By Jessica Michael
Who didn’t wake up some mornings as a child and run to the cabinet to see if there were any pop tarts left in the box? Unfortunately those pop tarts were laced with ingredients we couldn’t even pronounce and had so much sugar it hyped us up and then drugged us for the rest of the day. Fortunately, the web is filled with great recipes and I was able to find a healthier, veganized version.
In order to “Miami” these Pop Tarts, I used Guava jam to fill them. The recipe for these amazing tarts came from:
http://dairyfreecooking.about.com/od/breakfastbrunch/r/Homemade_Vegan_Pop_Tarts_Recipe.htm though I did tweak it to include almond milk instead of soy and whole wheat vs. regular flour. I also used Guava Jam instead of strawberry. It was incredibly easy and so fun to make.
The first step is to make the dough which is only four ingredients (see the link for the recipe). I was only able to make 3 full pop tarts out of it so if you want more, I would double it.
Next, put the tops on and seal them by pressing your fork on the sides. I have heard of some people dipping their fork in warm water first before making the seal to make it close better.
Stick it in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes. Take it out and let them cool. In the meantime, make the frosting. I added a teaspoon of Guava jam to make it tastier but it is just as pretty to have the plain white frosting as well.
Once they are cool, add your frosting and sprinkles (right away so they stick). These are so easy and you can make so many ways:
Guava, strawberry, apple pie, chocolate, blueberry, banana, pumpkin (wow that would be amazing), pineapple, etc. etc.
So happy I found this recipe!