Banana-Peanut Butter “Quesadillas”

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I’ll never forget how blown away I was when I tasted peanut butter for the first time a bit after I moved to this country as a teenager. I’d never ever tasted it before and, as a big peanut fun, I just couldn’t believe how good it tasted and how I could it eat it in a variety of ways: by the spoonful, on PB&J sandwiches — which were, to me, the epitome of an American snack or lunch box — or as one of the main ingredients in a bowl of chocolate ice cream with chocolate syrup and sliced bananas topped with some sort of cereal. Yum! (Actually, I think I’d die if I ate anything close to that now!)

As I got older, my love affair with peanut butter dwindled. But then, I became a mamá and I quickly remembered how much I loved it and why!

So here’s a super quick and easy snack I make for mis niños which is not only yummy, but super healthy. Although they’re called “quesadillas,” they don’t really have any cheese, it’s just the concept behind them.


  • Tortillas (the recipe calls for flour tortillas, but I prefer corn)
  • Peanut butter, chunky or creamy
  • Ripe babana sliced
  • PAM cooking spray
  • Cinnamon to taste


1. Spread a hefty spoonful of peanut butter onto the tortilla and top it with a few banana slices.

2. Give the skillet a quick spray of PAM, I alternate between the butter flavor or the original one, and set the burner on medium heat.

3. Place folded tortilla in the skillet, and heat 2 minutes on each side, until lightly browned.

4. Let the tortilla cool a little bit. The peanut butter is nice and gooey, but also hot!

5. Slice into wedges, sprinkle some cinnamon ¡y a comer!

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