Easy Apple Pie Burritos

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Good morning!

Thank you for all your amazing comments on yesterday’s Notes To My Younger Self post. :)

Last night I came up with a little dessert that was quite fun to make! I call them Apple Pie Burritos. They are a healthy take on the apple pie and come in perfect mini servings.

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Easy Apple Pie Burritos

Inspired by Pioneer Women’s Apple Pie and my Vegan Pumpkin Pie.

Ingredients:

Pie filling:

  • 2 granny smith apples (or other variety will do!), peeled and sliced into wedges
  • 1 tbsp whole grain spelt flour
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1-2 tsp almond milk
  • 1/2 cup Sucanat (brown sugar might work)
  • Pinch sea salt

 

Spelt Crust:

  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1/4 cup Earth Balance butter
  • 2 tbsp Sucanat (or brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup milled flax or ground chia seed
  • 2 tbsp Almond Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch sea salt

 

Directions: Preheat oven to 375F. Grab a baking pan and line it with a parchment paper or non-stick silicone mat. In a medium sized bowl place your filling ingredients and mix until apple slices are thoroughly coated. In a large bowl mix your spelt crust (detailed photos here). Mix the dry ingredients (spelt flour, sucanat, milled flax/chia, cinnamon, and salt) and mix well. Now add slightly melted butter and milk and mix with a mixer or with your hands just until the dough comes together. Form a ball and cover it with flour. Grab pieces of the dough and flatten with your hands to make the shape of a large circle. Place 2-3 apple slices in the middle and wrap like a burrito. Alternatively you can also roll out your dough with a rolling pin, however I will warn you spelt dough is a bit temperamental to work with and it cracks easily. Once you have about 10 small burritos, sprinkle them with sugar and pop them in the oven for about 30-35 minutes, until slightly crisp and golden. Serve with Banana Soft Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition info: (Per pie, makes 10): 136 kcals, 4 grams fat, 2 grams fibre, 1 gram protein.

Mixing up the pie filling was super fast…

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Boom.

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Those Sucanat covered apples will tastes incredible, but they will taste even better when they caramelize in the oven!

Spelt dough is very temperamental to work with, but I’m up for the challenge if it means a super healthy whole grain flour!

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I get asked this all the time, so here are a few of the benefits of spelt flour:

  • Very high in protein (up to 15%)
  • Ancient grain, a cousin to wheat but easier to digest
  • Hardy grain, therefore requires no pesticides
  • High in fibre
  • High in B vitamins
  • High in magnesium and iron
  • Nutty, complex flavour
  • For more info, see here.

 

Once you start using spelt flour you will never go back to the bleached, processed stuff! It tastes so much better than white flour.

10 burritos all wrapped up and ready to be baked!

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The beauty about the burritos is that you can shape them any way you like and they don’t need to look perfect! Just have fun with them.

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After about 30-35 minutes in the oven!

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The Sucanat mixture caramelized in the oven and there was this toffee like shell around the burritos. It tasted amazing!!! It is super hot though so be careful (I burned my finger!). The inside of the apple pie burritos tasted so amazing.

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I suggest serving these with Banana Soft Serve! I am out of bananas though, so I will have to wait on that idea.

I’m not sure how it is Friday already, but I am determined to get caught up! And get in a run. I’ve had one workout all week because I have been so busy. Going to start the weekend off right. :)

Happy Friday!

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1 a August 27, 2010

stop saying boom, its annoying.

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2 Molly (Fuel Her Up) August 27, 2010

Very relevant comment. Thanks for contributing.

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3 a August 27, 2010

sarcasm?

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4 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday August 27, 2010

It’s better than BAM!

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5 Julie @SavvyEats August 27, 2010

Ange, I love you and your use of the word “boom.” Just saying.

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6 Julie @SavvyEats August 27, 2010

Thanks, Ange. An extra BOOM to start the weekend off right. ;)

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7 heather August 27, 2010

As blogger comment sections are the place for relevant conversation: I respectfully disagree. I don’t find the use of the word “boom” as annoying. Especially compared to your lack of apostrophe in the word “it’s.”

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8 steph (@ mediterraneanmiss) August 27, 2010

^ boom.

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9 kelly August 27, 2010

^lol!

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10 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 27, 2010

booooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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11 Sarah August 27, 2010

Couldn’t agree more, THS!

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12 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 27, 2010

I gave you a healthy recipe, but I did not claim I would not annoy you.

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13 Neen @ Broad Bean to Runner Bean August 27, 2010

How RUDE!

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14 Neen @ Broad Bean to Runner Bean August 27, 2010

The person telling you to stop saying BOOM that is! not you! :-)

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15 FlowerChildYoga August 29, 2010

I made these yesterday. You are so creative!! Cute name and they were awesome. My husband ate almost the whole pan! I had a good bit of leftover yummy looking sauce in the bottom of the bowl once the apples were wrapped in their burritos. I made vegan overnight oats with them and let me tell you my breakfast this morning was amazing!!

I can’t believe anyone reading this blog would take the time and effort to make a negative comment about something Angela writes. Why would you put negativity out there like that, serving absolutely no positive purpose. Really sad.

Angela, you are truly providing such an amazing service to people trying to live a healthier life. You are truly a mentor and inspiration for me and I am very grateful to you. I would not have come nearly as far as I have without your guidance. I really rely on you as you are my primary source of information and recipes, as I shift toward eating healthier (truly healthy, not what I mistakenly used to think of as healthy) and eating vegan. Your blog is my homepage and I look at it every day. I am always amazed at the time and effort you put into your pictures and info. Your healthy, but sweet, recipes help me manage my horrible PMS cravings too which has been years of struggle and weight gain for me.
Much Gratitude, Much Love, Many Blessings, Amy

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16 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 2, 2010

Thank you so much for leaving me such a nice comment. I am truly grateful for my readers. :) I hope you continue to enjoy the blog!

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17 Nikki August 27, 2010

Those look totally amazing! Must make soon.

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18 Jess @ MTL Veggies August 27, 2010

I wish I had the mental capacity to be as creative in the morning as you are, these look delicious! :)
Have a happy Friday!

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19 Jessica @ How Sweet August 27, 2010

Oh yum! Those are a fun Friday meal. :)

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20 Amanda August 27, 2010

Those look great but knowing me I’d put a light glaze over the top. I have a very big sweet tooth :)

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21 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg August 27, 2010

Wow, these look awesome!! I love healthy desserts like this!

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22 Wendy @ Seriously Sassy August 27, 2010

Wow. Thank you so much for that recipe! Looks like you TRULY succeeded in creating a treat that’s super delicious AND super healthy. Also, thank you for the info on the spelt that I use all the time but didn’t really know the benefits!
Loving your beautiful blog, Angela!

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23 Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman August 27, 2010

I love this idea! Those sound so good. I have no spelt around, but I think I could improvise with a whole wheat tortilla.

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24 Kristy August 27, 2010

These remind me of those apple empanadas that they sell at Taco Bell. Obviously – your look better and more nutritous. :-)

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25 Liza (Health Nutting) August 27, 2010

Holy tamole, those look amazing!!!! So creative — great idea! :)

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26 Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) August 27, 2010

Ohhh – those are so cute and adorable! I’ll have to make these for my next family get together!

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27 Whitney August 27, 2010

Those look delicious, I’m definitely going to put them on my “must try” list. Thanks for the receipe!

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28 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 27, 2010

Angela you have me drooling once again and guess what I have a bunch of apples to use up!!! Thanks for the lovely idea, I will have to try these this weekend (tonight) :)

Have a great weekend!

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29 Allison August 27, 2010

those look pretty sweet!!

i can’t believe its friday either, this week FLEW by.

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30 Lindsay August 27, 2010

Oh yummy!! I bet these would be great with some cinnamon ice cream!

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31 Halley (Blunder Construction) August 27, 2010

I think it’s funny that you call them burritos, I think they are more like whole-grain turnovers? I like the spelt dough idea, but if you say its tempermental, then I can imagine my batch would behave like a rabid dog!

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32 Hannah August 27, 2010

Thoses look so delicious!!! I just bought a bunch of Spelt flour from Bulk Barn and I couldnt wait to go to your site to check out your bounty of recipes using spelt flour!! Thanks so much!!!

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33 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/s August 27, 2010

Those are so cute and look not to hard to make. I must make these for fall. I wonder if you could try pears? Or apples with dried cranberries.

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34 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 27, 2010

You sure could…or even bananas!

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35 Marina August 27, 2010

I had idea like this for ages, but I never had the chance on making them.
Yum.
I have to try this, specially with the spelt flour. I never made anything with spelt!

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36 Michelle @ Turning Overa New Leaf August 27, 2010

Sucanat. Interesting. I just found the stuff at my local grocery store and am debating whether to get it. I’m about out of my brown sugar…

Those apple pie burritos look AMAZING! And they’re only making me want the fall season even more!

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37 Jessie (Bites and Pieces) August 27, 2010

Ooh, yum, these look like the perfect breakfast treat! Just in time for fall too. :)

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38 steph (@ mediterraneanmiss) August 27, 2010

I know I can always count on your blog for something that makes me want to flee the office to buy ingredients ASAP! These apple burritos are no exception. They look delicious, and so fun! I totally see where you’re going with the banana soft serve, too <3 I'll be sure to pick up some bananas as well as apples, haha.

I hope that you have a beautiful weekend :)
xo

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39 Julia August 27, 2010

Angela, what a great idea! It’s a healthy danish variation without that greasy puff pastry.
Thanks for sharing :-)

I can only agree with you on using spelt flour. I love that nutty flavor especially for fall/winter pies, cookies or muffins as it tastes great in combination with cinnamon (and cinnamon is my favorite spice for the cold season!)

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40 Nikki T August 27, 2010

These pies look like they are BOOMing with flava!! Can’t wait to make them. Luckily, last time I was at Costco, I saw that they have spelt flour…since my white flour is almost gone, I may replace it with spelt!
Have a wonderful day :)

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41 Lana August 27, 2010

Yet another great looking recipe! Thanks!

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42 Maria @ Oh Healthy Day August 27, 2010

Sweet! Most baking recipes overwhelm me because of their long list of ingredients and I thought for sure this one would have a never ending list too – so surprised it doesn’t! I think could make those with just what’s in my pantry :) Thank you thank you! Happy Friday!

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43 highonhealthy August 27, 2010

Ahaha.. that first comment just made my day.

As for the actualy topic of this post.. cute! Yes, cute. I think those little apple pie burritos are adorable and I’m willing to make them simply because of that. I’ve recently started to work with spelt flour more and while I really like it, I didn’t know about the nutritional benefits! Awesome!

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44 Therese August 27, 2010

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Must make these! YUM! Thanks for recipe!!!

Hey! Have you decided to do Scotiabank yet?!

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45 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 27, 2010

Im actually eying the Oakville half on sept 6th! Not sure yet…

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46 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 27, 2010

What an amazing recipe! Yummy :)

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47 Liz @ Tip Top Shape August 27, 2010

Oh my goodness, those look delicious!!! I’ll admit the name was not too appetizing but the pictures definitely made up for that :D

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48 Wei-Wei August 27, 2010

BOOM BOOM BOOM. LOVE IT. You’re so creative!

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49 Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans August 27, 2010

THose look delicious!! Apple pie reminds me of Fall…maybe this weather inspired them??

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50 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 27, 2010

I think so it was chilly out there this AM! and last night…Eric and I almost froze on our walk.

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51 Shanna, like Banana August 27, 2010

Has anyone ever told you you’re a genius? Applie pie burritos pretty much seals the deal ;)

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52 Camille August 27, 2010

These look incredible! What a cool idea!

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53 Jean@RoastedRootsandPumpkinSpice August 27, 2010

O wow, those look great! The crust is my favorite part when it comes to pies and the ones you have here looks thick and flaky, just how I like them.

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54 monicanelsonfitness August 27, 2010

Wow! SO impressed, those are amazing to the eye and what a nice treat for a snack, breakfast, or dessert. Absolutley amazing! Looking forward to making it or very similar to it:) Winchells Doughnuts has nothing on you! Or since you are in Canada is it safe to say “Horton’s Doughnuts” (sp?)

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55 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 27, 2010

haha yes…we call him TIMMY!

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56 monicanelsonfitness August 27, 2010

I have to say when I tried “Timmy’s” I wanted to move Canada, also the Wunder Bar had something to do with it:) Oh yeah!

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57 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 27, 2010

Timmy has that effect of many people ;)

You don’t have wunder bars?

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58 monicanelsonfitness August 27, 2010

OMG! NO we don’t have wunder bars, I’ll never forget the “squirt” of peanut butter in my mouth from my first bite, hehe. But honestly
not a big fan of the chemicals that they contain most likely:)
It is so nice to be in contact with you. I love your blog! I am so new to the blog world,but love it. I just got my training website up this week with my new meal blog (2 yrs of my recipes that was just for personal and I just got done re-doing it) is tied in (for my clients and all others). Anyways, I want to order some GLO BARS!! I would love a variety pack.:) For myself and possibly my clients. Is the best way to just order from your site?
I also have one more thing, that I want to run by you…I recently just saw your Parsnip fries and I totally made them but changed it. I linked it back to you, is this ok with you? is this how it works?! I am such a newbie blogger, HELP!
I hands down heard of it first from you so it is only right to make sure it is ok with you.:)
here is my link to it: http://monicanelsonfitness.com/blog/meals/sweet-potatoes-and-carrots-with-peanut-butter-2/
Let me know if this is ok with you:)
Looking forward to getting to try a Glo Bar for the first time!!
Always,
Monica
ps I tried to send this not on the comment section but it got returened to me(see i am so new to this!)

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59 Heather (Heather's Dish) August 27, 2010

apple pie burritos sounds ridiculously good! and i love that i know that anytime i make one of your recipes it will be full of things that are good for me :)

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60 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 27, 2010

The burritos are SO cute!! Have a great run and a relaxing weekend! :)

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61 Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 27, 2010

So I read the first few comments and wanted to say boom’s an awesome word- like the awesomest ;)

And these are so cute!! They’d make a perfect appitizer or dessert. Yum! I’ll have to give them a try. Thanks, Angela! :)

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62 Faith @ lovelyascharged August 27, 2010

Ooh, this looks delish! I think I’ll try this but with a regular wheat crust seeing as that’s what I have on hand.

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63 Lauren @ 40Apples August 27, 2010

These look fabulous! Love their “rustic” flair (I think those are the best kinds of desserts). This is giving me a great idea for how to use up the rest of my whole wheat pizza dough (granted, a little less awesome than Sucanat and cinnamon crust, but definitely doable…).

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64 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 27, 2010

These are so cute! This recipe is getting me so excited for fall.

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65 Chelsea at Striking Balance August 27, 2010

Yum! These look great. I just bought some spelt flour recently, and am excited to start using it! Thanks for the info on it!

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66 Leah @ Why Deprive@ August 27, 2010

These look so good!! I think I’ll have a hard time not eating all the sucanat covered apples though!! :)

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67 Victoria August 27, 2010

Angela these look so delicious! You are so inspirational and make me feel excited about being fit and healthy. Have an awesome weekend :o)

Victoria

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68 Meghan August 27, 2010

Great idea, I cannot wait until apples are in season here. Also, thank you for the information about spelt flour, I am always looking for new ingredients to try but it’s nice to learn more before I go out and buy them.

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69 Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat August 27, 2010

I am drooling on my keyboard right now (ok, just kidding but these look AMAZING). I am in love with any sweet dessert involving apples, so I know what I’ll be making soon!

And I know when I make them, I’ll say BOOM just for good measure :)

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70 Erika @ Health and Happiness in LA August 27, 2010

These apple pie burritos are what McDonald’s “apple pies” WISH they were.

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71 Amber K August 27, 2010

Definitely looks amazing! Yum! BOOM ;)

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72 christyn @ All Ways Nutritious August 27, 2010

so easy and healthy…thats why i love your recipes!!

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73 Annie@stronghealthyfit August 27, 2010

Mm those look yummy!

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74 P August 27, 2010

Looks so good – perfect for fall!

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75 Laurab @ foodsnobstl August 27, 2010

Those look so yummy! I am going to try them with peaches though. I love spelt flour too!

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76 Devon August 27, 2010

YUM! I bet I could even get my husband to eat this…must. go. buy. spelt flour.

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77 Lori August 27, 2010

These look so incredible! You’re such a culinary genius! Love it! I may need some classes from you… all your eats are so cute!

have an absolutely wonderful Friday and weekend!

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78 Jessica August 27, 2010

Yum! I’m going to have to add these to my baking to-do list!

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79 Andrea (@ Puppy Dog Tales) August 27, 2010

These are adorable. I love how little they are. I want to test these out on my little guys. :)

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80 Kate August 27, 2010

Wow, Angela, this looks really good. I’ve never used spelt flour though… but I might pick some up on my next trip to Whole Foods. Thanks for the recipe!

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81 Caroline August 27, 2010

Mmm! Can’t you tell my favorite season is coming? I think apples are a really versatile fruit as far as toppings go and I would actually love to put almond, Barney (it deserves its own category), cashew, or sunflower butter on those. Then again, I’m nut butter obsessed.

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82 Jennifer (Keepitsimplefoods) August 27, 2010

These look really great! I wonder though, did the pastry turn out dense? I’m not much of a baker, but whenever I use whole wheat flour it turns out really heavy and dense. Tips? Thanks!

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83 Tracey August 27, 2010

Those apple pie burritos look sooo good! And I agree about the spelt flour. I absolutely love it when baking. However, it’s more expensive than other flours, but I get it because it’s so healthy for you.

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84 Neen @ Broad Bean to Runner Bean August 27, 2010

Fab idea! your such a wizz in the kitchen!

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85 Friska August 27, 2010

Will try this soon. There was a big “pie and burritos?” question in my head, then I saw the pic..ohhh mama wish i could just eat it out of my screen hahaahahah. Anyway, this recipe is being mentioned at fitsugar website…COOL :). Thank you for the recipe Angela.

ps: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM, take that haters!

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86 faith @ gracefulfitness August 27, 2010

I just picked a bag of apples and am looking forward to making these burritos! Thanks for sharing!

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87 Jenny August 27, 2010

Once again another amazing recipe. I can’t wait to make these! You now have my hooked on overnight oats- thank you, by the way :-)

Take care,
Jenny

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88 Olya August 27, 2010

Wow! Thank you so much for this recipe! Your photography is beautiful. I’ll be definitely making this recipe.

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89 Kirsten August 27, 2010

Apple pie burritos! They sound delicious – such a cool idea!

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90 Pure2raw twins August 27, 2010

These look unbelievable!!!!

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91 Chelsey August 27, 2010

You continue to amaze me as days go by. Seriously. Those look awesome.

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92 Emily August 27, 2010

Oh my, these look good! I just started following this blog (1st timer – this is the 1st blog that has caught my interest!) and I love it so far! Paige Lysaght (http://www.paigelysaght.com), introduced me to it when I told her about how I had made frozen choc banana peanut butter truffles (mashed banana, pbutter and cacao powder rolled into balls and then put in the freezer) and she suggested I try your glo cakes recipe. I made them this morning and Yum! I love that you use healthy ingredients and not a lot of sugar or artificial sweeteners. Paige is doing a sugar challenge that I am doing where I can’t have sugar for the month of sept, so I plan to come here often for new recipes to keep things interesting. I love everything I have seen so far! This recipe has inspired me to revamp my gluten free pie crust recipe to a healthier version. Just in time for pumpkin pie in a couple months!

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93 Melanie August 27, 2010

Yum! Made these tonight and they were winners right down to my 5 yr old. Super easy – whipped up in a few minutes and they were ready when we got home from a little family bike ride. Love the idea of banana or apples/cranberries one of the other posters suggested. We’ll be trying that soon.

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94 Randi August 28, 2010

OMG These look amazing. I want to make them this weekend. I just have to figure out where to get spelt flour.

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95 Melanie August 28, 2010

If your regular grocery store carries Bob’s Red Mill – check there. That’s where I got mine.

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96 gia August 31, 2010

They look super delicious. :)

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97 Kristin D September 9, 2010

Those look delicious!! I have to try making them! Perfect for the fall!

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98 Sandy January 22, 2013

Hi! YUM… Do you think I could use canola oil instead of the vegan butter in the spelt crust? Thanks Angela… you are a creative and thoughtful cook, and I love your cute little Angela-isms, like Boom! Keep it all coming…. :)

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99 Erin August 22, 2014

I have a box of yummy summer apples that I need use up. I haven’t used spelt flour before… do you think that these would freeze well? It would be awesome to have a few batches of these pre-made for the colder months.

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