Bananas Foster Crepes

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Flambéed, sweet banana sauce tucked inside delicious and warm crepes.

Bananas Foster Crepes | | Flambéed, sweet banana sauce tucked inside delicious and warm crepes. | #recipe #crepes #bananasfoster

I wonder which one is correct – BananaS Foster, Banana FosterS, or Banana Foster?! I have seen it on numerous menus, and not one spelling was the same. Then again, those menus were all around Chicagoland/Indiana area… in New Orleans, it was Bananas Foster, so I’m sticking to that.

Can I tell you something?

This has everything to do with crepes, bribes, and shoes.

You and I are no strangers to Crepes. Partly because I love them this much, but more so because I use them to butter-up my husband, or to bribe him – depending on the situation. In my kitchen, food is sometimes used to get things my way.

Remember the SJP shoes we talked about yesterday? Lawd, I want ’em! My plan is to buy them, hide them, and then make these crepes again to calm down the hubs when the credit card bill arrives. (Let’s hope this is one of those posts he won’t read … fingers crossed).

Bananas Foster Crepes | | Flambéed, sweet banana sauce tucked inside delicious and warm crepes. | #recipe #crepes #bananasfoster

Seriously… wouldn’t these babies make you wanna buy me another pair?!

Let’s get down to the better deal. Fat Tuesday is upon us, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate. Oh, maybe there is – King Cake is one of ’em, but Bananas Foster is just as festive. And crepes.

I used the original recipe, created by Chef Paul in 1951. Honestly? OHmeOhmy! I have made Bananas Foster on many occasions, but this time it really was the bestest. The original recipe is waaaaay better. That Paul dude knew his browned butter and bananas very, very well.

Bananas Foster Crepes | | Flambéed, sweet banana sauce tucked inside delicious and warm crepes. | #recipe #crepes #bananasfoster

These crepes are good bribing material. If you ever need to get things your way, make ’em. It works.

OR,  you can just wear some beads, a colorful mask, and serve these for Fat Tuesday Brunch. Don’t worry. I’m not judging…


Bananas Foster Crepes

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WW Freestyle: 14
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Flambéed, sweet banana sauce tucked inside delicious and warm crepes.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 449


For the Crepes

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • Cooking Spray

For the Bananas Foster

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup banana liqueur
  • 4 bananas , sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1/4 cup dark rum



  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt; set aside.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla and oil.
  • Gradually add milk mixture to flour mixture, whisking until smooth.
  • Let stand 20 minutes.
  • Lightly grease a large nonstick frying pan, or a crepe pan, with cooking spray and set over medium heat.
  • Add 1/3-cup batter and swirl to completely cover bottom of pan.
  • Cook until edges of crepe curl-up and underside of crepe is golden brown; about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Flip the crepe and continue to cook for 30 to 45 seconds, or until lightly browned.
  • Remove crepe from pan and repeat with remaining batter.
  • Coat pan with cooking spray in between each crepe.
  • Keep crepes covered

Bananas Foster

  • In a pan or skillet, combine butter, sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves.
  • Stir in liqueur and add banana slices; continue to cook until bananas soften.
  • Slowly add rum and cook until heated through.
  • Using a lighter, stand back and carefully light the rum.
  • Shake the pan a bit until the flames subside.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Let cool for a minute and spread over crepes.
  • Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


Nutrition Facts
Bananas Foster Crepes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 449 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 108mg5%
Potassium 376mg11%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 5.1mg6%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Keywords: banana crepes, french crepes, homemade crepes

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21 Responses
  1. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I LOVE your crepe recipes and I must try this recipe next!!! Looks soooo delicious. I am drooling here looking at your picture perfect crepes!

  2. Denise Browning@From Brazil To You

    Yum! When I saw these crepes on both Facebook and Instagram, I only want to take a bite from here…LOL They look amazing, Kate! Nothing could go wrong with banana foster –which I am a great fan of it. xoxo

  3. Barbara | Creative Culinary

    MANY years ago I went out with friends to a restaurant immediately prior to moving to another state. I treat myself to dessert and tried something called ‘Bananas Foster Crepes.’ I went out the very next day and found a cookbook on how to make crepes and actually a crepe maker tool which is long gone and unnecessary.

    Fast forward and they are still one of my favorite desserts. I do stuff a bit of vanilla ice cream in the crepe like that restaurant did and right now I’m eying some bananas and thinking this MUST happen tonight. Thanks for the memories!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      The first time I had them, it was at this hole in the wall French bistro… they also served them stuffed with ice cream. I have been making them ever since. 🙂 I grew up on crepes and we never owned a crepe maker. 🙂 Thanks, Barbara!!

  4. Erin | The Law Student's Wife

    Basically, I intend to eat this for lunch, dinner, and dessert today. It’s Fat Tuesday. I’m entitled, right??

  5. Mary Frances

    Um, well, I just recently got on the banana foster bandwagon, so I have no idea how you spell it, I just know it is GOOD. And I know that I want to face plant in that plate. Good grief, I didn’t know breakfast could be so amazing! Pinned!

  6. Danae @ reciperunner

    Holy crepes these look good! Like you I have also been known to use food to bribe my husband, I’m keeping this recipe saved for something real special!

  7. DessertForTwo

    I’m such a bananas foster freak! I do believe it’s ‘bananaS.’ You got it right 🙂

    This looks insanely delicious!

  8. Kirsten

    I still remember the first time I ate Bananas Foster (and that’s the way I learned it, too): in college, taking Public Speaking in the summertime. One of my fellow students was a chef who decided to demonstrate the recipe as part of a speech. We ate ours over Dixie cups of ice cream.
    It was awesome.
    I’m scared of making crepes (yes, and I make pizza, I know it makes no sense) but these look so good!

  9. Sarah@WholeAndHeavenlyOven

    These crepes look incredible! That golden banana sauce literally has me drooling. Love how perfect your crepes look–mine never look that perfect! pinned. 🙂

  10. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Bananas foster is one of my FAVE things! Girl this is like…my heaven! The crepes are just perfection, too! Pinned

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I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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