Chocolate Banana Bourbon Crepes

in Breakfast

I’m doing a little series with Kin Community and I figured I’d share the first (of six!) video that was all about me making a recipe inspired by one of this year’s Oscar best picture nominations. I picked Hugo because the thought of making something inspired by my favorite movie this year, Tree of Life, seemed complicated and depressing. If you’ve seen Tree of Life, you know what I mean. Good gracious…that movie made me hate/love life (in a good way!). Hugo, however, was pretty adorable. I figured crepes would be cool, even though there’s really no eating in the movie–you know, ’cause they’re poor street children; so this recipe is probably what they wish they could eat. That’s kinda sad! Anyway, Hugo is a good movie–it’s Scorcese’s old man film. I totally dig it. So here you are…Chocolate Banana Bourbon Crepes.

P.S. Isn’t it weird hearing bloggers’ voices for the first time. I read so many blogs and obviously read all of their writing in my own head-voice, so it’s always super weird hearing their voices. Hope it’s equally as strange for you to hear mine. :) xo

(Recipe after the jump!)

Chocolate Banana Bourbon Crepes

Batter:
2 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoon unsalted melted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoons kosher salt
Butter

Bourbon Bananas:
6 ripe bananas, thinly sliced
3 tablespoon light brown sugar
3 tablespoons bourbon
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoon unsalted butter
12-ounces semi-sweet chocolate

1. In a blender, add the eggs, milk, water and melted butter; pulse for a few seconds, until liquids are combined. Add the flour, sugar and salt. Pulse for 10 seconds or so and until flour is incorporated, being sure not to overblend. Transfer the batter to a bowl and cover. Place the batter in the refrigerator for an hour to rest.

2. Place a crepe pan over medium-heat. Brush the skillet with a light coating of butter. Add 2 ounces of batter to the pan, swirling it around until the bottom is coated evenly. Cook until the crepe edges’ pull away from the pan, about 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook on the opposite side for another 30 seconds. You may have to play with the temperature a bit. The common notion is that the first crepe goes to the pan, so don’t get discouraged if you have to try a few times to get the temperature right. When you’ve made a few crepes, transfer them to the oven to keep them warm, while you prepare the bourbon bananas and chocolate.

3. Melt chocolate in a double-broiler, or make your own by placing a heat-proof bowl over a pot filled with an inch of simmering water. Once chocolate is melted set aside.

4. In a small bowl, toss the bananas, brown sugar, bourbon and cinnamon together. Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium-heat. Once melted, add the bananas to the skillet and cook until bananas are softened and slightly caramelized, 3-4 minutes.

5. To assemble, lay a few crepes side-by-side and fill each one with the banana bourbon mixture. Fold each side over and drizzle with chocolate.

{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 23, 2012 at 1:06 am

Your Bourbon Bananas sound like my version of bananas foster (and then I light it on fire..yay for pyro) Seriously these sound wonderful. I love crepes and bourbon with desserts is always welcome. Great job!

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Adrianna February 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Thanks, Averie!

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Margherita @TheIronYou February 23, 2012 at 1:41 am

Yum!!!!! Talking about power breakfast…

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar February 23, 2012 at 4:24 am

These sound so freaking delicious! Also, I loooove that video! It really made me want to cook these even more!

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Blog is the New Black February 23, 2012 at 5:02 am

GREAT recipe!!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) February 23, 2012 at 5:03 am

it’s crazy hearing blogger’s voices for the first time…i always try to pinpoint their accents :) this is such a great video!

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Elise February 23, 2012 at 6:54 am

I’m actually afraid to hear most bloggers’ voices. My best friend was totally turned off of one of our FAVORITE blogs after hearing the author’s podcast (not Joy / Homefries, for the record) – she warned me not to listen to the podcast if I wanted to keep enjoying the blog, and even though I love the blog and think I’d love the podcast, I’ve followed her advice.

So now I actually tend to avoid most videos because apparently I am stuck in the past (the 200Xs?). But congrats on your video and the crepes look good!

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Adrianna February 23, 2012 at 1:45 pm

HA. That’s funny.

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Shawna @ CheekyChicFamily February 23, 2012 at 7:34 am

You did a great job on the video and your voice wasn’t surprising at all. You didn’t seem flustered or tongue tied once. Food Network here comes Cozy Kitchen! Also, your recipe is making my mouth water.

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Adrianna February 23, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Oh I was–that’s all editing. ;)

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Bev Weidner February 23, 2012 at 8:09 am

I love your voice! Totally not what I expected. It’s a little higher I think. Or maybe that’s just me.

And oh, I’ll take 4 billion crepes, please.

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Mary @ Bake Break February 23, 2012 at 9:34 am

I love it!! Not only does the recipe look delicious, but you’re too cute! It is fun to finally put a voice to the words in my head! I can’t wait for the next ones!

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Dana B @ thebakingbooth February 23, 2012 at 9:41 am

yum! Love crepes and bananas and chocolate and bourbon. I’m set :)

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Brittany February 23, 2012 at 10:00 am

You had me at bourbon. My favorite cooking booze! Then you threw in bananas, crepes, AND chocolate?! What an irresistible combo. YUM!!

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Andrea February 23, 2012 at 10:14 am

What a fun video! Totally make me want to get in the kitchen and start making these… they look to die for. Too bad I’ve already had breakfast!

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Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum February 23, 2012 at 10:16 am

This is so cute! And you’ve got a great camera personality. :) Not weird at all. These crepes make me miss being in Paris!

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Adrianna February 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Ha. Thank you, Lindsay–you’re very sweet.

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Yordan February 23, 2012 at 10:58 am

Bravo! I’ll find a woman like you to make me this amazing delicious crepes ;)

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Margarita February 23, 2012 at 10:59 am

I’m on my lunch break at work, but I can’t check this coz it’s blocked. Dang! Can’t wait to get home and watch it! Read the ingredients though and this sounds really good… really good…

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dana @ my little celebration February 23, 2012 at 11:34 am

YOU ARE ADORABLE.
AND GORGEOUS.
AND I NOW WANT TO MAKE THESE CREPES.

that is all.

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Adrianna February 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Dana! You’re super nice. Thank you!!

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kale @ tastes good to me! February 23, 2012 at 12:11 pm

You did such a great job with the video! I was thinking the same thing just a couple days ago, too, about wondering what other bloggers really “sound” like. Your voice is great! Also liked the French music, and, your hair. Yup. Your hair rocks!

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Adrianna February 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Thank you thank you!

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Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen February 23, 2012 at 12:17 pm

These look delicious, but I’m confused about why you called them dessert. I would totally make these for breakfast :)

I loved the video – you’re so pretty, and a total natural on camera!

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Adrianna February 23, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Maggie!! Thank you!

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Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy February 23, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Great video! Dessert crepes are high up on my list of favorite recipes! These look delicious!

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Anna @ the shady pine February 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Bourbon banana crepes….there are many things so right about this name!

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Catalina @ Cake with Love February 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I love Crepes, I just posted a recipe for a Crepe Cake, your sound amazing and the combination of the flavours is really good, will give it a try soon!

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erin @ yummy supper February 23, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Adrianna, So fun to see you in action! I’m looking forward to more of your series.
And yep, I’m a crepe fan.
-E

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joelle (on a pink typewriter) February 23, 2012 at 7:03 pm

LOVE this! Thoes looks so delicious!

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joelle (on a pink typewriter) February 23, 2012 at 7:04 pm

PS. I mentioned how big a fan I am of A Cozy Kitchen on my blog today as part of the blogger 11 Questions thang :)

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Adrianna February 23, 2012 at 7:21 pm

So nice. Thank you! PS Jessica’s blog is also one of my all-time favs.

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Heather {the lovely cupboard} February 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm

mmmm, i want to make these for brunch soon. i know what you mean about bloggers’ voices not matching the one we “give them” in our heads. yours is lovely by the way:)

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El February 23, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Wonderful. Great video and the crepes look amazing.

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Kelly Hartman February 23, 2012 at 9:47 pm

You are too cute! It’s always fun to see some of my favorite bloggers in video! You go girl!

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Ruby Alexandra February 23, 2012 at 10:51 pm

You’re so cute omgggggg. I wish I was this cute. You are way more girly in real life than I expected. I have no idea why this is.

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Adrianna February 24, 2012 at 7:06 pm

HA! Probably because sometimes I can be bratty and sarcastic. I couldn’t be like that in this video. :)

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Jessica February 24, 2012 at 1:59 am

YUM I love crêpes! And I’m doing a French-themed week this week, so crepes will definitely be on the menu… xx
http://www.wakemeupwithasmile.wordpress.com

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Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen February 24, 2012 at 10:32 am

Crepes+bananas+bourbon+chocolate = totally delicious!!

Awesome video, you did such a great job. I love how I cuts back & forth between you talking and making the crepes. And, hearing bloggers voices for the first time can be totally weird….but mostly bc I get the weird idea in my head about what people’s voices will sound like based on their writing style.

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Adrianna February 24, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Thanks Kelly. You’re rad!

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pilla February 24, 2012 at 10:47 am

Looks bittersweet!

dam@vasastanbk.se

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Laura February 27, 2012 at 2:34 am

These look sooo good and I wish I’d done them on Pancake day
I rustled up healthy shocking pink pancakes – they looked and tasted great, but were far from indulgent… at least when looking at yoursl

All the way from London

Laura x

http://www.coffeetoastandlondon.com

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