Chocolate Nutella and Banana Crepes combine some of my favorite flavors. This breakfast crepe recipe will become a family favorite in no time and also works great for brunch.
WHAT ARE CREPES?
Crepes are basically just flat pancakes. The main difference between a crepe and a pancake is that crepes do not have a raising agent like baking powder or baking soda in them like pancakes do.
Crepes come from France and have quite a history. There is actually a “Day of the Crepe” in France on February 2nd each year!
Crepes have become very popular in the US too and I have been seeing them more and more often on restaurant menus.
One thing I love about crepes is that they are so versatile and can be made sweet or savory. It is no secret that I lean towards the sweet crepes like these Chocolate Nutella and Banana Crepes!
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE NUTELLA AND BANANA CREPES
I have had people tell me that they are afraid to try making crepes at home. Some people are under the impression that it takes culinary genius to make crepes.
I am here to tell you that is absolutely not true. There are no special culinary skills in my resume and I am able to make up a batch of crepes with no trouble at all!
Don’t be shy and just try it! These Chocolate Nutella and Banana Crepes are so worth the time!
STEP ONE: MAKE BATTER
The first step to crepe making is to mix up the batter. Combine the milk, eggs, oil, vanilla, flour, sugar, baking cocoa, butter and salt in a blender. Blending the batter ingredients in the blender makes the batter nice and smooth.
STEP TWO: PREPARE SKILLET
This step is easy, but important. The skillet you use needs to be heated before you start. I like to use an 8-inch nonstick skillet.
Heat the skillet over medium-low heat and spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
STEP THREE: MAKE CREPES
It is time to pour the batter into the skillet. Pour about 3/4 of a cup of batter into the 8 inch preheated skillet.
Pick up the pan off the burner for a minute and move, tilt and swirl the batter around so that it covers the entire bottom of the skillet all the way to the sides.
Let the batter cook until the top is noticeably cooked. Then flip the crepe over and cook the other side so that it is lightly browned.
Repeat this process until you have used all the batter.
After each crepe is done cooking just set it aside on a plate. Be sure to put a layer of parchment paper in between each crepe so they don’t stick together.
STEP FOUR: FILL AND FOLD CREPES
The fun part begins now that the crepes have all been cooked.
Take each crepe and spread Nutella over one side of the crepe. You can add a thin layer or a thick layer!
Then slice up a banana and layer some banana slices over the Nutella.
Fold the crepe or roll the crepe up and it is ready to serve.
There is no doubt you are anxious to make this Chocolate Nutella and Banana Crepes recipe. You can download and print off the entire recipe from the recipe card below.
Chocolate Nutella and Banana Crepes
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1/3 cup dark baking cocoa
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
Toppings If Desired:
- Powdered sugar
- Whipped Topping
- Chocolate Syrup
- Blend batter (first 9 ingredients) together in blender.
- Heat non-stick pan over medium low on stove. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Pour batter into pan, about ¾ cup for an 8-inch pan. Pick up pan from the burner and tilt to spread the batter around the bottom of the pan. Moving it in a circular tilting fashion will spread the batter out evenly. Batter should go to the ends of the bottom part of the pan.
- When the top is noticeably cooked, flip the crepe to lightly brown the other side.
- Repeat process to cook the remaining crepes, setting finished crepes on plate with parchment paper between them to prevent sticking.
- Spread Nutella over one side of the crepe, add bananas and either fold or roll up to serve.
- Makes 6-8 crepes.
If you would like some more great breakfast recipes, check these out:
- Overnight Cherry Baked French Toast Casserole
- Savory and Delicious Cloud Eggs
- Overnight Croissant Breakfasts Casserole
- Instant Pot Omelet Casserole
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