup cooked mashed pumpkin
1/2 tspn Cinnamon
1/2 tspn Allspice
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 egg
60g butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup all purpose flour

Pre-heat oven to 150C and grease and line two baking trays.

Combine the oats, spices and pumpkin in a microwave proof dish and cook on high for 3-4 mins or until oats are tender. 

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter until pale and creamy. Add the sugar and continue to beat until you reach a smooth consistency. Add the egg ans vanilla and beat well.

In a separate bowl, gently stir together the porridge, flour, baking powder and baking soda until the ingredients are just combined. Add to the butter mixture and beat until well combined.

Drop by rounded tablespoons onto the baking trays and bake for 12-14 minutes. They should look like little mini lumpy (from the oats and pumpkin!) pancakes when they are done.

Now for the filling you will need

80g butter
1 tbspn maple syrup
1 tbspn brown sugar
2 tbspn icing sugar

Beat the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer until pale and creamy. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth.

Now that your whoopie pies have completely cooled, divide them up into pairs of roughly equal size and shape.

Spread the flat side of one whoopie pie from each pair with the filling and sandwich together with the other whoopie pie. Place in the fridge for an hour or so for the filling to firm up.

And now for the best part - make a cup of tea, sit down, relax and enjoy!

Mrs B xx 

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