Peanut Butter Rollup
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.
\\\\\\\\\\\\\Maggie, I think I’ve enjoyed both corn and wheat tortillas about as many ways as possible. Next time you make this try using non-dairy sharp cheddar cheese sprinkled over the top and warmed in the microwave just long enough to get the cheese melty. Very, very, very good. I’m hooked on this and have to have a fix at last one a week, but usually more than that.
And speaking of peanut butter, several weeks ago we were gathering some items at Sam’s and as we were heading toward the shorted checkout line, I spotted a large jar filled with “peanut butter” powder. It’s dehydrated peanut butter and don’t ask me how it’s done, but it’s done and tastes very nice. You mix 3 TBSP powder with a scant 2 TBSP water, and stir with a small spoon. This is equal to 2 full tablespoons of regular peanut butter and (drumroll, and trumpets please) the calorieunt is only 55 Calories! We’re planning to go to Sam’s before this weekend and I must check it out ands if this product is still in stock, Sam’s gives it a very fasf
Great tip, thanks for sharing. I have tried the PB powder and it tastes very good I agree. It’s a bit pricey for my budget, but for people who are watching calories and still craving peanut butter, it’s a super alternative. If I had more cash, I would probably buy some for myself.