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Easy Homemade Air Fryer Pop Tarts (2 ways!)

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Make your kids excited to get out of bed with these Homemade Air Fryer Pop Tarts! These pop tarts have a crisp flakey crust with a tender sweet filling, and topped with frosting.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and definitely a favorite meal in our family. These air fryer pop tarts will pair awesomely with a Breakfast Casserole or Eggs and Bacon.

Homemade Air Fryer strawberry and brown sugar pop tarts.

Easy Air Fryer Pop Tarts

These air fryer pop tarts are a handheld treat the whole family will go crazy for. They are super easy to make and kids can even help. Using premade pie dough speeds up the process even more. Growing up pop tarts were always a special treat. Now they are even more amazing when you make them homemade and in your air fryer.

Air Frying crisps these pop tarts to pastry perfection. They are just about as easy and quick as opening a box from the store but these homemade pop tarts taste so much better! With ooey gooey sweet fillings, crisp flakey crusts and a touch of frosting, you will never buy them again.

Using pie dough and strawberry filling to make pop tarts in the air fryer.

Ingredients Needed For Pop Tarts at Home

Here are all the ingredients you will need for both types of air fryer pop tarts. Both use ingredients you probably already have at home or can easily find at your local grocery store. These air fryer pop tarts are so easy, you will be making them all the time so you might want to keep the items you need on hand.

  • Refrigerated Pie Crusts: Use your favorite kind or make your own with this homemade pie crust.
  • Strawberry Jam: I like low sugar jams but my favorite is this easy homemade jam.

Icing Ingredients

  • Powdered Sugar: The base of any good frosting. Sift it for easy mixing.
  • Milk: Add more or less depending on the thickness you desire.
  • Sprinkles: Optional, but your kids will love the way they look and they’ll have fun sprinkling it on.

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tart

  • Brown Sugar: For a  bit more of a molasses flavor try using dark brown sugar.
  • Cinnamon: A little bit goes a long way.
  • Flour: Helps bind the filling all together.
  • Butter: Adds flavor and binding.

Cinnamon Icing Ingredients 

  • Powdered Sugar: Sift the powdered sugar to reduce lumps.
  • Milk: Add more or less for desired consistency.
  • Cinnamon: Add more or less depending on desired flavor.

Strawberry homemade pop tart with frosting and sprinkles.

Making Strawberry Air Fryer Pop Tarts

Sweet and tart strawberry jam is a favorite when it comes to pop tarts. It is like eating a strawberry pie for breakfast. Add the frosting and these air fryer pop tarts are insanely delicious.

  1. Dough: Roll out the refrigerated pie crusts to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut the dough into four even rectangles. Place 2 Tablespoons of strawberry jam on one side of the rectangle leaving 1/2 inch to the edge. Use your finger with some water and go along the edges of the dough.
  2. Cover: Add the second rectangle on top and seal the edges with a fork. Poke two holes in the top of the dough.
  3. Bake: Place in the basket of an air fryer and cook at 360 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and let cool completely.
  4. Icing: Combine the powdered Sugar and milk until you get the desired consistency. Spread on top of cooled pop tart.

Flakey tender homemade air fryer pop tarts.

Let’s Make Brown Sugar Pop Tarts!

The brown sugar and cinnamon combination in these air fryer pop tarts is so good! It’s like cinnamon roll filling in a hand held pop tart. It’s basically a cinnamon roll in a pop tart.  You are going to love it. And your going to love how fast it is!

  1. Filling: In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, flour and melted butter. Put two tablespoons on one side of the rectangle. Use your finger with some water and go along the edges of the dough.
  2. Top: Add the second rectangle on top and seal the edges with a fork. Poke two holes in the top of the dough.
  3. Bake: Place in the basket of an air fryer and cook at 360 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and let cool completely.
  4. Icing: Combine the powdered sugar, milk and cinnamon until you get your desired consistency. Spread on top of cooled pop tart.

Pie dough, brown sugar filling and ready to bake air fryer pop tarts.

Tips For The Best Air Fryer Pop Tarts

Making pop tarts in the air fryer makes them so easy. It may not be as fast as your toaster, but these are so much better you won’t mind the extra time.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Frosted brown sugar pop tarts made in the air fryer.

Variations for Homemade Pop Tarts

If you grew up on pop tarts, or buy them regularly, then you know there are so many different flavors. The fun thing about making your own is you can experiment with your favorite flavors or create your own.

  • Fruit:  Any kind of jam or jelly works wonderfully in these pop tarts. Think apricot, peach, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, or marion berry.
  • Pie Fillings: Pie fillings also make great fillings. Lemon, cherry and apple are favorites.
  • Chocolate:  Get your chocolate fix first thing in the morning by using Nutella or another chocolate spread. Make a chocolate frosting for the top.
  • Nut Butters: Any type of nut butter you enjoy will give you a good dose of protein. Add chopped bananas or chocolate chips to it for added flavor.
  • S’mores: Place marshmallows and chocolate chips in the center and top the icing with crushed graham crackers for a campfire twist to your pop tart.

Making the frosting for homemade air fryer pop tarts.

More Breakfast Recipes to Make Your Mornings!

Breakfast is such a wonderful meal, it’s often quick, easy and always delicious. It’s pretty customary to have breakfast for dinner even at our house. Breakfast is often like a comfort food. These recipes will help the day start off right!

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Air Fryer Pop Tarts

Make your kids excited to get out of bed with these Homemade Air Fryer Pop Tarts! These pop tarts have a crisp flakey crust with a tender sweet filling, and topped with frosting, of course!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer pop tarts, homemade pop tarts, pop tarts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Pop Tarts
Calories 794kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 1 package refrigerated pie crusts
  • strawberry jam

Icing:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • sprinkles: optional

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tart:

    Filling:

    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon flour
    • 2 tablespoons melted butter

    Cinnamon Icing:

    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 2-3 tablespoons milk
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

    Instructions

    • Roll out the refrigerated pie crusts to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut the dough into four even rectangles. Place 2 Tablespoons of strawberry jam on one side of the rectangle leaving 1/2 inch to the edge. Use your finger with some water and go along the edges of the dough.
    • Add the second rectangle on top and seal the edges with a fork. Poke two holes in the top of the dough.
    • Place in the basket of an air fryer and cook at 360 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and let cool completely.

    To make the icing:

    • Combine the powdered sugar and milk until you get the desired consistency. Spread on top of cooled pop tart.

    To make the Brown Sugar Cinnamon sugar pop tart

    • For the filling: In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, and melted butter. Put two tablespoons on one side of the rectangle. Use your finger with some water and go along the edges of the dough.
    • Add the second rectangle on top and seal the edges with a fork. Poke two holes in the top of the dough.
    • Place in the basket of an air fryer and cook at 360 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and let cool completely.

    To make the cinnamon icing:

    • Combine the powdered sugar, milk, and cinnamon until you get your desired consistency. Spread on top of cooled pop tart.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 794kcal | Carbohydrates: 114g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 515mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 3mg

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