Peanut Butter Banana Quesadillas

$0.86 each
by Beth - Budget Bytes
4.75 from 20 votes
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I love single-serving desserts. They’re usually pretty quick and easy, and they give me just enough sweetness to kill the craving without having the leftovers stare me down for the rest of the week. These Peanut Butter Banana Quesadillas are one of my favorite single-serving quick fixes because they’re just so warm, gooey, and delicious. …And I usually have the ingredients on hand! 🥰

And P.S. I’m using the word quesadilla figuratively here. There is no cheese in this dessert “quesadilla.”

Originally posted 5/27/2103, updated 7/7/2022.

A hand holding a stack of peanut butter banana quesadillas.

What’s in a Peanut Butter Banana Quesadilla?

Well, peanut butter and sliced bananas, obviously, but there’s also a little sprinkle-sprankle of chocolate chips in there that get all melty and delicious as the quesadilla cooks in the skillet! The banana gets a little soft and extra sweet themselves, then it’s all contrasted by the slightly salty peanut butter and crispy tortilla. It’s really quite perfect. 

What Else Can I Add?

This quick dessert is quite flexible, as you can imagine. Here are some other things you can add into your “quesadilla” if you have them on hand:

  • Shredded coconut
  • Butterscotch chips
  • Strawberry or raspberry jam
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey (in place of the chocolate chips)
  • Almond butter (in place of the peanut butter)
  • Ground flaxseed

Peanut Butter Banana Quesadillas lined up on a cutting board.

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Peanut Butter Banana Quesadillas

4.75 from 20 votes
Peanut butter banana quesadillas are a quick and easy single-serving dessert that you can make in minutes with pantry staples!
A hand holding a stack of peanut butter banana quesadillas.
Servings 1
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
Total 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 8-inch flour tortilla ($0.30)
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter ($0.14)
  • 1/2 medium banana, sliced ($0.11)
  • 1 Tbsp chocolate chips ($0.10)

Instructions 

  • Spread the peanut butter over the surface of the tortilla.
  • Thinly slice the banana, then lay the slices over one half of the tortilla. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the same half of the tortilla. Fold the tortilla to close over the banana and chocolate.
  • Cook the quesadilla in a skillet over medium-low heat until it's golden brown and crispy on both sides and the chocolate and banana slices are melty inside.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 372kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 10gFat: 21gSodium: 361mgFiber: 4g
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Don’t forget, you can freeze the leftover banana for later!

How to Make Peanut Butter Banana Quesadillas – Step by Step Photos

Tortilla surrounded by bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.

You’ll need one 7 or 8-inch flour tortilla for this recipe, ½ a banana (sliced), a couple tablespoons of peanut butter, and about a tablespoon of chocolate chips. 

Peanut butter being spread over a tortilla.

Spread the peanut butter over the surface of the tortilla.

Banana slices and chocolate chips added to the tortilla.

Add the banana slices and chocolate chips over one half of the tortilla, then fold it to close. The peanut butter acts as sort of a glue to hold it together (similar to how cheese holds a regular quesadilla together).

Quesadilla in a skillet.

Cook the quesadilla in a skillet over medium heat until it’s golden brown and crispy on both sides and the chocolate and banana are a bit melty on the inside. I don’t add any butter or oil to the skillet when I cook the quesadillas, but you can if you want an extra rich quesadilla.

Quesadilla on a cutting board sliced in half.

Slice the quesadilla in half and then enjoy that ooey-gooey goodness while still warm!

side view of stacked peanut butter banana quesadillas.

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  1. This was really good and so easy to make.  I added a little bit of Carmel and cinnamon sugar to the top, just for a little extra sweetness. 

  2. Very yummy. .my 5 year old is a very picky eater and she loved it thank you so much for sharing

  3. Would these get soggy if sealed in the refridgerator for a week? 

  4. Im doing the keto diet. How many carbs are in this quesadilla?

    1. Too many carbs for keto.
      For calories: Typical tortilla is about 110, 1/2 banana is 55, 2T PB is 200, 1 T choc chips is about 70. So total will be in ballpark of 435 calories.

  5. I would love to do this for work, with my students.
    Since some of the are allergic to peanut butter, would I be able to use Nutella?

  6. A quesadilla has cheese in it, don’t call something a quesadilla if it’s not a tortilla and cheese .

    Other than that this Peanutbutter and Banana snack is nice.

  7. This is an absolutely wonderful recipe, I love it so much!
    Also, for anyone that is wondering this dish is approximately 273 calories but it’s all dependent on the kind of tortilla and the kind of chocolate chips you use.

  8. I have been eating these with nutella instead of chocolate chips all week. Best snack!

  9. OMG!!! Thank you so much, it’s sooo delicious 😊

    1. I used Nutella instead of chocolate chips and omg amazing!

  10. Is it wrong that I can’t quit thinking about these? If it is, I don’t want to be right. YUMMY IN MY TUMMY!

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