Simply Perfect: Banana Breakfast Rollup


Many of my laziest breakfasts are concocted from the very simple combination of peanut butter* + jam/jelly/preserves + banana, a.k.a. PB&J&B.

If you’ve read my blog for any period of time, you’ve probably noticed this combination crop up in various ways, including the Banana Breakfast “Burrito” and the Breakfast “Quesadilla” (neither of which bear even the slightest resemblance to Mexican food).  So at first glance, maybe it seems like kind of a cop out that I’m giving you yet another PB&J&B for my first real post of Vegan MoFo 2014.

But hear me out! Part of my Simply Perfect theme is going to be sharing with you the lazy wisdom I’ve garnered through months and years of striving to find the quickest and most portable edibles (since I eat the majority of my meals and snacks at or on the way to work) that still taste good and are actually good for you.

That said, I believe that the Banana Breakfast Rollup is the pinnacle of PB&J&B greatness. You have all of the taste but none of the messiness that can accompany other forms. For example, the “Burrito” is great and packs up well, but when you try to bite into it you’ve gotta be real careful that the PB-smeared banana doesn’t just go shooting out the other end!

By contrast, look at this neat little package! photo SPBreakfast010_zps1c32dc4a.jpg

To assemble: Simply spread out a lavash or other large wrap on a cutting board, then spread 1/3 of it with peanut butter, 1/3 with jelly, and the remaining 1/3 with half of a banana, mashed (you can go ahead and just mash it right onto the lavash).
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Then, starting from one end, just roll it up! That’s it!

For extra nutrition and some crunch, try sprinkling hemp seeds over it before rolling.

This process takes all of 2 minutes and the result is delicious, nutritious, and definitely less messy than other PB&J&B options, which means you can easily eat it in on the run.


*Obviously any other nut or seed butter can be swapped in where allergies or personal preferences are involved.