Raw Strawberry Banana Crepes!

by Susan on February 26, 2009

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.

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Raw Strawberry Banana Crepes


Crepes:

  • 4 Bananas
  • juice from 1 lemon

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. Makes 8 – 5″ rounds

Cashew Vanilla Cream

  • Pulp from two young coconuts*
  • 1 C Cashews, soaked overnight
  • splash of Madagascar vanilla
  • 1 T 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.

Assembly

Spoon the Cashew Vanilla Cream into half the crepe. Top with berries and add more cream. Fold over and experience joy! Makes 4-6 crepes.


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suzanne February 3, 2012 at 10:23 am

re: Raw Strawberry Banana Crepes
I wonder, do you know of a source where you could get the young Thai coconut meat w/o the shell?
I don’t know if they can do it without preservatives or something else that would destroy the integrity of raw.
Have beet chips from your sight in my dehydrater right now…
Thanks for all the great recipes.

Liisa Bevan February 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm

This tastes totally awesome! Sitting here eating these delicious pancakes with cream on Pancake Day in England. I did have to make some adjustments with the cream by adding a little water as it was too thick, but it tastes delicious.

Jayanti February 26, 2012 at 9:48 am

These are so amazing and beautiful and delicious and EASY to make! I didn’t have any coconut meat, I just used dried shredded coconut and it turned out pretty good. mmmmmmmmmm!!! :)

Melanie February 28, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Do you use raw cashews or can they be roasted?

Janegi April 21, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Yummmm!!! I made the pancakes last night had these for breakfast this morning, piled with berries and dollops of cashew cream, drizzled with lemon juice.
Absolutely scrumptious.
So easy but would make an excellent special occasion breakfast too because it looks so decadent.

Fidge Morgan May 12, 2012 at 1:25 am

I am totally loving these! New to using a dehydrator, but not to raw foods. I couldnt believe how tangy and delish the pancakes were….sooooo easy to make. x

Ruth Case May 15, 2012 at 11:27 am

Love everything about your website!
Question; In the recipe there is an asterisk after the “two young coconuts” but there is not a reference below that explains. Please let me know what it is. Thanks!

Sara S May 30, 2012 at 7:48 am

These were an easy way to change up breakfast! Thank you!

Fresh To Death July 4, 2012 at 5:46 am

Sweet. I love simple whole-food recipes that don’t tinker too much with what you’re given.

Shay C. July 24, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Could you explain how to get the pulp from two young coconuts?

Susan July 24, 2012 at 1:16 pm
Spring October 16, 2012 at 8:26 am

I had been drooling over this recipe for weeks wanting to make it. Bought a dehydrator and did it! It turned out great. I highly recommend! Thanks for sharing your terrific recipes.

Leah December 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm

What dehydrator do you use? Also what are the 5 inch rounds that you put in your dehydrator?

Susan December 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I use the TSM dehydrator. Pour them into 5″ round circles. Like you would when you make pancakes in a fry pan.

Caroline December 31, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Hi!
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 January 3, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Don’t dehydrate them as long. They are a little chewy because of the ingredients and how they are made. :-)

Cindy March 7, 2013 at 7:10 am

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!

Cindy March 7, 2013 at 6:13 pm

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…

Sheena June 3, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Hi! This looks super amazing! I was wondering, how do you dehydrate the bananas? I’m new at making raw food!

Susan June 3, 2013 at 5:52 pm
Tammy October 8, 2013 at 3:13 pm

What is the best way to store the crepes and about how long do they keep?

Joy May 13, 2014 at 2:12 am

Love the cream! Crepes turned out like fruit leathers, though. Maybe they were too thin.

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