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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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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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 27, 2010

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Amber K August 27, 2010

Definitely looks amazing! Yum! BOOM ;)

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christyn @ All Ways Nutritious August 27, 2010

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

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Annie@stronghealthyfit August 27, 2010

Mm those look yummy!

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P August 27, 2010

Looks so good – perfect for fall!

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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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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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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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Jessica August 27, 2010

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Neen @ Broad Bean to Runner Bean August 27, 2010

Fab idea! your such a wizz in the kitchen!

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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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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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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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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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Kirsten August 27, 2010

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

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Pure2raw twins August 27, 2010

These look unbelievable!!!!

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Chelsey August 27, 2010

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

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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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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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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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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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gia August 31, 2010

They look super delicious. :)

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Kristin D September 9, 2010

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

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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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