Reduced Sugar Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts

Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts

Who said kid-friendly recipes aren’t also for adults? These melt-in-your-mouth, apple cinnamon pastries are the perfect way to start any morning. This recipe has half the sugar of store-bought brands which is why moms love us, and so do the little ones! A sugar substitute that genuinely tastes just like sugar!

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hrs
Servings: 12 servings


Pop Tart Dough Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oat or almond milk (can use milk of choice)
  • 2 tablespoons Purecane™ Brown Sweetener 
  • ¼ cup melted vegan butter (can use unsalted butter)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour)
  • 2 tablespoons non dairy yogurt (can use yogurt of choice)

Apple Cinnamon Filling Ingredients:

Cinnamon Icing Ingredients:

Low Sugar Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts Recipe



  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the apple cinnamon filling by mixing the applesauce, cinnamon, and Purecane™ Brown Sweetener together. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the almond or oat milk, Purecane™ Brown Sweetener, melted vegan butter or unsalted butter, vanilla, and baking powder together. Add the regular or gluten-free flour and mix until a dough forms. If you are using gluten free flour, add 2 tablespoons of milk of choice to the dough and use your hands to work it in.
  4. Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Use a floured rolling pin to roll the dough into a rectangle. Use a knife to slice the dough into 24 squares or rectangles and set them aside.
  5. Melt 1 to 2 tablespoons of vegan butter or unsalted butter in a small bowl and set aside.
  6. Place two of the rectangles onto the floured surface and lightly roll them until they are about ¼  inch thick. Place one of the rectangles onto the lined baking sheet. Add 1 tablespoon of the apple cinnamon filling in the center of the dough. Place the other rectangle of dough on top and use a fork to press down around the edges and seal the pop-tarts.
  7. Repeat this step until the baking sheet is full. Pierce each of the pop-tarts once or twice with the fork to create air holes. Use a pastry brush to brush the tops of each of the pop tarts with melted butter.
  8. Bake the pop tarts in the oven for 15 minutes. Option to broil for 1 to 2 minutes at the end to give them more color. Continue to bake the remaining pop tarts until you've used all the dough.
  9. While the pop tarts are baking, make the cinnamon icing by mixing the Purecane™ Confectioners Sweetener, vanilla, almond or oat milk, and cinnamon together. If the icing is too thick to spread, add a tiny bit more milk until it reaches your desired consistency.
  10. Once the pop-tarts are done baking, allow them to cool until warm. Ice them and option to top with sprinkles. Enjoy warm!