Thursday, May 20, 2010

The King of Quesadillas

This recipe reminds me of something the King - Elvis Presley - would eat. His love of peanut butter and bananas is legendary so why not grill up a tasty version of this classic combination?

I would like to take full credit for this super easy recipe since both my children (well, all three of them if you count Eric), as well as myself, enjoyed this little concoction. However, it was our very own Jeannie C. who shared this recipe with me.

Banana Quesadilla
Spread all-natural peanut butter (or almond butter) on a 100% whole wheat tortilla.

Sprinkle a little cinnamon and slice bananas on half of the tortilla.

Fold in half and grill until warm and golden brown.

Slice, serve and enjoy.

How easy, easy, easy is that? And, if your kids are into dipping food into something, consider a side of plain yogurt or fresh fruit salsa for dunking and dipping.

This is a fast, nutritious lunch for kids and toddlers but would also be a great pre- or post-workout recovery snack for the kid in all of us.

Thank you Jeannie!


  1. ooooh, I will have to try this one. Lexi loves quesadillas, but I only ever make the regular old cheese, cheese w/chicken kind. This is a good twist that I'm sure she would love.

  2. Also, I just sprinkled some ground flaxseed in one and it disappeared just as quickly. Another sneaky way to add nutrition, fiber and omega 3's to the diet!

  3. Gals, and as much as I would love to take credit for it, it is another gem from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan. She also had the following variation for it, which sounds even yummier.

    Use almond butter and add strawberry slices instead of bananas! mmmmmmmmmmm

  4. ahhh Elvis... like our trip to Graceland :)

  5. For those with kids allergic to nuts - use Sun Butter -- but all the other stuff is fine -- bananas, strawberries, blueberries, yogurt, ....I think I need to go have some breakfast.