Happy Marvelous Monday to you!! Since I shared my Marvelous weekend with you yesterday, today I will be sharing a Marvelous recipe with you…..Pop Tarts!! And not just any Pop Tarts….homemade and healthified Pop Tarts that turned out fantastic!!
- 2 cups whole wheat, whole wheat pastry or spelt flour, plus more for rolling out dough (I used whole wheat pastry flour.)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling on top
- 4 tbsp baking stevia, plus more for sprinkling on top (optional, any other sugar or sugar substitute should work)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, unmelted and hardened
- 1/3 cup ice cold water
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt (I used Blueberry Chobani.)
- 1 egg, for brushing over the Pop Tart before baking
- Filling: jam or other creation
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchement paper.
- Put flour, salt, cinnamon, and stevia into bowl of food processor and pulse together.
- Meanwhile put 1/3 cup cold water into the fridge.
- Cut coconut oil into chunks, spread out over the flour mixture and add yogurt.
- Turn on the processor and blend until mixture is crumbly. While the food processor is still on, add cold water through the top. Dough should form into a ball.
- Remove the dough from the food processor and put it on a lightly floured counter, and also, lightly flour a rolling pin. Roll dough out flat, thin, and shape into a square or rectangle (if dough is too thick, the pop tart will be doughy) no more than 1/4″ thick.
- Trim uneven edges and use a knife or a pizza cutter to cut out about 14 rectangles or any other shape you prefer. Lay half of the dough shapes onto the baking sheet and make sure you have a matching piece of dough set aside for each bottom.
- Spoon out about 1 tbsp or so of filling (jam or other creation) and spread over bottom half of Pop Tart.
- Top with matching dough shape and seal around the edges by pressing the tip of a fork around the sides. Make a few holes in the top with the fork. Brush the tops with egg wash and sprinkle stevia or sugar and cinnamon over the top.
- Bake for about 20 mins or until golden brown.
- Add a glaze or topping, if desired. Honey, nutbutter and/or yogurt all make fabulous toppings.
I used several different filling varieties and I haven’t tried the one with strawberry jam yet, but all of the others were very good.
- Strawberry Jam- I used Trader Joe’s.
- Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Applesauce- 2 tbsp applesauce, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp brown sugar
- Blueberry Yogurt- Chobani Blueberry Greek Yogurt with a few blueberries
- Cocoa Banana Nutbutter- 1/4 of a mashed banana, 1 tsp cocoa, 1 tsp nutbutter
The options are endless….use your imagination!
I probably added a bit too much filling to my Pop Tarts because once I went to smash the top to the bottom; some of the filling seaped out. If any of your filling seaps out just wipe away any excess filling before putting your Pop Tarts in the oven.
I would definitely recommend topping your Pop-tarts with something sweet. The crust is not very sweet and so I enjoyed mine with a little drizzle of honey. I also tasted a few bites with nutbutter and, of course, it was yummy. I’m sure a topping of Chobani would also be fabulous! I didn’t make a glaze, but there are tons of recipes for healthy glazes on the web. I especially like this healthified glaze from Katie.
Hope you enjoy these Pop Tarts as much as my family did!!
Did you enjoy Pop Tarts when you were a kiddo? I did, but I definitely DON’T let my kids have that same enjoyment!
If you were to make homemade Pop Tarts, what would your filling of choice be?
What’s Marvelous in your Monday today?
Here’s to a Marvelous Monday to all of us!!