Thursday, February 10, 2011

Peanut Butter-Banana Roll-Ups

Yum! A new breakfast, lunch, or snack recipe that's adaptable, healthy, and delicious! What more do you need? Oh--bonus: it's VERY kid-friendly. I have adapted the recipe slightly.... This is also a good recipe for kids to help make.

~From Cooking Light

  • 1/2 c. peanut butter (creamy or chunky, reduced fat or full fat, natural or not)
  • 1/3 c. vanilla or plain yogurt
  • 1 T. orange juice (can be from concentrate)
  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 4 (8-inch) flour tortillas (white or whole wheat/whole grain)
  • 2 T. wheat germ, original or honey-crunch
  • 1/4 t. cinnamon
  • extra honey, esp if using plain yogurt, natural peanut butter, and/or plain wheat germ
  1. Mix peanut butter and yogurt together. I found that creamy spread better, but we like the crunch of chunky.
  2. Toss bananas with juice (gently!).
  3. Mix wheat germ and cinnamon together.
  4. Assemble: Spread about 3 tablespoons of peanut butter/yogurt mixture over each tortilla, leaving about 1/2-inch of space at edges. Spread 1/3 cup of bananas (or 1/4 of the amount you have sliced) on top, making sure they're in one layer. Sprinkle with wheat germ. If desired, drizzle with extra honey. (I don't think you'll need extra honey if you use regular peanut butter, vanilla yogurt, and honey-crunch wheat germ, but if you use the plain/unsweetened versions of those ingredients, you may want a little.)
  5. Roll up, flattening slightly. Slice in half or thirds.
~Makes 4 roll-ups: 1 roll-up is an ample breakfast (was a little too much for one of my kids); half or thirds would make great snack options or a part of a meal

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