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Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Breakfast | 2 comments

Whole Wheat Pop Tarts

Whole Wheat Pop Tarts

This weekend my two little loves and i joined hands together to whip up some treats for school days.I take this philosophy very seriously that,”Let your kids help you in the kitchen with the food that they will be eating.”Though it doesn’t happen everyday or doesn’t even happen in most organized manner,we try as much as we can.

I got acquainted with this sugar overload after i got married  and my husband had it for the breakfast sometime.Hmmm..can you taste anything besides sweetness?And why would you eat that much sweet in the morning?Needless to say,pop tarts hardly visited our home soon after.I don’t think i ever bought it for our kids.

Then I came across this whole wheat pop-tart recipe  and have been wanting to make it ever since.It did not look anything like what i have seen in store,white and glazed.So i decided to give it a try.

  • I let my kids cut it in the shape they liked.My son chose Buzz lightyear’s space ship and we cut some as liberty bell.We are celebrating freedom week at my daughter’s school.
  • Both of our kids love to roll the dough with hand,rolling pin,palm of their hands,So i leave bit of dough for them to roll,play around with in the end.Everyone is happy 🙂
Spaceship pop tarts |handfulofjoy.com

Spaceship pop tarts |handfulofjoy.com

…and drumroll please..I LOVED it and so did my husband and so did our kids..Passing the husband test is big for me,when i am trying the whole wheat recipes 🙂 What i love about this recipe?

  • It is whole wheat for one thing.
  • You can totally control the jelly filling,sugar wise.
  • Glaze or not,sprinkle or not..it tastes just as good..i sprinkled mine because i was lazy to egg wash it..(break the egg,find a dish to save the egg yolk and then make egg wash with whites..too much work)
  • Most importantly,the SAME DOUGH can be used for THREE recipe..PERFECT ..
  • I made one batch of pizza pillows,filled with chicken and cheese and another batch of pop tarts.Didn’t had enough left for mini apple pies.
  • I baked it at 400F as oversight and it turn out fine,i have convection oven ,so it cooks faster too.Next time i will remember to do at 375F to see if there is any difference.Since it was gone very quickly,i am guessing,temperature did not make much difference in taste !
Chicken and cheese filled pillow,ready to bake.

Chicken and cheese filled pillow,ready to bake.

  •  sprinkled leftover unshaped dough with some cinnamon sugar and baked it until crisp.So no wastage.
  • I will be packing it in the lunch for little treat.Who says pop tarts are only for breakfast?
Caution:If you don’t want to burn your tongue,then wait for it to cool  and let the jelly settle down,not oozing.
Pizza pillows and pop tarts | handfulofjoy.com

Pizza pillows and pop tarts | handfulofjoy.com


Whole Wheat Pop Tarts

Ingredients

    Dough
  1. 3-1/2 cup whole wheat white flour
  2. 1 teaspoon salt
  3. 1 cup melted butter
  4. 1 cup plain yogurt
  5. Filling
  6. Strawberry Jelly

Instructions

  1. Knead the dough.
  2. Roll the dough about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Cut it in a shape you desire using big to medium size cookie cutter of your choice.
  4. Add jelly filling,about 1 tablespoon on the top of each cut out.
  5. Put the matching shape on the top of filled up cut out.
  6. Seal the ends using the fork.
  7. Sprinkle with sugar or egg wash it.
  8. Bake at 400F until edges are brown,about 10-12 mins.
  9. Enjoy.
http://www.handfulofjoy.com/whole-wheat-pop-tarts/

2 Comments

  1. oh this is really cute! And i think i can make these sugar free if I added fresh fruit in the middle – like apples or peaches! yummy!

  2. Yes,you can totally do that.This recipe is very adaptable sugar wise.

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