Dairy Free Buckwheat Matcha Chocolate Whoopie Pies

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I love baking, but I often just don’t have the time for it. I also tend to make a huge mess in the kitchen while doing so, which kind of puts me off it. But, after reading about the Matcha Chocolate Cheesecake Whoopie Pies, I simply had to try them. Not long ago I got my first tin of Matcha and therefore was itching to do more with it than put it in my smoothies or oats. So, being inspired by their recipe, I adapted it to my needs/preferences and this is what was the result:

Dairy Free Buckwheat Matcha Chocolate Whoopie Pies

(quite the mouth-full, hah? 😉 )

matcha bite

For about 6 large whoopie pies you will need:

  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 tbsp matcha green tea powder
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (you can also use a fresh vanilla bean)
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice milk
  • (some sweetener of your choice)
  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C or, if you have a convection oven like me, 150°C is fine too. You will also need to line a baking tray with parchment tray for later.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl and also mix the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones with the help of a spatula.
  4. Transfer the batter into a piping bag and create little dots on the baking tray. Keep in mind, that the cookies will spread a bit, so leave some space in between.
  5. Put them in the hot oven for about 10 minutes. After taking them out, let them sit on the hot tray for another 10 minutes, before transferring them to a wire rack to fully cool down.

 

For the filling, I went a dairy free, actually even vegan route: I made cashew cream cheese, according to the recipe from Yumuniverse. I followed it to the dot, except for the garlic, as we want it sweet here! It worked out perfectly fine and was delicious. Simply add 1 tsp of matcha powder to it, fill a piping bag and pipe it onto half of your cookies. Use the other half of to create the typical whoopie pie look 😉

matcha chocolate whoopie pies storage
If you can’t eat them all at once, store them in the fridge.

Important: I did not add any sweetener to the cookies, because I figured the apple sauce would make it sweet enough for me. It turned out to be really non-sweet, so for the future I thought about soaking some dates to put in the dough. If you like, you could also add some stevia, or maple syrup or whatever sweetener you enjoy.

4 thoughts on “Dairy Free Buckwheat Matcha Chocolate Whoopie Pies

  1. Yum, Yum, I need some of that with coffee as I’m just waking up in NYC. It looks sooo good, like things you can find in at a famous pastaierie in Paris, or at a classy pastry shop in Vienna, or
    even at Starbucks in NYC. keep ’em coming 😉

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