Let me first just say that this recipe is not my typical “whole foods” type recipe. Twinkies of any sorts are not a everyday food. These are not healthy nor are they Paleo. However, they are a much better alternative to store bought and are really no worse for you then a homemade cupcake.
Growing up we never had junk food. We lived fairly simply and whole foods were always on the menu. There was never a box of sugary cereal in our pantry. Breakfast consisted of make your own eggs or a bowl of warm oatmeal. Needless to say, with both my parents working full time jobs, I learned how cook real food at a young age. It wasn’t until I was late into my 20’s that I actually even tasted the sweetness of a “Twinkie”. And compared to grandmas cinnamon rolls, it wasn’t anything I was missing out on!
Now that my kids are at the age of friends sleepovers and birthday parties, the word “twinkie” seems to keep popping up in our household. “Mom, can we get some Twinkies?” NO! “Why?’ because their filled with fake flavors produced in a lab! (scare tactic much? but true!) After several attempts to swindle the golden, frosting filled sponge cake into my shopping cart, I finally decided that if my kids want to experience a Twinkie like treat, then its going to be a homemade one! Are these healthy? NO! but they sure beat the commerical ones with nearly 3 dozen ingredients, including monoglycerides, diglycerides, sodium stearoyl, diacetyl and polysorbate and pack a whopping 45 day shelf life!
Alternatively you can bake your Twinkies in a cupcake tin or even in individual small cornbread tins.
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