mardi, février 23, 2010

Banana Oatmeal Crepes

Banana Oatmeal Crepes with Whipped Cream
Hub mentioned to me the other day that the bananas were looking too ripe. I muttered that it didn't matter. He gave me a suspicious look and said, "We are too fat. No more banana cake!"

Now, not that I am afraid of the Hub. But he's quite good at nagging for a man. And he is getting a little too plump for his height. The Teenager said that soon the father will have more boobs than the mum.

So I made a few Banana Oatmeal Crepes instead. And ate them with whipped cream. I'm pushing 70Kgs soon. Even pregnant I've never weighed this much. But what else could one do during winter except eat?

Banana Oatmeal Crepes :

250g Flour
2 Tbsp Oats
Pinch of Salt
2 Eggs
750ml Milk
1 Tbsp Oil
1 Tbsp Rum
2-3 ripe Bananas
2 Tbsp Sugar
Lime juice
Whipped Cream

Mix the flour and oatmeal.

Make a well in the flour and break the eggs in it. Add the salt, oil, rum and 500ml of the milk and stir well to make a smooth batter. Set aside for at least an hour.

Peel the bananas and crush them with a fork. Add the sugar and a bit of lime juice and set aside.

Before cooking the crepes, add the remaining 250ml of the milk to the batter and stir well. Add the sugared bananas and mix well.

Heat up some butter in a non-stick pan. Pour some of the banana batter into the pan and spread it thinly all over. I added a few chocolate bits which didn't help make it easy to cook the crepe, but I couldn't resist. And I also burnt my crepes because I like it crispy on one side. There was absolutely nothing gourmet about my crepes. They are just plain caloric clumsy comfort food.

I let the crepes cool a little before folding them into 2 and adding loads of whipped cream in-between. I also made slightly thicker crepes and ate them with good ole Canadian maple syrup...This evening I will make the traditional thin French crepes for the kids' dessert and serve them with either sugar or strawberries and cream.

Thicker banana crepes with maple syrup

Come Spring I'll return to the gym.

1 commentaire:

Ashley a dit…

What a great idea! My readers would love your recipe. Would you considering submitting it to my dessert crepe page? Thanks!