Breakfast Roll-Up

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Last night (in bed by 9:45, thankyouverymuch), I was in bed, staring at the ceiling, when this delicious recipe came to me:



You MUST make this breakfast recipe, stat.  It’s along the very epic lines of Pancake Truffles or Cornbread Quiche.  Unique, tasty, and actually healthy (you can reduce the sugar, if you want, but I really think it added to it).


I present… the Breakfast Roll-Up.


What is a Breakfast Roll-Up, you may be asking?  Well, it’s a grilled French Toast-style tortilla sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon and stuffed with a gooey, ooey grilled banana.  Oh, heaven.


Ingredients (for 1 serving):


  • 1 banana
  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • 1 egg
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter or other nut butter
  • Nuts for topping (I used cashew)




Heat a small, greased non-stick wok or pan on medium high.  Place a banana (sliced lengthwise) in the center.  The key to grilling a banana successfully is to not move it except to flip it, FYI!


  • Heat a non-stick greased pan on medium high.  In a small bowl, beat egg and vanilla.  Using a fork to spread the mix, soak as much of the egg mix into the tortilla as you can.


  • Place tortilla on greased pan and pour remaining egg mix over the top. 
  • Combine sugar and cinnamon and pour into top of tortilla.


  • Use a spatula to fold in any egg mix that might’ve crept off the tortilla (what’s currently facing up is going to be the inside of the wrap).
  • Once the bottom has browned, carefully flip the tortilla and cook for several minutes.
  • Flip again before transferring to a plate.
  • On one end, smear the almond butter.  On the other, place the grilled bananas.  Use the How to Roll a Wrap Method to tuck the first end under the grilled banana and use the almond butter as a seal.


  • Plate, top with nuts, and enjoy.


This breakfast almost reminded me of a churro, which is a fried Spanish cinnamon-sugar breakfast pastry. 




See the resemblance?  I swear I tasted it!


Well, that meal certainly puts my morning off to a great start.  🙂



  • megan @ blackberries for jam April 11, 2011, 8:45 am

    Genius! Sweet, gooey bananas and almond butter are definitely the best way to start the week!

  • Freya April 11, 2011, 8:46 am

    Um yeah – that looks kinda incredible!

  • Molly April 11, 2011, 8:47 am

    I actually titled my head in interest while reading this. These are on my to-do list for Sunday morning!

    • Caitlin April 11, 2011, 8:52 am

      I just pictured you looking like Maggie when she hears a car outside the window.

      • Molly April 11, 2011, 6:33 pm

        If only my ears would have pointed forward with the head tilt like dogs do!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 11, 2011, 8:49 am

    LOL! I TOTALLY made this for breakfast on Sunday morning. My recipe was:

    1 banana, fried
    1 big piece of lebanese mountain bread
    1 T tahini
    a dash of cinnamon

    I rolled the banana up in the Lebanese mountain bread that I spread with tahini and then I friend the whole thing with a tiny bit of coconut oil until the mountain bread was just starting to crisp.

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 11, 2011, 8:50 am

    Oohh, a healthy churro!!! Love it!

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me April 11, 2011, 8:51 am

    Hello gorgeous!! That looks divine!!!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) April 11, 2011, 8:52 am

    Yup! Definitely going to be making this! 😀

  • Hope April 11, 2011, 8:52 am

    Wow! That breakfast looks delicious! I’ve never had a grilled banana before! I am definitely trying this! 🙂

  • Jackie @ Baking Charms April 11, 2011, 8:53 am

    That kind of breakfast would definitely get me out of bed in the morning!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 11, 2011, 8:54 am

    It’s amazing the things we come up with while we’re falling asleep in bed at night! This looks incredible – totally creative and a perfect Monday morning “treat” to start out the week!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg April 11, 2011, 8:55 am

    Caitlin that looks delicious! A french toast roll-up – great idea!

  • Krista @ Journey to a Healthy Berg April 11, 2011, 8:59 am

    That looks delicious! I’m going to be making these for sure.

  • gabriella @ embracement April 11, 2011, 9:04 am

    Oh my God, that looks delicious! I love banana rollups, but I never thought to use a french toast method for the wrap. Such a good idea.

  • Parita @ myinnershakti April 11, 2011, 9:07 am

    Wowsers! That looks delicious and ooey gooey!

  • Nicole April 11, 2011, 9:08 am

    These sound so great! I love the opening picture with the bananas in the background 🙂

  • Jen April 11, 2011, 9:09 am

    I’ve never thought of French-toasting a tortilla before. EXCELLENT IDEA. Who doesn’t love the taste of a churro? They make me think of Disneyland. Between freezing homemade pizzas and coming up with this, I think you should write a book. Oh wait…you are! 🙂

  • Lindsey April 11, 2011, 9:11 am

    This will be on my breakfast agenda for this week! It has all my favorite ingredients!

  • Mrs. Muffins April 11, 2011, 9:12 am

    Yummm. I think cinnamon and banana is like the best flavor combo anyways so I must try this!


  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 11, 2011, 9:12 am

    Oh my goodness… this looks amazing! Now I wish I’d seen this before I made my breakfast this morning! Have a fabulous day Caitlin. 🙂

  • Dee April 11, 2011, 9:14 am

    this sounds amazing! and i love churros so WOW! I think I need to try and make this. 😉

  • M April 11, 2011, 9:14 am

    I love breakfast rollups too!

    Mine are sometimes savoury ones,
    with egg,grilled tomato,feta or cheddar,
    fresh basil or coriander….

  • Errign April 11, 2011, 9:19 am

    You always come up with the most creative breakfast ideas – this one looks woderful!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) April 11, 2011, 9:22 am

    Now that’s how you start the day off right! YUM!

  • Melissa @ Be Not Simply Good April 11, 2011, 9:23 am

    A while back I had made a big batch of naan, and we warmed some leftovers with butter, sugar and cinnamon the next day. I think the addition of baked apples would be pretty tasty. Maybe I’ll try it with apples and minus the sugar next time. Yours looks good.

    • Lucy @ The Sweet Touch April 11, 2011, 12:42 pm

      That sounds delicious!

      I think any kind of bread covered in melted butter and cinnamon/sugar is bound to be good!

  • Kayla @ Fitter Than Choc April 11, 2011, 9:24 am

    I can imagine how good this must have been. Alright. This one has to go on my to do list too:) Anyway, I tried your Strawberry Fields Breakfast Quinoa, and I have to say that you are a genius. I absolutely loved that 🙂

    • Caitlin April 11, 2011, 3:00 pm

      Oh I love that recipe, too! Thank you!

  • Callie @ Callieflower Kitchen April 11, 2011, 9:25 am

    This is an awesome idea! I have some wraps in the freezer that I was thinking about tossing, but this would be a great way to use them up 🙂

  • Kristen April 11, 2011, 9:25 am

    Wow. I clearly need to get more creative with breakfast.

  • Lana April 11, 2011, 9:28 am


  • Caitlyn (The Spoonful of Life) April 11, 2011, 9:39 am

    It’s like french toast, but only better! I trying this very soon! Genius 🙂

  • Charlie April 11, 2011, 9:40 am

    I get my recipe ideas in bed too ;).
    This looks soooo good! Need. To. try. now.

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 11, 2011, 9:41 am

    Oooh, I love the looks of that cinnamon-sprinkled tortilla!!!

  • Ashley @ Feeding Ashley April 11, 2011, 9:43 am

    Genius! Nix the banana and that’s my kind of breakfast haha. I bet other fruit would taste really good with it too!

  • Krystina (Organically Me) April 11, 2011, 9:49 am

    Love gooey bananas!

  • Kelly April 11, 2011, 9:55 am


  • Kelly April 11, 2011, 9:55 am

    Ooh….what if you smeared nutella inside instead of nut butter?!?!

    • Caitlin April 11, 2011, 2:59 pm

      That would be #epic

  • Kris April 11, 2011, 10:03 am

    Your breakfast is going to be the inspiration for my lunch — grilled tortilla banana pb sandwich on my sandwich press. Thanks!!

  • chloe@ 321delish April 11, 2011, 10:10 am

    Love this idea! I have made it before sans the egg but that takes it to a whole new level! (and adds protein:))

  • Natalia - a side of simple April 11, 2011, 10:14 am

    Frozen pizzas for dinner. Delicious rollups for breakfast. Caitlin, you’re kind of a food goddess lately with these simple meals with oh-so-great flavor. Just sayin…

    And it’s always a comfort to know I’m not the only one who thinks about breakfast in bed before 10PM.

    • Caitlin April 11, 2011, 2:58 pm

      early to bed early to rise!

  • skinnyrunner April 11, 2011, 10:14 am

    you had me at churro.
    you always come up with the best looking breakfasts.

  • Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 11, 2011, 10:16 am

    mmmm mmm mmm I love anything french toast like and with banana!

    I will have to give this a try! 🙂

  • Miranda @ working mom works out April 11, 2011, 10:17 am

    Holy cow! This looks amazing. Now I have to buy gf tortillas!!

  • Maria@healthydiaries April 11, 2011, 10:17 am

    Oh man this looks AMAZING!!

  • Sarah B. April 11, 2011, 10:17 am

    The title reminded me of a breakfast my dad used to make me when I was a little. He would cut the crust of two slices of whole wheat bread and roll each slice flat using a glass. He would then spread peanut butter on each slice and roll the bread up. Sometimes he was feeling extra nice, he would put a few chocolate chips in one of them. I loved them, they were my favorite breakfast! 🙂

    • Caitlin April 11, 2011, 2:58 pm

      Aw I like this memory – Thank you!

  • Stace April 11, 2011, 10:20 am

    This looks so good and i would never have thought to grill a tortilla french toast style!

  • Dori April 11, 2011, 10:45 am

    OMG YES.

  • Andrea ( April 11, 2011, 10:45 am

    Love love love this recipe! GREAT idea 🙂

  • Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa April 11, 2011, 10:48 am

    That looks delicious! Great idea.

    Currently on my nightstand, I have a cookbook that I flip through occasionally before I go to sleep. Food is always on my mind!

  • Kelly April 11, 2011, 10:55 am

    This recipe looks AMAZING!!

  • monicanelsonfitness April 11, 2011, 10:56 am

    now this is what I like to wake up to!
    Recipes come to me right before bed, in my dreams, and when I wake up too. 🙂
    I will be trying this for sure.

  • Christy April 11, 2011, 10:58 am

    This needs to get in my stomach.

    • Caitlin April 11, 2011, 2:58 pm


  • Liz April 11, 2011, 10:59 am

    Oooh that looks so delicious! I’ll have to try that very soon.

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 11, 2011, 11:12 am

    I will definitely make this! I have never grilled a banana before, but this looks like a good place to start 🙂

  • Joanna@ Drizzle of Sunshine April 11, 2011, 11:14 am

    Haha I love how this recipe came to you in bed! You know you’re a foodie when food is always on your mind!

    If these are like churros then I’ll be making them ASAP! It looks and sounds yummy!

  • Shannon April 11, 2011, 11:17 am

    I think I am going to have to try this recipe for breakfast tomorrow. It looks delicious

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) April 11, 2011, 11:18 am

    I’m having an intense jam craving this week, so if I make either this or pancake truffles and drown them in jam-my sauce, I can’t be blamed… 😉

    • Caitlin April 11, 2011, 2:57 pm

      Jam would be awesome with this!

  • Allison @ Happy Tales April 11, 2011, 11:26 am

    Amazing. Simply….amazing. I’m totally going to make this!

  • McKella April 11, 2011, 11:27 am

    I think I just drooled on my keyboard a little bit. This looks amazing!

  • Karen April 11, 2011, 11:32 am

    Cannot wait to try this! Great work Caitlin:) Going to bed early suits you well!

  • bakingnbooks April 11, 2011, 11:36 am

    I love this. I really like seeing more recipes on your blog – interesting 🙂

  • khushboo April 11, 2011, 11:41 am

    Now THAT’S what you call a good morning! I am so trying that asap! I just made an overnight breakfast cookie to eat tomorrow morning…I kinda wanna sleep now just so morning comes fassttt!

  • Amber K April 11, 2011, 12:00 pm

    It looks absolutely delicious. I’ve gotta learn how to make my gluten-free tortillas! Corn I think would taste odd with this and rice-flour tortillas are so expensive!

  • Katherine April 11, 2011, 12:03 pm

    The other day I was feeling cranky, so I put up a sticky in the bathroom stall at work that said “Smile! You are fabulous”. I didn’t tell anyone I did it, and I overheard the first person to see it say that she thought someone put a camera in the ladies room and was filming us using the bathroom.
    It is kind of funny, but also SO indicative of how negative the women at my office are. That just might be the motivation I need to keep posting notes!

    • Caitlin April 11, 2011, 2:55 pm

      People are so jaded… it’s sad. Keep posting! 🙂 Leave at the bottom so they can see what it’s really about.

  • francesca @ oral hcg April 11, 2011, 12:11 pm

    Amazing recipe! 😀 The banana has made it even more delicious! 😀

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 11, 2011, 12:25 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks up meal ideas in bed! 😀 This looks seriously delicious!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 11, 2011, 12:27 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks up meal ideas in bed. 😀 This looks seriously delicious.

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 11, 2011, 12:39 pm

    Oh that looks incredible! So sad I missed out on this one today!

  • Kacy April 11, 2011, 1:11 pm

    I’ve never thought to grill up a tortilla like that. Brilliant!

  • Lori Haug April 11, 2011, 1:16 pm

    Fantastic idea – especially since I have all those ingredients on hand ALL the time. Can’t wait to give it a try.

  • Lea @ Healthy Coconut April 11, 2011, 1:23 pm

    I’ve always wanted re-make Churros but in a healthier way. So far I havent come up with anything so thank you for this recipe. This is the answer to my puzzle…lol! (ok, it’s that serious).

    A good snack to make ahead and bring to Disneyland. They always have churro stands all over the park but, honestly, I smell the deep fryer smell first then I smell the cinnamon 2nd. I’m turned off by the deep fryer smell 🙁

  • Vanessa @ Swift as Shadows April 11, 2011, 1:31 pm

    Holy crap. I need to try this wrap stat.

  • R @ Learning As I Chop April 11, 2011, 2:14 pm

    A little bit like a crepe!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 11, 2011, 2:19 pm

    Yummy! I love crepe type foods 🙂

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul April 11, 2011, 2:22 pm

    omgooooodnessss~i shall make this really really soon!!! ahhhh looks amazing.

  • stephchows April 11, 2011, 2:29 pm

    MMM I bet this would be amazing rolled up in a whole wheat crepe too!

  • carlee April 11, 2011, 2:51 pm

    Ohhhhmmmgggg! MUST Make tommorow!!

  • Jen April 11, 2011, 3:24 pm

    Holy balls. You are amazing and I can’t wait to make this!

  • Emma (Namaste Everyday) April 11, 2011, 3:25 pm

    that’s so creative! I’m excited to try that some day!

  • Kristen April 11, 2011, 3:27 pm

    this seriously has my stomach growling! yum!

  • erica April 11, 2011, 3:36 pm

    omg. i need to make this asap!!! that looks heavenly!!!

  • sarah k @ the pajama chef April 11, 2011, 3:45 pm

    i totally make these all the time as a snack! well, i don’t do the egg thing but i do a tortilla with banana, spices, and sometimes PB, chocolate chips, or even marshmallows! i can’t wait to try it in the summer with fresh berries…how divine!

  • Tracy @ Commit To Fit April 11, 2011, 5:09 pm

    Now that is what I call breakfast! I am hooked 🙂

  • megan @ the oatmeal diaries April 11, 2011, 5:23 pm

    Ooh I want this for breakfast right now! Looks AMAZING.

  • Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) April 11, 2011, 6:23 pm

    Omg you’ve managed to make a banana churro. I think I’m in love 😀

  • Laura April 11, 2011, 9:14 pm

    This looks amazing! I will need to experiment with this recipe on an upcoming weekend. Thanks for sharing! I’m also glad that I am not the only one that sometimes thinks of food in bed at night 😉

  • Sarah April 11, 2011, 10:03 pm

    OH THANK GOD I HAVE ALL THR INGREDIENTS TO MAKE THIS TOMORROW MORNING! This is ammmaazinnnnngggggggggg! yyuuummmm

  • Sarah Keffer April 12, 2011, 10:24 am

    Wowzers, I made this for breakfast today and it was yummtastic!!! Thanks!

  • Aimee April 12, 2011, 1:56 pm

    I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this. I made it this morning and it was as good as it looks!! Loooovvveee!

  • Sonia (the Mexigarian) April 12, 2011, 2:55 pm

    That looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it this weekend. And I am a big FAN of Churros. I especially love the one’s here at the San Jose Giants stadium. Freshly made on site! To die for. :drool:

  • K @ Sneakers and Snacks April 12, 2011, 9:13 pm

    I NEED to try this on the weekend. It has everything I love in it.

  • Jolene ( April 12, 2011, 10:11 pm

    Great looking breakfast!!!!! I have a tortilla that needs to be used too!

  • Amy April 13, 2011, 1:37 am

    HOLY YUM. Your breakfast looks AMAZEBALLS. I need to make this sooner rather than later.

    On another random note, what pan is that your using (not the griddle). Im looking for an inexpensive, but decent pots & pan set… any suggestions?

    • Caitlin April 13, 2011, 9:05 am

      it’s a non stick wok. not sure of the brand but i got it from marshalls for like, $10!

  • Angie April 13, 2011, 10:05 am

    This was THE best breakfast! I could have easily had 2 or 3 more! LOL I did modify it a bit to what I had on hand, but I will definately share this with others.

  • Tara April 13, 2011, 4:29 pm

    Great minds think alike! I’ve been making this forever, thanks to another blog on which I found it months ago!

  • Anne G. April 20, 2011, 8:12 am

    Made it this morning. SO GOOD! Now can I go back to bed so I can wake up and have it again?

    • Caitlin April 20, 2011, 8:24 am

      hahaha super cute comment 🙂

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