Homemade Healthified Pop Tarts

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!!

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Homemade Healthified Pop Tarts

Recipe Type: Breakfast or snack
Author: Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
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Not your old store-bought Pop Tart. This homemade healthified Pop Tart contains no butter, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, corn syrup or trans fat. All natural ingredients come together to make an old favorite breakfast treat. Makes about 8 Pop Tarts, depending on size and shape used.
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchement paper.
  2. Put flour, salt, cinnamon, and stevia into bowl of food processor and pulse together.
  3. Meanwhile put 1/3 cup cold water into the fridge.
  4. Cut coconut oil into chunks, spread out over the flour mixture and add yogurt.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Spoon out about 1 tbsp or so of filling (jam or other creation) and spread over bottom half of Pop Tart.
  9. 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.
  10. Bake for about 20 mins or until golden brown.
  11. 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!

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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.

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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.

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Hope you enjoy these Pop Tarts as much as my family did!!

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Thanks Katie for hosting! And if you haven’t been on Katie’s site this morning, head on over to find out if Baby G’s a BOY or a GIRL!!

Something to think about…..
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!!

 

Comments

  1. They all look so pretty and perfect! Can you just come to my house and make them for my daughter! :) haha
    Laura@ Fit Running Mama Empower 3-in-1 Kettlebell + WorkoutMy Profile

  2. Love these. They look so good. I used to love pop tarts when I was younger but they were only allowed on extra special occasions! The cinnamon was always my favorite!
    Danielle @ clean food creative fitness Marvelous in my Monday!My Profile

  3. I am so glad that these turned out so great! Not to mention the fact that they are absolutely adorable!! I used to love PopTarts until I realized just how horrible they are for you. I am loving the idea of a homemade, healthified version. You are just so creative! You can go ahead and send a strawberry and apple cinnamon one my way! ;)
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl Vietnamese Banh Mi-Inspired SandwichMy Profile

  4. These are so cute! And I can only imagine how infinitely better they are than the standard poptart. I bet that a date, almond (or walnut) and cinnamon puree would be a killer filling. :)
    Michelle @ Eat Move Balance Friday’s Five: Injuries and EatingMy Profile

  5. oh my word those poptarts are too cute. I don’t even know if i’d be able to eat them they’re so cute (lies.. I could eat just about anything)

  6. I absolutely loved Poptarts when I was a kid! And I think it’s awesome that you make homemade ones for your kids to enjoy :D Seeing as the s’mores flavor was always my favorite, I think that I would have to stuff my poptarts with some kind of ooey-gooey chocolate sauce… because starting the day with chocolate is perfectly healthy ;)
    Amanda @ .running with spoons. . what’s in my makeup bag .My Profile

  7. These pop tarts look AWESOME!!!! I wish I could grab one right now! I always loved strawberry pop tarts growing up! I would eat them cold, never liked them heated up!

    Anthony likes cinnamon brown sugar and he doesn’t like them heated up!

    Happy Monday love! Thx for the congrats!
    Katie Rockstar or Diva?!My Profile

  8. We don’t have PopTarts over here but I had one 14 years ago when I was the first time in the U.S. :-) but yours sound so delicious and look absolutely pretty!!!
    Lucie WordPress 3.5.1 Maintenance and Security ReleaseMy Profile

  9. Kim, this is by far my favorite post I think I’ve ever read of yours.. no joke! I used to be obsessed with pop tarts when I was a child. Love the ingredients, and your filling ideas.
    Jessie Truthful TuesdayMy Profile

  10. oh these are so pretty and look delicious too! so impressive!

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