Inside-Out Paleo PopTarts

Ta-daaa!

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To be real, calling these bars ‘PopTarts’ is kind of a stretch visually, but the taste brings me back to my PopTart eating childhood each and every time I have one. Which is every morning.

The base is lightly sweet and very high in fiber because it is made primarily of coconut flour and NuNaturals stevia baking blend. The topping is sweet n’ cinnamony, just like the inside of a Brown Sugar Cinnamon PopTart. You can change up the flavor of the topping by using sweet potato, canned pumpkin, or butternut squash. I have tried them all and prefer butternut squash.

Inside Out Paleo PopTarts

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Recipe: Makes 6 PopTarts – high fiber, low carb, grain free

The baseĀ 

  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 3/4 cup NuNaturals stevia baking blend
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • ~1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or just enough to keep the dough together, so it is very sticky)

The filling

  • 1 1/2 cup roasted butternut squash, canned pumpkin, or roasted sweet potato (skins removed)
  • 1/3 cup NuNaturals stevia baking blend
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • a few drops maple extract or 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • optional: pumpkin pie spice, a few drops caramel extract

Directions -

Preheat the oven to 375. Combine all the dry dough ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Add the wet ingredients and stir until well combined. Grease a small baking pan (8×12, but it doesnt really matter because if you don’t fill the pan the dough will stick to itself anyway) with butter. Press the dough into the pan until it is ~1/4 inch thick. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until just cooked through. In the mean time, combine all of the wet ingredients in a bowl and mix with a stand mixer, hand blender, or conventional blender. Once the crust is done, let cool for a few minutes. Spread the topping over the crust and bake again for 10-15 minutes, or until the top is firmed up.

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I seriously love these bars. They are perfect as a high fiber snack or for breakfast.

My daily breakfast lately has been:

  • 1 cup Straus greek yogurt
  • 1/2-1 tbsp ground Chia (Mila brand) + a splash of almond milk to make a gel
  • 1 paleo poptart or 1 peanutty bacon paleo bar (recipe to come!)
  • 1-2 tbsp of nut butter
  • dash salt
  • optional: some toasted coconut shreds, chopped roasted almonds, drizzle of suga free maple syrup

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This breakfast is so addictive. I guess its pretty girly since men don’t seem to enjoy sweet things for breakfast. Or ever?….

It packs around 500-600 calories, 40 grams of protein, and plenty of fiber with minimal carbs. You will stay full for at least 4 hours guaranteed :). I promise my other meals aren’t sweet-centric!

And that is what I eat Wednesday, and every day :)

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6 responses to “Inside-Out Paleo PopTarts

  1. I love your thinking with this recipe! Healthy yet looks delicious! And all ingredients I have. I’m saving this try later. Thanks!

  2. Wow those look really good!

  3. I’m going to be your first male raving fan! Can’t wait to try these this weekend :)

  4. Wow, these sound awesome! Thank you for sharing.

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