This recipe, based on one by Dreena Burton, is a great alternative for kids’ lunches to break free from the monotony of the basic sandwich or wrap.  Two of my three love peanut butter, and three out of three love bananas, so this seemed to be a high-potential recipe.  I tried this the other day for lunch and all three enjoyed it, even the one that isn’t crazy about peanut butter sandwiches.  This goes in the ‘repeat’ file!

You’ll need:

2 organic whole wheat tortillas or gluten-free tortillas

Organic natural, unsalted peanut butter

1 large, ripe banana

Sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired

Olive oil


Spray frying pan with light coating of olive oil.

Spread thin layer of peanut butter over 1 tortilla and place in pan, peanut butter side up.

Thinly slice banana and arrange over peanut butter.

Sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon.


Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on remaining tortilla and place over bananas.

Cook on medium heat for 3-5 minutes, until starting to turn golden.

Flip carefully and cook on remaining side for 3-5 minutes.

Remove from pan, cool slightly and cut into wedges.

Serve with a side of fruit and/or vegetables and lunch is done!


If your kids don’t love peanut butter or bananas, mix and match with almond butter, sunflower seed butter and other fruits like strawberries, ripe peaches, pears and apples.