Banana PB Quesadillas

banana quesadillasI’m not a fan of those mornings when the kids wake up before me starving and begging for something to eat. Well, that’s not the problem. The problem is when there’s hungry and I have all of 3 ingredients in the pantry and I’m all like, “What do you want me to make with ketchup, mayo, and an egg–AND you’ll have to share it SIX ways!”

There were slim pickings from the pantry thisĀ particular morning but I didĀ find a few fruit flies in the kitchen so I followed them. Aha! They led me to three spotted bananas hiding behind the bread box. A deeper search of the pantry turned up a can of kidney beans, a few soft tortillas and a jar of peanut butter with the spoon still in it. Our kids aren’t picky eaters so I grabbed the PB, tortillas and spotted bananas and came up with this quick breakfast for them.

Don’t let it gross you out. I killed the fruit flies and the spoon in the PB was from the twins and no self-respecting adult eats from that jar. Ours is safely hidden behind the 10 lb bag of quinoa on the top shelf. If you learn anything today, it should be to buy two jars of peanut butter at the store during your next trip–one for the kids and one for mama.

If you’re teaching your kids to cook, this is a great recipe to encourage them to try their hand at cooking. They can slice the bananas with a butter knife, spread the peanut butter on the tortilla, sprinkle with cinnamon, and drizzle the honey. Don’t forget to teach them about cleaning up after themselves, too! They’ll take pride in preparing their own food and it’ll taste twice as good.

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Here’s our quick, tasty breakfast all the kids enjoyed!

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Banana PB Quesadillas
A delightfully quick breakfast sure to please your picky or not-so-picky eaters.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
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servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat skillet to med/high heat. Spread 1 tbsp of peanut butter on one tortilla. Slice 1 banana and lay each piece across the tortilla until you've completely covered it. Sprinkle 1 tsp cinnamon over sliced bananas. Spread another tbsp of peanut butter on your second tortilla, then carefully lay it over the sliced bananas. Using a wide spatula, scoop the quesadilla and gently lay it in the skillet. After 2-3 minutes, flip it, and cook 2-3 more minutes. Slice it into 6 pieces and drizzle honey across the top. Repeat steps for remaining tortillas. Delish!
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