Lunchtime is always a bit challenging with kids. Especially if you have to send your kid to school with one from home. They are not the easiest to please and often, we as parents feel guilty for sending the same old sandwich to school for lunch over and over again.
Not to mention those annoying videos on Pinterest and Facebook with kid school lunch ideas that are pretty much mini gourmet meals in small multiunit bento boxes. I don’t know about you, but they leave me growing inwardly as a sack of shame lands on my shoulders, telling me I need to up my lunch box game. So, here’s my attempt at it with something that actually makes sense to send with a kid to school.
If you don’t have time to be slicing and dicing your way through three hours’ worth of prep lunch, these peanut butter & jelly banana “sushi” tortilla wraps are a step up from your traditional PB&J while still being realistic. It’s an easy recipe that you can make in 5 minutes! All you need is tortilla wraps and layer peanut butter, bananas, and jelly, and you’ve got yourself (and your child) a new favorite lunchbox staple.
Equipment You’ll Need
You don’t really need anything to make this recipe. A cutting board or large plate to lay your tortilla wrap on and a knife to cut the wrap into sushi bites. A lunch box or bento box to put your banana wraps in, and you’re good to go! PS. If you prefer to leave the wrap whole or just want to cut it in half, you can do that too.
Full directions and measurements for this dish are in the printable recipe card below. This is a quick walk-through on how to make it.
Ingredients You’ll Need
This is the best part… you only need four ingredients for this kid lunch recipe, AND you most likely have all the ingredients on hand already. Can I get a high-five?!
How to Make Peanut Butter Banana Sushi Rolls Your Kids Will Love
- Spread peanut butter on top of flour tortilla, close to the edges.
- Spread jelly on top of peanut butter.
- Place banana on top of peanut butter and jelly, near edge of tortilla.
- Tightly roll tortilla and banana into a log.
- Slice roll into 4 – 6 pieces, about 1 inch each.
- Serve cut side up.
PB&J Banana Tortilla Wraps FAQs
Should I use flour or wheat tortillas for this recipe?
It is up to you! The flour tortillas are usually bigger so I recommend using them for this recipe. However, if you want to go with the healthier option and use wheat wraps, then that is fine too. Just make sure they’re big enough to hold a banana.
Can I use chunky peanut butter instead of creamy?
You can, but chunky peanut butter may pierce and rip the tortilla wrap due to the crushed-up peanuts. You’ll want to make sure you use a “tougher” tortilla that isn’t prone to ripping.
What can I use instead of Peanut Butter?
You can use any nut butter! Almond, cashew, or even sunflower seed if you want to go with a peanut-free option. You can also make it a dessert wrap by using Nutella, cookie butter, or any chocolate spread of your choice! I highly doubt you’ll hear any complaints about that!
What kind of jelly should I use?
I used raspberry jelly for this recipe, but you can use any type of jelly; strawberry, grape, etc. You can also leave it out entirely and just make a peanut butter wrap instead if that is what your kid prefers!
Do PB & Banana Wraps need to stay cold?
Nope! Although an icepack thrown in a lunch box never hurts, you don’t have to worry about keeping anything cold with this wrap.
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