Chocolate Banana Crepes

Would you believe me if I told you these were “light” (and came from a Weight Watchers recipe)?

Or what if I told you these were incredibly easy (as in – you can make them for a family of four in just 15 minutes)?

Or would you believe me if I said they are utterly, completely, irresistibly delicious???

Well, believe it.  These chocolate banana crepes are your new excuse to enjoy chocolate for breakfast – they are absolutely delicious!!  And it’s true – the crepe recipe actually comes from a Weight Watcher’s recipe and (well, if you use fat-free whipped cream and nix the chocolate chips), they’re only 2.5 points each!!  Or, you can go all out and use real homemade whipped cream and bring on the chocolate chips.  Yum.  :)

Also, for anyone who has never made crepes, they truly are super-simple!  The method is just like making pancakes, but they’re a little thinner.  So grab your skillet, whatever fresh fruits you love (strawberries, peaches, or pineapple would be great in these!), and give these a go!  I guarantee your family and friends will LOVE you!

Chocolate Banana Crepes

This chocolate banana crepes recipe is your new excuse to enjoy chocolate for breakfast - they are absolutely delicious, and come from Weight Watchers!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp. unsweetened dutch cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar (or I used 2 Tbsp.)
  • 1 1/2 cups (I used 1% milk)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tsp. oil
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • whipped cream (homemade or store-bought)
  • chocolate syrup, for drizzling
  • chocolate chips, for sprinkling (optional)

Directions:

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, milk, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, eggs and oil until smooth. (You can also do this with an electric mixer.)

Heat a large nonstick pan on medium-low heat, and grease with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup crepe mixture into pan, immediately the pan so that the batter spreads out thin into a large circle. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until bottom of crepe is light golden brown. Flip; cook 30 seconds to 1 minute or until light golden brown. Repeat with remaining cooking spray and crepe mixture.

To serve, spoon whipped cream into center of each crepe. Top with sliced bananas and fold each edge of crepe over filling. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and any additional toppings. Serve warm.

(This batter will also keep in the refrigerator for up to a day.)

Ali’s Tip:

For a shortcut, you can also mix up this batter in a blender!  Just throw all of the ingredients in, and process until just-mixed.  (Try not to overblend.)

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  1. limi — June 1, 2010 @ 3:39 am (#)

    I eat a banana chocolate cake, but haven’t tasted this banana chocolate crepe.

  2. michelle — June 1, 2010 @ 7:27 am (#)

    Really??? I can’t believe these are a WW recipe! They look so deliciously decadent. I’m sold! And any excuse to eat something that tastes like dessert for breakfast is a hit with me. Thank you for sharing this!!

  3. Natalie (The Sweets Life) — June 1, 2010 @ 11:39 am (#)

    ha my husband JUST asked me to make some crepes–definitely need to try these (never made crepes so I hope it’s as easy as you make it sound :))

  4. Helen — June 1, 2010 @ 9:10 pm (#)

    Oh, I am so putting these on my breakfast list! Hooray for light chocolate at breakfast!

  5. Karen G — June 1, 2010 @ 9:15 pm (#)

    According to Alton Brown, the crepe is less likely to tear if the batter has had time to sit prior to going into the pan. I’ve had success mixing it all in the blender, letting it sit in the fridge overnight, and then making them. The first one never turns out, but it somehow lubricates the pan and all the rest come out really well.

  6. Ali's Mom — June 2, 2010 @ 8:11 am (#)

    Next time we’re in KC, we want this for breakfast, or lunch, or dinner!

  7. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 2, 2010 @ 11:18 am (#)

    I can’t believe these are considered “light”! I’m definitely inspired to try my first-ever crepe… You made it look so simple!

  8. MegJo — June 3, 2010 @ 6:38 am (#)

    I made this for my brother this morning as a special breakfast treat and he was basically kissing my feet for how delicious these were! I made a couple variations including whipped cream + blueberries, peanut butter + bananas, and peanut butter + honey but his fave was by far the whipped cream +banana. I couldn’t find dutch processed cocoa so I used regualar unsweetened cocoa powder and added 1/8 tsp. baking soda to make up the pH difference. They turned out wonderfully but next time I’ll make sure I have the real stuff. Thanks for the great recipe :)

  9. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — June 5, 2010 @ 2:12 pm (#)

    These look lovely!

  10. Anne — July 29, 2010 @ 12:02 pm (#)

    These were fantastic! My whole family loved them, and they were so easy! Next time, I would double the recipe though because it did not make 12 servings for me.

  11. Habibies — August 6, 2010 @ 11:27 pm (#)

    So Yummmyyyyyyyyyyyy :P

  12. bridget {bake at 350} — August 17, 2010 @ 4:46 pm (#)

    Wow. that about sums up my thoughts right now…wow.

  13. Robin — August 27, 2010 @ 3:28 pm (#)

    SOooooooo good!

  14. Carly — October 12, 2010 @ 5:09 pm (#)

    These look absolutely divine. I can NOT wait to try and make these…and just to make a crepe at all.

  15. frenchymms — October 19, 2010 @ 5:48 pm (#)

    Just posted this on my blog for my French students. Can you get over here and whip some up for me???? These look so incredible. MMMMMMMMM

  16. Ryan @ Ryan's Baking Blog — December 3, 2010 @ 5:20 pm (#)

    This looks so good..I’m terrible at flipping pancakes and can’t imagine the disaster of me flipping a crepe…might give it a try though, looks worth it!

  17. Diane — December 13, 2010 @ 1:13 am (#)

    Yummy Chocolate Banana Crepes!

  18. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — February 22, 2011 @ 9:17 pm (#)

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

  19. Silvertongue62 — March 12, 2011 @ 10:53 am (#)

    Guess what I’m making tomorrow morning folks? I’ll give you one guess….

  20. Abigail — April 26, 2011 @ 9:18 pm (#)

    You have got my sweet tooth going, I cannot wait to try the fantastic crepe recipe with my husband this week. I will be sure to let everyone know how they turn out.

  21. fajas colombianas — May 4, 2011 @ 8:13 am (#)

    I made one awhile ago and they were delicious! My kids loved it. I used irish whip creme on mine and added vanilla ice cream on the top so my kids would enjoy it more. The only problem that I’ve encountered was my crepe was a bit overcooked, which made it a bit brittle.

  22. XOX — May 5, 2011 @ 10:11 am (#)

    SINFUL! Can’t wait to try .. even though I’m cutting down on sugar :O!

  23. Rachael — May 30, 2011 @ 6:10 pm (#)

    Oooh, my friend made a peanut butter-nutella-banana pie last night and I woke up wanting chocolate and bananas because of it, and now I find this! They’re gorgeous! And I would totally sneak in a layer of nutella under the whipped cream. I can’t wait to try these, thanks!

  24. Lucky — January 18, 2012 @ 5:48 pm (#)

    These look wonderful! Would it be possible to get the nutrition information from the WW website?

    Thank you!

  25. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen — April 6, 2012 @ 10:11 am (#)

    MMMM these look soo good!

  26. Diane — September 7, 2012 @ 8:08 am (#)

    I just made these and they were delish!!! I “tweaked” the recipe by using applesauce instead of oil and whole wheat flour instead of white. I also didn’t use chocolate chips or syrup. It was perfect w/o them. I used cool whip free using half the tub for the whipped cream. The total WW points plus according to my recipe builder is 3 points each and I made it to be 6 servings instead of 12. Very satisfying. The crepes were easy to make once I figured it out.

  27. Cindy P — January 19, 2013 @ 1:18 pm (#)

    I can’t think of a better way to eat a banana!! I’m eating mine as I type this, they are wonderful!

  28. Ana — February 27, 2013 @ 1:51 pm (#)

    they’ve got flour, sugar, and oil. how is this possibly going to help you lose weight???

  29. Ashlyn Winters — August 17, 2013 @ 12:23 am (#)

    Made these tonight! They were so easy to make and tasted so good! I have an insane sweet tooth which makes doing Weight Watchers challenging sometimes but recipes like this definitely help. Thank you so much for sharing!

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