Bananas in Pajamas

Posted on: November 06, 2015 Written by
Bananas in Pajamas
    Photography by: Debbie Peck      

I recommend making these the day before you serve them. Then, you just roll out of bed, pop these in the oven, and enjoy — in your pajamas, of course! The recipe makes only eight crepes. If you want more, double the recipe.

 

Yield: 8 servings

 

Ingredients

Crepes:

  • 1 C. (250 ml) milk 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 C. (150 g) butter
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2/3 C. (90 g) flour
  • 1 T. melted butter

 

Filling:

  • 1/2 C. (115 g) butter
  • 1 C. (250 g) brown sugar
  • 8 bananas

 

 

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the crepe ingredients and beat until smooth. Let set for at least 30 minutes if possible. Pour a small ladle of batter into a lightly greased 9-inch (23 cm.) non-stick skillet. Quickly rotate the pan to coat the bottom with a thin coat of batter. When firm, flip the crepe over until the other side is browned. Stack the crepes until ready to fill.

  2. Melt remaining butter in a heavy skillet over low heat. Add the brown sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves.

  3. Cut each banana in half (so they are short, not lengthwise). Gently coat the pieces, two at a time, in the sugar syrup for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and place the two pieces in the center of a crepe.

  4. Fold the edges in and lay them seam-side down in a buttered baking dish. Bake at 350° F (180° C) for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.

     

Variations:

Bananas Foster in Pajamas: Add 1/4 C. rum to the filling mixture; carefully ignite the mixture or simmer 2-3 minutes so the alcohol evaporates. Continue with Steps 3-4.

Chocolate Lovers Bananas in Pajamas: Sprinkle 1 T. chocolate chips over banana pieces in the crepe before folding them up. Bake as directed.

Citrus Bananas in Pajamas: Sprinkle a little grated orange zest over banana pieces in the crepe before folding them up. Bake as directed.

 

If you enjoyed this recipe you might want to purchase the PDF version of Debbie’s cookbook Around Our Table, a great way to keep your recipes handy no matter where you are in the world.  For more information, go to http://ciaofromdebbie.com/cookbooks/

 

For additional recipes, please visit: http://ciaofromdebbie.com

 

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