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Healthy Homemade Pop Tarts
Why You Should Make Your Own
The recipe I'm giving you today is for homemade strawberry pop tarts. If you buy them in the store, they are cheap, but are they healthy? At 200 calories per pop tart (and really, who eats just one?), they aren't exactly something you should chow down on if you are watching your waist line. As someone with a toddler who loves pop tarts, I knew that they couldn't be a regular occurrence in our household. They also have ten grams of fat in one pack! Yeah, I definitely don't need to feed my kid those things. My homemade pop tarts have approximately 50 calories with only one gram of fat, and they are roughly the same price as the store bought version, if not a little cheaper! Why wouldn't you make the switch? You can make up a bunch at once to use throughout the week, so don't say it's because of convenience! See below for the recipe...
I am showing you how to make a simple strawberry pop tart because of just that reason: simplicity! I really like the flavor of these, but you can google around to find different variations. Here's the ingredients for a cookie dough filling (courtesy of gosupersisters.com):
4 tbs coconut flour,1-2 tbs Truvia,1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk,1/2 tbs semi-sweet chocolate chips,1/8 tsp salt,1/8 tsp vanilla extract
Just mix them toghether and where I spoon in my jam below, you would do this. I have also found peanut butter filling. Pretty much any kind they sell in the stores can be made healthier in the comfort of your own home.
Let Me Know
Please take the short amount of time it takes to try this recipe. I think you will really enjoy the payoff! These are a staple in our home, and I will never go back to buying the prepackaged stuff! I've already converted a few pop tart fiend friends. Let me know in the comments if you have tried these homemade pop tarts before and if you did anything differently. Also let me know if you are going to give them a shot. It's always nice to bond over food!
- Strawberry Jam, Pick any kind you like. I prefer to use an all natural when I'm making them.
- 20 Wonton Wrappers, These are in the freezer section by the fruit.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Lay out half of the wonton wrappers and spoon some of the jelly into each wrapper. Top with the remaining wrappers and press the fork into the sides of the wonton wrappers to seal them shut.
- If you want to put something on top of the pop tart (like the frosted variety at the store), now is the time to do it! I googled this recipe and it's really good: 2 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder + 1 tbs Truvia + 1-2 tbs unsweetened almond milk. Just stir the ingredients together and drizzle on top of your pop tart.
- Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the pop tarts are golden brown. Then just let them cool off before serving!
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|% Daily Value *|
|Carbohydrates 5 g||2%|
|Fiber 2 g||8%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|