Double-Decker Strawberry, Banana, and Chocolate Crepes!
Not just one crepe, but two! Stacked on top of each other!
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....
This dessert crepe has chopped walnuts and strawberries on the top! Pecans, almonds, or other nuts would be delicious too!
- 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)
- Mix the flour, sugar, salt, water, and egg in a small sized mixing bowl. The batter should be very thin.
- 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.
- 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.
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
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?
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!
Low sides, like on this pan, are perfect for cooking crepes!
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?
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!
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