Peanut Butter Strawberry Quesadilla

Peanut Butter Strawberry Quesadilla

First off, no, there is no cheese in this ‘quesadilla’. The peanut butter takes the place of cheese… and cheese with peanut butter? Ick. No. Think of this instead as kind of a Mexican pb&j. I found this recipe on the Two Healthy Kitchens blog. They do quick, healthy recipes and from what I’ve tried on their site, they really get it right. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on them. Anyway, back to the food! It’s a really simple, tasty snack. You just slather some peanut butter (preferably homemade) on a tortilla, slice up some strawberries and bananas, and brown quick in a skillet. Done. Sure, it’s a little more work than a normal sandwich, but the result is warm and melty and well worth the extra bit of effort.

First, spread the peanut butter over your tortilla.


Top with sliced fruit.


Then brown in a skillet, bake on a grill, use your toaster oven… however you normally make quesadillas. If you haven’t ever made one before, it’s simple. Melt a little butter on medium high heat in a skillet large enough to hold the tortilla, place the quesadilla in for a minute or two until the bottom is browned, then flip and repeat. I don’t have a photo because… I forgot. I was distracted eating the extra strawberries. Can you blame me?

Peanut Butter Strawberry Quesadilla

Peanut Butter Strawberry Quesadilla
5 from 1 vote

Peanut Butter Strawberry Quesadilla

Course Sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Cooking Madly


  • 4 8- inch whole wheat tortillas or 2 10-inch whole wheat tortillas
  • ¾ cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1⅓ cup thinly sliced strawberries about 12 large berries
  • 1 thinly sliced banana
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Preheat a skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Spread the peanut butter evenly over half of the tortillas. Place berries and bananas on the tortillas evenly. Top with remaining tortillas.
  3. Melt the butter in the skillet, then place each quesadilla in the skillet and cook until browned on the bottom, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip quesadilla and continue to cook until browned and crispy. Repeat with remaining quesadillas.


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  • Gretchen @ Two Healthy Kitchens September 10, 2013, 10:22 am

    Hi, Dustin! Shelley and I are so thrilled that you loved our recipe for Strawberry-Peanut Butter Quesadillas! Crazy how such common ingredients and a super quick prep can combine into something so amazingly yummy! The bananas are a great twist, too – I’ll have to try your version next time! Oh – and love the photos! 😀

    • Cooking Madly September 10, 2013, 10:37 am

      Hi Gretchen! I’m glad you liked my post and photos… it’s because of your amazing recipe that I did it in the first place. I imagine this is going to become a weekend lunch staple for me. Thanks!

  • DC Personal Trainer February 22, 2014, 11:57 pm

    This is vey healthy to eat for weight loss. Above all, I love peanut butter on anything. I will definitely try this.

    • Cooking Madly February 23, 2014, 11:32 am

      I agree with you, especially homemade peanut butter. I’m glad you like the recipe.

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