Healthy Twinkies

I made a little challenge for myself this week to create a healthy Twinkie recipe. I perfected it today! Holy crapola. The boyfriend approves. I’m head over heels for this texture too; new favorite recipe. It’s deceptively filling and the macros compared to real Twinkies? You can suck it Hostess. I’ont need you. These directions are kinda detailed so if needed, check out the video I posted on Instagram! 

IMG_2490Healthy Twinkies

Makes: 3

Twinkie Batter

  • 1/2 cup raw old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 TBSP almond meal/flour
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 TBSP butter extract (or vanilla)
  • 4 stevia packets

Filling

  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup lowfat cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 stevia packets

Preheat the oven to 350F. Grind the oats into a flour. Then add the remaining batter ingredients. Blend again. Make a Twinkie mold. Do this by wrapping a spice jar well with tin foil. Remove the spice jar by slicing straight through the top of the foil, long ways. Try not to open it too much though because you want it to keep it’s form. Repeat this to make 3 molds total. Spray the inside of them with a nonstick spray and pour your batter amongst the 3 molds. Place the molds on a baking tray and bake at 350 F for 24-26 minutes.

Make your cream filling next! With a handblender, blend the Greek yogurt, lowfat cottage cheese, vanilla extract, and stevia packets. Use a small knife or chopstick to hollow out the insides of each Twinkie from one end. Fill the Twinkies with the icing. Enjoy!

For one Twinkie: 179 calories; 5 g fat, 20 g carbs (6 g fiber), 13 g protein


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5 comments

  1. justiceNo Gravatar says:

    I have these in the oven now, so excited:)
    But are you sure its suppose to be 1/4 Cup coconut flour? My batter was super thick, had to add 2 tbsp milk and it still was thick.

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