French Banana Roll-Up

Happy Monday everyone. I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Most monday mornings I literally have to drag myself to get out of bed and get my butt to the gym (I too have the case of monday blues), which is why I was pleasantly surprised when I popped out of bed easily this morning! I woke up at 4:50 am sharp, got dressed quickly (I lay my gym clothes out every night before I go to bed),  and got to the gym at 5:10. My work out looked like this:

  • 20 minute run at 1.0% incline, 6.5 mph
  • 15 minutes hamstring, quad, and glutes
  • 45 minute spin class
  • 10 minute stretch/cool-down
My workouts vary from day to day, depending on what part of my body I am working out. I attend spin/cycle class every morning from 6am-6:50. My spin teacher, Marc, is fantastic and really has a way of inspiring his students. Because our spin class is fairly early in the morning, students that attend the class are regulars, which has allowed me to develop friendships with a lot of them. Having gym friends are a great way to stay motivated and consistent with working out, so I highly recommend to find a gym-buddy or a group-class that you really enjoy!
Once I got home, I stomach was desperately crying out for me to feed it! Because my workout this morning was very cardio-heavy, I decided that a carb-rich breakfast was in order! If you are a fan of french toast, here is a heathy alternative.
Cut Bananas lengthwise and set on hot, well-greased skillet. If your bananas are more ripe than not, they may break in half when flipping them over, this is fine.
Once you pour the extra egg white mixture on top of the tortilla, it will spill over. Feel free to fold over the extra egg back onto the tortilla. It doesn’t look to pretty now but trust me, it’ll come together!
The chewy texture of the tortilla with the ‘French Toast’ mixture , the flavors from the grilled banana, and the nuttiness from nut butter come together to make the most perfect breakfast.
Although not topped, I dipped my french banana roll-up in a side of a dollop 0% Fage Greek Yogurt and Chocomole!

Grilled French Banana Roll-Up 

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • 1 banana (sliced lengthwise, hotdog style)
  • 1/4 cup egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp nut butter (I used unsalted crunchy almond butter)
  • Pam cooking spray (to grease pan)

Directions:

  • In a small bowl, beat egg and vanilla. Set aside.
  • In a different small bowl, mix cinnamon and brown sugar. Set aside.
  • Heat a pan on medium heat and grease well with pam cooking spray. Place sliced (lengthwise) banana on skillet and flip after golden brown. Remove from heat. Set aside.
  • Heat another skillet on medium heat (or clean the one used above) and spray with Pam cooking spray once again
  • Spread egg mix on both sides of tortilla
  • Place tortilla on hot skillet, pouring the remaining egg mixture on top of the tortilla
  • Sprinkle cinnamon/sugar mixture on top of tortilla
  • Once the bottom of the tortilla is browned (~1 minute), flip over and cook other side. Remove from heat
  • On a plate, spread nut butter of choice on one side of tortilla and place grilled bananas on top
  •  ROLL UP!
Toppings:
  • 2 tbsp plain 0%fat greek yogurt for topping (optional)
  • Remaining chocomole (leftover stored in an airtight container in the fridge)

12 responses to “French Banana Roll-Up

  1. …oh my gosh that looks F***g delicious….**_________**
    i love your recipes
    its not that you leave anything tasty to eat helathy ❤

  2. WOW that’s something I really have to try, do you think is possible to change nut butter for regular butter? Is just that I can’t find nut butter in my country (colombia). thank you for your answer!

    • Yes, its delish! Nut butter is just the term that refers to peanut butter, almond, butter, sunflower seed butter, etc. I’m sure you can find peanut butter at your local store 🙂

  3. This looks really interesting, banana + egg, idk how that will tatse, but I really want to find out lol! thanks!

  4. Wow!! I can’t belive that you use the same totilla for 2days but totally different dish come out from dinner to breakfast and desert. It is very economic,too. Where did you get all the idea? I love all of them. You are awesome.

  5. I just tried making my own roll up! Here’s a picture: http://plixi.com/p/98132495

    Made it after my spin class at the gym too. My banana was a little watery for some reason, I think I need to cook it longer next time. It was delicious! I made the roll up with almond butter. Very easy and tasty!

  6. That looks amazing Jane! You’re so creative! Definitely going to tey this. Especially because i always have left over tortillas.

  7. Hi! Thank you for this recipe Jane!

    My main problem with cooking healthy/cooking at all… is that I’m so discouraged to go out and buy all these ingredients and never finish them… would you think about doing an entry with 10-15 ingredients you always have… and can make a bunch of meals mainly using these products.

    Thank you so much!

    • Hey Trisha, yes I am going to do a post so you guys can “take a look in my fridge/pantry,” and I will tell you guys the must-haves!

  8. What about the pam cooking spray? Is it less fat than butter or oil? I don’t know if we have such a spray here in Switzerland but since we’ve been very progressive the past few years I hope so ;P

  9. Hello Jane!!!
    Thank you for all the recepies.
    My husban and i try a least 5 and we love it, keep posting this please :D, some body told me about the agave syrup you thing is a good substitution for honey …. and i love if you can put the basic ingredients…

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