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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Thin Vegan Banana Pancakes (Crêpes)

Good Morning, fellow readers! This morning I woke up craving something sweet and filling. That is when I remembered the very, very ripe banana that has been hanging out in my kitchen. As the list of the few ingredients in my pantry ran through my head, that is when it hit me...some delicious banana crêpes were definitely in order.

This recipe is simple, requires few ingredients, and animal-free. YAY! The best part is that no syrup is needed because the thin pancakes have enough flavor on there own. Regardless, feel free to dress them up as you please.

RECIPE
1 cup all purpose flour
1 3/4 cup milk alternative, or even water (too lessen calories)
1 ripe banana
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt

INSTRUCTIONS
First things first, mash up that ripe banana with a fork in a separate bowl. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add the mashed banana, liquid, salt to the dry mixture and mix until smooth.
You will need a medium sized, non-stick sauté pan (similar to that pictured). Heat up the pan at medium heat and spray some PAM to cover it (if you do not have PAM, put a little oil on a paper towel and wipe the pan with it). Add about 3/8 cup of the batter into the pan, grab the pan, and make sure the batter fully covers the bottom of the pan by moving around the pan to make sure every niche is covered.

Little holes will start to form, as the number increases that means that it is time to flip. Take your spatula, loosen up the edges, and when you feel comfortable...flip it! It should not take more than two minutes for the other side to cook. You can use your spatula to peak underneath.

When it is done, place it on a plate, and do it all over again. REMEMBER to spray with PAM or grease with your oil-dipped paper towel before putting batter into the pan.

This recipe will make approximately 7 crêpes.

TIPS

  • For a sinfully sweet dessert, spread a thin layer of Nutella, roll up the crêpe, and ENJOY!  
  • For savory vegan crêpes a few adjustments need to be made. Omit banana and vanilla, and lessen the amount of sugar to 1 tsp. Use an original flavored milk alternative, and add about 1/4 tsp baking powder. Top with cheese, eat with veggies, use them however you want.        



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