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.
Boy Blue’s banana crepe
cheers up one hungry person
- half a fairly ripe banana
- 1 egg
- Mash the banana in a small bowl until the lumps are gone (the riper the banana, the easier this is)
- Crack an egg into the bowl and whip it into the banana until the batter is smooth
- 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!)
- Pour the whole works into the middle of the pan and watch it
- 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.
- Enjoy as is, or add some raspberries or sliced mango along side.
- No syrup necessary! The banana makes it plenty sweet enough.
- I sprinkle cinnamon on top.
- Taste and texture are more like a crepe rather than an omelet – addictive.
- 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.
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!