These Apple Pie Breakfast Tacos are a sweet, creamy, crunchy, salty and gluten-free treat. Enjoy one for a perfect snack, or two for breakfast for about 300 calories and 15 grams of protein.
Happy Taco Tuesday! I’m not quite sure when that became a thing, but I’ll go with it because it provides some inspiration for recipe development 🙂 This month, my regular Recipe Redux post falls on a Tuesday and we have been challenged to show a healthy, creative take on a taco. Now, if you know me at all, breakfast is my thing, so today I’m sharing my Apple Pie Breakfast Tacos.
I love this recipe because it’s creamy, crunchy and salty, yet pretty healthy. I prefer to use organic taco shells and Trader Joe’s makes a great option. Whipping the cottage cheese in a mini food processor is the easiest way to create a smooth filling. You can also purchase whipped cottage cheese and the work is done for you. When it comes to the apples, a sweet one is the key. My favorites are honeycrisp, gala, fuji and jazz.
These breakfast tacos can easily become a make ahead meal. Cook up a batch of the apples in advance, whip up the cottage cheese and keep both in separate containers in the fridge and simply add to the taco shells in the morning.
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- 1 small apple, peeled and diced (I prefer honeycrisp, jazz, gala or fuji) about 3.5 ounces
- 1 packet stevia, divided
- 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (or more to taste)
- 1 teaspoon light buttery spread
- 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese (blended/whipped, see instructions)
- 2 organic taco shells
- Combine apples, lemon juice, ½ stevia packet and cinnamon in a bowl and toss to combine.
- Melt butter in a medium sauté pan over medium heat.
- Add apple mixture and sauté for approximately 10 minutes until apples have softened.
- Place cottage cheese and other ½ of the stevia packet in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth. To avoid this step, simply purchase whipped (spreadable) cottage cheese.
- Divide cottage cheese among the taco shells, then add apples.
- Garnish with extra cinnamon and serve.
Drizzle with honey, sorghum syrup or sugar free maple syrup if desired.
You can also serve apples over reduced fat/fat free ricotta cheese or vanilla Greek yogurt. Add nuts for extra protein and crunch if desired.