Thursday, November 20, 2008

Banana Flats (aka Bananadillas)

OK, so we couldn't decide on the best name for these "inventions" (actually inspired by several sources including PostPunkKitchen and chaos in the kitchen), but they sure were a hit with the kids! Don't be afraid to come up with your own combinations...these make a great after-school snack! All steps are easy enough for kids to do by themselves, except maybe the grilling and flipping of the tortilla.

PBC&B (Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Banana) version:
Flour tortillas (we used whole wheat)
Peanut Butter
Thinly sliced bananas
Chocolate chips
Butter or vegetable oil for grilling

Spread peanut butter over half of tortilla. Sprinkle peanut butter with chocolate chips. Lay banana slices on top of chocolate chips and fold. Press gently. Over medium-high heat, melt a little butter in a skillet large enough to hold the tortilla. Place the folded tortilla in the pan and grill for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until browned and crispy and bananas and chocolate have softened. Cut into wedges and enjoy!

Coco-Choco-Banana Flat version: for this one we used cream cheese instead of peanut butter, and sprinkled shredded coconut and cinnamon sugar on the bananas. Both versions were a hit, so it was hard to pick a winner.

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