real raw kitchen: RECIPE: Banana Cinnamon Crepes

Thursday, August 1, 2013

RECIPE: Banana Cinnamon Crepes

Every once in awhile a girl has gotta have a special Lazy Sunday. You know the kind ... sleep in, stay in bed with your special someone just a little bit longer, mosey into the kitchen to have a special breakfast, and then finally make your way out the door to do something totally relaxing..? Right?

If you don't know what I'm talking about then I insist you try it out, immediately.

Self-care and relaxation are equally important to your overall health as diet and exercise. And these crepes are so easy but also so fabulous that they just make the perfect Lazy Sunday breakfast.

They are inspired by Ani Phyo's crepes, though I added cinnamon to mine. That doesn't make them exceptionally unique but it's hard to mess with something that is so perfect and easy. (check out her book for so many more easy and delicious recipes, btw)


The amazing thing about these crepes is that they are really not heavy, like what traditional crepes or pancakes might be. We were able to eat and then get our day started pretty easily without waiting around for our food comas to lift.

The one downside to these crepes (and it's a major one) is that a dehydrator is needed to make them. You could try pouring the batter into a pan to make a pancake, if you'd like and you don't have a dehydrator, though I've never done that so I don't know how it'd turn out. I like to keep my recipes fairly approachable, but sometimes a raw foodie has just got to break out the dehydrator!!

Banana Cinnamon Crepes:
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2 very ripe bananas
1/2 cup flax meal (ground flax seeds)
2 T cinnamon
1/2 cup water

Combine everything in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Spread out onto your Teflex liner in your dehydrator and dehydrate at 105 for 8-10 hours. Check on it frequently. At about 3-4 hours, when it is mostly dried on the top, you can flip the tray onto another mesh tray and peel the liner off. Score the layer into whatever shapes you'd like (I did 4 squares) and continue to dehydrate until completely dried, though not crispy. 

I stuff mine with fresh fruit and leftover chocolate pudding. Drizzle with sweetener (I use maple syrup). 

This is the perfect treat for a special morning or evening dessert. It's so easy, too!

xo


4 comments:

  1. Man I am totally getting a dehydrator! I just did a class on it and learnt to make wraps and crackers and cookies ;) love the different textures ;) thanks for sharing - cass

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    1. wooo! What a wonderful class! I actually haven't taken any classes, but I'd love to. There's always so much to learn! I highly recommend an Excalibur, only because of my experiences with it. I'd also recommend one that you can run a timer on. The *only* complaint I have of my version is that it's either on or off and so I have to be mindful of dehydration times if I have plans (or work!). Let me know how you like it once you get one!! .. xo M

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