On one hand,we love an inventive healthy re-make of classic junk food. On the other hand, this kind of recipe can perturb junk food purists to no end. Sounds like the perfect thing to bring to a family gathering?
Meet The Source is a plant-based raw dessert company in Southern California that’s caught our eye with their gorgeous and good-for-you vegan and gluten-free desserts. We recently asked them for a fun recipe and they shared this stunner. It’s a take on their classic strawberry rose pop tart (shown), which is, of course, a tightly held secret recipe!
Healthy Pumpkin Spice Pop-Tarts
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
10 medjool dates (you want the soft ones, otherwise soak dates)
½ tsp vanilla powder
1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
½ cup almond flour
½ cup raw brazil nuts (or any nut of your choice)
1 cup GF oats (finely processed)
½ cup flax seeds
½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup cashew butter (or any nut butter of your choice)
½ cup maple syrup
¼ tsp sea salt
Blend all filling ingredients in a blender until smooth.
In a food processor, pulse brazil nuts, flax seeds and oats together until you get a flour. Add in all other dough ingredients until a dough forms. Refrigerate for 15 min.
Roll out dough between two sheets of parchment paper to about a ¼-in thickness. Cut into rectangles and add filling. Do not spread filling too close to the edge of pop-tart as it will make it harder to assemble. Place another rectangle over the top and use a fork to press down edges. Dehydrate at 118 degrees for 2 hours.