Giant Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pop-Tart with Cinnamon Maple Glaze
I don’t like boxed baking mixes. They usually taste artificial, have tons of ingredients you can’t pronounce, and do not hold up to homemade. But last year, I shot this recipe from a boxed mix for my bestie Monique, and was absolutely blown away by it. It tasted completely homemade, and beyond that, it was gluten-free and grain-free! So I was curious: what was this sorcery?
Turns out it wasn’t sorcery. It was just from a ridiculously awesome boxed mix company called Simple Mills.
Simple Mills creates gluten-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly baking mixes using all natural ingredients. Their product line ranges from Artisan Bread Mix to Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix. This gluten-free Pop-Tart recipe was actually made using their Pancake & Waffle Mix, how cool is that?!
Though I myself am not gluten-free (this girl loves all the glutens), I’ve found over the years that a lot of you readers are, or you are baking for someone who is. So I love creating recipes that work for all of you no matter what side of the gluten aisle you’re on.
And because it can be hard to sort through the seemingly endless “GF!” “PALEO!” flours and mixes on the market these days, I’m chiming in to say look no further because Simple Mills is thebomb.com. All of their mixes use minimal ingredients like almond flour, organic coconut sugar, and organic coconut flour. And they taste awesome.
So about this gigantic pumpkin Gluten-Free Pop-Tart. First of all, I just had to start September off with a pumpkin recipe. Secondly, why have a regular pop-tart when you can have a giant one? And thirdly, who wants a cinnamon maple glaze on top?
Oh, all of you? Cool.
How to make Pop-Tarts
Making the dough for this pumpkin spice Pop-Tart is incredibly easy. Just combine the Simple Mills mix with some butter and use a pastry cutter or fork to work the butter into the mix until it resembles coarse sand. Then, crack an egg into the butter mixture and work it in with your hands. Shape your dough into a small rectangle, cover it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Near the end of the chill time, pre-heat your oven and prepare the filling. (The filling is a mixture of pumpkin puree, brown sugar, pumpkin spice, and an egg. Nothing fancy!). Then, roll out the dough into a MASSIVE rectangle. Cut the rectangle in half so you’re left with two even-sized pieces of dough (you’ll be stacking them on top of each other in a bit).
Lay one of the dough pieces onto a baking sheet, then spread the pumpkin filling over it. Make sure to leave a border so the filling doesn’t leak out in the oven! Once the filling’s in, place the second piece of dough over top, and then use a fork to crimp the edges shut. Brush your giant gluten-free Pop-Tart with egg wash and bake until golden brown.
After you’ve pulled the gluten-free Pop-Tart out of the oven, you’ll need to let it cool a bit before adding the maple glaze. (Remember: you don’t want the glaze running all over the place). To make the maple glaze, combine powdered sugar, real maple syrup, heavy cream, and a healthy pinch of cinnamon in a bowl. The glaze should be spreadable, but not too runny!
Once the pumpkin spice Pop-Tart has cooled off a bit, drizzle on that glaze and dig into that bad boy.
Make this massive Pop-Tart for your next brunch. Your friends will be seriously impressed, and they’d never guess that it is gluten-free!
In a large mixing bowl, combine Simple Mills Pancake and Waffle Mix with cubes of butter. Use a pastry cutter to work the butter into the mix until mixtures resembles coarse sand. Using your hands, fold in 1 egg and mix until combined.
Shape dough into a small rectangle and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, but up to 24 hours.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Combine all filling ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
Roll out chilled dough on a well-floured surface (I suggest almond flour). Roll dough into a roughly 13″x17″ rectangle (dough will be thin, flour liberally!). Cut into a 12″x16″ rectangle using a sharp knife. Cut the rectangle in half so you have two equal-sized 12″x8″ pieces. Place one piece of dough onto prepared baking sheet.
Whisk a large egg with 2 tablespoons of water. Use a pastry brush to brush the outside inch of dough on the baking sheet. Spread pumpkin mixture onto dough, leaving a 2 inch border.
Carefully place the second piece of dough over the first, using your fingers to slightly push dough together around the edges. Use a large fork to make indents along the border of the pop tart, then poke fork lightly in the center of the poptart to allow air to escape. Brush entire thing with remaining egg wash.
Bake for 17 minutes, until the dough is light golden brown. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before topping with cinnamon maple glaze.
To make the glaze, combine all ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl (mixture will be very thick). Microwave on high for 10-15 seconds, stir, and drizzle onto poptart. Allow to cool slightly before sprinkling with demerara sugar (optional). Slice into 8 pieces and serve!
Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Simple Mills. All text and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that help make Broma possible!