Gluten Free Pop Tarts
One of the things I was sad to say goodbye to when I found out I had a gluten intolerance was Pop Tarts. I mean, who doesn’t love a good brown sugar & cinnamon pop tart?
Luckily, I managed to take a recipe I’d scribbled down eons ago from somewhere and altered it quite a bit, and then made it gluten free. I believe it may have been from The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila.
These are delicious, easy, and you can fill them with pretty much whatever you like. These were filled with brown sugar and cinnamon, but next time, I’ll probably use some apple butter or jam.
I used a pampered chef tool to cut and crimp these, but you can just cut them into any shape and use a fork to seal the edges. get as fancy (or not) as you like!
- 1 1/2 cup gluten free flour blend (with xanthan gum)
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
- 1 egg beaten
- 3/8 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large mixing bowl, combine gluten free flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Stir to combine.
Add in the shortening, using a fork or pastry blender to cut in the fat until it resembles coarse crumbs.
Add in your eggs, milk, and vanilla and stir until combined. Allow to rest in the bowl for 5-10 minutes.
Mix the filling ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured board to about 1/4" thick. Cut into whatever shapes you like, making sure that there are two matching pieces for each pop tart.
Spoon a tablespoon of filling into each pastry (you may add more or less, depending on the size of the pop tart you are making). Just make sure that there is 1/4-1/2 inch of uncovered pastry around the edges.
Place the other piece of pastry over the filled portion, and crimp the edges with a fork.
Place on a non stick cookie sheet, or a cookie sheet lined with parchment. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Allow to cool on wire rack. Add glaze if desired when cool. (assuming you haven't already eaten them!)