These Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Pop-Tarts are naturally sweetened using date paste and they’re so delicious! They’re also made with a coconut oil pie crust that is so flaky and perfect.
I’ve honestly never been a huge fan of packaged store-bought pop-tarts, but these Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Pop-Tarts are so much better than anything you’ll buy at the grocery store! They’re perfectly sweet with a delicious cinnamon flavor and the vegan pie crust is flaky and delicious!
Homemade Pop-Tart Recipe Ingredients
- Pie Crust Dough – I used my go-to Perfect Coconut Oil Pie Crust for this pop-tart recipe. Coconut oil pie crust keeps these pop-tarts vegan and also happens to creates a super flaky crust that is perfect for these pop-tarts. I don’t think anyone would know that it wasn’t made with butter! If you don’t want your pie crust to taste like coconut, just make sure to use refined coconut oil.
- Cinnamon Date Paste – The cinnamon date paste is what gives these pop-tarts their cinnamon sugar flavor. Date paste is great because it’s a completely natural sweetener that also has a texture that’s very similar to what you would find in a regular pop-tart. I used my easy Date Paste recipe but added some ground cinnamon and a pinch of salt.
- Cinnamon Glaze – Honestly, I could eat these pop-tarts without any glaze but traditional pop-tarts have glaze so I had to add one! I just made a simple cinnamon glaze using non-dairy milk, powdered sugar and ground cinnamon.
How To Make Cinnamon Sugar Pop-Tarts
Homemade Pop-Tarts from scratch might sound a little intimidating, but they’re really not that difficult to make at all!
- I start by making the cinnamon date paste. You will soak your dates in hot water for about 30 minutes and then add them to a food processor with cinnamon, pinch of salt and a little bit of the date soaking water. Blend until you get a super smooth date paste, like the above photo. Set date paste aside.
- Now make the pie dough. Add your flour, coconut oil, sugar and salt to a food processor and turn on. Drizzle in a few teaspoons of ice cold water, just until your dough starts to form a ball.
- Empty your pie dough out on a cutting board, or other flat surface, and form into a ball. I find that I can usually use my pie dough immediately after making it, but if it’s warm in the house, or your coconut oil wasn’t quite solid enough you can refrigerate your dough until it’s usable.
- Put some flour down on a large flat surface and use a rolling pin to roll out your pie dough. You want the dough to be about 1/8 inch thick. You can always make it thinner or thicker, you just may need to adjust the baking time.
- Use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut the pie dough into equal sized rectangles. You can make them as large or as small as you like. Mine were about 2×3 inches. Spread a couple of tablespoons of cinnamon date paste on one piece of pie dough. You want to leave about 1/2 inch border around the whole piece of dough, but it’s ok if you end up getting it close to the edges.
- Place a second piece of pie dough on top, press it down lightly and then use a fork to go press around the edges to seal the pop-tart. Place assembled pop-tarts in a pre-heated oven and bake until golden brown and cooked through.
- You can make the glaze while the pop-tarts are cooling. In a medium sized bowl, add the powdered sugar, milk and cinnamon and mix until all the lumps are out and you have a silky glaze. Pour glaze over the cooled pop-tarts and let cool until it hardens.
Pop-Tart Recipe Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I use store-bought pie dough for this recipe? Sure! Just cut it into equal sized rectangles as the recipe states.
- Can I use a different filling other than cinnamon sugar? Yes, you can use any kind of filling you like.
- How should I store my homemade pop-tarts? I would suggest storing them in an airtight container either on the counter at room temperature or in the refrigerator. They can also be frozen for about 6 months.
- How should I re-heat my cinnamon sugar pop tarts? You can re-heat them in the oven, microwave or toaster. If re-heating in the toaster, I would suggest not glazing them beforehand.
Have a question that I didn’t answer? Ask me in the comment section below and I’ll get back to you ASAP!