Raw Breakfast Crepes

By Chef:  Gena Hemshaw
Posted: March 4, 2013


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The weekend is upon us and we highly recommend whipping up something decadent yet healthy for brunch tomorrow morning – you deserve it! These are Gena Hemshaw’s 

Yield: 2 crepes


For the crepes:

  • 2 large or 3 small ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon ground flax seed

For the Strawberry “Jam”

  • (NB: this technique was one of my favorite discoveries from my homegirl Sarma’s Raw Food, Real World. She’s a genius, that one!)
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries

For the Cream Layer:


For the crepes:

1) Place the bananas and flax in a food processor. Process until the mix is a very smooth liquid.

2) Line two dehydrator sheets with teflex. Pour half of the liquid onto one of them and spread it with a spatula or inverted spatula.

You want to aim for it to be relatively thin (let’s say 1/8 inch). Smooth it into a circular shape; this can be messy, since you’ll make the edges pretty later on. Repeat with the other half of the banana mix on another sheet. Dehydrate at 115 degrees for 3 hours, or until the crepes are totally smooth to the touch (careful, if you check these before they’re ready, you’ll likely mess up the surface! Think of this as drying nail polish: don’t touch it till you’re pretty sure it’s hard enough.)

3) When the crepes are truly ready, remove them from the dehydrator, and very CAREFULLY peel the crepe from the teflex sheet. Trace a perfect circle on the crepe (I used the lid of a pot to do this), and then, using a very sharp paring knife, cut a neat circle out. What’s left will resemble this:

For the Strawberry “Jam”

1) Place strawberries on mesh lined dehydrator sheets and dehydrate for six hours or so.

When they’re ready, they ought to be shrunken and dry, but clearly still a little plump inside.

2) Transfer strawberries to a food processor fitted with the “S” blade, and process till the mix resembles a messy, textured jam.

To Assemble:

1) lay out a single crepe and top with 1-2 tbsp of the jam.

2) Over that, spread 1/3 cup banana soft serve.

3) Finally, top this with 1/2 cup fresh berries. Fold, and serve!