Homemade Gluten Free Twinkies

A homemade gluten free, organic recipe. Vegan too, with a little modification.

Are you worried that the hated nutritionally, but loved emotionally, Hostess Twinkies may be going away? Fear not. Here is a totally healthy, low calorie, gluten, free recipe that’s also vegetarian (lacto-ovo).


3 eggs, separated

¼ cup grapeseed oil

¼ cup organic agave nectar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon lemon juice

6 tablespoons organic coconut flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

In a large bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff, then set them aside.

In a medium bowl, whip the egg yolks until the consistency of scrambled eggs, then add grapeseed oil and agave nectar.

Fold the vanilla and lemon juice in with the egg yolks

In a separate bowl combine the coconut flour, baking soda and salt

Blend both the egg and flour mixture together, then whip together until smooth

Fold the egg whites into yolk-flour mixture

Spoon batter into muffin tin or éclair/lady finger molds until they are half full.

Bake at 350° for 11-12 minutes until firm to the touch

Remove from oven and allow to cool

Gluten Free Filling

2 egg whites

¼ cup agave nectar

Whip egg whites until stiff

Blend in agave and whip until stiff again.

Using a cake decorator/ornamentor fill each Twinkie with filling in 2 or 3 spots


While not the perfect junk food you may remember, these aren’t bad for being healthy AND organic. If you want to cheat use low-calorie whipped topping for the filling. Less healthy but a little more like it’s famous junk food cousin!