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The easiest gf, sf pop tarts

I don't know about you guys but I am weak when it comes to child hood treats. They are so delicious. I grew up eating pop tarts, if your a 90s kid you probably have too. As I got older and got into more of a healthy lifestyle I haven't really had pop tarts since. So this recipe I am about to share with you is unbelievably easy to make. Almost as easy as unboxing them and putting them in the toaster.

Making my favourite unhealthy recipes into healthier recipes that accommodate to my adult dietary needs is something I am super passionate about. So the gluten free and sugar free options are not necessary but for myself I prefer it. I have a gluten sensitivity and I try my best to keep my sugar intake low.

These pop tarts only require TWO ingredients, they quickly air fry to golden flake-y perfection, and then get drizzled in a super simple, classic sweet icing. Oh. And don’t forget the sprinkles.

There are three parts to today’s air fryer strawberry pop tarts recipe:

  1. The crust

  2. The filling

  3. The icing

Simply cut the crust into pop tart shapes, fill with strawberry jam, and pop ’em in the air fryer 8 minutes later, they’re done! Cool completely before drizzling in glaze and sprinkling with sprinkles.

I did strawberry jam filling for these pop tarts but there is so many variations you can do.

  • use any type of fruit, cherries, apples ( omg the McDonald's apple baked pies are also so easy to replicate ), blueberries, raspberries, any type of jelly!

  • you can use any type of pie fillings as well, just keep in mind to not use any fillings that are too watery.

  • chocolate chips, nutella. You can also make a chocolate icing for the top.

  • Nut butters - peanut butter and jam, almond butter blueberry crumble etc.

  • brown sugar cinnamon tart, use cinnamon, a little flour and brown sugar - mix together for a filling - SO GOOD.

  • Oh! and I would also try a cream cheese icing for these.


  • 2 packages gluten free refrigerated pie crusts

  • 16 tablespoons pie filling (or preserves) - I used a strawberry stevia sweetened jam.


  • 1 cup powdered sugar - I used swerve confectioner ( sugar free )

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • Sprinkles

Makes about 6 poptarts.

how to make air fryer pop tart:

  1. Roll: To get started, roll out the two pie crusts to about a quarter of an inch thick onto a lightly floured surface. You may have to add a little of your own gluten free flour if its sticky and wet.

  2. Cut: Then, slice the pie dough into four rectangles or into equal squares.

  3. Fill: Next, spoon out two heaping tablespoons of tart filling in the middle of half of the dough rectangles but leave ½-inch around the edges.

  4. Crimp: Immediately lay one of the other rectangles on top, crimping the edges with a fork to seal the edges. Put two small holes in the top to release steam.

  5. Preheat: Meanwhile, set the air fryer to 360 degrees F to preheat.

  6. Spray: Then, spray the basket of the fryer with cooking spray and place each tart inside, leaving room on each side for air to circulate.

  7. Fry: Finally, arrange them in the air fryer basket in a single layer without touching each other. Then, cook for 8 to 10 minutes until the edges are a golden color. After that, transfer to a cooling rack.

  8. Mix the icing: Last, use a small bowl to mix the ingredients for the icing.

  9. Cool: Let the pastries sit for about 30 minutes to cool completely before icing them.


  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer: Be sure to allow space between your pop tarts so the circulating air can cook the pop tarts evenly. If you need to, cook them in batches.

  • Leave an Edge: You’ll want to make sure you leave an edge so that you can seal your pop tarts properly. You don’t want the filling oozing out all over the air fryer.

  • Storing Leftovers: Keep leftovers in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 5 days. Freeze for up to 4 months. To reheat, thaw the frozen air fryer pop tarts. Place in the air fryer at 360 degrees for 3 minutes.

  • Know Your Air Fryer: As with all appliances, no two air fryers are exactly alike. It’s important to know how your air fryer cooks. Feel free to adjust the temperature and time as you see fit. This is a starting point. Keep an eye on the first batch you make to see how your air fryer bakes these incredible pop tarts.

  • Poke the Dough: Be sure to poke holes in the dough before you air fry the pop tarts. This allows the steam to escape from inside and keeps the dough from bubbling up, which allows the crust to cook more evenly.

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