Healthy Pop Tarts
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Healthy Pop Tarts are quick and easy to make!
- They come together in just about 30 minutes.
- Made with the same ingredients that you’d use for overnight oats.
- A new and fun way to eat your morning oatmeal.
- As written, this recipe is vegan, dairy free, plant-based, and gluten free.
- 100% customizable too, feel free to add in your favorite filling.
- Much healthier than any store bought version.
- Perfect for the kiddos!
- No yeast, no corn syrup, no butter, and no oil needed!
- If you love this recipe, check out my cinnamon and sugar donut holes that use the same two ingredient dough!
Ingredients And Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Healthy Pop Tarts. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
This recipe calls for oat flour which is a naturally gluten free. I have not tested this recipe with any other flours yet.
When yogurt is added to flour it creates a really delicious dough. You can use plant-based yogurt like I did from Forager to keep this recipe vegan, or greek yogurt for an added boost of protein.
A touch of maple syrup sweetens the dough. You may also use honey, agave or date syrup.
Baking powder is going to help these pop-tarts rise to have a soft and fluffy texture.
Salt helps balance out all the flavors.
Plant based or regular milk adds to the texture of the dough.
The icing is made with powdered sugar and your choice of milk.
Finish off these pop-tarts with your favorite sprinkles, I used the ones from Watkins which are non-toxic.
How To Make
ONE: Start by making the dough by combining the oat flour, salt and baking powder together in a medium bowl. Add in the yogurt and maple syrup next and mix until a dough is formed.
TWO: Flour a clean working surface with more oat flour and knead the dough for a few minutes. Then, roll it out into a rectangle, about 1/4″ thick, and cut out 6 equal rectangles to make 3 health pop tarts.
THREE: Add three of the dough slices to a prepared baking dish that’s lined with parchment paper, and then add on about 1 tbsp of your favorite jam to the center.
FOUR: Add on the top half of the dough and using a fork, mend the edges together. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
FIVE: Make the frosting by combining the powdered sugar and milk together. Pour over the pop-tarts and finish off with sprinkles and enjoy!!
Tips And Tricks
Depending on the type of yogurt you use, your dough could look different, so if your dough is too sticky to work with, add in more oat flour, 1 tablespoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency.
Use a pizza cutter to cut out your rectangles for the pop-tarts. This is quick and easy to use.
Feel free to customize your pop-tarts by adding in your favorite jam. I personally love using my homemade chia seed jam.
How To Serve And Store
Serve these healthy pop tarts warm and with a cup of coffee or tea.
Store pop-tarts in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 2-3 days. Reheat in the air fryer for best results.
Taste And Texture
If you are hoping for a breakfast pastry that tastes exactly like traditional pop tarts, you’ll be a little disappointed as these don’t have that traditional flaky, cookie-like texture due to the ingredients that are used.
Texture-wise, these are more sturdy and chewy, but still have that sweet delicious filling and icing glaze on the top.
Taste-wise, they are sweet, loaded with berry flavor (from the filling), and the vanilla icing exterior.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! The texture will be fluffier and softer too, however, this recipe won’t be gluten free anymore.
I have not tested this myself yet so I can’t say for sure, but if it’s a 1:1 swap I don’t see why not. If you give it a go, please let me know in the comments below!
Healthy pop-tarts are best reheated in the air fryer. Alternatively, you can use the microwave.
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I tried them and they came out a lot better than I thought they would be! Mine were ugly but delicious!
Hey, as long as they taste good!!
I work from home and made these in my lunch break. I made a variety of flavours e.g. Nutella, blueberry, and ginger and rhubarb. They turned out a great and were absolutely delicious!! 10/10 will be making these all the time.
AMAZING!!! so pleased to hear it 🙂
You didn’t mention where to add the milk in the dough mixture in your directions. I put it in dough itself. I was wondering if plain Greek yogurt would be okay or if you used plain regular yogurt? I only had Greek and I wasn’t a fan of how the dough turned out. Maybe I’ll try regular yogurt next time.
Hi Hailey! ooops, thanks for letting me know, i’m sorry about that. You can use any type of yogurt, plain or vanilla would be best for this. I have used both greek and plant based yogurt!
Hi! I was just wondering what happens with the milk in the dough part? Do we mix it in with the yogurt/maple syrup?
Hi Nancy, I apologize for the late response. I have just updated the recipe card to mention where to add the milk, but you’re right it goes into the dough with the yogurt and maple syrup!
I was skeptical at first but these are very tasty! I had to add some milk to the dough and I didn’t have powdered sugar so I had to improvise with the icing. They came out chewy and sweet and delicious!
Hi Megan! i’m so glad you gave them a shot and that you enjoyed them! Thanks for the comment and rating!! xx