Banana crepes

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 Banana crepes banish the blues with just two ingredients…

No lie. This is the easiest pancake recipe on the planet. Make this gorgeous breakfast crepe from only two ingredients.  Forget the milk and the flour. All you need are eggs and bananas. Sprinkle some cinnamon to garnish. Then wave good-bye to Little Boy Blue.

Check out the recipe below, and read on to find out how it brightens your morning.

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Just eggs and bananas.

Boy Blue’s banana crepe
cheers up one hungry person

  • half a fairly ripe banana
  • 1 egg
  1. Mash the banana in a small bowl until the lumps are gone (the riper the banana, the easier this is)
  2. Crack an egg into the bowl and whip it into the banana until the batter is smooth
  3. Heat a fry pan on medium high with a little oil (I use coconut oil, but a little butter or canola oil also work. I prefer a nonstick ceramic-coated pan but hey, whatever you’ve got!)
  4. Pour the whole works into the middle of the pan and watch it
  5. When the edges have dried and the middle shows some bubbles and has set fairly solid, slip the spatula under one edge and roll it up. Then roll the crepe out of the pan onto your plate.
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The edges have set, but the center needs a little more time. It’s still too shiny and wobbly.

Vinny’s secrets

  1. Enjoy as is, or add some raspberries or sliced mango along side.
  2. No syrup necessary! The banana makes it plenty sweet enough.
  3. I sprinkle cinnamon on top.
  4. Taste and texture are more like a crepe rather than an omelet – addictive.
  5. It’s so easy even an eight-year-old can make it. Try it on Mother’s Day, kids :). Use one egg per person and 3 or 4 inches of banana for each egg. If serving more than one person, make smaller crepes, three to a pan. Keep them warm in a slow oven while you make more. Add more oil with each batch.

This dish brings friends that get you up on the right side of the bed

Bananas – A serious mood food,  bananas are sweethearts that brighten your day. Chiquita says, “Bananas bring you a bunch of  feel-good chemicals that work as a team to keep you from getting depressed. Together they relax you and keep you calm.” The sugar and fiber  in bananas give you a quick boost. The two work hand in hand to keep blood sugar constant and energy high. These carbs also help the brain absorb tryptophan from the banana, which converts to mood-lifting serotonin when B6 is along for the ride (which it is). Finally, bananas also offer iron, crucial to fighting fatigue.

Eggs – It’s pretty much the same story for eggs… lots of tryptophan with the added advantage of high-quality protein and omega-3 fats. The protein works with the  carbs from bananas to convert tryptophan into serotonin, stabilize blood sugar and prevent emotional highs and lows. Vitamin B12 in eggs plays a key role in the production of energy, improves your memory,  and banishes depression.

Some extras

Cinnamon – Three’s company when cinnamon joins the breakfast party. That’s because the number one benefit from cinnamon is how it regulates blood sugar.  That’s great news for anyone who wants stable energy levels and moods. Besides using it to decorate my banana crepe, I always throw a dash of cinnamon into my morning coffee.

Yellow flowers – The forsythia on the plate in my photo came into our house as bare twigs two weeks ago. Within a week their sunny blooms were brightening my mornings. No, we don’t eat them. We just look at them and feel happy.

Three foods and some flowers… wonderful ways to make sure Little Boy banishes his blues in the morning!

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22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ninik Becker
    May 01, 2015 @ 03:21:16

    Only two ingredients ! Well I must try it soon !

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  2. quirkywritingcorner
    Jun 27, 2014 @ 00:55:40

    I’ll have to buy some bananas so I can try this.
    My apologies for taking so long to find you. I’ve been swamped with emails. I love your site and wished I had found you sooner!!

    Reply

  3. sugarsweetrunner
    May 28, 2014 @ 11:34:53

    Wow! I had no idea you could make crepes with just an egg and banana! This is so interesting and a healthy alternative to traditional crepes! I’m definitely going to have to try it!

    Reply

  4. Victoria Elizabeth
    May 27, 2014 @ 10:57:07

    Reblogged this on The Memoirs of a Yo-Yo Dieter and commented:
    So simple! I’m going to try this with crushed walnuts, ground cinnamon, and vanilla extract added. Perfect for the Paleo dieter or someone trying to limit their grains.

    Reply

  5. fittyduck
    May 24, 2014 @ 22:19:08

    This looks so yummy, and the fact that it only uses 2 ingredients is even better. I have a tendency to oversleep in the morning so something that I can whip up in a hurry is great!!

    Reply

  6. organicmovements
    May 18, 2014 @ 16:17:51

    A guilt free, mood lifting snack + convenience. Whats not to like? 🙂

    Reply

  7. Kristele Ng Man Sun
    May 09, 2014 @ 17:53:34

    Gonna try it defo!!! Maybe tomorrow morning! If so, I’ll write a post on it and refer to you too! 🙂

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  8. SweatBoxx
    May 09, 2014 @ 14:08:33

    Thanks for the recipe. I am definitely going to give this a try.

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  9. Gede Prama
    Apr 11, 2014 @ 14:17:57

    I really like what you’re doing here. there seems to be a positive vibe! what to do as you do and show others how. Good luck! 🙂

    Reply

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