Father’s Day is right around the corner and if you’ve got a fun adventure planned for dad I’ve got the perfect breakfast to take along, Maple Pancake Pop Tarts! Simple sweet maple covered pancakes wrapped up into a delicious portable package.
Since my husband loves the outdoors and adventure we thought these were perfect. He can eat Maple Pancake Pop Tarts in a boat, trail, hike… so in a house or on a lake he can still have sweet mapley pancakes for breakfast.
Not that you need a special day to enjoy them or that they’re just for Pops, I mean dad, everyone loves these.
Once you pop you can’t stop, I think that’s chips but in our case pop tarts. I can’t even tell you the last time I bought pop tarts, it’s been over 15 years I know that much, yet once I decided to make them a couple months ago I can’t stop playing with flavors and my family keeps enjoying them. Not just for breakfast sometimes a quick snack before soccer or gymnastics. Or even dessert in the case of my Gluten Free Vegan S’mores Pop Tarts! I don’t make them too often, maybe once a week or every other week, but still often enough. Unless I’m recipe testing I guess there are more.
This was one of the hardest recipes to keep secret, especially since I shared a photo of the Maple Almond Butter Filling version. They were shared and the messages rolled in. I had to hold out even though even though we went with the Maple Sugar Filling option for these Maple Pancake Pop Tarts because there’s a pretty sweet giveaway over on my Instagram to share the love for the local Bare Honey Pure Maple Sugar and Syrup that they just came out with and Birch Benders Pancake Mix. Both used in making these pop tarts so it would be a perfect time to share them.
Bare Honey is a favorite and we love their pure maple syrup since before they started producing it in these pretty bottles. Maple sugar is so simply sweet and I use to buy it years ago but haven’t been able to find it so I almost screamed with excitement when they had it at the Farmer’s Market and the day I stopped by was their first debut of it. Birch Benders is a staple lately as the girls are always wanting pancakes and waffles and with this mom approved mix that they can make themselves it makes things so easy. Fun fact Birch Benders is a Colorado company which is where we are this week and we’re going to hopefully hunt down their new toaster waffles (they’re good I tried them at Expo) to make before hiking in the Colorado mountains.
I think these Maple Pancake Pop Tarts might be my favorite Pop Tarts yet. They aren’t fancy, or bright and pretty, like my Berry Pankcake Pop Tarts, but they are simply delicious and bring back memories for me. Not memories of pop tarts but of waffles and pancakes as a child. I use to like to top them with butter (pretty much one of the only time I had butter as I wasn’t a fan of it) and brown sugar. Sometimes a little maple syrup too but just brown sugar and butter. I don’t know why but it was so good. After making these the memories came back and I started doing it again. It wasn’t as good with coconut palm sugar but it’s delicious with maple sugar!
Of course we have fun and dreaming of the pancakes I made topped with dreamy Maple Caramel Almond Butter and topped with Quinn Vermont Maple Popcorn I made for my birthday I also thought it would be fun to add popcorn “sprinkles”! Popcorn and Pop Tarts sounded genius to me. My husband wasn’t as impressed, he likes both just not together. Popcorn is a staple in our house, we’re popping some almost every day. Quinn Snacks popcorn has been a staple for years and one of the girls after to go to snacks and our favorite late night snack. Quinn is also a Colorado company! Yep we’re only minutes away from them right now. So of course we’re snacking on it here, stay tuned we’re going to share some snacking fun with another giveaway later this week.
Can’t skip a Monday, even if we’re exploring Colorado exploring with Dad it’s still Meatless Monday over here on the blog. I look forward to seeing what’s happening in your kitchen and hope you link up with me and my co-host Deborah. I also hope you check out and are inspired by the recipes linked up below.
With being on vacation I’m going to be soaking up family time and out exploring Colorado so I will not be posting the rest of the week but will be sharing some of our adventures and eats (and the GIVEAWAYS) over on Instagram and will post again next Monday!
What do you have planned for Father’s Day?
|Prep Time||30 minutes|
|Cook Time||15 minutes|
pop tarts (3x4")
- 1 c pancake mix (Birch Benders Original, see notes for Paleo)
- 1/4 c chilled coconut oil
- 3 TBSP ice cold water
- 1/4 c maple sugar or sub brown sugar, packed (or half and half with maple sugar)
- 1 TBSP pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp pancake mix, or flour
- 1/3 c almond butter (Georgia Grinders Maple Caramel Almond Butter)
- 1 TBSP maple syrup, or 1-2 maple sugar to taste (can omit if using Maple Caramel Almond Butter)
- 1/2 tsp pancake mix (to make it thick, or omit to have it softer middle)
- 1 c powdered sugar
- 2 TBSP pure maple syrup
- 1 TBSP non dairy milk
Maple Pancake Pop Tarts
Maple Sugar Filling
Maple Almond Butter Filling
Maple Icing (makes enough for 2 batches)
- Mix ingredients together for filling option of choice. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Cut chilled coconut oil into pancake mix, you can use a food processor if your coconut oil is solid. You can make a single batch in a mini 4 cup food processor and it takes less than 5 minutes.
- Add in ice water slowly until it just comes together into a ball.
- Roll onto a non-stick mat or roll between 2 sheets of parchment paper about 1/8" thick. Use a small amount of pancake mix as needed for dusting.
- Cut into 3x4" rectangles and place on a silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- After cutting all rectangles divide the fill between 4 of the rectangles. Adding a spoonful of filling to the middle of each.
- Brush edges of filled rectangles with water and top with another pastry rectangle pressing the edges together.
- Go around the edges pressing gently with a fork if desired.
- Bake for 12-15 for regular, 10-12 for paleo.
- Remove from oven and let cool for a couple minutes before moving to a wire rack. If sprinkling with maple sugar instead of icing sprinkle over pop tarts right out of the oven.
- Whisk together icing ingredients and spoon over slightly cooled pop tarts.
- Add sprinkles if desired and enjoy!
For paleo version use Paleo Birch Benders and I added an additional tablespoon of oil, optional. You will also need only 2 tablespoons of ice water and it will take more care in cutting out the dough. Use caution when moving the rectangles as they are fragile. I use a pastry scraper to life and transfer them. Also use caution if going around the edges with a fork. Adjust bake time to 10-12 minutes and they are best enjoyed the same day and not reheated in the microwave as they will crumble.
If not topping with icing you can place them in the toaster. Paleo pop tarts need to be enjoyed right away, same day, and will not hold up to being toasted in the toaster.
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Have a great week of vacation. These pop tarts are out of this world! That filling is dreamy.
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Thanky you, it was fun but we missed home and our kitchen, well I did!
I love maple anything! These look amazing …I’m drooling 😛
You’d love these! You’ll have to try Bare Honey Maple Sugar, it’s amazing! I use to buy maple sugar and then I wasn’t able to find it for so long.
When I got to print this out, it says page not found :-(. Just thought I’d let you know.
Odd, sorry about that Mikki. It’s working for me, did you get it to work?
I want this NOW! 🙂
They’re so good, hope you get a chance to enjoy them!
Becca | Rabbit Food Runner
These look SO COOL!
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They’re so good!
This looks amazing. yummy for my tummy!
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