No wonder Hostess Twinkies can sit in a pantry for years and never mold!
Hostess Twinkies Ingredients: Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour [Flour, Reduced Iron, B Vitamins (Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate (B1)Riboflavin (B2)Folic Acid)Corn Syrup, Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Water, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable and/or Animal Shortening (Soybean, Cottonseed and/or Canola Oil, Beef Fat)Whole Eggs, Dextrose. contains 2% or Less of: Modified Corn Starch, Glucose, Leavenings (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Monocalcium Phosphate)Sweet Dairy Whey, Soy Protein Isolate, Calcium and Sodium Caseinate, Salt, Mono and Diglycerides, Polysorbate 60, Soy Lecithin, Soy Flour, Cornstarch, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Sorbic Acid (to Retain Freshness)Yellow 5, Red 40.
The Twinkie was created during the Depression and contains 39 ingredients! One of those ingredients is a preservative, sorbic acid. Sorbic acid actually comes from natural gas. AND...5 ingredients come from rocks.
If that isn’t gross enough, ingredients like cellulose gum, Polysorbate 60, and calcium sulfate are also used in sheet rock, shampoo, and rocket fuel. Oh, and...what make these treats so "light and fluffy?" It is limestone! And the creamy filling? What is that? It's not cream, it is partially hydrogenated vegetable oil...TRANS-FAT. So instead of pumping our kids with junk that NEVER gets moldy, try this adaptation instead.
2 cups peanut flour
1/2 cup Just Like Sugar (or erythritol)
1 tsp stevia glycerite
3 1/2 tsp aluminum free baking powder
1 tsp Celtic sea salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 cups vanilla or chocolate almond milk
1 tsp vanilla
3 extra large eggs (or 4 medium eggs)
OPTIONAL for Chocolate Twinkie: 1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup heavy cream OR coconut cream (if diary allergy)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup Just Like Sugar (or Swerve)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease Twinkie pans with coconut oil or butter. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix at low speed for 30 seconds while scraping bowl. Mix at high speed for 3 minutes, scraping bowl every minute.
Spoon batter into tin until they are 2/3 full (click HERE to find a Twinkie pan on amazon.com). Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans then move to wire rack to cool completely.
Chocolate Filling: Whip the cream until fluffy, add in the cocoa powder and sweetener. Fill the Twinkies with chocolate whipped cream using the piping tool. Makes 12 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Hostess Twinkies = 150 calories, 5g fat, 1g protein, 25 carbs, 0 fiber
"Healthified" Twinkie = 113 calories, 7g fat, 8g protein, 6 carbs, 3g fiber