Yall, since I gave up sugar in 2015, I. HAVE. NOT. EATEN. A. POPTART!!
Yes, you read that correctly! And as a recovering picky eater who grew up in the 90’s eating frozen pizzas, little debbies, and yes, poptarts, I won’t lie, at times a toasted Brown Cinnamon Poptart has sounded amazing!
It’s been on my list for a while to try making a clean version, but honestly I felt like it was too much work…but finally I gave in and did it, and there were NO REGRETS!
not that much work
the taste was TOTALLY worth it!
Here’s what I did!
PALEO CINNAMON POPTARTS
(makes 6 poptarts)
⅔ cup cassava flour plus more for dusting
½ cup almond flour
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
¼ cup coconut sugar
¼ cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
EGG WASH INGREDIENTS:
1 egg white
2 tablespoons water
6 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablesppons coconut oil (not melted)
1 tablesppons coconut sugar
2 teasppons cinnamon
Using a food processor, add in the flours, xanthan gum and coconut sugar, blend together.
Then add in the coconut oil, eggs and syrup.
Blend all together for 2 minutes. The dough will get a bit thicker.
Remove dough from food processor and wrap tightly in plastic wrap; chill in fridge for one hour.
Use some flour to dust a surface, and roll the dough out on it into a sheet that is 12"x 12"
Use a pizza cutter, and cut 12 small rectangles, that are about 4" x 3" each.
Putting them together:
Preheat oven to 350℉.
Place half of the rectangles you’ve rolled out on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Spoon 1 tablespoon of filling in the center and spread around leaving a ½ inch border around the filling.
Mix up the egg white wash, and brush a small amount of egg wash on the border where there is no filling.
Using another, empty rectangle cover the filling. Pinch the sides together and brush with egg wash to get a good seal. (if they aren’t sealed, some of the good filling will leak out! Go over it again with the tip of a fork along the four sides of the Pop Tart.
Repeat until all 6 Pop Tarts are filled and sealed.
Brush the egg wash over the tops of all 6 poptarts
Bake for 20 minutes.
Let them cool for about 20-30minutes, and mix up the topping, then add it to the top
Mix unmelted coconut oil, cinnamon and coconut sugar together to create a paste
It’s best to put this on after the poptarts have had a chance to cool some so it doesn’t slide off….BUT, if you can’t wait, just go for it and enjoy! (that’s what I did, and how it’s pictured)
ENJOY! And remember if you make them to share pictures and tag me @BrittanySuell
FYI: I hope you enjoy these as much as we did! Don’t be intimidated by the instructions, it actually wasn’t too hard to make, and was so worth it! Also, I’m working on a better, creamier topping, so stay tuned, but for now, ENJOY!