Banana Sushi is a seriously fun and fast lunch for kids—or meal for any time of the day—that’s filling and satisfying, too. Plus: You need only three nutritious ingredients to make this for the kids and they take less than 5 minutes to make Win, win!

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Banana Sushi

This easy wrap for kids is a little unexpected, but is a seriously great way to use up pantry staples that you might have on hand. There’s nothing fussy about this idea, and it can work as a lunch, dinner, or even as a hearty snack. (We often use it if one of our kids has an activity after school and needs more sustenance to make it to a late dinner.)

The basic idea of this is that you spread nut butter (or seed butter) onto a tortilla, add a banana, and roll it up. You can either serve it like that—like you’d eat a taquito!—or slice it into round with a serrated knife.

This banana wrap is filling on its own, or you can pair it with some easy raw veggies and a drink.

Ingredients You Need

To make this kids lunch recipe, here’s a look at what you’ll need:

step one of making banana sushi
  • Tortilla: I prefer to use a flour fajita-size tortilla, either regular or whole wheat. Flour tortillas work better than corn ones here since they are softer and easier to roll up.
  • Nut or seed butter: Peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, or any similar spread works here.
  • Banana: Use a ripe, peeled banana for the best flavor. A ripe banana is also softer and easier for kids to chew…and just tastes better.

TIP: You can play around with spread ideas by using cream cheese, Chia Seed Jam, or a chocolate hazelnut spread in place of the nut butter.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at how to make this wrap. Scroll down to the end of the post for the full information.

banana on peanut butter tortilla
  1. Lay the tortilla on a cutting board. If it’s not at room temperature, warm it for 5 seconds in the microwave so it’s easier to roll.
  2. Spread on the nut or seed butter in an even, thin layer. Take it out to about 1/4-½ inch from the edge. (If you go right to the edge, it may make the seam of the wrap a little messy.
  3. Peel the banana and place it on one side of the wrap. This works a little easier with a straighter banana, rather than one with a big curve.
  4. Fold the tortilla over the banana, then roll it all the way up. Keep the tortilla as tight as you can around the banana.
  5. Serve, or slice into rounds with a serrated knife.
sliced banana sushi on cutting board

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this banana sushi with bread?

Sure, just use a soft sandwich bread and make like my Sandwich Roll-Ups.

How can I make chocolate banana sushi?

You can use Nutella (or a similar spread) to give this a chocolate flavor. It works similarly to a nut or seed butter.

banana sushi rolls on blue plate

How to Store

This wrap is best served soon after making, though if you want to pack it in a kids lunch box, you can either leave the wrap uncut or stand the pieces up side-by-side right next to each other (so it will look like you just cut through the wrap).

The main goal is to limit the amount of air that can get to the cut banana slices to limit the amount that the slices brown.

Best Tips for Success

  • Use a fajita-size flour tortilla so this is easy to roll up and easy to bite through.
  • Use any nut or seed butter you prefer.
  • Try to roll the banana tightly in the tortilla.
  • A straighter banana makes this a little easier to roll.
  • Serve with milk, a smoothie, or another easy side your kids like.
  • Know that younger kids may pull each one of these slices apart and eat them that way!

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Banana Sushi (3-Ingredient Kids Lunch)

Banana Sushi is a seriously fun and fast lunch for kids—that's filling too! Plus: You only need three nutritious ingredients to make this lunch.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cuisine American
Course lunch
Calories 429kcal
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 fajita-size flour tortilla (regular or whole wheat)
  • 2 tablespoons nut or seed butter (such as peanut, almond, or sunflower seed butter)
  • 1 banana (the straighter the better)

Instructions

  • Place the tortilla on a cutting board. (If it's not at room temperature, warm it for 5 seconds in the microwave so it's soft and easy to roll.)
  • Spread the nut or seed butter on, leaving about 1/4-½ inches around the edges.
  • Add the banana to one end. Fold the tortilla over the banana and tightly roll up.
  • Serve, cut in half, or slice into rounds with a serrated knife. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • This wrap is best served soon after making, though if you want to pack it in a kids lunch box, you can either leave the wrap uncut or stand the pieces up side-by-side right next to each other (so it will look like you just cut through the wrap) to limit the air that touches the sliced banana.
  • Use a fajita-size flour tortilla so this is easy to roll up and easy to bite through.
  • Use any nut or seed butter you prefer.
  • Try to roll the banana tightly in the tortilla.
  • A straighter banana makes this a little easier to roll.
  • Serve with milk, a smoothie, or another easy side your kids like.
  • Know that younger kids may pull each one of these slices apart and eat them that way!

Nutrition

Serving: 1wrap, Calories: 429kcal, Carbohydrates: 57g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Sodium: 425mg, Potassium: 603mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 76IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 103mg, Iron: 2mg
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