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Fruit Quesadilla

A healthy and delicious fruit quesadilla makes the perfect breakfast or dessert. Filled with fruit, yogurt, creamy ricotta cheese, and sweetened with a touch of honey.

one tortilla folded over and filled with strawberries on a plate with sliced bananas and strawberries surrounding it.

A fruit quesadilla can be whipped up in just 10 minutes! It's a healthy breakfast recipe that is filled with plenty of fresh fruit and a high-protein filling of ricotta cheese and Greek yogurt. It'll be a wonderful addition to your breakfast menu and one you might just love to enjoy for dessert too.

Why This Recipe Works

  • A fruit quesadilla is easy to make!
  • Use your favorite fruits or ones that are in season.
  • A fruit-filled quesadilla can be made with regular tortillas or whole-grain, high-fiber, low-carb tortillas.
  • This creamy breakfast quesadilla is healthy and absolutely delicious!
  • The recipe can easily be doubled to serve two.

Ingredients

honey, cheese, yogurt, vanilla, spices, fruit, and a tortilla on a brown wooden cutting board.

Ingredient Notes

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

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  • Greek yogurt and ricotta cheese: These ingredients are high in protein and are good sources of calcium.
  • Ground flaxseed: Flaxseeds are loaded with nutrients. They are a good source of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon adds a lovely flavor when mixed with the yogurt and ricotta but cinnamon is also loaded with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Vanilla extract: Add a little bit of vanilla for fabulous flavor.
  • Honey: A touch of honey sweetens the spread wonderfully.
  • Tortilla: Use a plain, low-carb, or whole wheat tortilla. You can even use homemade tortillas.
  • Strawberries: Feel free to replace the strawberries with fruits that are in season. Blueberries, sliced bananas, or peaches make wonderful additions or substitutions.

How To Make This Recipe

  • In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, ricotta cheese, flaxseed, cinnamon, vanilla, and honey.
yogurt, cinnamon and honey mixed together in one bowl
  • Spread the yogurt mixture on the tortilla and top with the fruit.
slices of strawberries on a tortilla
  • Fold the tortilla in half and place in a baking dish.
a tortilla filled with fruit folded over in a baking dish.
  • Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the oven and either eat whole or slice in half.
a fruit filled quesadilla sliced in half on a white plate

Expert Tips

  • Flax seeds are a wonderful ingredient that you might like to consider keeping on hand. They tend to go bad very quickly so be sure to store them in the refrigerator. They also need to be lightly ground to remove their hard hulls before eating. I like to grind them in small batches of 2 to 3 tablespoons in a coffee grinder before adding them to foods. I love adding ground flaxseed to my salads, in smoothies, in yogurt or over oatmeal.
  • Consider using seasonal fruits in your quesadilla. Canned fruit also works well.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Have To Bake A Fruit Quesadilla?

You don't have to heat up the quesadilla in your oven but I do love it warmed. The tortilla gets slightly crisp and the warm filling softens the fruit beautifully.

Do I Have To Use Flaxseeds?

Actually, you do not have to use them. However, ground flaxseeds not only add nutritional value, they also help to thicken the yogurt mixture. If you choose to leave them out, reduce the amount of yogurt you use to 1 tablespoon. An alternative ingredient would be to use wheat germ instead.

What Are The Best Fruits For A Fruit Quesadilla?

I love using strawberries, bananas, blueberries, peaches, and pears. Really, the choice is yours. Use your favorite fruits.

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients left over from this fruit quesadilla recipe, you might like to consider adding them to any of these single serving and small batch recipes:

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a strawberry quesadilla on a white plate next to sliced bananas and strawberries

Fruit Quesadilla

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Breakfast/Dessert
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Diet: Diabetic, Low Calorie, Low Salt, Vegetarian
Keywords: fruit quesadilla, quesadilla, strawberries
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 245kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • 1 (8-inch) tortilla
  • 4 strawberries , sliced

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, ricotta cheese, flaxseed, cinnamon, vanilla, and honey.
  • Spread the yogurt mixture on the tortilla and top with the strawberries.
  • Fold the tortilla in half and place in a baking dish.
  • Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the oven and either eat whole or slice in half.

Notes

Expert Tips
  • Flax seeds are a wonderful ingredient that you might like to consider keeping on hand. They tend to go bad very quickly so be sure to store them in the refrigerator. They also need to be lightly ground to remove their hard hulls before eating. I like to grind them in small batches of 2-3 tablespoons in a coffee grinder before adding them to foods. I love adding ground flaxseed to my salads, in smoothies, in yogurt or over oatmeal.
  • Consider using seasonal fruits in your quesadilla. Canned fruit also works well.

Nutrition

Serving: 1quesadilla | Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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2 thoughts on “Fruit Quesadilla”

  1. 5 stars
    I’m typing this as I’m eating my fruit quesadilla, and it is SO good. It’s such a creative dish yet it was so quick and easy to make. I never would’ve thought of this so I’m very glad I stumbled upon this.
    I used cream cheese instead of ricotta because I didn’t have ricotta on hand, and used blueberries instead of strawberries for the same reason. So so good, will absolutely be making again.
    Although I thought the amount of sweetness was just right, I did dip my quesadilla into a little bit of sweetened condensed milk (I love La Lechera) just to give it a try, and it was delicious. Fantastic overall!

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