Healthy homemade pop tarts recipe

Amy Vowles

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In most families, it seems like the kids' favorite foods are not usually the healthiest foods. Luckily, with a little extra effort you can still serve up your child's favorite breakfast treat without all the sugar, preservatives and processed ingredients. Try this homemade recipe for a healthy spin on pop tarts.

Homemade pop tarts recipe

Homemade pop tarts recipe

Makes 8 pop tarts

Ingredients:

  • 3-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup jam or fresh fruit

For the topping:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients until a dough is formed.
  3. Roll the dough out to a 1/8-inch thickness.
  4. Cut out 16 rectangles from the dough.
  5. Lay 8 of the rectangles out on a cookie sheet.
  6. Spoon approximately 1-1/2 tablespoons of jam or fresh fruit onto the center of each rectangle.
  7. Top with the remaining 8 rectangles and press a fork down along the edges to seal them.
  8. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until the dough is lightly browned.
  9. While the pop tarts cool, mix together the frosting ingredients in a small bowl.
  10. Spread the frosting on top of each of the pastries and top with sprinkles, if desired.

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Amy Vowles
Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.