Pop-Tarts Oatmeal: a Winning Recipe


This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Kellogg’s® Pop-Tarts® Toaster Pastries.

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Last week I rhapsodized about the pleasures of Pop-Tarts served cold, and even tried out a Sprinkly Ice Cream Bites recipe with the new Frosted Strawberry Milkshake flavor. Now, I realize there are some die-hard warmed-up Pop-Tarts fans (my husband included) who might be feeling left out, so in the interest of reconciliation (hey, we all love Pop-Tarts, don't we?) I'm sharing my very own Pop-Tarts recipe -- and it's a hot dish.

Bonggamom's Pop-Tarts Oatmeal
1/2 cup Irish steel-cut oatmeal
2 cups water
1 Kelloggs Frosted Strawberry Milkshake Pop-Tart

Boil 2 cups water. When the water is boiling briskly, stir in the oatmeal. When the porridge is smooth and beginning to thicken, turn down the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Crumble up the Pop-Tart and stir it into the oatmeal in the last 3 minutes of cooking. Serve immediately.

If you're more of a time-saving, shortcut-loving kind of gal (and who isn't on weekdays?), you can use this recipe instead:

1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats (I prefer the Irish kind)
1 cup water
1 Kelloggs Frosted Strawberry Milkshake Pop-Tart

Mix the oats and water together in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on High for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until thickened. Crumble up the Pop-Tart and stir it into the oatmeal, then microwave on High for 10 seconds more. Stir and serve immediately.


Serves two hungry kids or one greedy grownup.


The resulting dish is ooey, gooey, pink and pretty, warm and fuzzy. You can add milk and maple syrup to suit your own taste, but honestly, I think the Frosted Strawberry Milkshake Pop-Tarts already adds just the right hint of milkiness and sweetness and crunch.





As for how it tastes, I think the photos say it all:
In fact, I'd be right along with them, trying to get my share of that oatmeal, but I had to take the photo. Don't worry, I got the last laugh: I made a whole new bowl of Pop-Tarts oatmeal all for myself.

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Mami2jcn on April 9, 2010 at 10:27 AM said...

My kids love oatmeal, cereal, and fruit for breakfast.

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Charity Donovan on April 9, 2010 at 11:21 AM said...

Yogurt & Fresh Fruit

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Susan on April 9, 2010 at 11:31 AM said...

No kids!

Linda V on April 9, 2010 at 4:51 PM said...

Heat and eat breakfast sandwiches.

Erin from Long Island on April 10, 2010 at 1:43 AM said...

I dont have kids, and I am not a big breakfast eater. I usually have a salad with hard boiled eggs or fruit with cottage cheese as my first meal of the day

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My son's favorite thing for breakfast is cold pizza and some fruit. Actually, he would eat anything for breakfast. He isn't hard to please.
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Anne J on April 10, 2010 at 5:02 AM said...

my kids love to eat oatmeal for breakfast.

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Jeanette Huston on April 10, 2010 at 11:12 AM said...

My kids love graham crackers and bannanas.

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Toystory on April 10, 2010 at 1:55 PM said...

OOPs I am really just so confused today... kids like Cereal, then yogurt in that order.

Wendi P on April 10, 2010 at 4:05 PM said...

One daughter likes frozen waffles and the other daughter likes cereal for breakfast.

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kari jasus on April 10, 2010 at 6:38 PM said...

my 3 yo loves BACON! sheesh. try to get him to at least eat eggs with it.

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Rebecca O on April 10, 2010 at 7:59 PM said...

Besides poptarts!...my son likes oatmeal, cereal, eggs and toast...he basically likes it all! Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail

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Amy on April 10, 2010 at 9:31 PM said...

Sophie loves yogurt!

petteytiffany@yahoo.com on April 11, 2010 at 1:02 PM said...

we love yogurt and granola

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Kim on April 11, 2010 at 5:14 PM said...

My kids love to eat Cheerios with some fruit on the side!

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Kate C said...

My girls eat cereal or waffles for breakfast!

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Shel on April 12, 2010 at 12:41 AM said...

My daughter loves cold cereal, granola bars or Poptarts. When we have time, she loves scrambled eggs with hot dogs cut into them.

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bctripletmom on April 12, 2010 at 1:09 AM said...

My kids love to eat egg/cheese burritos (scrambled eggs, shredded cheddar, rolled in flour tortilla).

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Rebecca Graham on April 12, 2010 at 2:04 AM said...

Cereal and fruits works for us.

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VickieB on April 12, 2010 at 5:10 AM said...

don't have kids at home, but I like cold cereal or for on the go, breakfast burritos. We make up a bunch and freeze them

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Nancy on April 12, 2010 at 7:50 AM said...

They love to eat cereal, yogurt and fruit.

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pixie13 on April 12, 2010 at 9:39 AM said...

My daughter's favorite breakfast is poached eggs or sausage & pancakes

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js22 on April 12, 2010 at 10:32 AM said...

They love cereal - quick and easy!

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Annette D on April 12, 2010 at 10:35 AM said...

My son loves the Chocolate Poptarts!
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coriwestphal on April 12, 2010 at 7:23 PM said...

Our go-to breakfast is usually either granola bars and poptarts, maybe toast, and some kind of fruit!

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Kelly said...

I never would have thought of oatmeal and pop tarts together.

Melinda on April 13, 2010 at 7:17 AM said...

My fav fast breakfast are toaster strudels...but eggs and fruit are healthier

Joy said...

Fresh Fruit

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Anonymous said...

I usually have cereal
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Anonymous said...

pop-tarts of course

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Artistic Cook on April 13, 2010 at 7:56 AM said...

a bowl of Cherrios

royaldixie on April 13, 2010 at 9:01 AM said...

We're big fans of sausage, eggs and English muffins for breakfast.

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Theresa N. on April 14, 2010 at 5:43 AM said...

Yummy pancakes with lots of syrup (of course).:)
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Snowflake07 on April 14, 2010 at 8:16 AM said...

My daughter likes to eat either bananas or strawberries for breakfast.

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pat jasmin on April 14, 2010 at 4:52 PM said...

myhusband and i eat oatmeal with fruit most of the time

Anonymous said...

Cereal or scrambled eggs with bacon.

Scott on April 15, 2010 at 8:53 AM said...

No kids but I usually take something on the road with me on my commute or something extra in my lunch bag to eat at my desk. A granola bar, cup of yogurt, pop tart, apple, etc. are all options.
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angie lilly on April 15, 2010 at 9:08 AM said...

No children here and I don’t really have a routine. Some days I don’t even eat breakfast and opt for a cup of chai or coffee latte. Other days I have a fruit smoothie or bowl of granola. On my lucky days, my hubby makes a full sit down breakfast from scratch MMMM! LOL
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dddiva on April 15, 2010 at 9:13 AM said...

coffee- maybe a smoothie or granola bar

Amanda on April 15, 2010 at 9:45 AM said...

I don't have kids but I myself enjoy anything from cookies (or cake, or candy, or Pop Tarts) to leftover Chinese food for breakfast.

wigget on April 15, 2010 at 12:28 PM said...

my little one loves his rice krispies

Mindy on April 15, 2010 at 2:18 PM said...

Cereal & a banana!

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helenlam on April 15, 2010 at 2:22 PM said...

cereal and fruit are always popular for breakfast

Anonymous said...

sliced strawberries and juice

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Eternal Amour on April 15, 2010 at 9:35 PM said...

My oldest loves poptarts or cereal.
My youngest loves oatmeal and bananas.

guettel78 on April 16, 2010 at 5:04 AM said...

The kids are easy to please. Our typical routine is to lay out all the cereal, oatmeal, fruit, and juice on the counter to let everyone pretty much fend for themselves before we sit down to eat breakfast together. On weekends we may indulge a little and have stuffed french toast or pancakes, two other favorites. If we’re in a big rush, we’ll usually make fruit, yogurt, and granola parfaits to go. Thanks!

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shoestringliving on April 16, 2010 at 7:15 AM said...

Um, no kids here-but we love "goulash" it's cereal mixed with yogurt and sometimes fruit as well.

Cara! on April 16, 2010 at 8:00 AM said...

My youngest loves yogurt and my oldest love poptarts!

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Wehaf on April 16, 2010 at 9:03 AM said...

I don't have kids; for breakfast I either have oatmeal or dry cereal, with milk and fresh fruit.

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Jennifer on April 16, 2010 at 9:31 AM said...

They like S'mores poptarts and so do I!

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ShesAnAngel on April 16, 2010 at 9:59 AM said...

My daughter loves to eat a Bagel for breakfast (or poptarts!)and my son loves to eat a breakfast sandwich :D

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slehan on April 16, 2010 at 10:45 AM said...

Smoothies are regular around this house. Thanks for the contest.

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susan1215 on April 16, 2010 at 11:30 AM said...

My kids like ceral, oatmeal, toaster studel and eggs.

Jinxy and Me on April 16, 2010 at 12:28 PM said...

Frozen waffles are usually a hit.

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Nicole on April 16, 2010 at 12:40 PM said...

My daughter eats scrambled eggs, bananas, and jelly toast every morning for breakfast and she LOVES it!

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Cheryl on April 16, 2010 at 12:55 PM said...

My kids love scrambled eggs with Charizo

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julie on April 16, 2010 at 2:30 PM said...

cheerios, poptarts, oatmeal. have to try the poptart oatmeal, sounds good

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looks good.
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Valeen on April 16, 2010 at 2:56 PM said...

My kids love bacon and eggs, but I don't always have time to fix it, so oatmeal or cold cereal is another favorite!

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Mari on April 16, 2010 at 4:45 PM said...

They like poptarts, eggos and go gurt.

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The kids love to eat pancakes for breakfast.
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DBARider on April 19, 2010 at 10:56 AM said...

That looks amazing... mmmm

Bonggamom on April 20, 2010 at 11:01 AM said...

Congratulations to the winner: #128 (from the 1st Pop-Tarts post), Shelly!

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