Good day, lovely friends!
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 steal 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
Ingredients (serves 2)
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
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
*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!
To Print, Email, or Text recipe click here.
Ready for a breathing technique to help you release holiday
stress? It takes little time and is very effective at getting the rambling mind
to focus on the breath.
With love, gratitude,
and warm hugs,