Homemade Healthy Poptarts

Homemade Poptarts

Yay…the promised poptart recipe!!

I truly don’t like boxed poptarts…blech. But these I DO  like…which is why I hesitate to even call them poptarts. Can we call them Delightful Little Jelly Pastries? Maybe we could call them Flaky Fruity Melty Yumminess?

At our house, I suppose I’d have to call them “Gone“. Or “The Empty Plate“. They don’t last long.   :)

For the crust, I found that using the same recipe I use for my Homemade Pizza Pockets and Mini Apple Pies works the best. Buttery and flaky…and oh so easy.

Homemade Healthy Poptarts

3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup melted butter
1 cup plain yogurt
About 5 ounces of 100% fruit jelly or jam – any flavor you like!

Begin by mixing the flour, salt, butter, and yogurt. Knead the dough just a little bit to make it nice and workable. Roll out the dough on a large, well floured surface. Use a knife to cut the dough into the desired poptart size you would like. I tried to cut mine into “normal” poptart sizes. But nothing I ever do is very normal so I came out with a nice variety of sizes.

Place about a 1/2 teaspoon of jelly on 1/2 of the dough rectangles (squares?).
Spread the jelly around, leaving the edges free.

Find a second square or rectangle or thingamajigger that matches closely
with each jellied one. Place it on top and use a fork to seal the edges.

Lay each poptart in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Bake in a 350° oven for about 25 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned.

This recipe makes around 15-20 poptarts, depending on how big you make them.

I have found that making them ahead of time and then putting them in our toaster oven to re-heat makes for a very fast and popular breakfast! These CAN be frozen as well. Bake them first, let them cool and the freeze until you’re ready to re-heat and eat!

Is it just me, or is it more than a little bit tempting to reach through the screen to lick the jelly oozing out of that poptart?

Edited to add:  Many of you who are new to this site are commenting that while this is a healthier poptart, this isn’t necessarily a healthy breakfast. Sure, good point. I totally hear what you’re saying. This was a reader requested recipe. Many are taking baby steps toward better nutrition and working their way “out of the box” when it comes to feeding their families. If you’re looking for a healthier variety of Poptart…this is your recipe. If you’re looking for a special treat for your family…here you go. If you’re looking for a well balanced diet…don’t eat these Poptarts for every meal.    :)  (Want to see my menu plans to know how I feed my family regularly? I’d love for you to click over and take a peek!! Maybe you’ll even find more recipes you’re interested in!!)

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  1. Melissa says

    These are awesome! A wonderful special breakfast that the whole family loves! Thank you!

    And… I LOVE the brown sugar Poptarts to this day. Too bad I know what’s in them now… (sigh) :)


  2. CJ Lewis says

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for posting this recipe! I have a daughter with food-allergy eczema and is quite limited in what she can eat. Pretty much I if its not from scratch, she can’t eat it. Her allergies have forced us into much healthier eating & thankfully I have always been a mostly-scratch cook. I adapted this recipe for her & it turned out great! I used chickpea flour and added arrowroot starch. Used oil & butter and homemade kefir in place of the yogurt. I was so excited to see this recipe and was as excited to make it for her. Thank you again!! Please keep sharing!


  3. Aimee says

    Made these for the first time. Mine do not cut in perfect squares at all. I am not sure what shape mine are, lol. Any suggestions on how to roll the dough out and get an actual shape?


    Laura Reply:

    I just roll it into an awkward blob, then use a knife to cut squares or rectangles. :)


  4. Samantha says

    Is there a substitute for butter that would work in this case?


    Laura Reply:

    Coconut oil or palm shortening would work. :)


  5. Luz says

    I need to try these!! My some loves store bought pop tarts! Which I don’t buy but grandma does! I would love to try these with some pumpkin in it! Yum! I love looking at you recipes and reading your blogs! I get into them! Thanks to my sister for telling me about your blog!



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