Friday, March 30, 2012

Chocolate Banana Oat Flour Crepes

Happy Friday!

Last night, as I was packing my lunch for work today, I was thinking of what to make for breakfast. I was debating whether to make overnight oatmeal since I go to the gym every Friday morning before work, which reduces my prep/cooking time. But overnight oatmeal seemed a bit blah after making the super yummy breakfast casserole and chocolate french toast casserole. So, I googled some recipes that can be prepared the night before and cooked in the morning. I'm definitely loving this whole preparing a dish ahead of time thing. It makes cooking so much easier,convenient, and fun especially during the week when time is limited due to work and other obligations.
But back to breakfast. After a few minutes of browsing online, I came across crepe recipes and discovered that the batter can sit overnight. If anything, letting the batter sit overnight improves the taste of the crepe because it allows the flour to absorb the water. But if you are in a time crunch, 1 hour is fine or you can use the batter right away.
Now that I had made a decision on what to make for breakfast, it was time to get creative with it. It's a given that chocolate would be added to the mix but I wanted to incorporate other ingredients as well. In the end, I came up with this deliciousness.

Chocolate Banana Oat Flour Crepes

1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1.5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp butter
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt


Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
Banana, sliced

Grind oats in a blender or magic bullet until it turns into powder form. Add the remaining ingredients and blend for a few seconds just to mix everything together. If using a magic bullet, cover it with a lid and place it in the fridge. If using a blender, either transfer it into a container or leave it in the blender. In the morning, turn on the stove to medium heat. Oil or butter pan and pour 1/4 cup of batter at a time. Swirl the pan around to create a thin and circular shape. The crepe should look like a really skinny pancake. When the crepe starts to bubble and the bottom browns, flip over, and continue cooking until the other side browns as well. Remove from the pan and transfer to a plate. Coat a layer of chocolate hazelnut spread over the crepe and top with sliced bananas and other toppings of your choice.
Bubbling and browning.

Topped with chocolate hazelnut spread, sliced bananas, and chocolate sprinkles.

Topped with chocolate hazelnut spread, sliced bananas, and shredded coconut.

Topped with chocolate hazelnut spread, sliced bananas, and cookie cream crunch

Serve crepes open-faced or wrapped. Feel free to make prettier shaped crepe. I was rushing the cooking and picture taking process. My stomach was growling! 


  1. You need to invite me over for breakfast one day. I WILL wake up early for this.

  2. I have next Friday off. You can come over for breakfast and then we can go to disneyland for a few hours =)

  3. I'm going to be in SF, remember???