Prot: 23 g, Carbs: 17 g, Fat: 5 g, Cal: 205

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This is the recipe that inspired Protein Marshmallow Fluff week! I received a reader request from Andrea for Protein Whoopie Pies. She had seen recipes that used Greek yogurt or cream cheese in the filling, but was looking for something with a more traditional marshmallow cream filling. She noticed that I used ingredient combinations she hadn’t seen before, and wondered what I could come up with. And to that I said, “Challenge accepted!”

And so the marshmallow experiments began! I looked up many marshmallow recipes, and focused on the gelatin-free ones. I found many vegan marshmallow recipes using agar powder, and noticed that a few even spoke of marshmallow root. Intrigued, I went over to the Vitamin Shoppe website, and sure enough I found this alcohol-free marshmallow root extract. It’s not a typical flavor extract; it is used as a sore throat remedy. But it does offer the marshmallow flavor!

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After quite a bit of experimentation, I developed a recipe for Protein Marshmallow Fluff! That alone as a filling for these Protein Whoopie Pies would be great, but I added in some Cashew Whipped Cream to thicken it up a bit. Either way, mission accomplished!

While experimenting for the cookie, I created this simple gluten-free, egg-free cake-like cookie recipe. And I have to say, it is amazing with the Vitamin Shoppe’s True Athlete chocolate whey protein. I have another chocolate whey that I use often (and also love), but the True Athlete whey has a creamy milk chocolate taste that gives these cookies amazing flavor! (It also makes a super-chocolatey shake. I highly recommend!)

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So here you have it, for Day 3 of Protein Marshmallow Fluff week: Protein Whoopie Pies with marshmallow cream filling. Enjoy!

P.S. As I sit here writing, I have a Glow Baby Glow Toasted Marshmallow candle lit. Check out her candles, all soy, and amazing scents! I wasn’t really a candle person but was given one as a gift, and I’ve become a loyal customer. Love her stuff!

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Protein Whoopie Pies
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Serving size: 1 whoopie pie
  • Calories: 205
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 23g
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Makes one cookie sandwich.
Ingredients
Cookie:
Filling:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F (163C).
  2. Mix all cookie ingredients until well combined.
  3. Spoon cookie batter onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet (as 2 cookies) and use your spoon to shape them into circles.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes, and check to see if they are firm. If not, check every minute. Be sure not to over-bake these cookies! Take them out as soon as they are firm.
  5. Let cool.
  6. Mix filling ingredients.
  7. Turn over one cookie and spoon filling on top.
  8. Cover with the other cookie, and enjoy!
Notes
A note about substitutions: because each type of protein powder has a distinct flavor and texture when baked, I would not try substituting different types of protein powders in this recipe.