PBJB: the peanut butter and jelly burrito, the most amazing variation on the PBJ ever

That might be an overstatement, but I suspect it’s not. There’s just one alteration and it makes all the difference: a whole wheat tortilla. Not a white one, mind you. You need something with a bit more character. Whole wheat is it. Oh yeah, there’s another alteration: you microwave it. Not sautee it, not roast it, not bake it, not grill it. That’s right: microwave it. On a plate. In a, that’s right, microwave.

Here’s how you do it:

On a whole wheat tortilla, about an inch from one edge, spread a line of pb, and a line of j. Roll it up tightly like a flauta, a flute, a tube, whatever. Microwave it. That’s it. Let it cool a bit so you don’t scald your child’s tongue, but once they have a nicely cooled pbjb, they will forever clamor for these most excellent treats: for breakfast, for lunch, after school.

I used to roll 7 of these up and freeze them at the start of the week ( in a big freezer bag) and microwave them in the morning for my daughter for breakfast.

You can also slice them up; the cross section has nice little jelly-roll/spiral look to it.
—Hugh

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4 Responses to PBJB: the peanut butter and jelly burrito, the most amazing variation on the PBJ ever

  1. Diana Schmedeman says:

    Question- how long do you micro and how much PB and J per tortilla- like thin spreads? or thicker? Sorry for the specfics but I just want to get this right cause it sounds….goooooooood

  2. hugh Garvey says:

    Excellent questions Diana. I eyeball it and just do, as they say in New York, a schmear of peanut butter, and a little less of a schmear of jelly. Not too much, as it gets too oozy when you mic it. What’s the volume. Dunno, a few tablespoons pb. A tablespoon j? As for time: 20-30 seconds. Just enough to melt it. If frozen, perhaps a bit longer. It all depends on the power of your machine. Enjoy and let them cool down before serving! I love these things myself.

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