Grab and go foods are part of my go-to for the family. Everyone loves finger foods. Burritos are perfect because they can be a breakfast, dessert, part of lunch, or a snack. Wrap ’em up and go. Apple burritos are one of our favorites. You can make these ahead and have them ready any time. They can be gluten-free by using brown rice tortillas.
Fruit Filling for Burrito
You can place anything in a burrito but fruit is one of my favorites, especially for kid’s lunches. You can make the filling with any fruit that is available, just be sure to compensate with more or less water depending on how “juicy” the fruit is your working with. Apples are the staple in our house because we can get them for most of the year and are reasonably priced. This recipe is based on Granny Smiths so if you choose a sweeter apple you may need to decrease the coconut sugar. Let your taste be your guide – there’s no right or wrong with these types of recipes. Which is why I love any type of fruit burrito.
You can also make the filling as much as a week in advance. Frequently I make extra filling and it becomes a side dish for other meals or added to hot cereal for breakfast.
These apple burritos hold up really well. I have made big batches for my son’s classroom, both for snack and for lunch. After they cool a bit you can cut them in half for smaller portions. This is a very versatile fruit burrito, especially for busy moms.
Apple Burrito Recipe
Apple Burrito Ingredients
- 4 medium apples
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp. ground cloves (optional)
- Whole wheat or brown rice tortillas
- Chopped nuts (optional)
- 1 Tbs. butter, melted
Apple Burrito Directions
- Wash apples, cut into quarters and core.
- In a 2 quart saucepan, heat apples and water to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up apples until tender. Alternately you can puree the apples if a paste texture is more desirable than chunks.
- Stir in sugar and spices. Heat to boiling. Boil and stir 1 minute. Cover and refrigerate until using.
- Place a tablespoon or two of the apple filling into the center of each burrito. Carefully not to overfill as it will be hard to roll up.
- Top the filling with nuts if using.
- Brush the inside edges of the tortilla with water to help secure and roll up.
- Place the burritos on a cookie sheet. Baste with melted butter.
- Place into broiler until tortillas turn brown. Keep a carefully eye on them as this happens fast.
- Remove from oven and cool. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate. Great for kid’s lunches.
Make Ahead Tip
You can make the sauce up to a week in advance.