VEGAN STRAWBERRY POP TARTS

24 Aug


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Finally got around to making these! And they were definitely worth the wait! These taste exactly like regular pop tarts except these are much better for you ๐Ÿ™‚ I made sugar free strawberry jam which I used as the filling, but you can definitely fill these up with anything you like (chocolate, peanut butter, nutella, etc).

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These are also gluten free! The frosting contains arrowroot powder, stevia (you could use coconut palm sugar or brown sugar if you prefer), coconut oil, and a dash of beet powder for the colour. The sprinkles make it more fun but you can also omit that if you prefer. Have a great Sunday guys!

Recipe: Yields 12 Pop Tarts

2 1/2 cups brown rice flour
1 tsp. gluten/aluminum free baking powder
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 cup organic unsweetened applesauce
2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup organic coconut palm sugar
1 tsp. organic apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup homemade fruit jam (substitute strawberries for blueberries) or use any fillings of choice.

Glaze:

1/4 cup arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
1-2 tbsp. organic baking stevia
1/4 cup organic virgin coconut oil
1/4 tsp. beet powder/juice (for colour)
1/4 cup hot water
Sprinkles

Preheat oven to 400ยฐF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and applesauce, then place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, or in the freezer for 5 minutes.

Take the batter out of the refrigerator and add remaining ingredients. Kneed dough until firm. If you find it a little sticky or not firm enough, you can add a little bit of flour, but you’ll need to add more sugar or your pop tarts will taste doughy. Taste your dough to make sure it tastes okay.

Sprinkle some flour on a clean and flat surface and your rolling pin and roll out dough until flat (it should be 1/2 an inch thick).

Slice dough into 12 squares and place 1 tsp. of your strawberry jam (or filling) in the middle and gently fold squares. Use a fork to press the edges of the dough together so that they stick. Repeat the process for the remaining squares.

Place pop tarts on the baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

When ready, take pop tarts out of the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes. In the meantime, make your glaze.

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