Protein Poptart

One of the most unhealthy things I used to eat often as a child were poptarts.  I loved the brown sugar cinnamon flavor slightly warmed in the toaster.  Now I don’t eat these for many reasons: they aren’t gluten free, they aren’t vegan, they contain high fructose corn syrup and tons of other ingredients I can’t even pronounce!

Protein Poptart

I have seen recipes before that I want to try to make a healthier poptart using a gluten free grain; however they always looked like so much work so I never actually tried.  Then, I discovered this recipe where you use a brown rice tortilla as the “pastry” and all you have to do is mix together the filling!  These are so much healthier, use real ingredients, and are packed with protein!

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This recipe was adapted from here:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder (I used Sunwarrior)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tortilla (I used Food For Life brand)

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl mash the banana.  Stir in protein powder, cocoa powder, and almond milk.  (You may need to add more almond milk if the batter is too dry.)
  2. Spread filling in the center of a tortilla and fold like a burrito.
  3. Spray a pan with non-stick spray.  Over medium-high heat cook tortilla about 2 sides on each side, or until lightly browned.

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If you want a frosting on your “poptart” I just mixed 2 tbsp of peanut flour with 1 tbsp almond milk, a dash of sea salt, and a pinch of stevia.  I mixed it all together and spread it on top after cooking.

These “poptarts” are great for a filling breakfast to keep you going until lunch or to enjoy after a workout!  Also, you will never get bored with these poptarts because you can try so many different variations.  In the filling you can keep or omit the cocoa powder, try adding different kinds of nut butters, try different fruits or a mixture of fruits, add flavored or unflavored yogurt, or change up the frosting recipe.  The possibilities are endless!

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This recipe (without frosting) yields approximately 255 calories and 12g protein.

This recipe (with frosting) yields approximately 315 calories and 20g protein.

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