Why make pop-tarts?
EASY. Pop-tarts are delicious. Plus, all the gluten free tarts on the market (that I’ve found) are lying about being healthy and also about being pop-tarts.
But it’s not actually EASY per se. I want to tell you it’s easy. I want to tell you that you’ll make this recipe every damn time you feel the urge to fit your mitts around a piping hot fruit filled pastry, but you won’t.
It’s ok. I won’t either. BUT I will make them sometimes and I will absolutely Instagram them every time.
Not only does this recipe call for things you probably don’t have in your pantry, it also takes a hunk of time to roll dough, cool it, make filling, fill/bake, and then drizzle with icing. Sorry. If you can get through all of that, it’s worth it. Really.
Just ask my parents who conveniently ate them all…
SO now that I’ve talked you into it (ha!) you can check out the products I used HERE and scroll through my quick pictorial of how I made a really bad for you breakfast into a badass healthy breakfast.
Eat it, Kellogg. We don’t need you anymore.
Low Carb Strawberry Protein
Trick #1 Keep it cool and take it slow
This dough looks easy to handle until you get your hot little hands on it.
To minimize sticky finger freak outs, cool your dough before rolling and don’t hesitate to pop it in the freezer periodically while you are workin’ it.
Trick #2 Don’t Slice Each Piece Perfectly
It’s absolute madness to try to slice 8 identical rectangles out of this dough.
Slice the dough down the center and then across and you’ll get 4 rectangles.
THEN you trim the edges enough that the excess can be re-rolled (not rick-rolled) and formed into the pop tart toppers.
NOTICE the imperfect tops on the tarts.
That’s because I flattened some dough between my palms and sort of laid it on top, then trimmed the edges.
Patience is a virtue I lost a long time ago. Rolling pin had ta go.
Don’t forget the forking holes so they don’t leak all of the goodness out!
Crisp and buttery with a hint of vanilla protein powder. Mmmmm!
Trick #3 Skip Sugary Sprinkles
You may be noticing the red sprinklings?
I crushed 3 dehydrated strawberries into some granulated Swerve.
OH! And check out even more detail on how I made the filling in my Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Cups if you want.
This is a complicated, sticky, messy recipe that is 1,000% worth it. Godspeed pop-tartiers. 1 Kellogg Pop-Tart (50 g)
For the tart
Total Fat 2.5 g
Total Carbohydrate 38 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 15 g
Protein 2 g
Amount Per ServingCalories 230 Carbohydrates 11g Fiber 3g Sugar 2g Protein 8g
This is a complicated, sticky, messy recipe that is 1,000% worth it. Godspeed pop-tartiers.
1 Kellogg Pop-Tart (50 g)