It’s President’s Day weekend and it’s FREEZING here in the Philadelphia area. The temperatures haven’t gotten out of the teens in 2 days so we have been taking it easy at home. Honestly we’ve spent a lot of time in our PJ’s which is fine by me. One of the things we like to do when stuck in the house is make yummy foods together. Anything to keep the kids busy, right?
Recently I was given a set of cookbooks from Handstand Kids. Created in 2007, Handstand Kids Cooking Company teaches children to love food through hands-on cooking experiences. Handstand Kids has many products to choose from including baking sets, cooking accessories and cookbook sets. Even though I feel our family are pretty adventurous eaters I wanted to give my boys the opportunity to choose some recipes that they could make on their own. The Cookbook Library includes Italian, Mexican and Chinese cookbooks. Each cookbook introduces your mini chef to a new country, explore it’s cuisine, language and culture. All recipes are ranked according to level of difficulty so you will know when more adult help is needed.
After taking a peek at the cookbooks the boys wanted to make something fun for Valentines Day. I had them look through our fridge and pantry to see what ingredients we had on hand before choosing their recipe. The boys wanted to try making this fun Mexican inspired dessert called Apple-Licious Taquitos. Calls for very few ingredients and easy for them to do with minimal help from me. We did switch up the ingredients a bit because we wanted to use what we had in the house and they though it needed a little sugar. Our Apple Pie Taquitos used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil and we had homemade applesauce in the pantry which is completely amazing, actually tastes like apple pie filling…so delish!
- 6 - 8 inch whole wheat tortillas
- 1 large or 2 small apples peeled and diced
- 1 cup applesauce
- ¼ cup coconut oil (melted)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ cup raw sugar
- Top with your favorite ice cream
- Peel and dice apples
- Add apples to a bowl with applesauce, mix together
- With a pastry brush, add coconut oil to both sides of the tortilla shells
- Add one heaping tablespoon of apple mixture to the middle of the tortillas
- Tuck in sides of each tortilla and roll into a flute shape
- On a small plate mix cinnamon and sugar together
- Roll each taquito into the cinnamon sugar mixture
- Lay on baking sheet
- Bake at 350 for 20 minutes then put on broil for 3-5 minutes to brown on top.
- Remove and let cool a bit then top with ice cream
I wanted the boys to gather all the ingredients first so they had everything together before getting started. When we cook in the kitchen I’ve always found that when we organize ourselves first we are much more successful.
My youngest needs to work on peeling, this was a bit challenging for him and he is 8 years old. Maybe he needs to start peeling potatoes more often.
The next steps were pretty easy for them to do on their own. They worked it out on their own which steps they were going to do and I have to say did a pretty good job and clean up was a minimal for them. Yes, they cook…they clean!
Once we had the Apple Pie Taquitos all rolled they were ready for the oven. As a treat we cut one in half and topped with ice cream. I think you could easily add all sorts of fillings to these Taquitos. Some of their ideas were blueberries, cherries, peaches and my personal favorite bananas with chocolate chips. What are some of your favorite ways to make Taquitos?
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