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    Living on Saltwater - Poptarts - Brown Sugar Cinnamon

    I love “Breakfast” food, but to be honest I rarely follow the traditional rules of eating breakfast food for breakfast or non-breakfast food for lunch and dinner. I’ve been known to eat left over Indian food for breakfast at least once and love breakfast food for dinner. I think rules are meant to be broken…..

    Growing up, however, there were some serious rules regarding appropriate breakfast food. Cereal could not have more than 10 grams of sugar per serving, and pop tarts were NOT allowed for breakfast. Pop tarts were a dessert or snack food. And even though pop tarts come 2 in a pack, if you got to eat pop tarts you could only have one. Looking back, these rules aren’t unreasonable since there is a lot of sugar and crap in pop tarts, but they’re still only allowed for “special occasions” these days.

    My childhood was completely different than the world of Rory Gilmore where pop tarts were the typical breakfast selection (or party appetizer) if breakfast at Luke’s wasn’t an option. So in preparation for the Gilmore Girls Revival Party this month, I’ve tested out a homemade pop tart recipe (and it’s dairy free and almost vegan, minus the egg wash). These pop tarts were fully tested and sampled by non-vegans and vegetarians and they received rave reviews! So go ahead and break all the rules and eat two at a time……

    Living on Saltwater - Pop tarts - Brown  Sugar Cinnamon

    Living on Saltwater - Pop tarts - Brown  Sugar Cinnamon

    Living on Saltwater - Pop tarts - Brown  Sugar Cinnamon

    Photo credit J. Armada.

    Living on Saltwater - Poptarts - Brown Sugar Cinnamon
    Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts
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    I think everyone's favorite pop tarts are the brown sugar cinnamon variety. Here's a quick and easy recipe to make your own at home. These pop tarts make the perfect addition to a Holiday Breakfast or Football Tailgate.
    Servings Prep Time
    8 poptarts 35 minutes
    Cook Time
    20-25 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    8 poptarts 35 minutes
    Cook Time
    20-25 minutes
    Living on Saltwater - Poptarts - Brown Sugar Cinnamon
    Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts
    Print Recipe
    I think everyone's favorite pop tarts are the brown sugar cinnamon variety. Here's a quick and easy recipe to make your own at home. These pop tarts make the perfect addition to a Holiday Breakfast or Football Tailgate.
    Servings Prep Time
    8 poptarts 35 minutes
    Cook Time
    20-25 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    8 poptarts 35 minutes
    Cook Time
    20-25 minutes
    Ingredients
    Dough
    • 2 Cups Flour
    • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
    • 6 TBSP Nutiva Organic Vegan Shortening Chilled
    • 3 TBSP Coconut Oil Chilled
    • 1/4 Cup Ice Water
    • 1/2 TSP Salt
    • 2 TBSP Maple Syrup
    Filling
    • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar Packed
    • 2 TSP Cinnamon
    • 1 Egg Beaten
    Icing
    • 1/3 Cup Powedered Sugar
    • 2-3 TBSP Maple Syrup
    Servings: poptarts
    Instructions
    1. Pulse rolled oats in food processor to obtain a fine flour consistency. Add regular flour and salt and pulse to combine. Add maple syrup, shortening, and coconut oil. Pulse until crumbly. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time until the mixture forms a ball. Cover in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon for the filling and beat 1 egg separately for the egg wash.
    3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the dough from the fridge and roll it out into a large rectangle, about 1/8 inch thick, on a floured surface. Cut dough into 3 x 4 inch rectangles and place them on a greased baking sheet. Use a pastry brush to brush the top of each rectangle with egg wash. Then place a heaping tablespoon of the filling mixture onto each rectangle. Spread it out so that there is still a border around the filling as seen in the pictures above. Brush another sheet of rectangles with egg wash and place those egg wash side down on top of the filling topped rectangles. Using your fingers, and a fork if you wish, push down around the filling and seal the edges of the pop-tart together. Poke holes in the top of each pastry to allow steam to escape. Bake 20-25 minutes.
    4. Once the pastries are cooled, combine ingredients for the icing. Use a knife to spread the icing on the pastries.
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