Homemade Cinnamon Roll Pop Tarts

Homemade Cinnamon Roll Pop Tarts


Next week, my older brother will celebrate his 25th birthday.  He has lived 9125 days, and I estimate that he has eaten Pop Tarts for breakfast at least 9000 times.


Yes, I realize that would mean that he ate Pop Tarts when he was only 4 months old.  He probably did.



His favorite flavor is frosted strawberry.  Although I don’t eat Pop Tarts nearly as often as he does, I do love just about anything with cinnamon.


And that’s where this recipe was born.  In the picture above, there are three types of homemade Pop Tarts:

  • Frosted Strawberry (for Brother)
  • Cinnamon Roll (for myself)
  • Chocolate Chip (for everyone because the world loves chocolate)




  • 2 cups oatmeal ground into flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2-4 tbs cold water

Filling Ideas:


  • Combine all crust ingredients in a food processor.  Pulse 20 times, and then let the food processor run until all ingredients are well combined and become a ball of dough.  I had to stop the food processor several times to break up large chunks of coconut oil.
  • Divide dough into two equal parts.  Wrap each half in plastic wrap and flatten slightly.  Place in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Remove dough from refrigerator and let sit for about 10 minutes (it seems weird, but it worked).  Roll dough between two pieces of plastic wrap until it is about 1/8 inch thick.
  • Using cookie cutters or a knife, cut dough into as many pieces as possible before re-rolling and cutting.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Place half of the dough pieces of a cookie sheet lightly sprayed with non-stick spray.  Place about 1 tablespoon of filling in the middle of each piece of crust.  Leave about 1/4 in on each side so that the filling will not come out the sides when it bakes.
  • Place a second piece of dough on top of each bottom piece.  Use a fork to seal the edges.  Use a toothpick to poke holes in the top of each pop tart.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned.  Let cool.
  • I topped mine with a simple glaze (powdered sugar + milk), but that is completely optional.
  • Eat and enjoy!  These can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.




P.S. – I am linking up with Angie and her cohosts  Lizet @ Chipa by the dozen and Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook for Fiesta Friday.

11 thoughts on “Homemade Cinnamon Roll Pop Tarts

  1. I need to find this cinnamon roll blended nut butter. I think it’s perfect for a simple bread toast, too. The pop tarts look so cute and I am sure they taste amazing! It is always fun to see you at FF party, Kat! Enjoy the party!

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  2. I love all things cinnamon roll! I will definitely be trying this one soon. I just posted my strawberry cinnamon rolls recipe on my blog and decided to come look for more recipes to write in my recipe book at home. I love baking so much. 🙂

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