Finding a quick, healthy snack for kids that they will love is not as easy as it may seem. Even my foodie kids, who are also my guinea pigs and pretty open-minded when it comes to all things food, are still challenging to impress when it comes to healthy snacks. This Raisin Cinnamon Tortilla Sushi, however, completely won them over!
These Cinnamon Raisin Tortilla Pinwheels, also known as Raisin Cinnamon Sushi, are a simple and healthy 6- ingredient snack that takes 15 minutes to throw together! Snacking doesn't get much easier, more fun, or healthier than juicy raisins, grated apples, and carrots all rolled up in a creamy cinnamon whole wheat tortilla and made to look like sushi. And if you want to have some real FUN, serve these raisin snacks with chopsticks and totally elevate this healthy snacking experience! These were inspired by my Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.
Although these are healthy snacks for kids, they are not just for kids! Please consider this fair warning: this Raisin Sushi is not only delicious, it's also super addictive! The day I was photographing this recipe I nearly ran out of samples for my kids because I couldn't stop eating them! In fact, we've already made them again.
Made with only 6 simple and wholesome ingredients, healthy fats, and no added sugar, this healthy snack for kids is healthy, quick, and fun. And it's so easy that kids can even make it themselves (see step-by-step instructions in the recipe at the bottom of this post).
For these healthy pinwheels, you'll need:
- California raisins
- cream cheese
- whole wheat tortilla wraps
On a work surface, such as a cutting board, spread ¼ cup cream cheese on each tortilla, and sprinkle ¾ teaspoon of cinnamon on each cream cheese-covered tortilla.
Add grated carrot, dividing it evenly by all 4 tortillas, then Add grated apple, dividing it evenly by all 4 tortillas. Add ¼ cup California raisins, to each tortilla, spreading them out evenly.
Starting at one of the wide ends, begin to roll the tortilla as tightly as you can.
Then continue to roll until you reach the other end, keeping it as tight a roll as possible.
Roll until you reach the other edge and make sure the seam is on the bottom of the roll. Cut off ends (about a ½ inch).
Then cut each tortilla into 6 slices each.
Place sushi pieces (so they fit tightly) into a serving tray, platter etc.
HINT: If pieces start to open, simply add a little bit of cream cheese to the end that's opening (seam) and gently press it together.
📖VARIATIONS & SUBSTITUTIONS
- Cream cheese - use regular, light, or fat-free.
- Dairy-free - Substitute peanut butter, cashew butter, or almond butter for the cream cheese!
- Apples -you can use any type of apple you have on hand
- Raisins - these work best with golden raisins or Sultana raisins
- Gluten-free - use gluten-free corn tortillas
Wrap Hack: If you want to ensure these tortillas don't come apart (if you are packing a lunch or for a picnic), wrap the whole thing in plastic wrap (before cutting them) and leave them in the fridge overnight. Then cut them prior to serving/packing.
I'm always on the lookout for picnic recipes and these Cinnamon Raisin Sushi Tortilla Pinwheels with cream cheese are perfect for not only their portability but how quick they are to make.
They also make a great backyard picnic recipe for kids! No matter how old kids are, they love to take snacks outside into the yard, to the soccer field, or even on a bike ride. This Raisin Sushi is super simple to throw together and pack along on a picnic!
You will need a cutting board and a sharp knife for these tortilla rolls. *See recommendation links and photos in recipe card.
The crunchy and chewy textures and flavours in these cinnamon tortilla pinwheels meld together so perfectly. And this snack is the ideal balance of savoury from the carrots and cream cheese and sweet from the raisins and apples.
And if you love raisin snacks, you'll love my Edible Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough. It's the ideal dip for an apple slice!
👪 SERVING SIZE
This recipe makes 24 servings. However, you can half, double, or triple the recipe by clicking on the serving number and selecting the number of servings you'd like. The ingredient quantities will automatically adjust.
This raisin snack is Weight Watchers friendly @ 2 WW points!
These should be made as close to serving as possible. However, if you make them in advance or have leftovers, store these in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days. * Please note: the apples will brown a little
When the kids head back to school, they're going to need after-school snacks. This recipe for tortilla pinwheels is the perfect snack that younger kids can help with and older kids can even make for themselves. The best part is that they are fun to eat! You could even send them along to school in a lunch bag.
So, if you are on the hunt for snacks with raisins, you'll love these! Whether you pack these Raisin Tortillas Sushi Pinwheels along for a picnic in the backyard or the mountains, pack them in a lunch bag, or serve them after school, they are a healthy, wholesome easy, and fun snack!
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And if you love sushi, be sure to try my savory California Rolls!
📋 Raisin Cinnamon Tortilla Sushi Recipe
- 1 large apple, cored, peeled and grated
- 1 large carrot, peeled and grated
- 1 cup California raisins
- 1 cup light cream cheese, softened -8 oz package
- 3 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 - 10 inch -wheat flour tortillas
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- Spread ¼ cup cream cheese on each tortilla, and sprinkle ¾ teaspoon of cinnamon on each cream cheese covered tortilla.
- Add grated carrot, dividing it evenly by all 4 tortillas, then Add grated apple, dividing it evenly by all 4 tortillas. Add ¼ cup California raisins, to each tortilla, spreading them out evenly.
- Starting at one of the wide ends, begin to roll the tortilla a tightly as you can.
- Then continue to roll until you reach the other end, keeping it as tight a roll as possible.
- Roll until you reach the other edge and make sure the seam is on the bottom of the roll. Cut off ends (about a ½ inch)
- Then cut each tortilla into 6 slices each.
- Place sushi pieces (so they fit tightly) into a serving tray, platter etc.