My love anything and everything ‘mexi-flavoured’. Give them tacos, or chili, or burritos, or enchiladas and the are happy little campers, but we added a whole new level of ‘mexi-ness’ when we made apple and berry taquitos!
Sweet taquitos!?! Yes please!
Not only have we added another ‘mexi-favourite’ to our list, we also found yet another way to use up all the homegrown apples we have been given.
These apple and berry taquitos are simple to make, quick to cook, and absolutely delicious.
Making them can be a bit messy (my kids get cinnamon sugar everywhere) but the recipe only has a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps, so it’s perfect for the kids to cook. They’ll need help with the oven, and serving up the piping hot taquitos once they are cooked, but the rest of the recipe is very child friendly, and older kids will be able to make these entirely on their own.
We love to make them with apples and frozen raspberries, but you could try all kinds of fruit fillings. We’ve also tried apple and rhubarb and apple and sultana, both are delicious. And when strawberry season rolls around we’ll be making strawberry and rhubarb taquitos too.
- 8-10 flour tortillas
- 2 cups cooked apple
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 180 C (approx 350f) and brush a large baking dish with some of the melted butter.
- Pour the sugar and cinnamon onto a dinner plate and stir gentle until combined.
- Combine the cooked apple and raspberries in a bowl.
- Brush one side of a tortilla with lots of melted butter and place it, buttered side down, onto the plate of cinnamon sugar, pressing down gently.
- Place a few spoons of fruit mixture onto the tortilla and roll it firmly and place it into the baking dish. The outside of the tortilla roll will be coated with cinnamon sugar.
- Once the dish is filled with rolled taquitos, brush the ends with some extra butter and sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar over the top.
- Bake in a moderate oven for 15- 20 minutes or until they are golded brown.
Please note: this recipe uses Australian measurements and temperatures, if you need to convert measurements or temperatures you can find our printable cooking conversion chart here.
Do your kids like to cook?
If you have kids who love helping in the kitchen, what is their favourite thing to cook?