So on the last edition of That’s a Wrap, I gave you a recipe to my italian twist on a quesadilla.
STILL having plenty of whole wheat wraps left over and needing breakfast, I decided to take a shot at making a breakfast quesadilla with peanut butter and apples! (It should be obvious that I am a big fan of the quesadilla concept). The recipe is as follows:
- 1 whole wheat tortilla
- 1 apple (I used granny smith)
- 2-3 tbsp spoons of peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp of honey
- Wash apple, then cut entire apple into slices (as seen in the picture above)
- Set aside half of the apple slices, then take the remaining apple slices and dice then into small pieces.
- In a small bowl, mix the diced apple pieces with cinnamon and honey
- In a frying pan on medium heat, add the diced apples mixture and sauté until softened and caramelized, usually 2-3 minutes. Then remove from heat and set aside in a small bowl.
- Then spread peanut butter throughout the wrap, leaving about a half inch from the edge plain, without peanut butter. Then arrange apple slices on one side of the wrap (See picture for how I assembled it).
- Return frying pan to medium heat and place the dressed wrap flat in the pan. Allow to heat for about 2 minutes, or until peanut butter begins to melt/liquify.
- Scatter the previously sautéed cinnamon honey apples on to the wrap.
- Fold over the side of the wrap without apples. Leave it heated on this side until the wrap reached desired crispiness. Then flip and repeat.
- After your quesadilla is cooked to your liking, remove from heat. Let cool for a moment and then enjoy the peanut butter goodness!
- I used granny smith apples because they are sour, which is a good complement to the sweet and saltiness the peanut butter brings. However, any apple of your preference would work.
- As for peanut butter, I prefer Skippy Natural, but any peanut butter of your preference would do the job. I bet this would be great with crunchy pb or even almond butter for an even healthier alternative.
- Although, I made this on heat you could make this cold if you are on the go or to take for lunch.
Being a lover of peanut butter, this warm mix of peanut butter and apples was a perfect and tasty breakfast! With the apples and the whole wheat tortilla as a source of fiber and peanut butter for protein, this breakfast quesadilla has all the nutrients to start the day off right! And with the added cinnamon and honey to add a depth of flavor, this sweet “quesadilla” is a sweet and satisfying meal.