Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
An incredibly low cal, low fat & yummy good idea I originated in a creative moment. It is sooo easy to do & versatile. Works as a breakfast or brunch item or dessert after a Tex-Mex type meal. It invites variations & is popular with kids & adults. Enjoy!
- 2 firm bananas (not overly ripe or green)
- 4 (8 inch) flour tortillas
- 12 large strawberries
- 1⁄2 cup low-fat cream cheese (room temp)
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- Remove stems & puree strawberries with 1 tbsp powdered sugar. Set aside.
- Combine room temp low-fat cream cheese with 1 tbsp powdered sugar & set aside.
- Peel & halve the bananas, then split each half again -- but lengthwise.
- Begin to assemble the tortilla wraps by 1st placing 2 banana quarters side-by-side in the center of ea flour tortilla.
- Fold the 2 side edges of the tortillas over to encircle the banana halves.
- Fold the open ends in slightly & then the entire end back over any exposed tortilla edges to form a wrap with all edges on 1 side.
- Place the wraps (exposed edges down) in a dry skillet & brown the tortilla over med heat, turning several times. (The 1st browning will "seal" the edge side & keep the tortillas in a uniform shape as you continue to brown.).
- Transfer tortillas to dessert plates. Spoon 1/4 of the strawberry puree over each tortilla & 1/4 of the cream cheese in the center. Serve warm.
- NOTE: This dish was created for a friend & written to be low-fat. You can dress it up by adding choc chips &/or nuts to the inside of the wrap w/the bananas or other options your imagination might envision.
This was just okay. Word of advise, before filling your tortillas, wrap them up in a wet paper towel and place in the microwave for 10 seconds. This will soften them and allow you to fold the tortillas without them splitting or breaking at the seams. My tortillas were bought just for this recipe so the bag wasn't even open yet and the first one I made crumbled when I folded it around the bananas. (no fault of the recipe). The second one was much better. I think I would have liked it much better if I put the cream cheese mixture inside the tortilla with the bananas and just topped it after frying with the straberries. I felt the tortilla did a diservice to the meal - just didn't add any flavor. When my daughter saw it on her plate, her first instinct was to pick it up and eat it like a burrito - what a MESS! After a couple bites, she refused to eat anymore. She said, "Don't Like." which is weird b/c she LOVES flour toritillas, bananas, cream cheese and strawberries. I like the combo of ingredients, but next time I will use crepes instead of tortillas.
Wow, I had this for breakfast and I absolutely loved this. It was so easy to put together and I loved learning how the hot pan seals the tortilla. I picked this recipe for Spring PAC '06, and so glad I did! Thank You twissis!!!
This was our breakfast today and everyone loved it! I read the recipe last night and tried to remember it this morning and didn't get it quite right but it was still good. I put the cream cheese on the tortillas before the bananas and then wrapped it and our strawberries were a little tart so I used more sugar. And being bad, I browned them in about a tablespoon of butter. One more thing, my tortillas were too small to put both quarters of banana so I only used one. This was good and filling for breakfast but I plan to use them as dessert soon. Thanks for this easy, delicious recipe. I will use it many times.