Easy Coconut Wrapped Apple Flautas

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When my boys were little we used to love to eat apple flautas with ice cream. Of course back then I was buying a store bought frozen variety. My schedule was amazingly hectic, with  home schooling, gardening, housework and all of the things that go along with raising a family, so I occasionally indulged in pre-made flautas. The truth is that they are amazingly quick and easy to make. With my children grown and on their own I have more time to indulge in making more of the foods I love from scratch.

Since I eat gluten free I was thrilled to find organic, grain free, gluten free coconut wraps at the grocery store. So began the simple quest of apple flautas for dessert…..

Ingredients:

2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, chopped (about 2-1/2 cups)

1-1/2 T. Coconut Sugar

1/4 tsp. Cinnamon

Dash Salt

2 T. Goat Butter

1-1/2 tsp. Arrowroot Flour

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Peel, core and chop apples. Add to a saucepan with sugar, cinnamon, tapioca flour and butter. Stir till well coated.

Cook till apples are tender.

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Place seven 6 inch tortillas on counter and divide filling between tortillas. (Approximately one heaping tablespoon of apple filling).

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Roll tightly and place seam side down on the parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes or till tortillas are a light golden color.

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Remove from pan and allow to cool on cookie rack-the filling will be HOT.

You can brush the tops with coconut oil and sprinkle sugar on top if desired….I found these sweet enough with out the additional sugar. I plan on making these again with a variety of different fillings such as apple and raisin, apple and cranberry, apple, walnut, raisin and coconut, sweet potatoes with walnuts…….. Perhaps I need to hide the bathroom scale!

These are delicious on their own or with a bowl of your favorite ice cream.

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Who’s ready for dessert!

 

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