Warm Banana Roll-Ups Recipe
Creamy on the inside, crispy on the outside: BANANA ROLL UPS!
Bananas are a naturally sweet fruit and combined with a warm tortilla, smooth cream cheese and a little honey and cinnamon make a delicious breakfast, snack or dessert! This Warm Banana Roll Up Recipe has the roll-ups crunchy on the outside, sweet and creamy on the inside. A yummy way to serve bananas to your family! If you love bananas, we have 19 ways to use ripe bananas here. The sweetness of the banana is what makes these yummy recipes!
This recipe is super simple and can be whipped up in just a few minutes. Mix cream cheese, honey, and cinnamon in small bowl. Another twist is to add 1 tablespoon of peanut butter. If you like the peanut butter flavor it is delicious!
Grill on both sides until golden brown. You want to grill it long enough to make the outside a little crispy and warm and gooey on the inside.
It definitely tastes like dessert. Warm, crispy and sweet – but you can serve this for breakfast! It is perfect for those on the go mornings. Just wrap in foil to keep warm and send it with your kids! You can also put some cute and fun toothpicks in them! Because bananas have healthy carbs, it is a great food to feed your kids for breakfast before school mornings so they will have plenty of energy at school. Kids brains need glucose to help them focus and learn at school, and we love that bananas help provide that for them!
We love making this recipe with our kids, because it is a perfect way to get them into the kitchen with a recipe that is simple and doesn’t have very many steps. And for your older kids, this is a good one for them to practice ‘griddle skills’. Sometimes it is hard for kids to flip pancakes, or eggs in a griddle. Since these stay together nicely, it is a good food to practice your flipping skills.
Try them out today!
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Warm Banana Roll-Ups
- Mix cream cheese, honey and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Spread on the tortilla.
- Place a whole banana on the tortilla and roll up.
- Place on a hot griddle or pan. Grill until golden on both sides.
- Slice into small rounds and serve with toothpicks. You can also slice in half and eat it like a burrito.
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This looks delicious! I think this would count as breakfast, a snack, or dessert.
I will definitely be making these! Yum! I have never seen anything like it.
Delicious!! I had a few bananas that really needed to be eaten today, I only had white flour tortillas on hand, but still – they were yummy (and quick & easy to make). Both kids give them a big thumbs up!!
Yum. I’ll have to try that. I did have a question about the agave — I used the think it was such a great alternative until I read that it’s more like a processed syrup like corn syrup rather than a natural honey type sweetener. What do you think?
Maple syrup is the best natural sweetner. It is alkaline…other sweetners are less alkaline or more acidic.
Yum! I’ll have to try that soon.
Looks delicious! Hope it’s alright if I link to this.
I don’t believe that it is as bad as corn syrup (just based on the source.. the agave plant vs. the corn plant). Plus, agave nectar has less of an impact on raising blood sugar than honey or corn syrup. However, it is still a processed sweetener, so in that sense, if you are trying to cut out processed food, natural honey would be superior. If you are trying to lighten the impact on blood sugar, agave would be better. 🙂 My opinion 🙂
The health concern regarding agave is that it is not good for the liver. Agave is mostly fructose which is metabolized by the liver, unlike glucose metabolism. This is why agave does not raise blood sugar the way glucose does. However, there is even more fructose in agave than there is in high fructose corn syrup. New research suggests that agave disrupts liver function and promotes obesity and heart disease. The liver turns fructose into fat and those fat droplets can accumulate in the liver eventually leading to a harmful condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Other plant based sweeteners are far less of a health concern, if used reasonably. As a doctor, I much prefer people to use maple syrup, molasses, honey, or even brown or regular sugar instead of agave.
I am totally making this tomorrow for a snack. Thanks for the quick and yummy idea!
I roasted the banana in the oven first. Place banana on a foil lined cookie sheet skin on! Cook at 400 degrees until the banana is black/dark brown and the skin is slightly popped open about 15 mins. This makes the banana so much sweeter and carmel like. I just added cinnamon, Left out the honey/agave. They turned out great!
Loved the banana roll ups. So simple and quick to make too. You could also put strawberries in with the bananas. I added a bit of wheat germ to mine to make it a bit healthier as well. These are great for even the fussies of eaters. Kids will love them so much they won’t even know they are eating something that is healthy and good for them. And let’s face it, when you are a parent, trying to get your kids to eat healthy stuff that is fun and they will like can be a real chore. You have to be sneaky and cleaver. What they don’t know won’t hurt them, or us either for that matter. Enjoy!
Wow! I would really like to try these soon! Thanks for the recipe!
Do you think substituting cream cheese for Greek yogurt would work?
You should try it! Maybe even yogurt cheese, drain the greek yogurt so it’s a little thicker??
My kids like this with Nutella and cinnamon. Really good this way also.
Is the amount of cream cheese in the recipe for two roll-ups or 3? Couldn’t figure out why three tortillas and only 2 bananas.
i made this with corn tortillas – epic fail. The corn tortilla broke when I rolled it up. I tried a 2nd one and this time I heated it up first, and it still broke up a little.. it completely fell apart when cutting it. I think this likely should use flour tortillas, not corn… but even all messed up, it tasted good 🙂
I’m excited to make this for the kids…thanks much…
Sorry, but this isn’t very healthy at all. Cream cheese is very high in fat, and tortillas are pure simple carbs with a surprising amount of calories and little nutritional value. Honey is just sugar, and as much as the crunchy crowd like to pretend otherwise, your body treats all sugar pretty much the same. Plus bananas have a good deal of sugar in them already.
A much better snack? Mash a banana, add a dollop of peanut butter, and cinnamon and salt to taste. Use it as a dip for celery and red bell peppers.
Thanks for your feedback. We are big believers in balance and think it is ok for kids to eat foods from all food groups – even sweets on occasion! Also – young children need fat in their diets and so we do not restrict fat – we just encourage the majority of it from healthy sources. Your snack does sound delicious though!
Ur site looks to be very interesting. My daughter will definitely have some more smiles while eating.
Do like this well, especially very low sugar. But tortilla shells pack a lot of salt, unless we make our own.
What cream cheese do you use that is smooth? Sorry I never buy cream cheese so in not familiar with any. Thanks
Pretty much all cream cheese is smooth. You can buy any kind and it will work great. Just let it get to room temperature before spreading if you want it to be really smooth.
Pan Fry, or Fry, or just plain old ‘cook’…. .but definitely not “Grill”. You can also to Nutella…. yum!
Just made these for my 3 yr old. Huge hit! Delicious and so easy! I didn’t have any honey on hand so I just added crm cheese, cinnamon, bit of peanut butter and some nutella! So yummy!!!
My family was not a huge fan. 🙁 Husband didn’t like the saltiness of the tortilla & said they were sticky. Don’t know where he was coming from with that! Disagree on both counts! 10-year-old said it was too much spread but she ate all hers. I used 4 oz cream cheese, pretty sure that’s 1/2 cup, & divided it pretty evenly. I do think that 1/3 cup will probably be better. The toddler seemed to grub, but she threw some on the floor, which shr doesn’t do if she loves something. I’m weirded out that my family didn’t like ’em, I thought they were great! I ate a half and I’m still full an hour later! Win!
Does anyone hve an idea what to do with the leftover ones? They were too rich for us–my son said, “Thrse are making me feel sick.” They were tasty, so i dont want to throw them out.”
A family favorite