If there’s one all time loved recipe on Weelicious it’s Banana Dog Bites. I think I first made these 6 or 7 years ago and they’re still an all time classic. What’s not to love about a recipe that only uses 3 ingredients, take 2 minutes or less to prepare and looks like such fun. If you’ve never tried them before you have to watch this Banana Dog Bites video. I promise it has all kinds of little tips for making the perfect lunch time treat every time!

Even though there are only three ingredients, there’s tons of variations you can use. I like using spelt or half whole wheat half corn tortillas I get at Trader Joes, but you can also use all white flour tortillas or something with seeds inside. The most important part is getting something that’s really flexible. Corn could work, but they would need to be really fresh. Using lavash is a fun idea too!

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There’s also plenty of variations with nut butters. You can use peanut, almond, cashew, soy or sun butter. You could also use whipped cream cheese in a pinch. If you’re using large tortillas and bananas it makes about 8-10 pieces which look super cute in a bento style lunchbox. Serve these with some raw veggies and maybe a little snack like a Vegan Cowgirl Cookie or Heart Crispy Treat and you’ve got a vegetarian meal I’m betting your kids will love!

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Banana Dog Bites

These only require 3 ingredients that you most likely have on hand and make a great addition to school lunch or after school snack.
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Servings: 2
Author: Catherine McCord
Total Time 2 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 2 bananas, peeled
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter, divided (you could also use almond or sunflower butter)
  • 2 tortillas

Instructions 

  • Place one tortilla on a flat surface and spread 2 tbsp of peanut butter on the tortilla to evenly coat.
  • Place one banana near the edge of the tortilla and roll it up.
  • Slice into 1/2 inch rounds and serve.
  • *If your tortilla bread is stiff, you can put it in the microwave in between two pieces of moist paper towel and heat for 15-20 seconds or until softened.

Video

Nutrition

Sodium: 220mg | Sugar: 10g | Fiber: 3g | Calories: 230kcal | Fat: 10g | Protein: 7g | Carbohydrates: 30g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. I make these all the time! If you want to add some crunch to it, sunflower seeds (without the shell) make a great addition!

  2. I make these all the time for my own lunch. (I don’t slice them up, Just cut in half). I use chunky peanut butter and add chocolate chips. Sometimes I put it on the griddle to brown and melt the chips. Yummy and filling.

  3. So glad this is a hit with your family! I think crunchy almond butter would be great, and add some texture!

  4. So glad you posted this video! I first saw this pinned on Pinterest years ago and it led me to your wonderful site and I’ve been an avid follower ever since!! My kids and hubby love peanut butter and I love almond butter! Wondering if it would be good with crunchy almond butter!

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  36. So cute, so simple, so yummy! Thanks for a quick, easy, kid-friendly recipe just in time for me to take to brunch at a friend’s house today. I know our kiddos will gobble them up. I’m also taking the Oatmeal On-The-Go bars. 🙂

  37. Great for two of my kids, but any suggestions welcome for an alternative to peanut butter for my nut allergy 4 year old?

  38. These are super cute, easy, and yummy. DD LOVED them. I used whole wheat and they are a bit hit. I am planning on making them as an appetizer for a brunch next week. I am going to make one set with Nutella, apple butter, and peanut.

  39. I love this! PB & Bananas were a special treat for my dad and me growing up. My mom thought it was gross. I need to show her this 😀

  40. I can’t wait to make these with my three year old son. He loves helping me out in the kitchen. I also think that my thirteen year old son is going to love these as an after school snack. Thank you for the fun idea!

  41. I read this last night while the kids were in bed. I realized I had all the ingredients and made it for my husband and I to “sample”. We are both fans of these 🙂 I might even make them for the kids….

  42. Yum!
    As a SunButter blogger, love all the great ideas. As a fellow mom, just made these (with SunButter of course, and a bit of honey) and packed ’em in the lunches for today. Thanks for the timely inspiration!

  43. Can’t wait to try this! We usually make dragon skin – peanut butter and banana slices on toast – my son loves his dragon skin so I’m sure he will love this! Thanks for a great idea

  44. I think these would make a perfect finger food for the upcoming 3 year birthday party of my son. 😀

  45. My mom used to make these when we were younger and she would also spread applesauce and warm it up in the microwave for our “after school snack”, yum!

  46. We do this a lot at my house. We LOVE peanut butter and banana. And if you don’t have tortillas, just flatten a piece of bread with a rolling pin or glass. YUM!

  47. My friend’s mom used to make these all the time when we were little – but she didn’t cut them, and they were dubbed “banana burritos.” 🙂

  48. Hmmm, I haven’t tried to freeze them. Anyone else? I will give it a roll tomorrow and tell you!

  49. YES…I have bananas, sunflower butter, and ww tortillas. I am making these today! Would they freeze well?

  50. I make a similar banana roll-up, WW Tortilla, PB, Honey, Corn Flakes, and a banana sliced length-wise. Love them!

  51. I’ve been making these every day for my own lunch lately! Sometimes I use Nutella instead of peanut butter when I want a super yummy treat. I actually just tried Nutella for the first time last week and oh my am I in love. I haven’t given any to my kids though because I’m afraid they’ll never let me give them anything else again =).

  52. I make these all the time for my kids. They love them. Sometimes I will use Nutella, cream cheese and jelly, but either way they love that they can just pick them up with their fingers and pop them in their mouth!

  53. My mom use to make these for us as a treat using crustless bread. My kid is definitely getting these for lunch today. Thanks for the trip down memory lane, and for the great idea!

  54. You can also dust them with some crushed Vitamin C tablets to add a little vitamin power AND prevent browning. =)

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