Let’s give a warm welcome to one of new Kitchen Council members, Gina Fonata of Healthy Little Vittles. Gina is a recipe developer, food photographer, published author, and certified health coach, that focuses on gluten-free, vegan, plant-based recipes that anyone will enjoy! She started her blog after being diagnosed with thyroid disease in hopes to not only inspire others on their own journey to better health but also to help hold herself accountable. We hope you enjoy this first recipe from Gina!
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love 1. apple pie and 2. tacos… Well today, we’re combining the two for one easy, fantastic dessert recipe. So, now that I have your attention, let’s taco more about how easily these Apple Pie Tacos come together and how unbelievably easy they are to scarf down!
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to create a recipe that not only I would enjoy myself in celebration of being a mom, but that is also easy enough for the hubby and kids to make all on their own to pamper me on my day “off”, wink!
The steps are simple. First, you’ll need to purchase corn tortillas, I used street taco corn tortillas because they are smaller. Next, pick up your favorite apples from Stemilt (I used Fuji apples in this recipe), coconut sugar, your favorite gluten-free granola, cinnamon, allspice, vegan butter or coconut oil, tapioca/arrowroot flour, maple syrup, and lemon juice. When you are ready to make these Apple Pie Tacos, you’ll start by making the apple pie filling first.
Anywho, you’ll want to peel and dice the Stemilt apples into small pieces and sauté them with cinnamon, allspice, coconut sugar, lemon juice, and tapioca/arrowroot flour (used as a thickener), and a little bit of water until they are soft and the juices release creating that juicy apple pie filling- about 15 minutes. Next, in a food processor/blender combine the granola, coconut sugar, and cinnamon and process until you achieve a finely ground texture. Dip each corn tortilla in melted butter then coat them in the cinnamon sugar granola mixture. To make them into crispy shells, place them into the underside of a cupcake pan, this helps them to hold their shape until crispy, and then bake them for 12 minutes.
I think you know what to do next, but you fill each taco shell with the apple pie filling and then dollop a scoop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream on top… Voila! Apple Pie Tacos anyone can make (and devour)! Note: To reheat leftover tacos, broil them in the oven for about 5 minutes keeping a close eye on them.