Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Homemade Poptarts??

I'm finding Heavenly Homemakers to be an incredible resource for recipes using our new grain mill. Sunday, as I was reading down through the list of breakfast ideas I came across one for homemade poptarts. As is often the case with the recipes she shares, I had all the ingredients already at home. It took a little longer than I anticipated to make them, so in the future I'd probably make these the night before... or get up and get started a little earlier than 9:30 - summer hours.

The dough all rolled out

the squares cut out

At this point, you put jelly (I used strawberry freezer jam) on one square and then place another square on top, sealing all four edges as you go. 

ready to go in the oven

The over all opinion at the Peapod, is that these are pretty good. We decided we needed to call them something other than homemade poptarts so that our taste buds wouldn't expect that white flour, white sugar, processed Pop-Tart we've all had before. These are whole grain (soft white wheat), no sugar (except for in the jam) poptarts. The recipe made about 12 for us and since we only ate four, I froze the rest individually. The recipe says they can be reheated in a toaster oven. I also made one poptart with applesauce in the middle, but no one chose that one yesterday.

Many of the poptarts oozed jam while they were baking. I'd recommend parchment paper on your cookie sheet, or washing the cookie sheet as soon as possible. Hot water melted the mess rather easily.

I don't think we'll make these often, but they are a fun treat on occasion. If they do reheat well, it will be nice to have them on hand when certain school aged children have a slow moving morning and need to take breakfast with them in the car.

Carrie's cheesy grin. She ate the top off of hers, then ate the middle and rejected the edges.

Thumbs up for Homemade Poptarts as long as they get a new name!


Maureen said...

I love it!!

They look like little quilts - how about "Jam Puffs"?

MomBrose said...

yay! Thanks for sharing!