Fall is almost here and these homemade pop tarts are the perfect treat to kick of the Fall season! Now you all know I like to make things “healthier” if I can so I substituted brown sugar for coconut sugar instead since it has trace minerals and a lower glycemic index! To make these pop tarts you are going to need cinnamon, butter, flour ( I used organic all purpose), powdered sugar, coconut sugar, milk, cold water, vanilla extract and one egg.
Let’s start by making the dough. The first thing you are going to do is add 2 1/2 Cups of All-Purpose Flour to a mixing bowl or food processor with 1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon. Then you are going to take 2 Sticks (1 Cup) of Cold Butter and cut it up into small cubes and add it to the food processor or your mixing bowl. You can use the food processor to make the dough or just use your hands. I just used my hands, the less dishes the better lol. You want to process it or mix it with your hands until it the butter has pretty much melted into the flour.
You want to next add in 1/4 Cup (or more) of Cold water. Mix the dough with your hands until it forms a dough like consistency you don’t want it too sticky or too dry (think pizza dough). You want to be able to roll it out onto a floured surface. You may need more water or less water and you also may need to add a little more flour if you add in too much water. Play around with it until you get a good consistency.
Roll the dough onto a floured surface (about 1/8 inch thick or thicker depending on how much you like crust) and cut the dough into rectangles it doesn’t need to be perfect but if you want them perfect use a ruler so both your rectangles when making the pop tart are the same size. I just eye ball it and cut with a pizza cutter.
To make the filling mix together 1/2 cup of coconut sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon, 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon flour.
On one of the rectangles take a tablespoon of filling and place it in the middle. On the rectangle that goes on top brush the edges of it with a beaten egg. This will help them stick together when crimping the edges.
Place the top rectangle on top of the one with the filling and crimp the edges with a fork. Do this with the rest of the rectangles. Poke some holes throughout the top of the pop tarts with a fork.
Place the pop tarts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for easy removal and place in the freezer for 20 minutes. In the meantime preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
To make the frosting take 1 Cup of Powdered sugar, 1/2 Tablespoon of Vanilla extract, 1 Teaspoon of cinnamon, and about 1 tablespoon of milk and mix together. You do not want it too runny you want it a little thick so it stays on top of the pop tart so you may need to either add less milk or if its too liquidy add more powdered sugar!
Once in the freezer for 20 minutes bake the pop tarts at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes or longer depending on your oven just until they are a nice golden color. then set aside to cool.
Pour the frosting on top with a spoon once cooled and enjoy!
2 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
2 Sticks (1 Cup) Cubed Cold Butter
1/4-1/2 Cup Cold Water
1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar
2 Tablespoons Melted Butter
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 Tablespoon Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon All-Purpose Flour
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
About 1-2 Tablespoons of Milk
1 beaten egg for brushing on edges of pop tart