You may already be familiar with this recipe. It has a lot going for it. It’s gluten-free, casein-free, cheap, kid-friendly, WIC-friendly, fast, easy and tastes good. It’s also comfort food of the highest order without being overly sweet.
Peanut Butter Rollups
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter or other nut butter
- 1/4 of a banana OR 1 tablespoon raisins
- 1 corn tortilla
Heat the tortilla in the oven or on a skillet:
Heat a clean, dry skillet over medium high heat. Lay in the tortilla and allow it to heat for 20 to 30 second. Flip and heat the other side for 10 to 20 seconds.
Place the tortilla in the oven at 450° for about a minute or two, until very hot and softened.
Place the hot tortilla on a plate. Spread with the nut butter. Sprinkle on the raisins or lay in the strips of banana. Roll up and serve with a frosty glass of nondairy milk or skim milk. Makes 1 serving.
If you’re extremely virtuous you can stuff the tortilla with shredded carrot. Instead of nut butter you can use vegan cream cheese (or Neufchâtel style cream cheese). I like vegan cream cheese stuffed with chopped dates and a few walnut pieces. Divinely inspired!
This is a great snack for kids to learn to make for themselves. If you warm the tortilla, scoop out the peanut butter and measure the raisins or cut the banana pieces, then even an autistic child can learn to do the rest. It’s a great independence builder for kids to prepare food for themselves.
Made with Raisins or Banana:
Per Recipe: 178 Calories; 9g Fat (41.9% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 22g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 117mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fruit; 1-1/2 Fat.