>> Sunday, February 28, 2010
Peanut Butter Banana Tortilla Snack or roll-ups, wow that's a name. Well I don't actually know what to call these yummy snacks, so that will have to do. My husband is the one who actually introduced me to and told me about the existence of these. He told me that in the American Southwest they are called peanut butter roll ups and are made with peanut butter and jelly. To be honest when he first told me that these were a popular snack in Arizona, I was a bit grossed out. See for me the Mexican girl, I hear Tortillas and I think salty savory foods not sweets. There was only one sweet dessert that I had ever had using flour tortillas, we call them bunelos, ( fried pieces of flour tortillas covered with cinnamon sugar, yummy I'll have to make to soon. ) Anyways don't get me wrong I love love peanut butter, I just thought it was a bit weird putting it on tortillas instead of toast. Well he convinced me to give it a try, and guess what?? I think I love them more than he ever did:)
The great thing about these is that the whole family will love them, that's if everyone likes peanut butter. So if you have children these will make a great snack or dessert. I also like to have them for breakfast, because they are quick to prepare and give you energy through out the day. If you don't have a Peanut butter allergy, it is actually a very good thing to eat. Peanut butter is a high energy food that is high in protein, vitamin e and b3, magnesium, folate, and dietary fiber.(*) Peanut butter can be so nutritious that it's used to feed people in famine relief instances, many organizations have used it to feed people all over the world.
I mentioned that my husband told me they were made with peanut butter and jelly, I skip the jelly and instead add sliced bananas, (you could also leave the banana whole) . You could also serve these with some fresh fruit on the side.
Banana, sliced or whole
Jelly, your choice
Warm a tortillas up , just slightly to soften it a bit. Or if you don't keep your tortillas in the refrigerator ,they should be soft enough. Spread as much peanut butter around the tortilla, covering it as much as you like. Next if you are using jelly spread that on the tortilla. If you are using bananas place slices down the middle , again as many as you like. Then start rolling it up at one end until it's all rolled up. I like to just fold in the sides into the middle on top of the bananas, but what ever works best for you.
That's all, pick up and start eating!! So good! I love the combination of peanut butter and bananas, don't you? Oh and by the way it's National Peanut Butter Lover's Day, so celebrate with one of these!