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Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips - Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free appetizer that is easy, kid-friendly and so fun! Easy to make patriotic for July 4th and Memorial Day

This Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Chips is a fun fruit-based appetizer twist to the traditional chips and salsa. We used to bring it to a lot of parties and I was thrilled to figure out a paleo version.

Why We Love Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Chips

First, like many of my recipes, the fruit salsa is very versatile to what you have around and what season it is. During the winter, I lean more into thawed frozen fruit and chopped apples. In the summer, lots of fresh berries hit this one.

You can also change the color theme based on a certain holiday. Pictured is a “patriotic” theme with red, white, and blue fruit in the dish. Or, for Christmas use strawberries, kiwis, green grapes, and apples for a green + red Christmas theme.

Also, this appetizer or side is super easy to make. My boys made it themselves for me for Mother’s Day!

Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Chips - Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free appetizer that is easy, kid-friendly and so fun! Easy to make patriotic for July 4th and Memorial Day

The “chips” are more of a paleo cracker that also works great in lunch boxes. Plus, they are way more affordable than most paleo crackers!.

In a hurry? This dish can come together in 15 minutes if you use store-bought Paleo Siete Churro Chips. I can find these chips easily at Target. Using the Siete Churro Chips also makes this dish vegan and plant-based!

Siete Grain Free Cinnamon Chips Churro Strips – 5oz, 1 of 12

Though you might want to make a double batch cause, in the words of my 12 year old, “Wow, this is actually awesome!”

Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Chips - Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free appetizer that is easy, kid-friendly and so fun! Easy to make patriotic for July 4th and Memorial Day

Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon "Chips"

Autumn @wholefoodfor7
A fun appetizer or side dish for any meal or party!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 352 kcal

Ingredients
 

Fruit Salsa

  • 2 cups strawberries, diced can use frozen, thawed
  • 1 medium apple, finely diced
  • 1 cup other berry or fruit of choice *see notes
  • 2-3 tablespoons coconut sugar to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

Cinnamon "Chips"

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Fruit Salsa - combine all diced fruit and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Then add coconut sugar to taste, depending on how sweet you like it! Eat immediately with chips or can be stored in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
  • Cinnamon Chips - Preheat oven to 325.
  • Combine almond flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add wet ingredients (oil, syrup, and egg) and stir until combined and forms a dough.
  • Place combined dough on a sheet of parchment paper. Place another sheet of parchment paper on top of dough and roll out thin with a rolling pin or a large glass. The thinner you roll it, the crispier it will be. We roll it really thin (about an 1/8 of an inch) for this recipe to create crunchy 'chips,' but a little thicker for just crackers.
  • Combine 2 TB coconut sugar and 1 t cinnamon together in a small bowl. Sprinkle onto rolled out dough, evening out and pressing it down into the down slightly with your hands.
  • Bake at 325 for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cut desired shapes (we like triangles like tortilla chips for this one). Return to oven and bake for another 5 minutes. Let cool on pan before eating, as they will get crisper as they cool.
  • Keep chips in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Serve with fruit salsa to scoop up that deliciousness!

Notes

*We use whatever we have on hand as far as the remaining cup of fruit. Berries, kiwi, mango...enjoy the possibilities and use up leftovers from your produce drawer! You should have 4 cups total of fruit. For patriotic holidays we love diced strawberries, blueberries, and apple (pictured), for Christmas it was strawberries, raspberries, kiwi and apple (red/green/white). Have fun with it!
NUT-FREE + VEGAN OPTION: Use Siete Churro Chips instead of the homemade version. Also a great option if you need a quick 10-minute side or appetizer! 

Nutrition

Calories: 352kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 9gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 106mgPotassium: 150mgFiber: 7gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 75IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 144mgIron: 2mg
Keyword budget-friendly, dairy-free, easy, gluten-free, kid-friendly, paleo
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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This fruit salsa is always a hit! I’ve never made the chips… I’m lazy and use the Siete churro chips. I’ve always used pineapple for the other fruit.

    This is my one recipe friends always ask for and request. It’s the perfect sweet and refreshing appetizer or dessert! It’s sweet, crunchy, and a little tangy. Highly recommend, especially during summer months!

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    • Aw, I love that you make this one on the regular and it’s always a hit! And agreed, it’s delicious with the Siete churro chips for a quick appetizer or side. Thanks for the review!

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  2. 5 stars
    It’s a highly requested appetizer and dessert in my house. I always use apples, strawberries, and whatever else I have on hand (pineapple and mango usually). We’ve only made the fruit salsa. We buy the siete churro/ cinnamon-y chips!

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  3. My family loved this soooo much! My oldest son (10) even requested it for his birthday j stead of cake.

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    • Oh my goodness, a birthday request? From a 10 year old? It seriously doesn’t get much better than that! I hope he had an amazing birthday and thanks for the review!

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  4. 5 stars
    Made this again, this time for a family get-together. Some of them usually “poo poo” gluten free things, but they loved the chips! This recipe is so quick and easy to make!

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    • Yay! I’m so happy this fun recipe was a hit at your family gathering, thank you!

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  5. 5 stars
    I have always made a version with white sugar that was hit! I was searching for a healthier alternative for the sugar! This is it! So delicious!

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