When you think of pop tarts you may associate them as loaded with preservatives, sugar, synthetic flavors and fillers. You wouldn’t be wrong, but they don’t have to be. Anything food manufacturers make, you can make better and healthy for kids can tell you how. Having said that, for homemade pop tarts you can either choose to make a pie crust from scratch or a premade flaky pastry from the store. As with the breakfast pizzas we talked about in another article, pop tarts have the versatility to be sweet or savory and even hybrid as with fig jam and goats cheese. Hybrid recipes work best with flavor intense cheeses such as camembert or brie, for kids brie is the creamier of the two.
Homemade pop tarts is a recipe that you could infuse with a puree of your choice to ensure your kids get a full days worth of fruit and veggies without even knowing. Read our previous article if you need a refresher on purees, a must for your parent toolbox!