Healthy PopTarts

Growing up, having PopTartsfor breakfast was a real treat. Sweet icing and toasted centers were delish components of a less than healthful breakfast. I won’t even comment on the preservatives and artificial sweeteners…

In shaping the pastry rectangles with a knife, I used the extra dough I had to cut off to make decorative shapes.

In undergrad, I’d freeze PopTarts for what I thought was a healthy dessert. My how I’ve learned otherwise.

Recently on Pinterest, lots of PopTart copycat recipes had been pinning. I always checked them out, but never tried any. Too much margarine and process flour to bother.

That was until my sweet little friend–and new momma–Sareena Robles shared this one with me for whole-wheat pastries, sans the butter and processed ingredients.

Recipe For Pastry Dough:

  • 1 T + 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 t baking stevia
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 t plain Chobani Greek Yogurt
  • 1.5 t vegan butter, diced at refrigerator temp.
  • 1.5  T non-dairy milk
Directions:
  1. In a mixer combine flours, Stevia, and salt.
  2. Slowly add in milk and Chobani
  3. Beat in butter until thick. (You may have to add more flour if your butter is warm)
  4. Roll up dough and wrap it with plastic wrap.
  5. Place in refrigerator until ready to use.
  6. After all the fillings are prepared take the dough out of the refrigerator and roll out into a thin crust. Cut into 2x2in squares. Before you stack the dough make sure to sprinkle with flour to prevent sticking.
  7. Lay a sheet of wax paper onto a baking sheet and spray with Pam. Lay twelve of the dough sheets onto the pan. Add the fillings on top.
  8. Take the tips of the fork and press down the edges. Working with this dough is kind of like working with clay. The score marks will help the sides stick.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-18 minutes. Remove when the pastries are golden brown.

Filling

Have some fun with your filling! You could try pureeing blueberries and jam, cinnamon apples, chocolate chips and peanut butter. Anything would work.

For mine, I simply mashed up 10 blueberries and 1.5 t of my mom’s homemade strawberry jam. Mixed it all together, and actually had more filling than I needed. A heaping teaspoon was more than enough for each of my two little pastries.

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