Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pop-tarts, Whole Food Style

My kids LOVE Poptarts. The only problem is that they are not the healthiest snack item. In addition, there are so many ingredients and things inside my kids can't even pronounce. This is when I went on a hunt for toaster pastry recipes.

Granted they are not very pretty, but they sure were good. There is certainly lots of room for improvement, but it is certainly a good starting point. 

Here's what is inside the Kellogg's Pop-Tarts:

Now, here's what's in mine:
  • 2 ¼ cup whole-wheat flour, plus extra for rolling out the dough
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup cold, unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • ½ cup water plus ice
  • 1 egg beaten with a splash of water
  • 7 – 8 tablespoons jam or jelly (I used all fruit spread)
That's it and nothing more!
I adapted the recipe from 100 Days of Real Food. Give it a try. I think you will like it.


yourfriendrobin said...

I've seen these and recipes like these all over the web. I'm going to have to give them a try. Thanks for visiting my blog- I'm enjoying a peek at yours this morning. :)

The Bayou Chica said...

Thank you! I enjoyed your blog, too!