Easy Banana Roll Ups (5 minute lunch that is not peanut butter and jelly)


Easy Banana Roll Ups
This is a super easy lunch that mixes up the whole PB and J sandwich routine. Don’t get me wrong, we do that a lot here too (try Crofter’s Jam – the jam is all fruit with no sugar added), but this is a nice change and my kids love ’em.

Ok this is really simple. I got this idea from Weelicous she is full of great ideas!

You’re going to start with a tortilla. You can usually find a whole wheat tortilla at the grocery store. The saddest part about buying wheat tortillas at the grocery store is that most of them have hydrogenated oils in them. I have found some at Costco that don’t, a multi-grain one that I don’t remember the name. Also I love the tortillas at Good Earth. I am sure you can find them without hydrogenated oils, just check the ingredients. If it says the word “hydrogenated” anywhere in the list, that means it has trans fats in it.  For a good gluten free option use brown rice tortillas, just heat them a little before because they break a little easier.

Wow, now that we have moved on from the tortilla it gets really simple. Just lay it flat on your counter top or plate if you are more sanitary then me.

Spread peanut butter or almond butter on the tortilla. (I like Adams Peanut Butter because the only ingredients are peanuts and salt)

Spread peanut butter onto tortilla

Place a banana on the end closest to you.

place banana on peanut butter

Drizzle honey and sprinkle cinnamon on the whole tortilla (this is key!)

drizzle honey and sprinkle cinnamon

Then roll the whole thing up like a cigar, not that you smoke cigars, but I can’t think of another metaphor to describe the roll.

roll it up!

I like to cut them in little bites.

cut it up!

Kids love ’em, and so do I!!!

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10 Responses to Easy Banana Roll Ups (5 minute lunch that is not peanut butter and jelly)

  1. Alisha says:

    Do you know how to make your own jam without sugar?
    Like crofters or simply fruit etc…

    • admin says:

      Hi Alisha- good question. I have been told that chia works with mashed up fruit for a thick jam like spread. If your berries were sweet enough you might get away without any sweetener. Or adding a little fruit juice concentrate along with the chia seeds and then let it sit to thicken. Let me play around with it and see about exact ratios.

  2. Melissa says:

    I recently had gastric bypass to assist in loosing weight. I have to eat 60-80 grams of protein per day. I also have to stay away from pasta, bread,and fried foods. Can you help me with ideas of meals and snacks that are all natural. I eat alot of chicken and beef.

    • admin says:

      Hi Melissa! Yes I can! Salmon and roasted asparagus, chicken fajita salad (take the recipe on this website and eat it over greens instead of a tortilla, chicken enchilada soup-it is so good and easy to make-use the sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes, curry add chicken to it and top it over a little bit of quinoa, lots of eggs. Hard boil a bunch of eggs and use those for snacks along with snap peas, carrots, cucumbers, and celery. For a dip for the veggies you can do hummus, or a home made ranch. Roasted veggies and roasted chicken are always a favorite of mine, you can top that with quinoa. Hope that helps! Oh check out my bread less sandwich ideas for some snacks that don’t have bread Don’t be afraid of healthy fats they will help you lose weight and keep you filling full.

    • admin says:

      Hi Char- Great idea!! I am going to have to try that. It is also super yummy with strawberries and unsweetened shredded coconut.

  3. Heather says:

    Thanks a lot for using some time to write “Easy Banana Roll Ups (5
    minute lunch that is not peanut butter and jelly) | Unconventional Kitchen:
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  4. Nicole says:

    I have a super picky eater but one thing he does love to eat is toast, pb and banana, so I crossed my fingers hoping this recipe would also be a hit. He loved making and eating it. He wants it again.
    Thank you!

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