Twinkie™ Pancakes

Serves: 4-6

Description

This recipe was inspired by Shrek Twinkies, which were made with green filling and in stores when the movie came out on DVD. One night I had a movie party for my grandkids. The next morning I wanted to make something memorable for breakfast, so I created Twinkie pancakes. The kids said the green color spots made them look really cool.

–Jerry Ferrill, Columbus, Ohio

Ingredients

6 Twinkies
4 cups prepared pancake batter
Butter or margarine, for serving (optional)
Pancake syrup, for serving (optional)

Directions

Slice each Twinkie crosswise into 8 thin slices. Spray a griddle or skillet with nonstick vegetable oil spray or brush lightly with vegetable oil. Heat the griddle over medium-high heat.

Pour 1⁄4-cup measures of the pancake batter onto the hot griddle, spacing them apart. Arrange 3 Twinkie slices in each pancake. Cook until the pancake begins to bubble and is golden brown on the underside. Care­fully turn the pancakes and cook the second side. Serve immediately with butter and syrup.

CREDIT LINE

Reprinted from THE TWINKIES COOKBOOK, TWINKIES 85TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION: A New Sweet and Savory Recipe Collection from America’s Most Iconic Snack Cake. Copyright © 2015 by Hostess. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Food photography copyright © 2005 and 2015 by Leo Gong

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