Pumpkin Spice Twinkies with Vanilla Ricotta Filling


You have got to try this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Twinkies! They’re way easier than you think to make. And if you don’t have a Twinkie pan, you can just use a muffin tin instead. They won’t bring back junk food nostalgia, but you’ll still get to enjoy this protein packed indulgent treat!

Check out the macro breakdown - they’re basically a balanced meal all in one tasty package. They're perfect to grab-and-go in the AM with a cup of piping hot coffee. Here's the details:

Macros per Twinkie: 226 cals // 7 g fat // 23 g carbs // 19 g protein

Macros per Twinkie with Filling: 266 cals // 9 g fat // 25 g carbs // 23 g protein

Pumpkin Spice Twinkies with Vanilla Ricotta Filling

Get nostalgic with this protein packed recipe for Pumpkin Spice Twinkies with Vanilla Ricotta Filling!

Serving Size: 1 Twinkie

Prep time:

Cook time:

  • 1 1/2 cups Birch Benders Pumpkin Spice Paleo Pancake Mix
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Filling: 8 ounces part-skim ricotta cheese + 1 scoop vanilla protein powder + 1 tablespoons Swerve granulated sugar + 1 teaspoon vanilla extract/li>

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray Twinkie pan (or muffin tin) with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and combine well with a spoon or spatula.
  4. Fill each Twinkie (or muffin) tin with batter to about 2/3rd of the way full.
  5. Bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
  6. Allow to cool for 2 minutes in the pan. Then transfer to a wire rack until completely cooled before filling.
  7. For the filling: combine the ingredients in a small bowl with a spatula until well combined. Using a ziploc with the end cut off or a piping bag, pipe the filling into the center of the Twinkies (muffins). Store in the fridge.
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