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Homemade Pop Tarts

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Kim is a board-certified holistic health coach, healthy living and cleanse consultant, and studied under Dr. Andrew Weil and Walter Willet.

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Whole Wheat Strawberry Pop Tarts

Do you remember those crisp-edged pastries that tasted so rich and delicious? Those gooey strawberry jam filled centers with frosted colorful sprinkles? We are all guilty of eating Pop Tarts from those cardboard boxes at some point in our lives. Some people still indulge in them, as evidently seen in the vending machines at their workplace.

Now you can learn how to make a healthier version of this sweet breakfast treat. Once you've learned how to make your own homemade Pop Tarts, you will probably never buy another box from the store again. Sorry Kellogg’s, but I have nothing against you. America is just more health conscious now.

No more processed Pop Tarts for me!

No more processed Pop Tarts for me!

This is me and Daddy, 20+ years ago. Pop Tarts bring sweet childhood memories of my father and "Tom & Jerry."

This is me and Daddy, 20+ years ago. Pop Tarts bring sweet childhood memories of my father and "Tom & Jerry."

Pop Tarts and Sweet Childhood Memories

Breakfast has always been the favorite meal of the day for me. These strawberry filled Pop Tarts bring sweet memories of a little girl spending quality breakfast time with her father. Fast forward two decades later, they still bring a smile to her face.

As a new immigrant to the country, my father used to be a hard worker who delivered newspapers for a living. Like any young kid, I dreaded waking up early every morning for school. The only thing that dragged my sleepy eyes out of bed was the sound of my father coming home every morning at 7:00 am, holding one of two things: either a pink box of donuts or a box of Pop Tarts.

We would sit in front of the old 20" television, eat Pop Tarts and watch Tom & Jerry together. (You know, the cartoon of the mouse and cat that never talked) My father was not much of a talker either, and that's why I loved our quiet shared moments. I loved every single crispy crumb. I loved the melted center that occasionally dripped down the side of my mouth.

I still love how one single bite can make me remember what it was like to be 8 years old again and be able to enjoy eating a sweet breakfast pastry without any care in the world. What calories? What preservative? What sugar?

It was just me, my Dad, and Tom & Jerry. I love that a Pop Tart can bring me back to those earlier years filled with sweet childhood memories. What's even better is, now that I am older and more health-conscious, I figured a way to still eat the one food that brings a smile to my face every time.

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How Can I Make a Healthier Version of My Favorite Classic?

So, I've made my confession. I loved Pop Tarts. No, scratch that. I still love Pop Tarts. I haven’t bought a box since 2005 because they are filled with all kinds of strange ingredients that I can’t pronounce. Now that I’m older and more careful about how I eat, I became intrigued with the idea of finding ways to transform classic recipes into a healthier version.

This recipe was originally adapted from King Arthur Flour. I’m sure their recipe is just divine, and closer to the original in terms of taste and appearance. However, I need to keep my thighs happy so I've come up with a healthier alternative.

I’m going to show you two different versions that I have experimented with. The first recipe is for people transitioning into eating whole wheat. The second version is for the uber health-conscience eaters, who are more restrictive with their diet. It does not involve any sugar or butter. I always eat the second version, but occasionally serve the first version to friends.

This homemade version of Pop Tarts is wonderful. You know it’s better for your conscience. You know every single ingredient that is involved. It has a rich, buttery pie crust, and sweet organic strawberry filling. Of course the crust is made with whole wheat flour.

But enough of about me . . . let’s get to the recipe here.

Recipe 1: Homemade Healthy Pop Tarts

Ingredients:

  • 1 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup organic butter (1 COLD stick)
  • 2-3 tablespoon cold milk (or water)
  • Organic strawberry jam (or any other fruit jam)
  • Organic powdered sugar (optional for dusting)
You can be creative and add peanut butter, jelly, and bananas.

You can be creative and add peanut butter, jelly, and bananas.

Recipe 2: Version With No Butter or Sugar

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (King Arthur)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2-3 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Organic strawberry jelly or jam
  • Organic powdered sugar (optional for dusting)

Note: You can use any fruit-flavored jam. I have even experimented with raw organic peanut butter, organic almond butter, bananas, and even melted dark chocolate.

Tip: Use organic fillings for the best health benefits!

Whole wheat Pop Tarts!

Whole wheat Pop Tarts!

Too pretty to eat...

Too pretty to eat...

Instructions: How to Assemble the Pop Tarts (Very Easy!)

1. Mix ingredients.

  • Whisk together the flour, sugar, salt in a food processor (or mixer). Put the cut-up pieces of cold butter into the mixture, and continue to mix. Slowly drizzle the cold milk in until the dough is cohesive. You can also knead the dough just a little bit to make it nice and workable.
  • Roll out the dough on a large, well-floured surface. Use a knife to cut the dough into the desired. As you can see in the picture, my squares are far from perfect. I never said I was an artist, just a home cook. Don’t worry about it; you will be able to “fix” it later.

Note: You can freeze them! I have found that making them ahead of time and putting them in the toaster oven to re-heat makes for a very fast and convenient breakfast! Grab them in the morning and run out the door.

Optional: If you want the jam to be thicker, mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch with one tablespoon water in a saucepan until it begins to boil. Remove from heat, and add to the jam. Personally, I leave this step out because it really is an unnecessary ingredient. I like my jam a bit runny anyway.

2. Assemble it!

  • Beat the egg, and brush it over the entire surface of the first piece of dough. Place a heaping tablespoon of filling into the center of each rectangle. Place the second sheet of dough on top of the first and press firmly around each pocket of filling, sealing the dough well on all sides. At this point, if the edges look uneven or messy, just use a knife and trim it. Press the cut edges with a fork, to seal.
  • Place the tarts on a parchment-lined baking sheet. I just used a really good nonstick baking pan that doesn’t require to be greased. Poke holes on the top of each tart with a toothpick to let steam escape. If you skip this step, the tarts will poof up!
  • Refrigerate the tart (no need to cover) for 30 minutes, while you preheat your oven to 350°F.

3. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 35 minutes, until they're slightly golden brown. Do not overcook! Remove tarts from the oven, and allow them to cool on the pan.

4. Enjoy!

A sweeter version with dark chocolate!

A sweeter version with dark chocolate!

Disclaimer: Please Eat Responsibly

Although this is a healthier recipe, this is not necessarily the healthiest breakfast choice. But let’s pat yourselves on the back for taking baby steps towards eating better and feeding nutrients in your body. You are staying away from processed food by not buying those boxed pastries from the store. No more preservatives, no high fructose corn syrup, and no extra sugar. No strange, hard to pronounceable ingredients. No science experiments. Just wholesome, fresh warm pastries made with love for your family.

Yummy! Who doesn't want to eat that?

Yummy! Who doesn't want to eat that?

© 2012 Kim Lam

Comments

facetube on July 09, 2015:

Another one unique recipe. May try with fresh fruits mixed with jam. Thanks for sharing.

Kim Lam (author) from California on May 15, 2014:

Thanks Rebecca!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on May 15, 2014:

They look so good! You are right, they are much healthier than the boxed ones.

CriticalMe on February 03, 2013:

I can't wait to try these !

Kim Lam (author) from California on January 02, 2013:

Lemonkerdz- I couldn't agree more! Thanks for pinning and for stopping by. Take care:-)

lemonkerdz from LIMA, PERU on January 02, 2013:

Making breakfast seems to be one of the hardest meals for ideas. I love this idea of making your own pop tarts since you can add pretty much what you want to vary the taste.

Love you fotos as well very appealing. pinned to try.

Kim Lam (author) from California on November 14, 2012:

Thank you! Banana adds natural sweetness so you decrease the sugar amount. :-)

Penelope Hart from Rome, Italy on November 14, 2012:

Oh this is divine - and the alternative version looks great too. I can see why it's a HOD. This recipe I'm going to make and then try with a little banana second time round. Many many thanks. Voting and sharing! Pinning so I know where to find it-

Chantele Cross-Jones from Cardiff on October 13, 2012:

I have never ever eaten a pop tart!! I swear! My parents didn't let me and I just never bothered as I got older. Maybe one day I will, in the mean time your recipe looks good.

Kim Lam (author) from California on June 19, 2012:

Hi toomuchmint, I hope you like them! :-)

toomuchmint on June 19, 2012:

I never have milk or eggs on hand, but I seem to have everything for recipe #2. I also have great memories of pop tarts, so I'm excited to eat them without the preservatives and strange ingredients.

Thanks!

Kim Lam (author) from California on May 28, 2012:

Hello rosika- you're welcome! How did they turn out? Strawberry jam is my favorite, but I've tried several different flavors too. Somehow I always go back to the strawberry. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy! :-)

rosika on May 26, 2012:

This is such an amazing recipe....I first saw this recipe a while ago but forgot to bookmark, and since yesterday I was madly looking for it after I bought strawberry from the store....I just found it and I am gonna try it sometimes today. Can't resist to try making this healthy recipe..Thank you for this easy to follow recipe!

Kim Lam (author) from California on April 30, 2012:

I'm sure your kids will like them! ;-)

alliemacb from Scotland on April 30, 2012:

These look so much better than the shop bought version. I would be happy to feed these pop tarts to the kids so will be giving it a go soon.

Kim Lam (author) from California on April 30, 2012:

Hi there kjrzeek1! Although I've given up a lot of unhealthy foods such as fast food, etc..I HAD to find a way to still be able to enjoy my favorite foods. Hope you like it!

kjrzeek1 from New Jersey, USA on April 30, 2012:

Nice, it is awesome to see people still can eat fun stuff and be healthy. Thank you, I have a lot of cooking to do.

kelleyward on April 18, 2012:

I made this at home with my oldest son we all loved eating healthy pop tarts! Thanks for sharing this! Great tasting treat. Take care, Kelley

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 23, 2012:

Thank you Leslie,

Please do come back and let me know which version you've tried and how they turned out! Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

Leslie on March 23, 2012:

I really enjoyed your hub and I printed off the recipe to try to I plan on sharing the recipe with my co workers!! Great Hub!! I voted up!!

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 22, 2012:

hi prasetio30, I hope your mom likes the pastry. Thank you for the extra votes!

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on March 22, 2012:

I love strawberry very much. I love your recipe. It sound delicious and I'll show this to my mom. Beautiful presentation. Voted up (useful, awesome,interesting) and Yummy of course!

Prasetio

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 20, 2012:

Hi theclevercat- I wish I had a napkin to give to you!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Enjoy! I hope they turn out great!

Rachel Vega from Massachusetts on March 20, 2012:

Beautiful Hub! I would love to try these and I plan to, this weekend! Your pics have me salivating to take a bite. Voting up and awesome.

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 20, 2012:

Thank you dappledesigns, for the sweet comment!

dappledesigns from In Limbo between New England and the Midwest on March 20, 2012:

These actually look even better than the pop tarts I already LOVE. Great hub!

Mike on March 19, 2012:

These are easy to make and taste good. The kids liked them a lot. http://www.micoequipment.com

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 18, 2012:

You're welcome, Kelley.

I'm so glad that your boys liked them!

Have a great day!

kelleyward on March 18, 2012:

We tried it yesterday morning and it was a hit! Thanks for sharing!

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 17, 2012:

OKay, I will...gotta sprint to the finish line! Thanks for your words of encouragemeent. Have a great weekend!

Kingbell from Chennai, India on March 17, 2012:

cheer up TW. Best wishes for 30/30. You will definitely do it.

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 16, 2012:

Thank you TwilightDream for reading and commenting. We are halfway there in the contest. Thanks for the good luck wish...I need it since I am falling behind! :-O

Kingbell from Chennai, India on March 16, 2012:

Very well done hub. Congrats for 'Hub of the Day'. Delicious pictures and wonderful/useful ideas. Wish you good luck in 30/30. Keep writing!

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 16, 2012:

Thank you Sally's Trove- It's an honor to get a compliment from you. I hope you like them. Let me know how they turn out.

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 16, 2012:

Hi oceansunsets- Thank you for the compliment. I'll let you be the judge of that...some people may not think its the same as the original...but it's pretty darn good considering wheat flour is difficult to get used to. Enjoy!

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 16, 2012:

ComfortB- Hi and thank you for commenting. I hope your kids will enjoy these, even without all the sprinkles. I usually don't add them on mine, but my fiancé likes them so he gets a special one. :-)

Lainie Petersen from Chicago on March 16, 2012:

Turtlewoman: I love butter too, but coconut oil is awesome. I particularly like it with green vegetables.

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 16, 2012:

Hi Ardie- Thank you! I definitely agree with you. "All natural" means nothing to me now. More like "All BS" right?

Paula from The Midwest, USA on March 16, 2012:

Hello Turtlewoman, excellent idea! I love it! Strawberry pop tarts are great, but these have to be even better especially a healthier version.

Great hub, with great photos, thank you for sharing.

Bldg an Architect on March 16, 2012:

An iPhone? That's impressive.

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 16, 2012:

Bldg an architect, lIz E, StephanieBCrosby,Johnnymnemonic-

Thank you for your kind comments! Not bad for an iPhone 4 camera, huh? :-)

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 16, 2012:

Donna- Thanks! Did you really hate poptarts as a kid? Well maybe this will change your mind!

dzMsLizzy- Thanks for your vote! This recipe shouldn't break your bank...just very simple ingredients. Thanks for stopping by!

Plus size lingerie- Thank you!

msLainieP- Isn't coconut oil great? I actually prefer that over butter.

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 16, 2012:

Thanks Vespawolf, randomcreative, John!

Cardelean- I hope your kids love them!

johnnymnemonic on March 16, 2012:

An excellent hub and definitely delicious recipe. I'm gonna start working on it ASAP!

Stephanie Bradberry from New Jersey on March 16, 2012:

Thank you for sharing these recipes. I am definitely bookmarking to make for my kids.

Liz El from Everett, WA on March 16, 2012:

Love this recipe. I will definitely be making the healthier version and freezing next week. Your pictures make my mouth water.

Bldg an Architect on March 16, 2012:

This is such a brilliant idea. They look so tasty! I love your photos. Congrats on HOTD!

Lainie Petersen from Chicago on March 16, 2012:

I love that these pastries make use of coconut oil!

David Taylor from UK on March 16, 2012:

I'd never thought that there was a healthy or even homemade version of Poptarts. Want to try them right now! Lovely hub, and of course congrats on HOTD.

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on March 16, 2012:

Congratulations on Hub of the Day!

Well done, great photos, and good, clear instructions. I like to eat as healthy as possible, WHEN possible. Unfortunately, on a fixed income, we are up against the incongruity of finding the healthiest food is often also the costliest, so we are between the proverbial rock and hard place.

This was a great article, and I'm sure very tasty. Voted up, awesome, interesting and useful.

John Sarkis from Winter Haven, FL on March 16, 2012:

Congrats!

This looks yummy! The pictures are really clear and concise.

Take care

John

Donna Fairley Huebsch from Clearwater, Florida on March 16, 2012:

Congrats on HOTD! Your article is so well laid out, and the pictures are beautiful! I had Pop-tarts as a kid, but I hated them - LOL! However, I would love to give your version a try - they look delicious!

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 16, 2012:

What a great story and recipe! Congrats on getting Hub of the Day.

cardelean from Michigan on March 16, 2012:

This is a well deserved Hub of the Day! I was entranced with your story of your childhood and excited after reading your fantastic recipe. I too ate pop tarts as a child but have never given one to my kids. I can see that they would LOVE to eat this pop tart and I wouldn't feel guilty at all about giving it to them. Bookmarking, sharing, and can't wait to try it!

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on March 16, 2012:

These photos make me sooo hungry! I have to try this recipe. Congratulations on HOTD and thanks for sharing!

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 16, 2012:

Thank you Mary, please let me know what you think of it after you try it. I must admit I'm not much of a baker but I do like to tweak recipes around. I have to credit King Arthur's original recipe. This recipe is so easy even I can't mess it up. Thanks for your vote!

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 16, 2012:

Thanks again guys, feeling the love!

Mikicagle- its difficult to eat with too many restrictions. Sorry to hear that about your husband. I hope he likes the recipe. Coconut oil has many healing properties.

eliminate cancer- there are in fact a lot of ways to make homemade classics to substitute for the processed foods out there. I'm on a mission!

Victoria- the dark chocolate makes it even more healthier.

Jaye- GMOs are scary!

Tammy and urmilashukla23- thanks for your vote!

Mary Hyatt from Florida on March 16, 2012:

I'm a baker at heart, but I've never heard of making home made pop tarts. They look so good. I've bookmarked this so I can try them out. Thanks so much and congrats for having a Hub of the Day! I voted this UP, etc.

Urmila from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA on March 16, 2012:

What an awesome hub! Well explained with story and pictures. Definitely going to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it. Bookmarked and voted up!

Congrats on getting Hub of the day award.

Eliminate Cancer from Massachusetts on March 16, 2012:

I would love to find homemade recipes for all of the packaged foods out there. It just tastes better, and is SO much healthier!! Great hub!!

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on March 16, 2012:

Great hub. Well presented with beautiful photos. I think I may have to try the one with dark chocolate. Voted up and everything! Bookmarking!

mikicagle from Oklahoma on March 16, 2012:

My husband loves pop tarts but recently suffered kidney failure and is on a restricted diet. The Kelloggs Pop Tarts are a no-no but I will tweak this recipe for him and I am sure he will love them. Thanks so much for the EXCELLENT HUB.

Tammy from North Carolina on March 16, 2012:

What a wonderful recipe. I never considered a home made version of Pop Tarts. I am bookmarking! I loved how you added a personal touch to this as well. Brilliant! This hub really deserves to be hub of the day.. or hub of the week. Congratulations!!

Jaye Denman from Deep South, USA on March 16, 2012:

Thanks for sharing a recipe made with organic ingredients. This is the single most important thing people can do to avoid pesticides and foods containing GMOs.

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 16, 2012:

Wow! THANK YOU everyone, for the wonderful and sweet comments! What a great way to start the morning off! I appreciate all of you for taking the time to read and comment on my hub!

I hope you will enjoy eating the pop tarts as much as I enjoyed creating the hub. I hope the recipe will bring health and joy to your kitchen.

Your kids will have so much fun!

-til next time, Turtlewoman

Sinea Pies from Northeastern United States on March 16, 2012:

This looks so good. FINALLY, Pop Tarts a mom can trust. Voted up and useful.

Sherri from Southeastern Pennsylvania on March 16, 2012:

Beautiful hub, fabulous recipe, and wonderful story. I'm looking forward to making these. Love the idea of reheating the cooked and frozen tarts. A quick, sweet, and fun breakfast treat. Up, beautiful, useful, and all that!

kayha on March 16, 2012:

Brilliant! I am definitely going to try this. Thank.

iphone5news from NY on March 16, 2012:

These look absolutely delicious!

Marissa from United States on March 16, 2012:

Wow! I really want to try making these. My kids and my big kid (aka husband) would love them, plus it would be my little secret that they're healthy! ;) Congrats on the Hub of the Day!

SJmorningsun25 on March 16, 2012:

Alright, these look amazing. Your pictures are fantastic. Cannot wait to give them a try! Congrats on a well-deserved Hub of the Day. Voted up, useful, beautiful, and awesome!

Sondra from Neverland on March 16, 2012:

This is great! Now I can feed my kids pop tarts in the morning without feeling like THAT mom :D The other cardboard box pop tarts say all natural fruit or 35% less sugar but Im not buying it...and I stopped buying the product. Of course the kids went into sugar fits and demanded their pop tarts. Now I can give in!

Lissette from Central Florida on March 16, 2012:

This sounds awesome. I am sure my daughter would love to try this and it goes well with my plan to be a little different. That plan is supposed to start in the summer. I am going to bookmark this so that I can try it then. Thanks.

Gail Sobotkin from South Carolina on March 16, 2012:

I love strawberries and your first picture drew me into this hub which I'm glad it did because the recipe versions sound delicious.

Voted up across the board except for funny.

You did a great job on this hub and congratulations on earning the Hub of the Day accolade.

iamaudraleigh on March 16, 2012:

That looks so much better than the store bought kind!!! Voted up!!!

Comfort Babatola from Bonaire, GA, USA on March 16, 2012:

My kids love to eat this, but I don't like it because they put too much sugar in the store bought ones, so I'm going to try making this healthy option (without all the extra sugar and sprinkles)with my daughter.

Thanks for sharing. Voted useful.

kelleyward on March 16, 2012:

Wow Congratulations on Hub of the Day!!!! My boys always want Pop Tarts and I say no but now we have an alternative healthy version. Bookmarking this!

Nare Gevorgyan on March 16, 2012:

Wow! This is so AWESOME! Thank you for the great hub and the delicious pics :)

Mary Wickison from Brazil on March 16, 2012:

Congratulations on Hub of the Day. I haven't had a Pop Tart in I don't know how many years. I have recently been in a cooking rut, preparing the same old things. This could have just snapped me out of it. I love your photos, food can be difficult to photograph.

This hub really deserved to win.

johncimble from Bangkok on March 16, 2012:

super cool hub!

Suzanne Sheffield from Mid-Atlantic on March 16, 2012:

Fantastic hub! Congratulations!

Yvonne Spence from UK on March 16, 2012:

Congratulations on Hub of the Day. These look great. I’ve never bought pop tarts for my kids for all the reasons you give, and now they can have some. I’m sure they will love these!

Sushmita from Kolkata, India on March 16, 2012:

Turtlewoman, I loved the way you introduced your recipe, with the nostalgia of childhood. Is it not these small stories that make our favorite food so dear to us? Loved your recipe and waiting to try it out. Voted up.

LaThing from From a World Within, USA on March 16, 2012:

Oh, I am so going to try this! The 'no butter, no suger' version! This looks Soooo good.... I loved the part about you and your father, brings back memories!

Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipes with us.

crystaljerke on March 16, 2012:

Congratulations on Hub of the Day!!! Will definitely try to cook this healthy strawberry pop tarts and off course involve my kids too so they can also feel this good experience like you.....

Marisa Hammond Olivares from Texas on March 16, 2012:

Congratulations on Hub of the Day - great hub. These look so yummy! Thanks for the recipe and idea.

RTalloni on March 16, 2012:

Congrats on your Hub of the Day--definitely earned it!

Thanks for doing all the work so I can just use this fab recipe for healthy strawberry pop tarts, and thanks for sharing sweet memories with your dad. Great line, "It was just me, my Dad, and Tom & Jerry." :)

Super hub--voted up and book marked.

Rose West from Michigan on March 16, 2012:

Love love love this hub! I am so dying to try this recipe out - thanks so much!

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on March 16, 2012:

Congrats on the Hub of the Day! Your recipe is wonderfully explained topped with yummy pictures and your nice childhood story. You nailed this Herculean task of 30/30 challenge very well. All the best! Way to go!

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 12, 2012:

Simone- Yes! I've tempted you! They are SO easy to make! I wish these pictures can be in 3D version. Thanks for commenting on my hub!

Simone Haruko Smith from San Francisco on March 12, 2012:

Oh my goodness gracious. Your pop tarts look positively mouthwatering. I've never had a pop tart before, but now I know there's NO way I could eat the boxed version- I've got to give your recipe a try!

Thanks for the awesome Hub. And I love the photos you took! They're super helpful- and enticing!

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 12, 2012:

Thanks Cindy I am grateful to have a support system to get through this challenge. It is definitely harder that I anticipated. Seeing your Hub posts on FB keeps me going! Almost halfway! Have a great day!

Cindy Murdoch from Texas on March 12, 2012:

Not only is this a great recipe, but also a wonderful story about those special times you had as a child. I have long ago given up pop tarts but I might have to give this healthy version a try. It looks yummy!

Keep going on your 30/30. You can do it! You are doing great!

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 12, 2012:

Thanks wayseeker, for the kind comments! I definitely agree with you, most good meals come with a story. Thanks for stopping by and voting it up!

wayseeker from Colorado on March 11, 2012:

Wow, what a marvelous recipe hub! I am particularly fond of recipe hubs that provide the stories behind the recipe. Food is so often related to important experiences and people in our lives and those stories are fascinating. Thanks for sharing about your father.

To top it off, the recipe hub is very well organized, easy to follow and full of wonderful pictures. Great work here, and something I will definitely try when I find the time.

Bookmarked, voted up and awesome. Thanks for sharing it.

wayseeker

Kim Lam (author) from California on March 11, 2012:

Thanks Lisa, for the sweet comment. It's really just a fruit pastry with a commercial name. :-) If you don't like whole wheat, you can use regular white flour. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by!

Lisa from WA on March 11, 2012:

This is such a great article! I love your story at the beginning about you and your father. I'll have to try this recipe sometime and see if I like it. I'm not much of a poptart fan but this looks delicious.