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Vegan Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts

Learn how to make vegan brown sugar cinnamon pop tarts completely from scratch! It will totally have you feeling like a kid all over again!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free dessert, dairy free pie, diary free apple pie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 pop tarts
Calories 548kcal
Author LarishaBernard


For the Brown Sugar Cinnamon Filling

For the vegan crust

For the Icing


For the Brown Sugar Cinnamon Filling

  • Add brown sugar, cinnamon and flour to a bowl. Combine.
  • Add melted vegan butter and stir together well until a paste forms.
  • Let cool completely before adding to dough.

For the vegan crust

  • In a large bowl, add the flour, salt, and sugar. Stir together with a fork. 
  • Cut vegan shortening into tablespoon size cubes and then using a fork combine together until crumbly. 
  • Pour in milk and vanilla.
  • Stir until combined. 
  • Use hands to form a dough. 
  • Lay a piece of parchment paper down and sprinkle with flour. Lay dough down and sprinkle with a touch of flour on top.  
  • Roll out dough into an 18x24 inch rectangle.
    Tip: If you don't have a lot of counter space, split dough in half and roll out each piece into a 9x12 inch rectangle.
  • Cut the dough vertically from the longest side every 3 inches. You should end up with 8 strips of dough.
    *If doing the 2 9x12 rectangles, cut each piece into 4 strips.
  • Lightly brush the dough with vegan milk.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Once filling has cooled, fill the lower 4 inches of dough with mixture, about 1-2 tablespoons. Leave 1/2 inch between each side.
  • Fold the top half of the dough over on top of the bottom.
  • Firmly press them together trying not to leave any air pockets.
  • Use a fork and press along all the edges.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Brush the tops with more vegan milk.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top and around edges.
  • Place on a cooling rack and let cool completely.
  • Make the icing by adding powdered sugar and cinnamon to a bowl and whisk together.
  • Add in the vanilla and vegan milk and whisk again.
  • Dip the tops of the pop tarts into the icing or drizzle on top.
  • Serve or store in an air tight container - room temperature for 1-2 or 7 days in the fridge. Can freeze for up to 6 months.



*See post for notes about Top 8 Allergy Free variation
**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. 


Serving: 1pop tart | Calories: 548kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 134IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg