Clean Eating Pop-Tarts Recipe

Recipe Classifications

Cuisine:

American

Meal:

Snack, Dessert

Diet:

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Soy-Free

Rainbow:

Brown / White, Red

Freezes well:

Yes

Prep Time  (total time):

Under 30 Minutes  (Under 1 Hour)

Clean Eating Pop Tarts Recipe

This Clean Eating Pop-Tarts Recipe is all you need for those sweet cravings that won’t ruin your diet! 

Pop-Tarts have been a favorite treat amongst people with ‘sweet tooth’ since time immemorial. Those warm sugary fillings inside a pastry crust that lifts you up when you’re feeling down, I bet it’s hard to beat that. However, it’s easy to feel guilty afterward as this treat isn’t really a treat for our overall health. It’s loaded with sugar and empty calories that will make you feel hungry again shortly after. 

Clean Eating Pop Tarts

This version of Pop-Tarts Recipe, however, doesn’t contain as much sugar, empty calories, additives, preservatives, and chemicals as the ones we buy in stores. As a matter of fact, for only 241 calories per serving, you’ll get 4 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber that will help you curb your hunger. Of course, it still contains sugar but it’s only 13 grams. Yet, they’re as flavorful and sweet – actually, they’re even better! Thanks to the natural ingredients like strawberries and agave that we used in this recipe. It’s refreshingly good! Happy Eating!

Clean Eating Pop Tarts

Clean Eating Pop-Tarts

Hard to find a pop-tart that won’t ruin your diet? Try making them at home with this recipe! Unlike the store-bought ones, these pop tarts are not loaded with additives, preservatives, and chemicals that are not good for your health. And yet, they’re just as flavorful as the ones you buy in-store. Actually, these are even better– way better!
Course Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 241kcal

Ingredients

For the Dough:

  • 2 3/4 cups gluten-free pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoon pure organic vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pure agave
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

For the Filling:

  • 3 tablespoon pure agave
  • 2 tablespoon ground gluten-free oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon pure organic vanilla extract
  • 1 pound frozen strawberries thawed and chopped

For the Glaze:

  • Organic honey to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Combine all the dough ingredients in a large mixing bowl and knead, using your hands, until the dough is firm but pliable. If the mixture is too dry or crumbly, add a teaspoon of almond milk at a time and knead the dough really well before deciding if you need to add another teaspoon. Otherwise, you’ll need to add more flour if the mixture got too sticky.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, combine all the filling ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk them nicely. Set aside.
  • Get the dough and divide it into three parts, working on one part at a time, while the remaining parts are covered in plastic. Alternatively, you may choose to refrigerate or freeze the remaining ⅔ of dough for later use.
  • Roll out ⅓ of the dough using a rolling pin, until it reaches ⅛ inch thick. Any countertops will do but feel free to roll them on parchment paper for easy clean-up.
  • Then, using a paring knife, cut the dough into 2×4-inch rectangles. For ⅓ of the dough, you’re most likely to have 8 rectangles.
  • Using a teaspoon, scoop some filling into the center of dough rectangles. Don’t fill all the way to the edges and only fill 4 rectangles out of 8.
  • Use the 4 empty rectangles to cover the filled ones. Press down and crimp the edges using a fork to seal the pop tarts. If they leak, just try to seal them the best that you can. After all, that’s what our parchment paper is for.
  • Transfer them into a greased sheet pan without parchment paper and cover with plastic wrap while you’re working on the remaining ⅔ of the dough if you’re cooking all of them. Otherwise, don’t cover it with plastic wrap and bake the 4 pop-tarts in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until the dough is cooked and golden brown.
  • Once done, take it out of the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  • Using an offset spatula, remove the pop-tarts from the sheet pan and transfer to a serving plate. Drizzle some honey on top and serve.

Notes

  • This recipe calls for frozen strawberries since it provides a higher water content than the fresh ones.
  • This recipe is refrigerator and freezer-friendly too. However, when it’s time to reheat them, don’t use a toaster and instead, microwave them for roughly 10 seconds to warm up.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

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The Husband

The Husband

Hi! I’m Mike. I’m happily married and have a young daughter. I’ve lived all over the world and have learned a lot from seeing others’ perspectives. I’ve also had many life altering health challenges. Fortunately, my lovely and brilliant wife helped save me by finding a new and better way for us to live. We started The Healthy Treehouse to share what we’ve learned and to learn from others, too.