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Bananas foster crepes
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Bananas Foster Crepes

Bananas Foster crepes make a beautiful brunch dish or weeknight dinner-and-dessert in one. Crêpes are easier to make than you think!
Course Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 917kcal
Author Ann Otis

Ingredients

Crepes

  • 1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk (whole or 2%)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • butter for the pan

Bananas Foster

  • ¼ cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons (43 grams) unsalted butter
  • 4 ripe bananas peel and sliced about ½ inch thick
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup dark rum, or maple syrup for an alcohol-free version
  • ½ teason pure vanilla extract
  • vanilla ice cream for serving (optional)

Instructions

Crepes

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend for a few seconds until smooth. Alternatively, use a large bowl and an immersion blender.
  • Pour into a medium-size bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes to overnight.
  • Heat your largest non-stick pan on medium heat. Melt a little chunk of butter in the pan, and spread it around with a paper towel to coat the pan thinly and evenly.
  • Give the batter a good whisking before using. Pour about ¼ cup of batter into the pan, lifting and tilting the pan immediately to spread the batter as evenly as possible. Don't worry if it creeps up the side of the pan, this creates lovely crispy, waffly edges.
  • Let the crepe cook until the underside is golden brown, adjusting the heat as necessary to avoid burning. Flip, and cook an additional minute or so.
  • Continue with remaining batter, wiping the pan with additional butter, as necessary. This yields about 6 to 8 crêpes.

Bananas Foster

  • Heat a medium-size pan over medium heat and add butter and brown sugar. Stir until melted and bubbly.
  • Stir in cinnamon, and add sliced bananas. Cook, flipping occasionally for a minute or two until softened but not mushy. Add vanilla and rum and ignite using a long match or BBQ lighter. Let it go until the flame burns out. Give the filling a brief stir.
  • Arrange the crepes on plates as desired. You can fill them and roll them, or fold them into quarters and top with the bananas. Add a small scoop of vanilla ice cream if you wish.

Notes

Slightly adapted from: The Kitchn

Nutrition

Calories: 917kcal | Carbohydrates: 130g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 220mg | Sodium: 423mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 910IU | Calcium: 212mg | Iron: 6.5mg