Homemade Hot Pockets
These have become a lunch box staple in our house. Well really, they’re an “I need something quick and easy for the kids to eat” staple in our house. And since I make a variety at a time, they never get bored. They are perfect for school lunches or a quick and easy on the go meal.
I hope your family loves these as much as we do. I’ve listed what we like to fill them with but feel free to stuff them with whatever you like. Enjoy!
I’ve made these a couple different ways. In the directions I say to mix everything together in a food processor but you can do it in a large mixing bowl as well. It is pretty much impossible to mess these up. One time I forgot to add the yeast. I know, it’s like the most important part, AND it took me like 15 minutes to remember! Oops. But I added it with a little warm water, kneaded the dough again for a few more minutes and was back in business. They were just fine. I also once placed the bowl and my back left burner on the stove when I was preheating the oven. I wasn’t even thinking about the fact that that particular burner gets super hot. When I went to start forming the hot pockets I discovered that the dough was very warm and the dough on the very bottom was cooked, oops again! I just pulled that part off and kept going, they were fine! See, it really is impossible to mess these babies up.
I just wrap them individually, label and freeze them. When I’m making the kid’s lunches in the morning, all I have to do is take one out of the freezer, pop in the microwave, wrap it in foil, put it in their lunch boxes and they’re good to go!
🍜 Variations & Substitutions
I usually use organic whole wheat flour but all purpose flour works well too, and I know some prefer it over the whole wheat. Just make sure you are using organic unbromated and unbleached flour. Over the weekend I decided to use a mixture of both and the kids loved them. I have not made them using gluten free flour but it’s on my to do list.
Homemade Hot Pockets
For the Dough
- 2 cups Organic Whole Wheat Flour
- 2 cups Organic All Purpose Flour unbleached and unbromated
- 1 ½ Tbsp Active Yeast
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 3 Tbsp Olive Oil plus more for brushing
- 1 ⅔ cups Warm Water
- Extra spices for topping before baking i.e. Oregano Basil, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, or whatever you like.
Fill Pockets With Any Of These
- Ham and cheese.
- Turkey and cheese.
- Pizza sauce cheese and your favorite pizza toppings.
- Taco meat cheese, and your favorite taco toppings
- Meatballs with marinara and cheese.
- Scrambled eggs bacon or sausage and cheese
- Create your own.
- Add flour, yeast, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and nutritional yeast to your food processor with the blade attachment and pulse to combine.
- Pulse in olive oil in a steady stream.
- Turn your food processor on low and slowly add water until thoroughly combined, continue mixing until the dough pulls away and a ball forms.
- Remove dough and knead for a few minutes on a floured surface until dough is no longer sticky.
- Pour a little olive oil in the bottom of a large bowl.
- Place the dough in the bowl and turn over a couple times to coat with the oil.
- Cover with saran wrap and let it rise until it doubles in size, about an hour or so.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Lightly flour the surface you will be using to make the hot pockets.
- Pull apart handfuls of dough and roll out into circles about the size of your hand.
- Add your desired fillings and fold in half.
- Seal the edges by pressing with a fork or your fingers.
- Brush with olive oil, top with salt and desired spices.
- Place on a cookie sheet and bake for about 15 minutes or so until dough is cooked through and they are golden brown.
- To freeze: Once cooled, wrap individually in saran wrap and place them in a gallon size ziploc bag. To thaw just removed the saran wrap and then wrap in a paper towel. Throw in the microwave for about 2 minutes until heated through.
- Check the instructions on your active yeast. Some do not require proofing. But if it yours does, just add a little sugar to some water and then add the yeast and let sit for 5-10 mins until foamy.
Nutrition values are estimates, for exact values consult a nutritionist.