Banana Strawberry Quesadilla

Finding meals that satisfy both your sweet tooth and savory tooth can be hard.  I personally love dishes that combine both flavor spectrum’s and will seek out recipes that do just that.  This recipe is one of my favorite sweet and savory combos.  It combines the sweetness of fruit with the savoriness of nut butter.

This quesadilla recipe combines bananas, strawberries and nut butter.  All three ingredients have their own amazing profile of health driven properties.  Bananas are an excellent source of vitamin B, vitamin C, manganese and fiber.  Bananas are also known for having an exceptional potassium content level.  Strawberries have a good dose of vitamin C, manganese and fiber.  They also have antioxidant properties that provide wonderful health benefits.

Any type of nut butter can be used in this recipe.  I prefer traditional peanut butter or almond butter.  Other nut butter options are cashew, macadamia, peanut, pecan, pistachio and walnut.   Seed butters, like sunflower seed butter, is another option that can be used in this quesadilla.  In general nut (or seed) butters provide a high content of protein, fiber, and essential fatty acids.  Nut butters generally only require 1 or 2 ingredients, so when choosing a nut butter just be sure to pick one that has the least amount of added ingredients.

Banana Strawberry Quesadilla

3 whole wheat tortillas

1 banana (sliced)

9 strawberries (hulled and sliced)

3 teaspoon of nut butter (of your choice)

a dash of cinnamon

Heat a griddle or frying pan on medium heat.  Spread each tortilla with 1 teaspoon nut butter. Place a couple banana slices and a couple strawberry slices on each tortilla. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Place the prepared tortilla on the pan or griddle (tortilla side down).  Cook until the tortilla is golden brown and the nut butter has slightly melted. Remove from the pan or griddle and fold over the tortilla to make a quesadilla.  Slice the folded quesadilla into 4 equal servings (triangles).  

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