Raw Strawberry Banana Crepes!
Before I started eating a raw food diet, my girls and I had a Sunday tradition. We made Swedish pancakes. Butter, cream, whipped cream, white flour, and lots of sugar. Maybe a little dollop of Strawberries. They tasted great but guaranteed a food coma plus a day of feeling heavy and bloated. I traded a energized, productive day for a few minutes of culinary gluttony. I needed a raw food recipe to replace this!
As time has passed, my body will not tolerate white flour, sugar, and cream. Not to mention, the potential for damage caused from eating that way! Still, I missed that Sunday tradition. So, I decided to create a raw version of that special Sunday breakfast and I am thrilled by the results. These are quite easy to make, so give them a try! Be sure to start the crepes the night before.
MAKES 4-6 CREPES
- 4 bananas
- 1 lemon, juice from
- Place bananas in food processor. Add lemon juice and process until liquid.
- Pour into 5″ round circles. These should only be about 1/8″ thick so spread mixture if necessary.
- Dehydrate overnight at 115. Do not over dry these. I start them just before I go to bed. You want them to be flexible.
Cashew Vanilla Cream
- pulp from two young coconuts*
- 1 cup cashews, soaked overnight
- splash of Madagascar vanilla
- 1 tablespoon agave (if desired)
- Place the cashews in high-speed blender. Blend on high speed.
- Add the coconut meat and vanilla. Process until well blended. Refrigerate to thicken if needed.
- Spoon the Cashew Vanilla Cream into half the crepe.
- Top with berries and add more cream.
- Fold over and experience joy!
Sondra wrote on February 27, 2017
I left the banana crepes in for 10 hrs at 115. They were rubbery. How long should they be in? It’s an Excalibur dehydrator. I made the “cream cheese” and vegetable crackers. They were delicious. The first raw recipe I did. Alas, the other two; veggie burger and yam bacon were not edible. I’ll keep trying.
Nicky wrote on November 2, 2014
Hi! Wiondering what the lemon juice adds to the crepe rather than simply processed bananas? Thanks! 🙂
Susan wrote on November 2, 2014
It is there for flavor. Cheers!
Joy wrote on May 13, 2014
Love the cream! Crepes turned out like fruit leathers, though. Maybe they were too thin.
Tammy wrote on October 8, 2013
What is the best way to store the crepes and about how long do they keep?
Sheena wrote on June 3, 2013
Hi! This looks super amazing! I was wondering, how do you dehydrate the bananas? I’m new at making raw food!
Susan wrote on June 3, 2013
You use a dehydrator: http://www.rawmazing.com/dehydration-primer/
Cindy wrote on March 7, 2013
Taste divine, but I couldn’t get them out of the dehydrator in one piece. This is worse them my attept at fruit leather. Was I supposed to grease the plastic sheets? I had to scrape pieces off, some were still gooey but most would have been perfect if they would have just peeled off. I have a Nesco dehydrator, I used the plastic sheets for leather but I couldn’t get them to stay in round shapes, so I just spread it all around. I made 2 1/2 trays. Set them at 115 at 10 pm and woke up to a mess at 8 am. I would love to try this again, please help…
Cindy wrote on March 7, 2013
I only had frozen berries, so I added some strawberries and mint to the banana mix. They’re in the dehydrator now! If they taste that good licking the bowl, I can’t wait to try them in the morning! Thanks for the wonderful recipe! This is one of my first for raw foods (that might normally be cooked)! Great site by the way!
Caroline wrote on December 31, 2012
These pancakes are awsome! With the cashew gream!!!! Yummmy! The only thing is that mine come out a little chewy! What could i add to avoit that?
Susan wrote on January 3, 2013
Don’t dehydrate them as long. They are a little chewy because of the ingredients and how they are made. 🙂
Leah wrote on December 8, 2012
What dehydrator do you use? Also what are the 5 inch rounds that you put in your dehydrator?
Susan wrote on December 8, 2012
I use the TSM dehydrator. Pour them into 5″ round circles. Like you would when you make pancakes in a fry pan.