Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free and Lactose-Free Banana Crepes

· March 22, 2017
Finding delicious, healthy and allergy-friendly desserts and sweets is no easy task. We'd like to help with this great gluten-free, sugar-free and lactose-free banana crepe recipe!

Finding recipes for sweets and healthy desserts is not an easy task.

In addition, the difficulty increases when we want them to be suitable for certain food allergies, especially since most include flour, sugar, and dairy products.

In this article, we’ll teach you how to prepare simple and delicious banana crepes that suitable for everyone.

Healthy sweet do exist!

Many of us eat sweets with a certain amount of regret, since we know many aren’t healthy.

However, a balanced diet should allow us to indulge from time to time. After all, food shouldn’t be a source of frustration, but a source of of well-being.

The solution is to use recipes where we can replace the ingredients that we can’t digest well or are less healthy with lighter, more nutritious and more delicious ingredients.

The perfect crepes for everyone

crepes dulces

Most people love crepes. This French-inspired dessert can be sweet or savory and can be combined with many foods, making them perfect to eat at any time of the day.

On this occasion, we’ve opted for a sweet version that you can eat for breakfast, as a snack or as a dessert without feeling guilty.

But how is it possible to make banana crepes, without gluten, flour, sugar or dairy?!


We’ll tell you how.

Gluten

Gluten, the protein present in some cereals like wheat, is becoming more well known because the number of people who have adverse reactions to gluten has been increasing.

When someone is a celiac, they have serious allergic reactions to gluten. On the other hand, others experience different levels of intolerance that cause swelling, digestive problems, acidity, skin problems, etc.

Nowadays, there are many gluten alternatives with rice, corn, soy, cassava, potato, and so. However, most of these products are quite expensive.

Sugar

El azúcar

Although white sugar was formerly a gastronomic treasure, today it’s an ingredient that we know doesn’t give us any nutrients and can also damage our health.

Sugar, considered by many as the “white poison” of our time, acidifies the body and causes oral disorders, nervousness and hyperactivity, intestinal parasites, obesity, and so on.

Healthy alternatives to white sugar are natural brown sugar, stevia, honey, agave, maple syrup or cereal and fruit molasses.

Lactose

Another of the most common allergies today is lactose, present not only in dairy products but also in many processed products.

Alternatives include lactose-free dairy products or beverages, yogurts and other foods made from cereal grains and nuts such as oats, rice, almonds, coconut, etc.

Banana crepes

Crêpes de plátano

Below, we’ll tell you how to make these very simple banana crepes. The recipe contains very few ingredients and is quick and easy to make.

Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make two small crepes or a single large one:

  • A very ripe banana.
  • An egg.
  • A few drops of vanilla essence, or a pinch of cinnamon or ginger, to your liking.

You don’t need to add extra sugar to this recipe since the ripe banana will give the crepe a lot of sweetness.

However, if you want it to be sweeter then you can add a few drops of stevia extract or any of the options above that we mentioned were healthy alternatives to white sugar.

We recommend reading: 11 Ways to Use Banana Peels. Stop wasting Them!

Method

Here’s all you need to do for this simple recipe:

  • Beat the egg as if you were going to make an omelet.
  • Add the sweetener, vanilla or spices (optional).
  • Add the ripe banana and crush it with a fork, until it’s well mixed in with the ingredients.
  • Put the frying pan on a high flame, and add a few drops of olive or coconut oil, and fry the crepe on both sides, until it is a little toasted.
  • You can eat it on its own or with a little chocolate (without milk).
  • You should eat it while it’s hot to enjoy the most of its texture and flavor.