A nutritious make-ahead breakfast or after-school snack with a flaky, “buttery” crust and juicy, fruity inside. You’ll love how delicious they taste topped with the tart and sweet raspberries and creamy coconut butter. They are totally kid-friendly and evoke adult nostalgia too! Best of all, they are gluten-free, grain-free, vegan and refined sugar-free. Yes! This is possible (and still totally delish). And I’ve got the pictures to prove it!
When I think back to some of my favorite childhood special treats, pop-tarts definitely come to mind. I loved going over to my friends’ houses and snacking on them after school. I remember selecting the flavor we wanted and warming them up in the toaster oven. I loved the flaky outside that resembled a buttery pie crust with a burst of juicy jelly as you bite into it. And the frosting/sprinkles just made the whole experience so incredible. They were not particularly nutritious and eventually fell out of my life as I grew older, but I have been thinking about them lately. I’m not quite sure why, but sometimes we can’t always explain our cravings, right?
Anyhow, I set out to make a healthier version of the classic pop-tart. My goals were to have my version taste incredible while being refined sugar-free, butter-free, gluten-free and vegan. Good news, after three attempts I nailed it with all this criteria in place. And, it also happens to be grain-free and will work for paleo diets.