Whole Wheat Crepes Stuffed with Honey Cream Cheese and Bananas

From the very beginning, weelicious has always been somewhat of a science experiment. Cooking for kids is not always the easiest road to navigate and no matter how much I think I know, I continue to learn more daily about their food preferences, behaviors, likes, and dislikes. What I have found to work one day may not be as successful the next, while other recipes have surprised me by being sure fire hits every time I make them.

The latter has been the case with my kids and crepes. They fell in love the first time I made them. And I'm wild about crepes for the same reason I love Oatmeal in the Crockpot -- because I can do all the work the night before. In the morning all I have to do is pour the batter into a pan, fill with anything my kids desire (from bananas and cream cheese, to berries and Nutella, to butter and fresh herbs), and voila! Plus, to make this simple crepe recipe just a bit more nutitrious, I use white wheat flour in place of enriched white.

Just when you think your kids won't be open to trying anything new, pull out the ingredients for these special crepes and let them help you create a dish it is almost impossible not to love.

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Whole Wheat Crepes Stuffed with Honey Cream Cheese and Bananas (makes 14 crepes)

Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 2 mins

nut free

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup Milk*
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Preparation

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate for 1 hour to overnight.

2. Heat a crepe or saute pan over medium-low heat and grease with butter. Pour in 2 tablespoons of the batter and swirl around the pan to completely coat the bottom evenly.

3. Cook for 1 minute, using a spatula gently flip over, and continue to cook another 30 seconds, or until just starting to become golden.

4. Fill with desired accompaniment* and fold over the edges to enclose.

Accompaniments

* I mixed 1/4 cup softened cream cheese with 1 tbsp of honey, spread it on the crepes then topped each with slices of banana

desired accompaniments: honey, butter, nutella, nut butter, preserves, strawberries, ham and/or cheese

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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32 comments

  • Stephanie Girl Versus Dough

    These sound so good! I grew up eating crepes but never thought to stuff them with this yummy-sounding filling -- will have to try it ASAP!

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  • Anna Marks

    I am making this with the kids this weekend... yum....

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  • Olivepig

    Hi... Could you use whole wheat flour instead? Thanks!

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    • Catherine

      You can try using whole wheat flour, but they won't be as light and airy as whole wheat flour is more dense.

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  • Elizabeth

    hi, is there a way to make these vegan?
    thank you!

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    • Catherine

      I would try subbing the milk with rice, almond or soy milk and the egg with 1 flax egg (2 tablespoons ground flax seed + 3 tablespoons water)

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  • helen13

    Yummy! Easy to make! I hope this recipe is included in the book.. I just bought it!

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    • Catherine

      Nope, this recipe is just on Weelicious :)

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  • Marissa

    Would it be possible to make these vegan?

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    • Catherine

      Check out Elizabeth's comment below! If you make them with the subbed ingredients, please let me know your results!

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  • M

    Do you put the butter in the blender or is for coating the pan before cooking?

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    • Catherine

      You put the cooled, melted butter in the blender.

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  • Elizabeth

    I want to join the mailing list.

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  • Diana Eating Made Easy

    Great crepe recipe! Apples would be a delish filling too!

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  • Tracy

    Do you think that these will work ok w/skim milk? That's what we have around the house. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Catherine

      They will probably come out a slightly different texture, but I think that would be okay!

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  • Danise

    Can I do this in food process instead of blender?

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    • Catherine

      Yes you can!

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  • Amanda

    What temperature is best to cook crepes on? I'm making these for my little ones this morning. Thanks!

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    • Catherine

      Medium - Low!

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  • Kirstin

    I just made these this morning and they were a hit at our house! Thank you so much!

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  • Aida Mollenkamp

    Oooh, honey cream cheese and bananas sounds delish!

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  • Jada L

    Made this just now! Loved the taste of the cream cheese filling. Unfortunately, my little picky eater would not even try it. It's probably a texture thing. I thought for sure she would love this! But my husband and I will keep making this for ourselves and will try offering this again to the little one. Thank you!

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  • Dunn

    I didn't have white whole wheat flour so I used just regular whole wheat flour. The crepe batter was really thick. Did I do something wrong? I blended everything in a blender.

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    • Happylalagirl

      Straight up whole wheat flour tends to absorb liquid more than white flour, so try adding a little more milk to thin it out.

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  • First Time Mom

    Does anyone know if I can substitute white whole wheat flour with All Purpose flour?

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    • Catherine

      Yes you can! http://b12.ba4.myftpupload.com/2008/11/03/crepes/

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  • Marija

    We're big on crepes here (Slovenia), but everybody just prepares the batter by eyeballing the ingredients. But since I tried this one ... let's just say I'm NEVER doing them differently again! Light and fluffy and low cal.

    I can't believe how soft and perfect they turn out every time. My 3 year old daughter (who barely eats enough for a 6month old baby on most days) can easily inhale 4 or 5 of them. Our favorite filling is fruit jam mixed with ricotta.

    Thank you sooo much for this recipe, we really love it.

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  • Vanessa

    Hello, for a not sweet version shuold I add salt?how much?and omit the vanilla?

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    • Catherine McCord

      Make the crepes using the same recipe, and just switch up the fillings! http://b12.ba4.myftpupload.com/2010/12/27/ham-cheese-crepes/
      Video: How to make crepes: http://b12.ba4.myftpupload.com/2014/05/27/easy-crepes-video/

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  • Charu

    I almost never post online but I just had to this time - I just tried your recipe, and the crepes turned out so great! Your recipe was so easy to follow even for someone like me who is afraid of making stuff like this. And....the kids loved them!!! Thank you so much!

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