Cinnamon Chips and Fruit Salsa

I’ve seen cinnamon chips and fruit salsa all over the blogosphere and pinterest world. What’s not to love about that combination, tiny little pieces of fruit on top of a cinnamony sugar chip. Yum!

One of my favorite dessert-snacks is the cinnamon twists from Taco Bell. And although these chips don’t have the same texture as those miniature churros do, they still contain the same cinnamony-sugary goodness and might be a good substitute for my often felt craving.  These chips are so good I could eat them on their own, and in fact did.

But, with the fruit salsa addition they are really great as well. Plus, with anything fruity it makes me think its a little healthier than my normal go to chocolate or cookies or candy for dessert. And really there isn’t anything very bad for you in this recipe anyway. A little sugar never hurt anyone.

My philosophy on this recipe is that as long as you have the delicious tortilla cinnamon chips, it doesn’t matter what fruit you put in your “salsa”. I think its good to have textural variety, but can be made with any types of fruits that make you happy.

I decided to make mine with peaches, pears and apples. But the most popular varieties of fruit salsa seem contain strawberry, kiwi and apple. Like I said though, make this with your own favorites.

Fruit Salsa

2 pears
2 peaches
2 apples
1 TBS lemon or lime juice
1 TBS honey
1 tsp white sugar
1 tsp brown sugar

1. Clean your fruit.
2. Remove stems. Cut fruit in halves or quarters and cut out/remove seeds.
3. Dice fruit into small pieces.
4. Mix fruit in a bowl and add lime/lemon juice (to prevent browning) and honey and sugars (to sweeten).
5. Stir well.

Cinnamon Chips

10 Cooked tortillas (or uncooked that you have cooked)
Cooking Spray – such as Pam
1 cup Cinnamon Sugar (I do about a 1:8-16 ratio – 1 cup sugar to 1-2 TBS cinnamon)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. Cut tortillas in to wedges.
4. Spray one side of tortillas with cooking spray.
5. Sprinkle tortillas with desired amount of cinnamon sugar.
6. Spray again with cooking spray.
7. Place tray in oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
8. Repeat with any tortilla wedges that didn’t fit on your first pan.

Enjoy fruit salsa and cinnamon chips together.

3 Comments

  1. You are my daughter! Last time we went to Taco Bell and got the cinnamon twists we had to get 2 bags and I almost ate all of both. Looking forward to making this recipe. Love, your Mom

  2. This sounds delish! I had a berry version a while ago and it was so good!
    PS your mom is cute :)

    1. aimeeberrett · · Reply

      Haha thanks Erika! What was in the berry version? That sounds so yummy! How is your gluten free eating going?

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