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Maple Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts



All the goodness of cinnamon, brown sugar and maple syrup together in one pastry that you can heat up, eat with you coffee and you are ready to take on the day.

Growing up, brown sugar cinnamon pop tarts were my favorite thing eat for breakfast and sometimes just for a snack. It was one of the only sugary things that I was allow to eat for breakfast since my mom wouldn't get sugary cereals for my sister and I and my teeth thank her for it.

When I got older I discovered an organic brand of these pop tarts the only thing that was different was that they had a maple glaze, lets just say I feel in love with them but they are kind of hard to come by. 

So I decided to make my own. Giving them a twist by adding graham crackers to the crust.  This recipe kept it in a slap before baking, saves time.



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Maple Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts

Tools

Parchment Paper
Pizza Cutter
Cookie Sheet
Pastry Cutter

Time

Prep: 15 to 20 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Baking: 15 to 25 minutes, depends on your oven

Recipes

Graham Cracker Pastry

1 1/2 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour, plus around 1/4 cup for rolling
1 cup (5 to 6 Sheets) Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 cup (2 stick) Cold Unsalted Butter, cut into cubes
3 Tablespoons Unrefined Sugar
2 teaspoons Sea Salt
1 egg, room temperature
4 to 5 Tablespoons Cold Milk, I used Almondmilk

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Filling

1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Unbleached All Purpose Flour
Pinch of Sea Salt

Egg Wash

1 egg
1 Tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon Maple Extract

Maple Glaze

1 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
2 to 3 tablespoon Milk, I used Almondmilk
2 teaspoons Maple Extract
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract, I used Homemade
Tiny pinch of sea salt



1.) Crush graham crackers in a sandwich bag until fine crumbs.
2.) In a large bowl, combine all purpose flour, graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and salt. Whisk together. Add cold cubed butter to the graham-flour mixture with a pasty cutter, cut the butter into the graham-flour mixture until the resembles peas.
3.) In a smaller bowl, whisk together egg and milk. A tablespoon at a time add the egg-milk mixture to the flour until the dough holds together. Divide into dough and cover dough ball in plastic wrap and let chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
4.) While the dough is chilling, combine brown sugar, cinnamon and all purpose flour in a smaller bowl and set aside.
5.)Once the dough has chilled, dust flour on a countertop or piece of parchment paper roll one half of the dough to 1/4 inch. Make sure to keep the dough cold or it will become sticky and hard to work with. Tip: Keep other half of dough in the fridge while you are rolling out each half.
6.) If cutting prior to baking, cut pastry dough into equal 4 by 6 and space them out at least 2 inches apart.
7.) Whisk together egg, milk and maple extract. Brush onto the pastry dough then heavily sprinkle cinnamon brown sugar. Place other half of pastry dough on top of brown sugar cinnamon. Press edges of dough together then press the prongs of the fork around the edge.
8.) Place back into fridge on the cookie sheet and chill for 30 minutes.
9.) Preheat oven 350 degrees.
10.) Dock holes on the top with a fork and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Rotate halfway through. Depending on your oven it may take less time, 15 minutes, or more 25 to 30 minutes.
11.) Remove from oven and place pan onto wired rack, let the cool for about 10 minutes. Remove pastry from pan and let it cool completely.
12.) For glazing, whisk together powder sugar, maple extract, vanilla extract, milk and pinch of salt. It will thick but thin enough to spread. Let is set for 30 minutes to 1 hours. Store into an airtight container for up to a week.

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Comments

  1. This would be so much fun to make! I love maple syrup! I'll have to make these with my daughter. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This sounds so fun to make! And yummy too. I too have a special place in my heart for maple syrup, or almost any type of syrup for that matter. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Oh my goodness these sound absolutely delicious! I will have to make these for my kids!! Shell

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  4. These look so good! I was never allowed to eat Pop Tarts growing up {I've only ever had like maybe half of one}, but a homemade version sounds so good!

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  5. What a great presentation. It seems to be easy, gonna try it on my kid's birthday!

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  6. These look delicious and easy to make. I may make some for my grandkids soon.

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  7. I love how you made a GIANT poptart before it was cut up! I'd probably just eat the entire giant pop tart ;)

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  8. Oh wow, home-made poptarts. Cool! I've never been a fan of artificial maple flavoring though. I'm sure that's because I live where maple syrup is made every spring so I've gotten spoiled on the real stuff! These look delicious. ;-)

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    1. Its actually real maple extract not artificial. I've searched for real extract for a long time and haven't found it until the other day.

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  9. Maple syrup is glorious! I've never had pop tarts, believe it or no! Time to learn how to make my own, especially because they seem to be so easy!

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  10. Oh my goodness, these look delicious! I also have always liked the cinnamon brown sugar pop-tarts - and just about anything with those flavors. I just happen to have maple flavoring, too!

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  11. These sound absolutely delicious! My mom bought me brown sugar & cinnamon pop tarts all the time as a kid, what a flavor flashback!

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  12. These sound so good! I love cinnamon and have never thought to make my own pop tarts. It doesn't seem too hard. :-)

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  13. Sounds good to me! I love the idea that you can reheat these and enjoy them later!

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  14. Looks so yummy! I learnt cooking as an adult and i'm loving every second of my Sundays in the house

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  15. I know someone who will enjoy these pop tarts

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  16. OMG! this looks delicious!! I'll have to try it!

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  17. Maple glaze is very delicious. I've been around looking for the best maple glaze recipe, I will try this too!

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  18. Your pop tarts look so mouth watering! I was wanting to reach out and grab one. Saving your recipe and making a batch this weekend. OMG. Can't wait.

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  19. OMG. Those pop tarts are delicious! Maple and brown sugar and cinnamon! Definitely one of the reasons why Fall is the best season of all!

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  20. I hope you are running a cafe and selling these cause they look so darn good and I can bet it tastes really good, nothing goes wrong with cinnamon !!!!

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  21. Yum, yum, yum! These look delicious, I love anything cinnamon-y during the fall time. Also you made them look so easy to make, thank you for sharing!

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  22. What a great recipe. They look seriously tasty.

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  23. Thanks for this recipe. I'll try to make it!

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  24. I've never been a fan of pop tarts but mostly because they taste so fake and manufactured. I bet these are much tastier!

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  25. They sound so good! I love brown sugar pop tarts too but my other favorite is strawberry. I have not tried making pop tart but I so want to try it now! Strawberry is first on the list though then these! I know my 2 toddlers would love them both!

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  26. I am a big Pop Tart Fan! This one looks so delicious!

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  27. I've never had pop tarts before but this recipe seems easy to make. I wonder if the maple syrup could be replaced with golden syrup.

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    1. Golden syrup might be able to be used a sub but it may not give the same flavor.

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  28. Truly unique! This would be a wonderful recipe to share with children or grandchildren on a rainy day at home with some hot tea!

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  29. THese remind me of Pop tarts ( my kids favorite) but I think they are overpriced and not that great for you. This would be a good compromise those and then I could sprue it for holiday with different sprinkles and maybe mash up some berried for natural food dye.

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  30. Maple syrup seems to delicious! I have never tried tarts but your recipe inspires me to try :) It's easy too.

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  31. I think that homemade toaster pastries are by far much better than the pre-made ones you get a the store :)

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  32. Some people are not fans of cinnamon, something I can't simply understand because I love the fragrance. Plus it's so good for health! I'm going to learn this when I get to bake and get my bf to eat!

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  33. I have never made homemade pop tarts. In fact it has been YEARS since I have eaten a pop tart. I never liked the bought ones, so this is a great way to enjoy them again. My now gown up daughters would love these.

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  34. Yummy and I love the way that you presented this. It looks so great. I love the pop tarts.

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  35. I love how dark your site is :) The black really pops with the white font here. Cinnamon pop tarts were never my breakfast as a kid. My parents actually allowed me to eat cereal. BUT I discovered them as an adult haha and love the cinnamon ones as a snack. I love your recipe.. I love twists to the original.

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  36. Ooohhh I love pop tarts so to see you make them AND make them look delicious makes me so hungry. Great recipe!!

    Danielle | FollowMyGut.com <3

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