BANANA & ALMOND BUTTER breakfast Quesadilla

I like Quesadillas but there’s always so much cheese on those things – and consequently so much fat and calories.  Here’s a twist on the Quesadilla you can have for breakfast:

Banana and Almond Butter breakfast Quesadilla

 

Ingredients:
– 1 large 100% whole grain tortilla
– 3 tablespoons almond butter
– 1/2 large banana, sliced
– 3 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
– a bit of cinnamon
– Cooking oil spray

Directions:
– First, preheat a large non-stick pan to medium/high heat. Lightly spray with cooking oil.
– Then, prep quesadillas by spreading on about 3 tablespoons of almond butter on each tortilla (make sure to leave about an inch to the side so it doesn’t ooze almond butter everywhere when you    close it)
– Top one half of the quesadilla with sliced bananas, pomegranate seeds, and cinnamon. Then, fold the tortilla in half.
– Cook quesadillas for about 3 minutes on each side or until the tortilla begins to brown.

Note:  You could easily replace the almond butter with peanut butter or the pomegranate seeds with walnuts or pecans or another favorite nut.

 

Nutrition Information:  (serving size: 1 quesadilla)
Per serving:

Calories: 450
Protein: 18g
Total Fat: 28g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Monounsaturated Fat: 17g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 329mg
Carbohydrate: 30g
Dietary Fiber: 14g
Sugar: 15g

 

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