Healthy Homemade Pop-TartsFeb 06, 2013
Buy or make whole wheat pie dough (here's a great recipe!), and roll it out to about 1/8 of an inch (if you buy pie dough, you'll still need to roll it out further). Cut the dough into rectangles or squares with a cutter or knife. Lay out your filling on one piece of dough—here, we made a savory pop-tart with turkey and cheese.
When you've made all of your pop-tarts, bake them in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until they are slightly browned. Let them cool, and pop them in the toaster in the morning! You can keep them in the fridge for several days, or for two weeks in the freezer. If you keep them in the freezer, you may have to toast them twice when you take them out.
Healthy Homemade Pop-Tarts
Pop-Tarts and other toastable pastries are a fun and easy breakfast for kids. Unfortunately, they also pack a lot of sugar and preservatives, which makes them a less-than-perfect start to a wholesome day. Luckily, a healthier version can be made quickly at home! We whipped up these pop-tart-esque hand pies so quickly, we couldn't believe it—they're as easy as whole wheat pie dough and your choice of a low-sugar filling. Bake ahead of time, and then just pop them in the toaster throughout the week. Flip through the slideshow to see how we made them. —Hally Wolhandler