Homemade Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Pop Tarts

I surprised my kids with some freshly made pop tarts for breakfast. They were so excited when they found out they were filled with cinnamon and brown sugar. The pop tarts were extremely quick and easy to make and they tasted fantastic. My kids and husband gobbled them right up and enjoyed every last bite. I served these pop tarts with a Yogurt and Fruit Parfait and turkey sausage for a fun and tasty breakfast.

Homemade Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Pop Tarts:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
  • 1 premade pie crust
  • Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg, mixed well

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.

Place the dough on top of a cutting board. Cut the dough into four squares. Roll the cut off strips of dough out and make one more square. Spread a small amount of butter on one side of the square. Mix the cinnamon and sugar mixture until well combined. Spoon a bit of cinnamon mixture on top of the butter.

Fold the dough in half and gently seal the edges with your fingers. Take a fork and crimp the edges of the pop tart closed.

Slice a little vent into the top of each pop tart. Brush the tops of each pop tart with the egg wash. Sprinkle each pop tart with some of the raw brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.

Place into the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool on a baking rack. Serve warm. Enjoy.


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36 Responses to “Homemade Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Pop Tarts”

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    Memória — April 20, 2010 @ 3:34 am

    I've been seeing these everywhere! The next time I make a batch of pie crust, I'm going to make these. YUM!

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    Pavithra — April 20, 2010 @ 3:47 am

    Lovely lovely lovely looks yumm and wish to have one right away…

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    Manggy — April 20, 2010 @ 4:08 am

    I'm not surprised these were gobbled up so quickly! I hope your family is well now! :)

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    Julie — April 20, 2010 @ 4:09 am

    Looks a million times better than the boxed stuff! Lucky kiddo's.

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    Kris — April 20, 2010 @ 4:16 am

    Oh what fun Pam. Did you think this up on your own?? You are so clever! I am going to make these with my grandkiddos!

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    PeggyR — April 20, 2010 @ 4:17 am

    Those look so good! We took Amelia out from the library. I was surprised at how slow it was…

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    Sushma Mallya — April 20, 2010 @ 5:37 am

    Looks delicious pam

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    Noelle — April 20, 2010 @ 6:04 am

    Wow these look great! I've seen other recipes for homemade poptarts, but never one this simple. Can't wait to try it!

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    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente — April 20, 2010 @ 8:13 am

    These look magical, just looked at your cinnamon roll recipe as well, I am certainly going to try that. Diane

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    Cherine — April 20, 2010 @ 10:03 am

    Those look yummyyyyyy

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    ♥peachkins♥ — April 20, 2010 @ 10:27 am

    love the flavors of these homemade pop tarts of yours..

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    Bethie — April 20, 2010 @ 10:33 am

    I am going to make these for my BS pop tart crazy kids! I like that they have no frosting. YUMMY!!

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    Conor @ HoldtheBeef — April 20, 2010 @ 10:35 am

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Super Mom!

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    grace — April 20, 2010 @ 10:39 am

    as i think i mentioned in your previous pop-tart post (hooray alliteration!), brown sugar pop-tarts were always my favorite. what did they lack? cinnamon. :)

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    Joanne — April 20, 2010 @ 10:59 am

    No offense to the strawberry ones. But these are just awesome. I am drooling.

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    The Blonde Duck — April 20, 2010 @ 11:27 am

    And SO much healthier!

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    Chef Dennis — April 20, 2010 @ 11:54 am

    wow…home made poptarts…my girls would love these!

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    Debbi Smith — April 20, 2010 @ 12:03 pm

    My kids would flip for these! They look fantastic! Thanks for a great idea.

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    Cathy — April 20, 2010 @ 12:23 pm

    Yum, yum. When I was a child my mom rolled out extra pie dough and sprinkled cinnamon and sugar on top. We ate it hot out of the oven. Heavenly.

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    Sweet and Savory — April 20, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

    Wow! I was never a huge pop tart fan, but when I did have one when I was younger, it was always the cinnamon brown sugar ones!

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    heather — April 20, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

    these sound awesome! i can't wait to try them, these were always my favorite ones too!

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    Sandi — April 20, 2010 @ 2:49 pm

    Wow a 2nd batch of homemade pop tarts….just great!! they look delicious!

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    Juliana — April 20, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

    Wow, nice pop tarts, I am sure that they better than the bought ones…love the pictures :-)

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    Carmen Rosa — April 20, 2010 @ 3:41 pm

    Pam, they looks delicious!!!!

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    Lynda — April 20, 2010 @ 3:54 pm

    I'm sure your family loved these- who wouldn't! Yum!

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    Mandy — April 20, 2010 @ 5:37 pm

    I can honestly say that I have never, ever thought of making my own poptarts before reading your posts. Such a fabulous and great idea! The next time I have friends in from out of town (or heck, even go to stay with them myself) I'm thinking I'll make these, just for fun!

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    Jenn — April 20, 2010 @ 6:07 pm

    Nice!!!! i used to eat the store bought kinds all the time o snack on. I need to try making them at home. I'm sure they way better, too.

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    fittingbackin — April 20, 2010 @ 6:17 pm

    Very cool – my husband would love these!!

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    ~RED~ — April 20, 2010 @ 6:58 pm

    Oh wow, i subscribed to you through RSS and to my delight when i opened my homepage… oh yes, my kids will LOVE me to death!! Thank you!

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    Marjie — April 20, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

    What a great breakfast, and a great use for pie crust!

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    Ana Powell — April 20, 2010 @ 10:18 pm

    They just look so yummy.
    Lucky kids x

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    Toni — April 20, 2010 @ 10:48 pm

    What a great idea! Even if you took the time to make a pie crust this wouldn't take any time at all to come together! I wonder how it'd be with some diced apples thrown in. Mmm….

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    noble pig — April 20, 2010 @ 11:16 pm

    I have pie crust in the fridge!!

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    The Duo Dishes — April 21, 2010 @ 5:53 am

    Oooh, more pop tarts! Who needs the box when you can make them?

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    Jacqueline — April 21, 2010 @ 8:06 pm

    Clever idea! They would be good with fruit in too, although you would have to be careful not to end up with a burnt mouth.

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    karlascottage.typepad.com — April 21, 2010 @ 11:10 pm

    Those look wonderful- so much better than boxed ones.

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