Easy Banana Crepes Recipe- What to Do With Ripe Bananas
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My family loves bananas. There are days when the bunch purchased chooses to take that path of deep-yellow-on-the-way-to-brown-spots soon.
And yes, I do know what to do with ripe bananas- banana carrot bread muffins and banana bread!
But when a friend brings over a bag of overripe bananas there are only so many batches of muffins and loaves one can bake, right?
The next best option for those soon-to-be-overripe bananas?
And the best part is these are so quick to whip up.
This is such an easy peasy recipe and one that my kids love.
You can always spruce it up with homemade strawberry jelly, chocolate hazelnut spread, honey,
or my kids’ favorite- a berry cream-cheese sauce.
We aren’t too fond of overly sweet anything so the sweetness from the bananas is all that’s needed in our crepes.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup water
- 4 soon-to-be-overripe bananas: mashed
- Butter or oil to brush on the pan you make the crepes on.
In a bowl, whisk the eggs
Add in the mashed bananas, flour, salt, milk, water and combine well.
Now take a pan/skillet, heat the same on medium heat and brush the surface with butter/oil.
Pour a ladle full of crepe batter on the skillet/pan, to coat the same (I like to make my crepes around the size of a regular sized tortilla)
Cook each side for 3-4 minutes or when you see the same beginning to turn golden brown.
Serve hot with chocolate hazelnut spread, honey or even whipped cream with a freshly chopped berry mix.
There are a few tips to ensure you get great banana crepes each time you make these.
Tips to make the best banana crepes:
- Ensure the banana is mashed well and the flour is blended well into the batter. Banana pieces and flour clumps are never fun finds in one’s crepe!
- Ensure the consistency is fluid, very similar to the way Elmer’s liquid glue flows. (Can you tell I love kids’ crafts?)
- Ensure your pan/skillet is hot and greased well before you pour batter onto the surface.
While you can make these crepes in advance and store them in a hot case, nothing beats serving your family fresh hot crepes straight off the stove!
Pssst! Did you see what else I put overripe bananas in?
You will never guess!
I couldn’t resist!!
And yes, they’re so good!
What do you do with those soon-to-be-overripe bananas?
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My kiddo is a HUGE pancake lover. I like crepes because they are lighter and don’t feel like a lead weight in your stomach. I’ve never made banana crepes.
I’ve never had a crepe and I always have leftover bananas. Pinning and will be making!
I always use my ripe bananas for banana bread. My mom used to make us crepes when we were growing up. I have not had them in a long time. I will have to try this recipe.
I have never made a crepe a day before in my life! I think this would be a great recipe to try! Can’t wait!
I love crepes – but I have never thought to add banana. When I was little we would use grape jelly and powdered sugar. Sounds weird but it was delicious!
My Mom would do strawberry jelly but skip the powdered sugar. When it was Shrove Tuesday she would also include grated coconut and sugar fillings…yum!
Sounds yummy. I haven’t had a crepe in a long while.
This is a really creative use for over ripe bananas. It looks delicious!
I usually make banana bread. I’ll have to try these crepes!
My family loves bananas too! Crepes are one of those things I never make at home, but I totally should, they are delicious!
What a creative way to use those over-ripe bananas! I bet my kiddos would enjoy these for breakfast (or dinner!)
I have some bananas on the counter right now that are begging me to create some crepes!! I think I’m going to make some tomorrow.
I make banana ice cream with them but those crepes look really good too! I’ve never made crepes before!
These look amazing! Great idea to use up those bananas! I usually make banana bread but these are such a thinner, lighter option! Thanks for sharing!
I usually make banana bread. Banana crepes with Nutella sound pretty tasty, I must say.
Mmmmm, these sound and look incredible. We ALWAYS have bananas left over that are very ripe. I’ll be passing this along to my husband so we can try this out. Thank you for sharing.
I love this idea! I always have bananas on hand so this is perfect 🙂
Great Crepes, they look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are staying warm in all this cold weather.
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Yummy! I used to make crepes for my daughter when she was going up and she loved them. I have never made crepes for my grandchildren and this recipe would be the perfect recipe to start making them. I know they will love them.
These look yummy. I will have to pin for later.
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