Brown Sugar Poptarts


Poptarts are one of my favorite treats and I have been wanting to make them myself for years. I’ve started seeing home made pop tarts being sold in coffee shops which has inspired me to make them. The chef that creates the baked goods at Rapha made a recipe that inspired my version below. This recipe is inspired by Lentine Alexis who creates all of the baked goods at Rapha Boulder.

We are flying to Amsterdam today and I thought how fun it would be to have home made pop tarts on the flight. Currently, I’m sitting in the airport because our flight was delayed. Crossing our fingers that there won’t be any more delays!



3 cups of flour( I like to use whole grain)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
5 tablespoons (or more) water
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar


1/3 cup brown sugar
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
4 teaspoons flour
1 egg, to brush on pastry before filling



Place dry ingredients in a food processor and blend. Incorporate butter, then add in water & apple cider vinegar. Pull dough out of food processor and kneed it in flour just a few times. Separate dough into two rectangles and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Roll out each rectangle separately and use a pizza cutter to cut straight equal rectangles. Each rectangle should make 8 smaller rectangles. Once all the rectangles are cut, place them onto the greased cookie sheet. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Use a pastry brush to brush them with egg before adding any filling. Mix the filling ingredients together and add to one side of the pop tart. Place top layer of pop tarts on the bottom half. One each pop tart is put together use a fork to press the edges together. Brush egg on top of each pop tart and put in the oven for 20-25 min or until lightly browned. Pull out of the oven and enjoy!

Makes 8-10 poptarts.

Eleah Loucks