Pop-Tart Pancakes

by HEAB on April 11, 2010

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I used to love toasted Pop-Tarts for breakfast. My favorites were frosted cherry and frosted brown sugar cinnamon. This morning, I was in the mood for cherry :)

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What was your favorite Pop-Tart flavor?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CD!!!!!

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Jenn April 11, 2010 at 8:21 am

Pop Tarts (as well as Cheese Whiz, Little Debbies, ect) bring back memories of my childhood! I used to LOVE them!!

Your pancakes look YUM!

Meg April 11, 2010 at 8:33 am

Happy Birthday CD :)

I was ALL about the brown sugar cinnamon!

Justine April 11, 2010 at 8:33 am

YUM!!!! I really need to get my hands on some of this coconut flour! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CD!!!! I cant wait to see what kind of dessert you make him Heabs <3 :)

Loves
~Justine

VeggieGirl April 11, 2010 at 8:35 am

POP TARTS!!! Be still, my beating heart. The frosted ones were the best – gotta have the frosting ;)

Wishing CD a VERY happy birthday!

theprocessofhealing April 11, 2010 at 8:36 am

YUM!!!! I loved the brown sugar cinnamon. And one time they had this limited edition French Toast flavor..OMG.

Evan Thomas April 11, 2010 at 8:37 am

Happy b-day CD! I love your creativenes. I liked the savory pillsbury toaster strudels with eggs, cheese,and ham. OMG were those good in a flakey, buttery crust

Danielle April 11, 2010 at 8:37 am

My favorite poptart flavor was the smores with the ripples of fudge & marshmallow :D Wanna re-create that and send them to me???

Happy birthday CD!!!

Jessica April 11, 2010 at 8:38 am

Happy Birthday CD! :) Those pancakes look fabulous! I loved the brown sugar and cinnamon poptarts!

Allie (Protein Girl) April 11, 2010 at 8:40 am

Oh My! My 5-year old just said “those look yummy!” That is praise indeed.

Add some unsweetened dark chocolate chunks and you’ve got yourself Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia pancakes!

xoxo

Heather Eats Almond Butter April 11, 2010 at 8:44 am

Allie, I like the way you think. :)

Carbzilla April 11, 2010 at 8:43 am

Happy Birthday CD…which now stands for Cherry Dude!

Chocolate Fudge Pop-Tarts were my favorite! My stepsister taught me they’re even better spread with butter on the back – can you imagine???

I have a lot of coconut flour to use up so I will be using this recipe a lot! Have a great Sunday!

Heather Eats Almond Butter April 11, 2010 at 10:02 am

Carbzilla, My older brother always spread butter on the back of his Pop-Tarts too. :)

Lauren @ Eater not a runner April 11, 2010 at 8:44 am

I liked the unfrosted strawberry kind, I was a boring child ;-)

MarathonVal April 11, 2010 at 8:49 am

Looks delicious. Happy birthday to Mr. HEAB!!!!

Mara @ What's for Dinner? April 11, 2010 at 8:50 am

I was the weirdo kid who didn’t like the fruit pop tarts and ONLY liked the iced maple ones! I love this idea, and Happy birthday CD!!!

Kim April 11, 2010 at 8:53 am

Happy Birthday CD!

Glad my Pop Tart lovin inspired a new pancake ;)

Holly April 11, 2010 at 8:53 am

Happy Birthday, CD!!

My favorite Pop Tarts had to be those disgusting blue ones — were they blue raspberry or something? I remember I had one friend in high school who would always bring Poptarts to homeroom and I would sneak a piece – oftentimes the disgusting chocolatey ones.

And then I discovered this knock-off foreign brand of toaster pastries called Toaster Tarts or something with horrendously bad graphics for the box. They were so funny they became the running joke. But they were absolutely disgusting! They only had two flavors: apple and cherry.

Le sigh, the days of artificial flavoring . . .

I REALLY want to try these pancakes when I get home. Do you think another appliance could be subbed for the VitaMix in order to make them?

Heather Eats Almond Butter April 11, 2010 at 10:03 am

Holly, You could easily blend the batter in any blender. Enjoy! :)

julie April 11, 2010 at 8:59 am

my pancakes came out like crap today! i should have read this first. fail.

Gina G April 11, 2010 at 9:01 am

i wasn’t big on the fruit flavored, i was all about the brown sugar cinnamon, chocolate fugde, and cookies and cream poptarts! haha

happy birthday CD!! =)

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 11, 2010 at 9:02 am

How awesome!! I absolutely love pop tarts.

operagirlcooks April 11, 2010 at 9:06 am

Woohoo! Happy birthday CD indeed! Those pancakes look amazing!

amsterwill83 April 11, 2010 at 9:07 am

Definitely brown sugar cinnamon… that flavor wasn’t as sickening sweet as the others! They also have a new flavor – blueberry muffin – and the inside is like muffin batter! Not that I would know first-hand or anything ;-)

andrea kotarski April 11, 2010 at 9:16 am

Is that the correct amounts of flour and ingredients. Doesnt sound like enough to make the pancakes in your picture. I will try these with my kids. THANKS!

Heather Eats Almond Butter April 11, 2010 at 10:04 am

Andrea, Yep, that’s all I used, and the recipe made 6 small pancakes.

Rosa April 11, 2010 at 9:20 am

cherry pop tart pancakes? yum!! i’m excited by this post. :)

Eliza April 11, 2010 at 9:23 am

wow, that looks so, so good! such a great idea, and recipe! ….can you believe i have never had a real pop tart! *gasp! i was a deprived child lol.. jk. but i must make these pancakes, all your pancake recipes are fab.

xx
eliza

midgetkeeper April 11, 2010 at 9:27 am

Happy Birthday CD! My fave pop tarts were strawberry.

Christie {Honoring Health} April 11, 2010 at 9:42 am

Happy Birthday, CD!

My favorite pop tarts were the smore’s ones. Did you ever have those??!!??

Heather Eats Almond Butter April 11, 2010 at 10:15 am

Christie, Never had the smore’s Pop-Tarts. I love chocolate, but for some reason those always looked kind of gross to me – almost too sweet?

hair in my coffee April 11, 2010 at 9:49 am

Ha Ha Ha! Looks delicious. Always loved the strawberry frosted ones!

janetha April 11, 2010 at 10:00 am

happy bday CD! i love how creative you are, heather. you always take an old favorite and HEABify it.. eggs benny, subway meatball sub, now the pop tart.

i hateee frosting, so the only pop tarts i liked were the strawberry filled ones back before they came out with the frosted ones. i would usually just eat the crust off and leave the filling, yeah, i was a weird kid who only liked ice cream when it came to sweets.

love ya!

Melissa S. April 11, 2010 at 10:12 am

happy birthday CD!!!

and those pancakes look freak’n awesome!!! me wants!

Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl April 11, 2010 at 10:24 am

I’d have to say blueberry Pop-Tarts. :-)

Your HEAB version looks MUCH better, though!!!

And Happy Birthday to CD – may it be the bestest EVER!!! :-D

missyrayn April 11, 2010 at 10:25 am

I loved the brown sugar cinnamon. :-)

Quix April 11, 2010 at 10:33 am

Happy birthday CD! My faves were smores or brown sugar cinnamon, but I didn’t get them very often.

Daniel April 11, 2010 at 10:39 am

I used to spread butter on the back of mine too, haha.

Though as I got older they released those ice-cream sundae ones that were made for freezing and I used to toss ‘em in the freezer and pull them out. Omg they were soooooo good!

Erica April 11, 2010 at 10:50 am

Whoa- these look awesome! I liked the smores pop tarts. I can’t imagine how much sugar were in those things!! Happy Birthday CD!!!!!

Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) April 11, 2010 at 11:12 am

I used to love Poptarts too, gross but true! haha These look awesome!!

xo
K

Diana April 11, 2010 at 11:12 am

Those pancakes look so good! :) Yum!

joy April 11, 2010 at 11:18 am

never a poptart fan :-/ but those look good!
Happy B’day to your cd

Gracie @ GirlMeetsHealth April 11, 2010 at 11:30 am

Confession: I *dream* about eating Cinnamon Brown Sugar Pop Tarts!! And I most certainly haven’t sworn them out of my life completely ;) But then again, what’s the point when you can make pancakes like THAT?

homecookedem April 11, 2010 at 11:47 am

MMMMmmmmmmmm, those look amazing!! Love pop tarts!! My favorite were the brown sugar, so comforting! ;) Happy Birthday to CD!! :)

Katherine: What About Summer? April 11, 2010 at 11:57 am

I think it’s so funny how Pop Tart (the healthy choice) now has a commercial with ice cream + pop tart = happy kid.

I’m pretty sure my favorite flavor was whichever had the most icing and food dye in it (I remember some berry flavor with purple icing plus blue zebra-icing stripes)

Katherine

BroccoliHut April 11, 2010 at 11:57 am

Genius! I used to love this exact flavor of Pop Tarts:)

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) April 11, 2010 at 12:40 pm

WOW! Happy birthday CD! Bet it feels good to be 21 again (and look it!).

Were those as amazing as they look? According to my rainman brain, it’s only $200 (whoops I meant calories, where’s my brain?!) 200 cals for that not including toppings- sign me up for that- and love the idea of vitamix batter- easy!

Love you and hope you’re having a wonderful sunday!

D

Mae April 11, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Happpppy BIRTHDAY Chris!! :-D
I love your pancakes, I think my fav. flavor was chocolate chip cookie dough?

My pancakes this morning were poptart inspired too… err… turmeric chocolate chip sweet potato poptarts!

Jess April 11, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Happy Birthday CD!

I did not eat a whole lot of Pop Tarts but when I did it was certainly the brown sugar & cinnamon : )

eatmovelove April 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm

I never had them actually! I usually went for Eggo’s instead ;) …that looks like a birthday cake almost HEAB! Just need a candle.
Happy Birthday CD!

lola April 11, 2010 at 1:09 pm

OMG, yummy!! :) happy bday by the way!

Mandiee April 11, 2010 at 1:10 pm

I totally just had a flashback to my childhood. Oh. My. Goodness. I can’t tell you how many poptarts I consumed. More than anything, I liked how they got really hot when toasted and smelled amazing. The taste was kind of meh, though; your pancakes sound much better! Do you have any recommendations for making your pancakes recipes vegan? I notice that you use a lot of eggs/egg whites, which obviously aren’t really an option for me.

And happy birthday to CD! I hope you both enjoy your celebration :) .

Have a lovely day!
xox

Heather Eats Almond Butter April 11, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Mandiee, You can try subbing 2 TBSP flax or chia seeds gelled in 1/4 cup water for the eggs. Might have to add some nut milk as well and perhaps a little sweetener. Chocolate Covered Katie has several yummy vegan recipes here: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/chocolate-covered-recipes/pancake-pandemonium/

Sonia @ Master of Her Romaine April 11, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Those look awesome!! I used to love the unfrosted strawberry! mmm…I loved when the crust got a little burnt.
I am definitely going to try that recipe ASAP!

Happy b’day CD!

Mama Pea April 11, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Happy Birthday CD!

I was definitely a brown sugar/cinnamon Pop Tart fan myself, but I wouldn’t turn down your cherry remix either!

Mikaela April 11, 2010 at 2:28 pm

S’mores pop-tarts hold the highest honor in my heart!!! Too bad they don’t have a place in m belly, too!!

candicemccoy April 11, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Wow, those look so good! I’m going to have to land some coconut butter before I can make ‘em, but honestly that picture and description really made me crave cherries more than anything! You are so creative…love it:)

veggielady4life April 11, 2010 at 2:31 pm

I liked brown sugar cinnamon, too, but my favorite of all time: frosted strawberry. Simple. And delicious. Your pancakes look amazing, BTW. :-)

Kelsey April 11, 2010 at 2:50 pm

wow im really suprised at how well the recipe turned out. i’d love to attempt it but me and pancakes are an epic FAIL. good call on the cherries tho nom nom.

ps. happy birthday to CD :)

Mandy April 11, 2010 at 3:07 pm

I think i loved strawberry or chocolate, but I didn’t have them for breakfast too often (maybe because I never really ate breakfast..ooops), just as snacks.

nutmeg86 April 11, 2010 at 3:11 pm

yum! cherry were my favorite too, and s’mores! I also really liked the unfrosted strawberry. I ate them all the time in high school, never thought recreating them in a healthy way-I’ll have to try it!

Food-Fitness-FreshAir April 11, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Heather, I saw you featured on That’s Fit! Congrats. You have a great story and great presence in the blog world. As always, love your pancake recipes! Those look great.

Katie April 11, 2010 at 3:45 pm

I don’t remember there being a pop-tart flavor I didn’t like. They all just tasted like sugar anyway, didn’t they? :D Which is why they were soooo good.

theemptynutjar April 11, 2010 at 4:13 pm

I always chose Toaster Streudels over pop-tarts…remember those? Spread the icing on top. Happy birthday to CD.

Heather Eats Almond Butter April 11, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Empty Nut, Loved the Toaster Strudels, especially the frosting!

Emily April 11, 2010 at 4:36 pm

These are the most beautiful pancakes I’ve ever seen in my life.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CD!!!!

Samantha April 11, 2010 at 4:49 pm

If I didn’t feel utterly wretched right now I’d dash in the kitchen and make these! Maybe for supper. They’re gorgeous!

Happy Birthday CD!

Susan April 11, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Happeee Beeedayyy CD!! Chocolate poptarts were my favourite. Eaten cold though, never toasted. My parents never bought them though, so they were sneaked in at my best friend’s place ;)

That pancake picture is amaaaazing!!!!

Sarah R April 11, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Happy birthday CD!!

My favorite was the brown sugar and cinnamon–gosh those were good!

Claire April 11, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Happy Birthday,CD!!!

Jenn April 11, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Plain Blueberry are my favorites. My kids love Pop Tarts, but we only have “Pop Tart Thursdays!!” Polly even found them these cute little Pop Tart holders:)

Yours looked even better, though!

Kath April 11, 2010 at 6:36 pm

OMG Heather!!!!!

I’m curious how you got that many pancakes out of only 2 TBSP flour!?

I liked the Strawberry Sprinkles Pop Tarts!

Heather Eats Almond Butter April 11, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Kath, I know, people always ask me how I get that many pancakes from that recipe, but it works. Perhaps it’s from “fluffing the eggs” with air in the Vita-Mix? The pancakes are pretty small. So cute and delicious – one of my favorite recipes!

nellieshaul April 11, 2010 at 6:36 pm

mmmm…I must try coconut butter! It looks just like frosting in your picture! I’ve never been a pop tart eater though…Hope Mr. HEAB has a great b-day!

Runeatrepeat April 11, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Happy Birthday CD!

Rosa April 11, 2010 at 7:37 pm

ooh, okay I just read your comment about ‘fluffy’ pancakes. i’ll def try in my vitamix (prob with a different fruit though, normally don’t have frozen/dried cherries). can you give us an idea of how big they are? :)

Heather Eats Almond Butter April 12, 2010 at 6:46 am

Rosa, I’m sure strawberries would work – just 5 small ones, or you could use 1/2 a banana, etc.

Adi April 11, 2010 at 7:37 pm

I tried making these tonight… a semi-half fail (semi-half success?). My batter was just way too liquidy, and even after I added an extra tbsp of coconut flour, the consistency was still really watery. Bummer.

Is the trick to just blend it for a really long time? I definitely did something wrong! Yet, they tasted delicious…

Heather Eats Almond Butter April 12, 2010 at 6:48 am

Adi, I the egg + egg white on low by themselves for a few seconds until they get fluffy before adding the other ingredients. I need to go back and edit my instructions. Sorry, but glad yours tasted good!

annecalista April 11, 2010 at 7:40 pm

I used to love the brown sugar cinnamon pop tarts, with the grey-ish frosting on top. SO WEIRD to me now!!

Gina April 11, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Brown sugar cinnamon, hands down! That pretty much seems to be the consensus from the other comments. If you invent a healthy pancake like that, you will truly be my hero!

Whit April 11, 2010 at 9:03 pm

Happy birthday CD!

Barbara April 11, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Heather, your pancakes look amazing! I would’ve served them with whip cream on top! Happy Bday to CD!
Sending you my love,
Barbara

Natalie Berry April 11, 2010 at 11:53 pm

I will definitely be making these this week!! I love that your pancake recipes are so simple and healthy. A lot of times pancakes seem like they have to be a splurge, but these are so practical! My fave poptarts were the strawberry (with the white icing), mmm my mouth is watering, and the cinnamon as well!

Jenn (www.j3nn.net) April 12, 2010 at 3:00 am

I was never crazy about Pop Tarts, weird, huh? lol When I did eat them, I liked the frosted strawberry with sprinkles the best.

Those pancakes look beyond amazing. :)

Jenn

Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) April 12, 2010 at 6:56 am

Frosted strawberry, hot fudge sundae, brown sugar cinnamon…I didn’t discriminate, haha. I finally got my husband to stop eating them about a year ago, he was a big frosted cherry fan ;-)

Stephen April 12, 2010 at 6:58 am

I loved the Hot Fudge Sundae flavor of pop tarts…mmm…so good. The coconut butter topping on that mound of pancakes looks awesome. I keep wanting to try coconut butter to see if I like it (but have so far have been unwilling to buy incase I don’t like it), I love coconut milk and other coconut products but really dislike shredded coconut. What’s the flavor of coconut butter like?

Heather Eats Almond Butter April 12, 2010 at 9:58 am

Stephen, If you don’t like the taste of shredded coconut – you probably wouldn’t like the butter. It’s very coconutty and sweet. Several others have mentioned the Hot Fudge Sundae Pop-Tarts. I missed those. Guess I was stuck on cherry and brown sugar cinnamon. ;)

Scott in Ohio April 12, 2010 at 8:10 am

HEAB’s, I tried this pancake base yesterday and it basically was like scrambled eggs…no fluff at all. I beat those eggs good, too, girl. Bummer! I think it’s my brand of coconut flour.

Do you use Bobs Red Mill exclusively?

It seems to be drier and actually acts more like grain-flour. Agree?

Happy (day late) Birthday to CD!

Heather Eats Almond Butter April 12, 2010 at 10:00 am

Scott, Yep, the only coconut flour I’ve ever used is Bob’s Red Mill. Definitely more like grain flour from what I’ve heard from others. Another blogger photographed her coconut flour, and it looked like nothing but shredded coconut. Weird. Love the Bob’s Red Mill stuff.

Heather (Heather's Dish) April 12, 2010 at 8:21 am

holy YUM! i loved pop tarts growing up…those pancakes look like a great way to satisfy that craving!

Happy Birthday to CD!

Denise Therese April 12, 2010 at 8:28 am

Wow! I’d take those over one of those pop-tarts any day!

Kelly April 12, 2010 at 9:22 am

Yum..who didn’t love poptarts? I was a fan of the plain (unfrosted) strawberry…not a frosting girl! Oh and happy birthday to CD!! :)

maggie April 12, 2010 at 10:05 am

Strawberry poptarts were my life in high school. I had three every day after school..twas amazing! I love the healthy version more through..must make these! Please remind me to make these =P

Maggie

Becca April 12, 2010 at 10:32 am

Aw man, these are the yummiest-looking pancakes yet! So good.
Happy birthday to your man!
Did you feed him something special for his day?

Heather Eats Almond Butter April 12, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Becca, I did – posted about it today. :)

eatmovelove April 12, 2010 at 10:42 am

Hey HEAB – would this make muffins I wonder??
Also – vanilla extracts (and almond/lemon, etc) – is there any “nutritional” value in these – are they sweeteners per se? Curious as to their purpose and if they are really only for baking.

Heather Eats Almond Butter April 12, 2010 at 10:45 am

Eatmovelove, You can try this recipe as muffins. It might work, but I’m not sure.

As far as I know, extracts have no nutritional value and are simply used for flavor. They are not only for baking. I’ll add them to smoothies or oats sometimes to add flavor and a little touch of sweet.

Scott in Ohio April 12, 2010 at 10:58 am

That’s pretty much what this stuff is…finely shredded coconut.

Thanks, HEABs! Have a great one!

Sami April 12, 2010 at 12:09 pm

You are stinking brilliant. I used to LOVE the Strawberry Pop Tarts with the white frosting and rainbow sugar crystals! The Brown Sugar Cinnamon were classic, too!! It has been AGES since I’ve had a pop tart! They were bomb!

Diana (Soap & Chocolate) April 12, 2010 at 12:28 pm

HAPPY B-DAY CD!

Definitely brown sugar cinnamon. HEAB style appeals to me way more these days, though.

BTW I thoroughly enjoyed some spiced coconut pancakes for Pancake Sunday yesterday. Mine came out very flat but I may or may not have been lazy with measurements and/or egg-beating… :)

Graze With Me April 12, 2010 at 12:33 pm

I wasn’t allowed to have Pop Tarts… :(

But I did get a taste of them at friends’ houses and later when I started working & had my own money. I liked frosted blueberry.

Becky April 12, 2010 at 8:12 pm

This looks amazing! I want these now!

elise April 12, 2010 at 8:32 pm

happy birthday CD!!!!

Ashley April 13, 2010 at 11:26 am

Oh my gosh…we didn’t buy poptarts often but I LOVED the cherry + brown sugar cinnamon. I just made a completely made up pancake recipe…with coconut flour, rolled oats, flax, hemp seeds + a few other things, plus coconut milk, egg whites and vanilla. They turned out okay, still need some work. BUT my toppings were AHmazing! I vita-mixed cherries + 1/2 banana + 1/4c coconut milk which I poured ALL over them…as well as melted coconut butter + sucanat [instead of b.sugar] The cherry mixture was basically like a smoothie on pancakes…WAY too good!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kristina April 15, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Looks awesome! you are such a good chef…

s August 14, 2010 at 5:42 am

tired them…ugg…runny…very runny…i even “fluffed” the eggs and egg whites…first, then added the other ingredients…still runny…and the “taste” is awful! very grainy, and so flat, and they didn’t look anything like the picture!! help!!!

Heather Eats Almond Butter August 14, 2010 at 8:26 am

S, So sorry the pancakes turned out runny. What kind of coconut flour did you use. I’ve only ever used Bob’s Red Mill, but others have written me with similar problems as yours. It usually goes back to the coconut flour, and did you fluff the egg whites until stiff white peaks formed?

Emily October 17, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Just ran across this recipe and it looks amazing! I don’t have coconut flour, though, and was wondering if it would work with whole wheat?

HEAB October 18, 2010 at 7:50 am

Emily,
Yes, I’m sure you can use whole wheat flour, but the pancakes will come out more dense. I would recommend using more too – maybe 1/4 cup. You could also use oat flour – just grind some rolled oats in your blender or food processor, and again, I’d probably use at least 1/4 cup. Enjoy!

Ashley November 19, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Could you sub a different flour for coconut flour? And which has more health benefits- whole wheat flour or oat flour? Thanks so much for your recipes. They’re really amazing.

HEAB November 19, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Ashley,
Yes, you could – however, I would use at least 1/4 cup. For some reason, you don’t need as much coconut flour. I’m not a huge fan of whole wheat – definitely more of an oat flour girl.
Happy to hear you’re enjoying my recipes. Thanks for reading. :)

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