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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Comments

  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) :)

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  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!

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  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?

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    Laura Reply:

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

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  4. Samantha says

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

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    Laura Reply:

    Coconut oil or palm shortening would work. :)

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