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Banana Bread Pop Tarts with Peanut Butter Frosting 

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Prepare to embark on a delightful culinary journey with our Banana Bread Pop Tarts, featuring a luscious Peanut Butter Frosting. This mouthwatering treat seamlessly combines the comforting flavors of ripe bananas, warm cinnamon, and aromatic allspice. With a prep time of just 30 minutes, these pop tarts are a quick, delectable option for breakfast, brunch, or whenever your cravings strike. And the Peanut Butter Frosting? It’s the icing on the cake, transforming this childhood favorite into a whole new level of sweet, savory, and incredibly delicious.

Why You’ll Love Banana Bread Pop Tarts with Peanut Butter Frosting

  1. Nostalgic Flavors, Elevated: Experience the familiar, comforting taste of banana bread with a creative twist. The natural sweetness of ripe bananas, combined with cinnamon and allspice, creates a delightful flavor profile.
  2. Irresistible Peanut Butter Frosting: Elevate your pop tarts with a creamy peanut butter frosting that adds a layer of indulgence to each bite. It’s the perfect complement to the banana bread filling.
  3. Effortless Prep for Busy Mornings: With just 25 minutes of preparation, these pop tarts are a convenient and delectable option for breakfast or brunch. They’re a delightful treat that won’t keep you tied to the kitchen.
  4. A Perfect Balance of Sweet and Savory: The combination of ripe bananas, warm cinnamon, and aromatic allspice strikes a harmonious balance between sweet and savory, making these pop tarts a flavorful delight.

Ingredients You Need to Make Banana Bread Pop Tarts

For the Banana Bread Filling:

  • 2 ripe medium bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/16 tsp allspice

For the Frosting:

  • 2 tsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp milk (may need 1 more depending on PB being used)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar

For the Pie Crust:

  • 3 cups 1.1 GF flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • 6 tbsp sparkling water
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 16 tbsp cold butter, cubed
  • *egg wash for bruising the top of the pie crust (1 egg+2 tbsp water mixed)
  • *2 tsp sugar for sprinkling on top of the crust

How to Make Banana Bread Pop Tarts with Peanut Butter Frosting

For The Filling:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  2.  Mash the bananas.  
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth.  
  4. Double pie crust recipe below.  
  5. I like to roll each crust on the parchment paper to make it easier for  transport. Go to the second part to complete the recipe. 

For the Double Pie Crust:

  1. In a large bowl add the dry ingredients and mix well.  
  2. Add the butter and sour cream and either using your hands or a pastry cutter work the dough quickly. We don’t want to break up the butter a ton. For the pie crust to be flakey we want butter pockets. They should be pea size when done working it.  
  3. Add the water to the dough and with your hands work the dough quickly until incorporated.  
  4. Put into plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 2 hrs. 
  5.  Remove, slice the dough in half and lightly flour the work surface.  
  6. Quickly work the dough to make it more pliable.  
  7. Use flour sparingly (we don’t want to dry the dough). 
  8.  Roll out each crust to 9×12 and cut into a rectangle.  
  9. Add one crust that is on parchment paper to a cookie sheet.  
  10. Spread the banana mix all around up to 1″ from sides.  
  11. Top with the other crust, crimp the sides, bake for 25-30 minutes until the crust is slightly 
    golden brown.  
  12. Remove, allow to cool. 
  13. While cooling, mix all the frosting ingredients together until smooth and creamy.  
  14. Once cooled, top the pop tart with the frosting.  
  15. Now your ready to slice and enjoy.  

Substitutions + Alternatives

Can I use All-Purpose Flour?

Yes, All-Purpose Flour can be used. Use the same amount that is listed in the ingredients, but swap with all purpose.

Can I use regular dairy?

Feel free to make this recipe your own. I use dairy-free milk, but feel welcome to choose your preferred dairy option without any recipe adjustments. Unless specified otherwise, you have the flexibility to use the milk of your choice for the recipe.

Note: While almond milk is an option, it is less preferred due to its liquid consistency. Consider opting for a milk alternative with a thicker texture.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use a pre-made double crust pie mix instead?

Absolutely, you can use a pre-made mix.

How long do these pop tarts stay fresh?

Stored in an airtight container, they can stay fresh for up to 3 days. You can also freeze them for up to a month.

Can I make the frosting in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the frosting ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Banana Bread Pop Tarts with Peanut Butter Frosting

This takes a childhood favorite to a whole new level! Sweet, Savory and incredibly delicious. 
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Refrigerator Time: 2 hours
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 290kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ripe mashed bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/16 tsp allspice

Frosting

  • 2 tsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp milk may need 1 more depending on PB being used
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Double Pie Crust

  • 3 cups 1.1 GF flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • 6 tbsp sparkling water
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 16 tbsp cold butter cubed
  • *egg wash for bruising the top of the pie crust 1 egg+2 tbsp water mixed
  • *2 tsp sugar for sprinkling on top of the crust

Instructions

Filling:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • To a mixing bowl, add the mashed bananas and mix on low
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • Double pie crust recipe below.
  • I like to roll each crust on the parchment paper to make it easier for transport. Go to the second part to complete the recipe.

Pie Crust / Pop Tart :

  • In a large bowl add the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Add the butter and sour cream and either using your hands or a pastry cutter work the dough quickly. We don’t want to break up the butter a ton. For the pie crust to be flakey we want butter pockets. They should be pea size when done working it.
  • Add the water to the dough and with your hands work the dough quickly until incorporated.
  • Put into plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 2 hrs.
  • Remove, slice the dough in half and lightly flour the work surface.
  • Quickly work the dough to make it more pliable.
  • Use flour sparingly (we don’t want to dry the dough).
  • Roll out each crust to 9×12 and cut into a rectangle.
  • Add one crust that is on parchment paper to a cookie sheet.
  • Spread the banana mix all around up to 1″ from sides.
  • Top with the other crust, crimp the sides, bake for 25-30 minutes until the crust is slightly golden brown.
  • Remove, allow to cool.
  • While cooling, mix all the frosting ingredients together until smooth and creamy.
  • Once cooled, top the pop tart with the frosting.
  • Now you are ready to slice and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 580mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 277IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Banana Bread Pop Tarts with Peanut Butter Frosting take a beloved childhood favorite to a whole new level of decadence. The sweet, savory combination is simply irresistible, making these pop tarts a standout choice for any breakfast or brunch occasion. Don’t miss out on this delightful culinary experience—try them today!

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