Finding healthy dessert recipes isn’t easy. Furthermore, the difficulties increase when you have some intolerance since most desserts contain flour, sugars, and lactose. Have you ever thought about trying banana crepes?
In this article, we explain how to prepare them in a simple and delicious way. They are also suitable for everyone, even for those who cannot or do not want to take gluten, sugar, and lactose.
Healthy sweets exist
Almost always, when we eat a dessert, we do it feeling guilty, as we know that it is not very healthy.
Nevertheless, no balanced diet should exclude some whim from time to time, since nutrition should not be a reason for frustration, but for well-being, in every sense.
The solution lies in preparing recipes in which we can replace those ingredients that we do not digest well or that are unhealthy, with others that are lighter, nutritious but equally delicious.
Crepes for everyone
Most people like crepes, which can be sweet or savory and combined with many foods, making them perfect for any time of day.
Today we opted for a sweet recipe, ideal for breakfast, for a snack, or as a dessert-without-remorse.
You may be wondering how it is possible to make banana crepes without gluten, sugar, and lactose.
Find out in this article, as well as more information about these usual ingredients that we often try to replace with healthier alternatives.
Gluten, or the protein present in cereals such as wheat, is increasingly known because the number of allergic or intolerant people who cannot take it is constantly increasing.
In the case of celiacs, they are serious allergic reactions, while for others they are intolerances of varying degrees that cause swelling, acidity, skin problems, etc.
Nowadays there are several gluten alternatives elaborated with rice, corn, soy, yuca, potatoes, etc, although most of the specific products are quite expensive.
Although sugar was once a gastronomic treasure, nowadays white sugar is an ingredient that does not provide any nutrients and, on the contrary, can be harmful to our health.
Sugar, considered by many to be the white poison of our age, acidifies the body, causes oral problems, nervousness, and hyperactivity, intestinal parasites, obesity, etc.
We can opt for healthier alternatives, such as cane sugar, stevia, honey, maple syrup, or molasses from cereals and fruit.
Another type of intolerance that is very frequent today is that of lactose, present not only in dairy products but also in many processed products.
As alternatives, there are lactose-free dairy products or beverages, yogurts, and other foods prepared with grains and nuts, such as oats, rice, almonds, coconut, etc.
Below we explain how to prepare these simple banana crepes, made with few ingredients and that won’t take you much time.
To make two small or one large crepe, you need the following ingredients:
- A ripe banana
- An egg
- A few drops of vanilla essence, or a pinch of cinnamon or ginger, depending on your taste
This recipe does not need any added sweetener, because the ripe banana will make the crepes sweet.
However, if you want, you can add a few drops of stevia or a healthy sweetener of your choice from those listed in the alternatives to white sugar.
To prepare this simple recipe, follow the instructions below:
- Beat the eggs.
- Add the sweetener, vanilla, or spices (depending on your taste).
- Add the ripe banana and mash it with a fork, until you get a homogeneous mixture.
- Put a pan on high heat, pour a few drops of olive or coconut oil, and prepare the crepes, browning them slightly on both sides.
- You can eat them alone or accompany them with a little chocolate (dark).
- To fully enjoy the flavor of this dessert, eat it still hot.