It’s officially December, and for many of us it’s darn chilly outside. I’m excited for the holidays, how about you?
OK, the truth is I’ve been excited for a really long time but who’s counting. That reminds me, have you started your advent calendars? We found cute little paper houses at Hallmark with a picture behind each window. It reminds me of the advent calendar in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. My husband always asks me to get him a nice advent calendar with pictures like the one in the movie, but I’ve never been able to find one. If you have any leads, please let me know!!
Speaking of my handsome hubby, today’s recipe is his. We’ve had it many times. I adore it and have been telling myself to get it on the website for a long time now. The apples and bananas caramelize on the hot skillet. The warmth from the cinnamon and nutmeg, coupled with the sweetness of the brown rice syrup and coconut sugar is a divine combination. Think of it as essentially a healthy pie filling served over a warm tortilla – heaven! When you make the apple-banana breakfast tortillas your home will smell like pie, and who doesn’t love that?
This month is so crazy busy and rushed for most of us, we need to steel a moment or two for ourselves and the sake of our well-being as often as we can. Make this delightful breakfast before you go out to do your holiday shopping and your spirits will be lifted. Whenever you feel your head spinning with the year’s longest to-do lists, pull yourself back into the present moment and remind yourself life is meant to be enjoyed.
As a special gift of love from me to you, I’m adding a bonus video at the end of the recipe with a meditative breathing technique. The breathing technique is especially good at pulling you back into the present moment and helping you release stress. Practice this breathing technique all month long. It takes merely seconds to do but has a very calming effect. We need the still and calmness now more than ever.
Apple-Banana Breakfast Tortillas
1 ½ Tbsp. vegan butter substitute (I used Earth Balance Organic Whipped Buttery Spread)
1 apple, peeled, cored & thinly sliced
1 banana, sliced
½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg
1 rounded tsp. brown rice syrup
1 tsp. coconut sugar
2 tortillas, cooked according to package instructions
Melt vegan butter substitute in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add apples, spread out evenly. Cook on 1 side for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare tortillas according to package instructions. Usually we cook the tortillas in a skillet over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes per side.
Flip the apples over.
Add banana slices, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown rice syrup and coconut sugar. Stir for 1 minute.
Spoon the apple-banana filling over the warm tortillas and serve.
*Note – My husband loves to use flour tortillas for this recipe. They are soft and chewy, and roll up nicely around the filling. I often use gluten-free brown rice tortillas that cook up crisp. My favorite way to eat them is to break the tortilla in pieces and scoop up the filling. Yum!
Meditative Breathing Technique to Calm You