Pop Tarts...the breakfast of champions?

Oh hi, delicious looking pastry filled with fruity goodness.  Can I please have you for breakfast?

I actually hate pop tarts.  Is that un American?  I just can't handle them - and usually sweet sugary things, breakfast and me don't go together.

I'm not sure what about this recipe caught my eye - but I suspect it was simply the challenge of a) making homemade pop tarts and b) making a healthy version of one.  I'm glad I did - this recipe did not disappoint.  I bet one of these is better for you than a bowl of Wheaties!  ;)

This is another of my "clean eating" recipes - I know, I know but don't stop reading!  If you're going to make a delicious pastry for breakfast why not make one that's about as nutritious as they come?  The pastry crust is so flaky, you'll wonder who snuck the butter in when you weren't looking.

Head on over to The Gracious Pantry for more information and her recipe.  I adapted mine ever, ever, ever so slightly.

Clean Eating Pop Tarts
Printable Recipe

Dough Ingredients 
2-3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup safflower oil
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

Filling Ingredients
3 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 lb. frozen strawberries, defrosted and chopped
1 c. fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine all dough ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  I was lazy and used my Kitchen Aid mixer for this – just the regular attachment worked great.  Mix and knead until you have a nice, firm yet soft dough. If the dough crumbles, add more milk, 1 tbsp. at a time.

In a small mixing bowl, combine all the filling ingredients, except fruit, using a whisk.  Take half the liquid and move it to another small bowl.  Add strawberries to one bowl, blueberries to the other bowl.  I used a potato masher to mash up the fruit.

Roll out dough to approximately 1/8” thickness.  Cut rectangles in dough – either with a knife or a cookie cutter.  Add 2-3 tsp of filling to one rectangle, cover with another rectangle of dough and press the ends together with a fork. 

Repeat process until dough is gone!  I got 8 pop tarts out of this recipe (4 strawberry filled, 4 blueberry filled), using a 4” rectangular cookie cutter. 

Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Eat plain, warm out of the oven or drizzle honey on top.