We’ve all heard it before: breakfast is the most important meal of the day and yet, so many fail to start the day with a healthy, balanced breakfast! Despite the overwhelming scientific research indicating that even a small morining meal makes a huge difference, over 31 million Americans skip breakfast. September is Better Breakfast Month – so what better time to resolve to make breakfast your most important meal of the day? I am excited to share Chef Anthony Stewart’s recipe for Banana Crepes from the Pritikin Longevity Center.
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4 to 6 servings
1 cup buckwheat flour
3 large egg whites
1/2 cup skim milk
3 ounces apple juice frozen from concentrate
3 bananas, peeled & sliced
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon splenda
For the Crepes
1. In a blender combine flour, egg white, milk, and 2 tablespoons of apple juice until smooth. Let batter stand 10 minutes before cooking.
2. Spray a small omelette pan with cooking spray. Ladle a small amount of batter to make a thin crepe. When crepe starts to bubble slightly on the inside turn over. Cook for 10 more seconds and lay out on a baking sheet. Serve warm.
For the Banana filling
1. Cook banana in a large hot skillet place banana until it starts to brown; add remaining ingredients.and cook until the liquid is gone and the bananas are golden brown.
2. Roll the banana filling inside crepe and serve warm.