Caramelized Bananas Crêpes with Mexican Chocolate Sauce

Caramelized Bananas Crêpes with Mexican Chocolate Sauce

Recipe Rating: 3.76358
Serves 4
This slightly spicy chocolate sauce is easy to make and a great partner for bananas.
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 dried red chile pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • Caramelized Bananas
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 4 ripe bananas, sliced in 1/2-inch-thick rounds
  • 4 large (12 inches in diameter) prepared crêpes
  • Ground cinnamon, for garnish
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Place heavy cream in a small saucepan and whisk in honey. Add cinnamon stick and chile pepper. Bring cream to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside to infuse for 1 hour. Remove cinnamon stick and chile pepper before adding vanilla extract and cayenne pepper.

Pace chocolate in a medium heat-safe bowl. Return infused cream to a boil over medium heat, then pour over chocolate. Let rest for 30 seconds, then stir gently until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth (heat gently over a hot water bath if needed to melt any remaining chocolate). Keep sauce warm while you prepare banana filling.

Melt butter and brown sugar in a large wide skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add sliced bananas and stir to coat with butter-sugar mixture. Immediately remove from heat.

Distribute banana mixture evenly among crêpes. Fold or roll crêpes around banana filling and drizzle with chocolate sauce. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon if desired and serve immediately.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: 1 crêpe, 580 calories (350 from fat), 39g total fat, 22g saturated fat, 95mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 68g carbohydrates, (5 g dietary fiber, 48g sugar), 5g protein.
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