Sweet nutella crepes filled with a chocolate hazelnut spread and sliced bananas. Only 5 minutes of prep and is perfect for Sunday brunch or dessert night.
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Sweet Banana Nutella Crepes
You can now make crepes at home with this easy recipe. Crepes are basically very thin pancakes, but better in my opinion. They may seem a bit intimidating to make yourself, but I promise it is so easy! They only take 5 minutes to prep and I’m guessing you already have most of these ingredients stocked in your pantry.
This dish takes my classic crepe recipe up a notch. Because anything is better with Nutella, right?! The thin crepe topped with the delicious chocolate hazelnut spread and sliced bananas is a dream come true! The combination is also irresistible in my Swedish pancakes recipe.
These Nutella crepes are seriously delicious and sure to be a hit. The best part is the chocolate hazelnut flavor from Nutella. It adds the perfect richness and tastes great paired with the thin crepe and fresh bananas or berries. These make the perfect addition to Sunday brunch or for a fun dessert night.
Crepes with Nutella Ingredients
Simple pantry staple ingredients that can be stored and used for any day of the week! These crepes are always a favorite and go quickly when I make them. You will love how easy breakfast is to make!
Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.
- Milk: I used lactose-free reduced-fat milk but you can use any type of milk that you have in your refrigerator. This is a runny pancake batter that has more liquid than flour.
- Eggs: Large eggs will give that structure you will want but also the coloring of the crepes.
- Butter: Melted butter is used for flavor and to keep the crepe batter runny.
- Sugar: Add a little sweetness!
- Vanilla extract: Great for flavoring.
- Salt: Just a pinch for balance.
- Flour: This gives the crepes the texture and a hint of thickness.
- Nutella: This is a special chocolate sauce that is found at your local grocery store. It is a sweet chocolate that has hazelnut spread in it. Nutella is a thick chocolate that will need to be spread using a spatula.
- Bananas: Banana crepes are fun too! Add some sliced bananas to your Nutella for an extra delicious crepe.
How to Make Nutella Crepes
These delicious crepes with Nutella are the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Sweet and fluffy crepes are made using a blender, then a large pan to cook them on. It doesn’t take long to cook these homemade crepes.
- Blend. Combine all of the ingredients (except the Nutella) in a blender. Mix until the batter is smooth, about 15 to 20 seconds. Chill the batter in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or overnight.
- Cook. Spray an 8-inch frying pan (or crepe pan) with non-stick spray. Turn the heat to medium-low, then pour 1/4 cup of batter into the pan. Immediately turn the pan from side to side (swirl) to form an even circle. Flip and cook each side for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- Stack. Remove from heat and stack until serving. You can leave them in a low-temperature oven to keep them warm if feeding a crowd.
- Topping. Spread with Nutella and add sliced bananas or berries if desired.
Folding your crepes
There are a few different ways to fold these crepes. I folded mine into triangles, but you can also roll them up as I did with these apple crepes. Triangles look a bit more elegant, while rolled crepes allow for extra filling inside which is perfect for my savory crepes with bacon and eggs. Either way is delicious!
Ways to Serve Crepes with Nutella
We love to serve these crepes with Nutella and banana slices or fresh berries. You could even caramelize the bananas for a deeper flavor. Then top them off with a little powdered sugar and whipped cream. I love that they can pass as both a sweet breakfast and an indulgent dessert!
- Cream cheese crepe filling
- Sliced bananas or fresh berries
- Shredded coconut
- Powdered sugar
- Chopped nuts
- Whipped cream
- Caramel sauce
5 star review
These crepes are seriously the best ever. My kids begs me to make them weekly! Love it!– Nellie T
One of the secrets to great crepes is refrigerating the crepe batters. Once chilled, place on a hot pan, and don’t flip too soon! After the first couple of crepes, you will be a champion!
They are not. Both pancakes and crepes are made with similar ingredients like flour, milk, and eggs and cooked in a pan. However, crepes don’t contain leavening agents like baking powder or baking soda so they don’t rise compared to pancakes.
Unfortunately, no. Nutella by itself is unhealthy although very delicious and full of amazing flavors! Crepes are simple ingredients but it does contain sugar and milk as well as butter which are all high in fat too. Combined this is not the healthiest breakfast.
Nutella is known as a thick chocolate spread that is delicious on several different food items. It is delicious on fruit, toast, and other breakfast items.
Making Ahead of Time
One thing I love about these crepes is they can easily be made ahead of time. The batter needs to chill for at least 30 minutes anyways, so I usually make it the night before so that it can sit in the fridge overnight. The longer the batter rests, the more light and airy your crepes will be. Just give the batter a quick stir beforehand the next morning.
You can also stack the cooked crepes and refrigerate them for up to 3 days. If you’re worried about them sticking, you can place a piece of wax paper in between each one, but I never do. When I’m ready to reheat them, I’ll reheat them quickly on the pan or in the microwave.
Keeping them warm
Are you entertaining a crowd? Keep your crepes warm in the oven while cooking the rest of the batter. Place them onto a baking sheet in the oven at 175°F. They will stay warm and delicious, without drying out.
More Crepe Recipes to Try
- 2 cups milk
- 4 eggs
- 3 Tablespoons butter , melted
- 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour , sifted
- ½ cup nutella
For serving: Sliced bananas or fresh berries, powdered sugar, whipped cream
- Combine all of the ingredients (except the nutella) in a blender. Mix until the batter is smooth, about 15 to 20 seconds. Chill the batter in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or overnight.
- Spray an 8-inch frying pan (or crepe pan) with non-stick spray. Turn the heat to medium- low, then pour 1/4 cup batter into the pan. Immediately turn the pan from side to side to form an even circle. Cook each side for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from heat and stack until serving.
- Spread with nutella and add sliced bananas or berries if desired.
Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.
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