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Double-Decker Strawberry, Banana, and Chocolate Crepes!

Updated on January 6, 2015

Not just one crepe, but two! Stacked on top of each other!

This double decker crepe contains strawberries, bananas, chocolate chips, and powered sugar!
This double decker crepe contains strawberries, bananas, chocolate chips, and powered sugar! | Source

Double Decker Crepes:

Melted chocolate with strawberries, bananas, and a little powdered sugar on the top!....Mmmmm!

Special occasions call for special breakfasts and desserts, like these Double Decker Strawberry, Banana, and Chocolate Crepes!

Double Decker Strawberry, Banana, and Chocolate Crepes look fancy, and taste incredible, but are quite simple to make! They really are just two filled crepes stacked on top of one another. The bottom layer of the crepe that is shown above consists of melted chocolate and bananas, while the top layer is melted chocolate and strawberries. Powdered sugar and additional strawberries grace the top of this delicious crepe!

On this page, I'll show you how to make them! In fact, father down this page are some illustrated directions, for those who would like to see the process in action.


Sometimes you feel like a nut....

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This dessert crepe has chopped walnuts and strawberries on the top! Pecans, almonds, or other nuts would be delicious too!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, (or just use 1 full cup of either all purpose or whole wheat)
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup (to 1 3/4 cup) water
  • 1 egg
  • vegetable oil or cooking spray
  • sliced fresh strawberries
  • sliced fresh bananas
  • chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar, (optional)
  • nuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix the flour, sugar, salt, water, and egg in a small sized mixing bowl. The batter should be very thin.
  2. Preheat a pan on medium heat with a very small amount of vegetable oil. The oil should just barely mist the bottom of the pan. When the pan is warm, pick it up off the stove and hold it while you pour a small amount of batter (about 1/4 cup) into it. Important: As you are pouring the batter, tilt the pan slowly in all directions so that the batter spreads in a very thin layer across the bottom. When the edges start peeling away from the pan, or when they become lightly golden, gently loosen the crepe with a spatula and flip it over in the pan. Now sprinkle the dark chocolate chips on one half of the crepe. Add the sliced bananas on top of the chocolate chips. Fold the other half of the crepe over the strawberries and chocolate chips. Use the spatula to carefully remove the crepe from the pan and place it onto a plate.
  3. Make another crepe as described above, yet this time put strawberries on top of the chocolate chips, instead of bananas. After this crepe is done, carefully place it on top of the previous crepe. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. You can also top the crepe with additional strawberries, bananas, nuts, etc, if you'd like. Or write on the crepe with decorating gel.
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The Story Behind These Crepes

A few years ago, I was asked by the online company I wrote for at the time to come up with a dessert recipe for Valentine's Day. I already had a couple of very successful published articles about crepes, so I needed to do something a bit different this time, yet my family really wanted crepes.... I decided that stacking two deliciously filled crepes on top of one another made the dessert seem more special - and fitting for Valentine's day.

Valentine's day came on a weekday that year, so my homeschooled son was the only one with time for a crepe for breakfast, but the whole family was able to enjoy them for dessert after dinner that evening. Ever since that day, we have regular crepes throughout the year, but associate double decker crepes with special occasions, like Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas, New Year's, and birthdays. Really though, they're easy enough to make anytime!

A Valentine's Day Crepe

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This dessert crepe has powdered sugar and a heart made out of cake decorating gel.

What do you think? When's the best time for a double decker crepe?

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Having a good pan or crepe maker can make a lot of difference in how easy it is to make crepes!

The best crepe pans have low, slanted sides, to aid in flipping the crepe over. Crepes are different than pancakes in that they take up the entire bottom of the pan. For this reason, if you have tall straight sides to your pan, it can be very difficult to get a spatula under them.


A pan or an electric crepe maker?

Do you prefer a crepe pan, or a crepe maker? I've always used a pan, but many people prefer an electric crepe maker!

Using a pan designed for crepes is a little bit cheaper, but a good electric model doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. (At the time of this writing, there's only about 10 dollars price difference between the two models shown here.)

The cordless model below uses a simple process that results in extra thin crepes. It makes the crepes quickly and easily!

Cuisinart 623-24 Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 10-Inch Crepe Pan
Cuisinart 623-24 Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 10-Inch Crepe Pan

Low sides, like on this pan, are perfect for cooking crepes!

 
CucinaPro Cordless Crepe Maker with Recipe Guide - 1447, 100% Non-Stick Surface
CucinaPro Cordless Crepe Maker with Recipe Guide - 1447, 100% Non-Stick Surface

This cordless crepe maker makes preparing very thin, delicate crepes easy! And it's cheaper than you might think!

 

Lots of chocolate!


I made this Double Decker Strawberry, Banana, and Chocolate Crepe for my son for Valentine's day.

I have to admit, it does look a bit chocolately... Oh my!

But he loved it! And hey, Valentine's Day only comes once a year!

Does this crepe (shown above) have too much chocolate on it?

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Simple, But Elegant and Delicious!


This simple but elegant double decker crepe has powdered sugar on the top.

Illustrated Crepe Making Directions

Step 1: Mix the ingredients

Mix the flour, sugar, salt, water, and egg in a small sized mixing bowl. The batter should be very thin. (See photo above.) If the batter is not thin enough, add a little more water.

Step 2: Tilt the pan as you pour in the batter

Heat the pan over medium heat with only a tiny amount of oil. When the pan is warm, hold the pan in your hand and tilt it around in a circle as you add about 1/4 cup of the batter. You want to evenly spread the batter around on the pan in a very thin layer, by tilting the pan

Both of these have a little too much crepe batter, but the crepes turned out well anyway.

If you end up with a large hole in your crepe when you turn it (like the one shown here), simply fill in the hole with a tiny bit of batter and then smooth over the area with a spoon.

As the batter cooks, it will become part of the crepe.


Step 3: Turn the crepe over

When the top looks smooth and the edges of the crepe start to turn up, carefully lift the edges of the crepe and then flip the crepe over.

Step 4: Smooth the wrinkles

Carefully smooth out any wrinkles with a spatula. If the crepe tears, repair it with a tiny amount of additional batter.

These two photos (above right, and right) are both the exact same crepe. I just moved the wrinkled crepe around until it was smooth again, as seen on the right.


Step 5: Top with chocolate chips and fruit

Immediately add the chocolate chips on one half of the crepe, followed by the sliced fruit. (Strawberries or bananas).

Optional: Add nuts if desired

I added chopped nuts, along with bananas and chocolate chips, to the inside of this crepe.


Step 6: Fold the crepe and remove it from the pan

Then fold the crepe over, and remove it from the pan. Repeat the above steps with a new crepe. Place one folded crepe on top of the other, and top as desired!

Top with powdered sugar, more fruit, chocolate, nuts, or whatever you'd like!


This double decker crepe has chocolate and bananas on the bottom layer, chocolate and strawberries in the middle, and powdered sugar and additional strawberries on the very top!

© 2011 JanieceTobey

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great recipe. It looks so delicious and yummy. I want to make it real soon. Voted up!

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      Linda Hoxie 3 years ago from Idaho

      Those look so delicious!

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      Harpreetdesignerdeep 4 years ago

      It looks Yummy... Thanks for sharing this amazing lens..

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Such a yummy recipe lens, glad I stopped by again so I could get hungry real fast. :)

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      Carolan Ross 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      My mouth is watering now for some chocolate strawberry crepes! When's breakfast?

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      I really need to make me some crepes Mmmmm my mouth is watering :)

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      Crepes aren't too hard to make, especially when you have such great photos showing how. "Squid Angel blessed."

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      Lisa Morris 5 years ago

      Yum, these Strawberry, Banana, and Chocolate Crepes look so good.

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      lilPinkfairy288 5 years ago

      It looks yummy. Might give it try. Nice share!

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Now you're talking! These look incredibly scrumptious! My grandma used to make delicious fruit-filled crepes too.

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      poutine 5 years ago

      It does sound delicious. Came from Pinterest.

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      BradKamer 5 years ago

      I love just about any style crepe whether it is for dinner or dessert. The double decker strawberry, banana, and chocolate combination looks like a winner.Nice lens.

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      entertainmentev 5 years ago

      These look delicious. I'm going to have to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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      Thrinsdream 5 years ago

      What a stunning article! Mouth wateringly wonderful. With thanks and appreciation. Cathi x

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Everything looks so yummy! :>)

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      bames24 lm 5 years ago

      will surely make some for breakfast tomorrow morning :)

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      My mouth is watering! Yummy!

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      grannysage 5 years ago

      Almost makes me want to start cooking again. Well, almost. I am definitely hungry now although my frozen IHOP stuffed french toast is not going to be nearly as good as this.

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      Margaret Schaut 5 years ago from Detroit

      I used to make crepes often and I love them.

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Your step by step photos on making double-decker crepes is so helpful; thanks!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My goodness! I came in here at the wrong time... dinner time! My stomach is growling, but my eyes seem happy! Over and out!

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      Oh my.... where to start... maybe by making those they next time I am making a big breakfast with the family ;) sounds like a great plan to me... thanks so much for sharing your wicked recipe ;)

      ~BLESSED~

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      Burningwoodarts 5 years ago

      All these recipes looks so good :)

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      GramaBarb 5 years ago from Vancouver

      YUM!! Just had to pin it to my Recipes Wars - it looks so good I hope you get lots of repins!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      must pin this to my food board...YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      Yummy yummy says my tummy!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Wow the photos have me drooling all over my keyboard. Sure sound good to me, even though I'm not particularly a strawberry fan, I could deal with them with all the other good stuff! Thanks for sharing.

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      Ruthi 5 years ago

      I am now ever so hungry for your Double-Decker Strawberry, Banana, and Chocolate Crepes!

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      Jen 5 years ago from California

      This looks so yummy!! I'm going to try it tonight!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Yum! I'd leave the bananas off but otherwise this looks scrumptious!

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      grannysage 5 years ago

      Please, please feed me! I so love chocolate. The pictures look good enough to eat.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Okay just ship them in the mail. Blessed!

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      That pretty purple star looks wonderful on top of this Double-Decker Strawberry, Banana, and Chocolate Crepe!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Returning to add a little angel dust to your recipe to celebrate your delicious front page feature!

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      girlfriendfactory 5 years ago

      YUMMMMMMM!!!!!!! Where's my pan? Where's my chocolate chips? Oh no, I'm out of strawberries! Where do you live? I'm coming over! :D

      You are so getting (another) Flyby Winging and it can be found among the other blessed lenses for today at Have Wings Will Bless! They may call me an aimless wanderer, but not all who wander are aimless and I hope I wander by your house soon because I'm soooooo hungry now! ~Ren

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      Zut Moon 5 years ago

      They look yummy.

      I wonder what they would be like with Elephant Stew ???

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      Julia M S Pearce 5 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Looks and sounds delicious,it seems we all agree!

      Lovely!

      *angel blessed*

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      Andy 5 years ago from London, England

      Sounds delicious

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      Loraine Brummer 5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Looks delicious---the pictures make my mouth water. A very attractive lens also. Great job!!

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      AngryBaker 5 years ago

      These look delicious, and I love your clear directions.

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      Coreena Jolene 5 years ago

      You make this look so easy. Great job on presenting this. I pinned it :)

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      LisaDH 5 years ago

      I'm suddenly getting a craving for crepes!

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      traveller27 5 years ago

      These look heavenly -- blessed by a travelling angel.

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      These crepes look scrumptious! Thanks for the pictures and directions to go with the recipe!

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      batsinthebelfry 5 years ago

      Just in time for breakfast!!!!

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      Chazz 6 years ago from New York

      Yum! Blessed on the Squid Angels Epic Back To School Bus Trip Quest. Your lens will be featured on âWing-ing it on Squidoo,â our lensography of some of the best Squidoo has to offer, as soon as the quest has been completed.

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      blanckj 6 years ago

      Always wanted to learn how to make crepes.

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      Mayapearl 6 years ago

      Your lens reminded me that iI love crepes and I am way overdue to have some!

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      Mmmmm....delicious!

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      rlivermore 6 years ago

      Wow, these look wonderful!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Nutella also works great on Crepes! Nutella and banana is great!

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      emmaklarkins 6 years ago

      Oh wow! You just reminded me that I am very hungry. Blessed :)

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Looks very yummy and I'm sure it tastes equally good ~ loved the way you presented it and all the step-by-step pictures to go with it ~ very professional and beautiful job as always! :)

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      GiftsBonanza 6 years ago

      Ohhhh these look wonderful!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Oh my goodness, you keep doing delicious and beautiful so wonderfully!

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      bdkz 6 years ago

      These look so good!

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I haven't had crepes for a very long time. This looks good.

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      Julia M S Pearce 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Really delicious crepes!

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      hayleylou lm 6 years ago

      You present this recipe so well, they look delicous :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Oh My! These look so good! Really have to try them!

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      Obscure_Treasures 6 years ago

      wow it seems bananas can do magic!

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      aliciamaggie54 6 years ago

      This looks so good! Thank you for the recipe.