Healthy Homemade Pop Tarts

I made Healthy Homemade Pop Tarts for you.  I have been thinking about doing a pop tart recipe for quite some time.  After looking at the ingredients on the label, I knew I would never buy those again.

You can get decent store bought pop tarts with the Nature’s Path brand, but I wanted a homemade pop tart version as well.  Now, I know that store bought pop tarts are normally crisp.  I tried two batches and mine didn’t get crispy.

Mine are on the softer side.  Most likely due to the applesauce and coconut oil.  However, all my taste testers thought they were good.  So I thought I would share anyway. 🙂  Maybe if you put them in a toaster oven, they will crisp up.


healthy homemade pop tarts

I filled mine with two different fillings.  Some have my Blueberry Chia Jam and some have my Homemade Vegan Nutella. Make these ahead of time for a quick breakfast on those busy mornings.

Healthy Homemade Pop Tarts

Healthy Homemade Pop Tarts

Prep Time 30 min Cook Time 15 min Serves 15 pastries     adjust servings


    Healthy Pop Tarts

    For the filling

    • Your favorite fruit spread


    1. Preheat oven to 350. 
    2. Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl |.
    3. Mix wet in another bowl |. 
    4. Add dry to wet and mix until combined. 
    5. Wrap the dough in plastic and place it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to firm up. 
    6. Once the dough is firm, cut two pieces of parchment paper the size of your baking sheets
    7. Lay one of the sheets out on the counter. 
    8. Using a bench scraper , cut the dough in half. 
    9. Using a rolling pin , roll the dough ball out onto the parchment, putting the plastic wrap between the rolling pin and the dough. 
    10. Rolling it onto the parchment will make for easy transfer to the baking sheets .
    11. Try to roll the dough into a square shape.  Roll out to about 1/4 in thickness. 
    12. Using a pizza cutter , cut the dough into even squares. 
    13. Put a spoonful of jam on a square and cover with another square of dough. 
    14. Use a fork to press the sides together. 
    15. Repeat this until all have been done. 
    16. Do all the same steps with the other half of the dough. 
    17. Transfer the parchment paper onto the baking sheet and put in the oven. 
    18. Bake for about 15-17 minutes.


    Recipe Notes

    I got 15 small sized pop tarts out of my batch. These should last a couple weeks in the fridge. You can also freeze them for longer storage. Enjoy!

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    103 thoughts to “Healthy Homemade Pop Tarts”

    1. My 4 year old and I made these today with coconut flour. We had to add more liquid and may have been harder to work with but the end result was great! We used home made nutella in some and almond butter and honey in the others. My daughter used our small veggie cutters to make design on the tops. Also, I'm not sure if it was the coconut flour or thickness but we did have to cook them more like 20-22 minutes. Thank you! Getting prepared for school is fun:)
      1. I'm so glad they worked with the coconut flour! When I use coconut flour, I always have to bake things a bit longer too.
    2. I am so excited to try these! My grandson, who has mild cerebral palsy, and has been diagnosed with ASD, loves poptarts, and I have been doing such a great job with providing him with healthy meals without the icky stuff when he's with us......until it came to his poptarts. Thanks so much.
    3. Just made these! I used black cherry jam and they are delish! I completely love the crust, the cinnamon makes it perfect! Now I'm trying to think of other ways I can play with the crust. Thanks so much
    4. I tried these last weekend along with several other of your recipes(i had a baking day). These, along with every other recipe I tried, were phenomenal! Both kids and hubby loved them. We used Crofter's all fruit spread for the filling and I used a round biscuit cutter to make fun shapes. Put them right in the freezer and have pulled them out and popped in toaster. I've even had them as a dessert. Thanks so much for your website and amazing recipes. I'm hooked!
      1. I think we are going to make this in a few days. :D Thanks for the tip about the cookie cutters... That can definitely help make it "fun" for a 2 and 4 year old to help me make these, and eat them too!! :D
    5. Do you have a recipe for brown sugar pop-tarts with frosting. That is the only one my son will eat, although he loves Nutella so I might try that. He has to take 2 snacks a day to school and I'd rather he had healthier snacks than the sugar filled ones. Thanks.
    6. These were great! I substituted 1 1/2 cups buckwheat flour and 1 cup garbanzo bean flour. It was a little sticker so I did have to use flour on the parchment paper. My 15 month old can't get enough! My boys like it, too. Thanks so much!
    7. These are awesome! I tried them with sliced apples and applebutter. Thankyou. I 've tried a lot of your breakfast and cookie reciepes. All my kids love them and they are so easy :)
    8. I'm curious as to to Coconut Sugar, is it better tasting or healthier? Also the Coconut Oil, I have heard mixed reviews about it. Some doctors like Barnard, McDougall, Furhman and so forth talk about any Oil being unhealthy because it's processed. What's your opinion?
      1. I think coconut oil is fine in moderation. There are reports on both sides about it. Overall, I try not to consume too much oil on a daily basis. Coconut sugar is lower on the glycemic index and that's why people call it a healthier sweetener. It has a mildly sweet taste. It's kind of like brown sugar, but less sweet tasting.
    9. I just found your blog and I love that a lot of your recipes can be made with ingredients that I often have in my kitchen. I tried these out on the weekend...they were soft and more like homemade nutrigrain bars then poptarts ...but they were a hit with my husband and toddler. I'm going to try making a larger batch next weekend and freezing them. That way I can have homemade snacks on the go instead of packaged granola bars etc.
    10. Just made these, delicious! I had some trouble with the dough being too sticky. next time I might have put some flour on the parchment paper or refrigerate it longer? What do you suggest? At the end I gave up and made a few thumbprint cookies instead, those tasted delicious. I used the refrigerator apple spice jam and some store bought all fruit strawberry jam.
        1. I am now proud to report that I got both of my picky girls to eat them!! Next time I'm going to at least double the recipe and freeze some! I'm hoping this will replace my husbands obsession with apple nutri grain bars.
    11. I made these this morning with chia seed blueberry jam and my 1 1/2 yr old son gobbled them up like candy. Big hit. Just wanted to say thanks for the recipe. Think I will try them with the vegan hazelnut spread next time. Thanks again for your blog, haven't made a recipe yet on here that I haven't liked! -Savanna
      1. I use a flax egg because I am vegan. It's an egg substitute made from flax meal. You can use a real egg too if you eat them.

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