Mmmmmm…. We Made Monkey Wraps!

Monkey Wraps, with banana, peanut butter, and chocolate

Monkey Wraps are something I came up with several years ago now.  Others have come up with similar ideas (I’ve seen something like them called a breakfast wrap once about a year ago now), but any way you slice them, they’re an excellent breakfast, lunch, or snack table staple for little hands and mouths.

Now that Lily-Ann is four, she makes these herself – with supervision…  which makes them even better than if I’d done them.  🙂  And seriously, if a preschooler can put them together, you know you should be able to.

This is a four ingredient meal that is excellent in lunch boxes, for an after school snack, for breakfast on the go, or for anytime you need something simple yet relatively healthful.  All you need are 8″ wraps, bananas, peanut butter, and a chocolate spread.  We really like using organic bananas as they taste WAY better, and we prefer peanut butters that are nuts ONLY (without the extra ingredients).  The chocolate spread and the banana give plenty of sweetness without needing a peanut butter with sugar in it.

the kid's wrap, prior to wrapping it

Above, you can see what the inside of the kid’s wrap looked like before wrapping it up.  Put as little or as much of the chocolate spread and the peanut butter as you like.  I usually leave the bananas whole, but Lily-Ann likes to break hers into pieces.  Either way works.

a little smear of peanut butter will help seal the wrap

This one is mine…  part way closed.  Take a look at the edge – it’s a trick I use when making ANY type of wrap.  Use a little bit of peanut butter (or in a savory wrap use mayo or cream cheese) along the edge.  When you wrap it up, it will help seal it closed so it doesn’t pop open when you let go.

Slice them into pieces.  I find thirds works perfect for little ones – but for a bite size snack on a tray cut them into one inch thick rounds and serve them with a variety of other finger foods.  And enjoy!

the girlie, chowing down on a monkey wrap

Chowing Down!

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About Tobi-Dawne

Tobi-Dawne Smith is many things to many people... photographer, canine behaviour expert, equal rights activist, green politician, lactivist, intactivist, writer, crafter, dog handler, third wave feminist, etc. But most important in her life is her role as mother to an amazing five year old. Learn more about TD at http://www.tobi-dawne.com/ follow her blog at https://td365.wordpress.com/ get to know her daughter at http://lilyannslemonade.wordpress.com/ or check out her work at http://tdphotography.me/

Posted on March 6, 2012, in Family, Parenting, Wee Girlie and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. num num num… too bad I can’t send these to school though. Something I eat for a snack myself, or a quick breakfast on the run (minus the chocolate)

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