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Matcha Green Whoopie Pies With Honey Buttercream

by Heather

Green matcha whoopie pies are a fun and delicious treat for Saint Patrick’s Day or any time of year. Mixed in one bowl, and naturally colored with green tea powder, these matcha pie cookies should be added to your list to make! Gluten-free too!

green whoopie pies on baking sheet with an open one in the front

Matcha Green Whoopie Pies With Honey Buttercream

Have you had whoopie pie before? When I think of them, I picture a chocolate cake sandwich with a marshmallow fluff center, but you can make them in any flavor!

Whoopie pies are soft cake-like cookies that are filled with a creamy filling and then put together like sandwich cookies. It’s like a handheld, portable cake!

For St. Patrick’s Day I was inspired to create these fun and healthier whoopie pies by swapping cocoa powder for green tea powder.

They’re made with a mix of almond flour, oat flour, and coconut flour, which gives the cakey cookie a super soft texture.

The batter is mixed in one bowl and really easy to make. I’ll walk you through exactly how to make your own green whoopie pies at home!

st. patrick’s day whoopie pies on a white plate

Natural Green Coloring

Sure you could use green food coloring to make green whoopie pies, but did you know you can get natural green color from green tea powder?

I try to not use green gel food coloring and instead prefer to try and get my desired color from nature.

I love using spinach to change the color of food (hello spinach cake!), but I didn’t want the moisture spinach brings. Instead, we’re using green matcha powder that has a nice earth flavor to it.

The earthiness pairs beautifully with the honey vanilla buttercream frosting between each whoopie pie!

If this is your first time trying matcha powder these two options are ones I’ve enjoyed for drinking, and using in recipes.

What you need for matcha whoopie pies

What you need for matcha whoopie pies

Scroll down to view the full recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.

How to make whoopie pie cakes

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2: In a large bowl add the milk, egg, applesauce, oil, and vanilla extract and mix until fully combined.

How to make whoopie pie cakes

Step 3: Add the dry ingredients, except for the matcha. Mix the flour mixture into the wet fully. Stir in the matcha powder until the entire batter is green-colored.

Step 4: Using a small cookie scoop, dollop the cake batter onto the prepared cookie sheets. Make sure there is space between the mounds of batter. 

Step 5: Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the cake cookies are set on top, and beginning to look slightly golden at the edges. Cool fully on a wire rack.

Step 6: Make your sweet filling while the cakes cool to room temperature. I like my honey vanilla buttercream with these! Place the frosting in a piping bag with a large tip, use a resealable plastic bag, or use an offset spatula to spread it.

Step 7: Now assemble! Take 1 cookie part, and turn it upside down. Spread a generous amount of frosting on the flat side of a cake, and then place the top cookie sandwich-style on the frosting. Repeat with the rest of cakes and make all the green whoopie pies!

How to make whoopie pie cakes

NOTE: You could make these in an electric mixer with a paddle attachment by adding the ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer – start on a low speed, then increase to medium speed to mix all the ingredients together.

Watch me make St. Patrick’s Day whoopie pies!

The full how to video can be watched below, or on my YouTube channel!

How to store leftovers

Leftover whoopie pies can be stored in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap on the counter for 2 days, or for longer storage, placed in the fridge for up to 1 week.

You can freeze them as well and they will keep for up to 3 months in the freezer!

matcha whoopie pie recipe on a plate

Substitutions, optional variations & dietary adjustments

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this green whoopie pie recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Almond milk – Any type of unsweetened milk will work here – cashew milk, hemp milk, oat flour, or even whole milk.

Avocado oil – Melted coconut oil and melted unsalted butter are both good alternatives for avocado oil.

Vanilla extract – Swap vanilla extract for peppermint extract for a minty flavor!

Almond flour – You could replace the almond flour with whole wheat flour or cake flour if needed.

Natural cane sugar – To keep the green color more vibrant, I suggest sticking with a whiter sugar. However, the recipe will work with coconut sugar or light brown sugar. I wouldn’t suggest using powdered sugar as that will change the texture.

Vanilla buttercream – Try these matcha cakes with my healthy cream cheese frosting too! You could also go traditional with a marshmallow filling.

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Matcha Green Whoopie Pies With Honey Buttercream

Green matcha whoopie pies are a fun and delicious treat for Saint Patrick’s Day or any time of year. Mixed in one bowl, and naturally colored with green tea powder, these matcha pie cookies should be added to your list to make! Gluten-free too!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond flour, almond milk, avocado oil, coconut flour, matcha, oat flour
Servings: 10
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  •  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl add the milk, egg, applesauce, oil, and vanilla extract and mix until fully combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients, except for the matcha. Mix the flour mixture into the wet fully. Stir in the matcha powder until the entire batter is green-colored.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, dollop the cake batter onto the prepared cookie sheets. Make sure there is space between the mounds of batter. 
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the cake cookies are set on top, and beginning to look slightly golden at the edges. Cool fully on a wire rack.
  • Make your sweet filling while the cakes cool to room temperature. I like my honey vanilla buttercream with these! Place the frosting in a piping bag with a large tip, use a resealable plastic bag, or use an offset spatula to spread it.
  • Now assemble! Take 1 cookie part, and turn it upside down. Spread a generous amount of frosting on the flat side of a cake, and then place the top cookie sandwich-style on the frosting. Repeat with the rest of cakes and make all the green whoopie pies!
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg

If you try this easy recipe for green whoopie pies, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

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