Nut Butter and Fruit Burrito

Okay, so this may seem weird to some, but I am telling you, it is good!

When one thinks of burritos, they automatically think of salsa, beans, and such.  But, don’t be afraid to try these out just because it seems “weird”.  It is just a pretty cool version of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

When I was a teenager, I loved eating peanut butter rolled into corn or flour tortillas.  First, I would spread the peanut butter on the tortilla, heat it in the microwave for a few seconds, and enjoy it with some cold chocolate milk.  These days, I eat a more “refined” peanut butter and tortilla wrap. ;)

During my pregnancy, I became a bottomless pit when it came to nut butters and jelly sandwiches/wraps!  That was when I started adding fruits and other stuff to my PB &Js.  The typical breakfast for me looked like this:  Almond/peanut butter on whole wheat toast or tortilla with jelly, sliced bananas, raisins, and  hemp seeds.

These are super healthy and I love that my daughter enjoys these as much as I do.

In the picture above, I used the following ingredients to make the “burrito”:

  • Spinach vegan and all natural tortilla wrap
  • Raw almond butter
  • Jelly
  • Mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, and black berries)
  • Shredded coconut
  • 1 banana

Directions:

  1. Heat up the tortilla on a griddle or large pan.
  2. Spread a few tablespoons of almond butter, sunflower seed butter, or peanut butter.
  3. Add your fruit of choice (bananas, raisins, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.)
  4. Sprinkle cacao nibs, shredded coconut, hemp seeds, chia seeds, or even chocolate chips!  (optional)
  5. Wrap it up.
  6. Enjoy!
  7. Serve with delicious non-dairy milk.

Note:  You can also serve this up”sushi style”.  First, you spread it all over the tortilla/wrap.  Second, add jelly.  Third, add thinly sliced fruit.  Then, you roll it up and cut it like sushi.  They are fun little finger food for kids!  I make these for my daughter and her friends at times.

Carrot, Walnut, and Raisin Belgian Waffles

Delicious waffle topped off with frozen berries and served with orange slices.

My good friends, Tara and Aaron gave me this waffle iron for Christmas, and I must say, it makes pretty darn good waffles!  So, thanks guys! :)

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Oster CKSTWFBF21 1-1/2-Inch Thick Belgian Flip Waffle Maker, Brushed Stainless Steel

On Christmas morning, I treated my family with some delicious carrot, walnut, and raisin Belgian waffles!  Notice below, I added “teff” flour into my batter.  This is because teff  is very nutritious.  It has more protein than wheat, it is packed with calcium, and it contains iron and thiamine.  I also added carrots for beta-carotene, walnuts for added protein and omega 3s, and raisins for added antioxidants.

These waffles have a crunchy outside and the inside is fluffy, sweet, and nutty.  I hope you like it as much as we did!

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups of unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of teff flour
  • 2/3 cup of shredded carrot (1 carrot)
  • 2/3 cup of raisins
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons of sucanat or muscovado sugar
  • 2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 2 and 1/4 cup of hemp milk, almond milk, oat milk, rice milk, or soy milk
  • 3 tablespoons of ground flax seeds
  • 3 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • olive oil spray

Directions:

  1. Combine all of the dry ingrediets: flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar.
  2. Mix together.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients: non-dairy milk, flax seeds, carrot, raisins, walnuts, and coconut oil.
  4. Mix together.
  5. Heat the waffle iron and spray with olive oil.
  6. Follow directions in the manual to cook the waffles.
  7. Top it off with hemp seeds, chia seeds, fresh fruits, and or maple syrup.
  8. Enjoy!