Fact: waking up in the morning is hard. Fact: eating a healthy breakfast will wake up your mind and give you energy throughout the day. Fact: peanut butter and banana is one of the best combinations on the planet. Therefore, this quick and easy breakfast tortilla is bound to please your mouth and body! I originally found this recipe on Pinterest, full credit goes to this blog. This 5-minute creation looked too good to resist and when I saw bananas on sale at the grocery store I knew it was meant to be.
The first thing you’ll need is one banana…I like mine pretty brown because I think they taste sweeter, but feel free to use whatever level of banana ripeness you would like! Just one of these brightly colored fruits contains 420 milligrams of potassium, a key vitamin in regulating blood pressure, and 10 milligrams of vitamin C to ensure that your immune system is performing at its peak. Bananas are higher in calories than most fruits, but contain almost no fat and high amounts of fiber. This combination keeps you feeling full all day and supports digestive health.
Next up is my favorite: the peanut butter! I use all natural peanut butter because many popular brands such as Jif and Skippy insist on loading their products with refined sugars, pretty much the same thing as putting a bumper sticker on a Ferrari. Natural peanut butter provides purely the benefits peanuts have to offer, of which there are quite a few. Peanuts are high in monosaturated fats which are responsible for heart health and building infection-fighting antibodies. Also, one amino acid found in these popular nuts is called Arginine and has been proven to increase blood flow to the brain, heart, and other organs to keep your mind and body sharp.
For a little sweetness add some dark chocolate chips. It may surprise you but dark chocolate is classified as a “superfood” right up next to kale and quinoa. Super is no exaggeration: dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants that lower blood pressure and prevent blockages in the arteries that feed to the heart. In small quantities (1-2 ounces a week) dark chocolate can even speed up the metabolism and trigger the release of hormones that relieve stress!
Lastly, you’ll need a whole wheat wrap or tortilla. Spread the peanut butter on half of the wrap and cover in banana coins. Sprinkle with a tablespoon of dark chocolate chips (if you haven’t already eaten half the bag…oops) and fold in half. Lightly butter a frying pan and cook the fold-over just like you would a quesadilla. I cooked on medium heat and flipped sides after about 3 minutes. By the end the wrap should be crunchy and the chocolate and peanut butter perfectly warm and gooey. Cut into 4 pieces to serve and enjoy! Who knew that having dessert for breakfast could be healthy???
- Whole wheat wrap or tortilla
- 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
1. Spread peanut butter on half of the wrap and layer with banana coins and chocolate chips. Fold over.
2. In a frying pan cook the fold-over for 3 minutes on each side (or until golden and crunchy) at medium heat.
3. Cut into pieces and try not to die of deliciousness 🙂