Like I give a “crepe” 👉this is dehydrated!

crepestitle

Yes…you do need a dehydrator to make this amazing recipe, but don’t turn away just yet! You can use your oven too!! You just set it at the lowest temperature and let it bake for a few hours, it’s like baking a turkey without the mess! Once you get the hang of it, you can make as much as you can and store it for the week!

This recipe only takes 2 ingredients, flax and bananas! The two combined makes for a creamy smooth texture and when dehydrated it makes for a pliable, leather texture that you can eat it as a snack as is.

I am sharing this recipe because this was one of my first recipes I tried after I just bought my dehydrator and it’s amazing!! You are probably wondering, what a waste of money. You can only make dried fruits. I think of it as an investment. Since I bought my dehydrator, I never stopped using it. I made so many recipes and I am still discovering new things. So far I have made   bread, crackers, fruit roll ups, dried fruits, seasoned nuts and seeds mix, eggplant bacon, my famous kale chips and soo much more that I can go on, but luckily I have my blog!

 

 

Quick Facts on Dehydrators:

☞Dehydrators are not expensive to run, they run on a heating element, fans and vents. They work together to remove the moisture.

☞The heating element, warms the food causing it to release moisture. The fans then blow out the warm moisture out of dehydrator through the vents.

☞The heating element is controlled by a thermostat, therefore the heat is controlled to a steady temperature by switching on an off periodically.

☞The energy used are dependant on many factors like, food moisture content, the drying temperature, the thickness of the food, the humidity level in the environment, the quantity of foods being dried etc.

☞  Bacteria thrive on moisture and water, so by removing moisture from certain foods, it prevents it from spoiling and it increase shelf life.

☞Check this site out if you want to  calculate the consumption of a dehydrator

 

If you are still interested in purchasing a dehydrator, you can check my previous post on a  dehydrator!

No do you really give a “crepe” this is dehydrated!

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Crepes Recipe

Tools: Dehydrator (Or Oven, instructions below)
Food processor, spatula,
Plastic food wrap,
Parchment paper

Ingredients:
2-3 ripe bananas
1 Tbsp of ground flax
1 Tbsp of coconut oil

 

Directions:

Dehydrator Directions:

(1) Add the bananas into the food processor and blend.

bananas

 

(2) Add the flax into the puree and process until well mixed.

bananapuree

 

(3) Prepare the dehydrator solid sheets by greasing it with coconut oil so it will be easy to remove when dried. (If you do not have enough dehydrator sheets then use parchment paper and grease it)

oiledtray

 

(4) Spread the mixture evenly on the dehydrator sheets, and spread it so it’s about 1/8″ in thickness. Use the spatula, butter knife or in my case I just used my fingers! You want to make sure it’s distributed evenly and smooth, no clumps.  The thinner the thickness of the crepe, the faster it will dehydrate.

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(5) Set your dehydrator for 115F,  dehydrate for 3-5 hours or until dry to touch. It should be dry enough so you can easily remove it from the tray, but pliable. It should not be brittle.The outer sides are usually the ones that get dry first. So if it’s ready, start from the side and gently remove the crepes. If it starts to break leave it alone and let it dry for another 30min. to an hour and set it to the lowest temperature at this point.(check regularly)

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(6) Once it’s completely dried on one side, remove it from the sheet. If it’s still sticky and wet dehydrate the opposite side for 30min.to an 1 hr on the lowest temperature.(check regularly) Do not over dehydrate or else it will be too dry and brittle.

(7) Transfer the crepes onto a cutting board and you can cut them up into squares or leave the shape of the crepes as is.

(8) To prepare the crepes, spread any nut butter or chocolate avocado pudding. Top with any fruits, nuts, seeds, cinnamon, coconut shreds or any garnish you have lying around. Roll them up and enjoy with maple syrup!

chocolatecrepes

 

(9) For storage, use plastic food wrap or parchment paper and roll them up, and store in an air tight container. Keep in fridge for up to.. in all honesty I don’t know for how long you can store it in the fridge. I eat them up right away every morning that it never lasts for more than a week! They are that good!

storage

 

 

Oven Directions:

(1) Add the bananas into the food processor and blend.

(2) Add the flax into the puree and process until mixed.

(3) Prepare your cookie sheet. Grease the parchment paper with coconut oil so it will be easy to remove.

(4) Pour the puree onto the cookie sheet and distribute it evenly on the sheet, about 1/8″ in thickness. Use the spatula, butter knife or fingers to spread it evenly. Make sure there are no clumps. (I separate my mixtures into little rectangles so it will be easier to remove and manage, refer to dehydrator pic above.)

(5)Place in the oven at 175F, for 3-6 hrs  or until center is dry, but still pliable. (Note:baking time is dependant on thickness of the crepe and oven, so check regularly)

(6) Once the crepes are dry, remove from the oven and let it cool.

(7) Once cooled, gently remove the crepes from the parchment paper.

(8) Prepare your crepes by spreading it with any nut butter or chocolate spread and garnish with any toppings of your choice!

(9) For storage, wrap them up in parchment paper or plastic food wrap and store in an air tight container. Keep in fridge for about 1 week.

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References for oven baked

http://www.unconventionalbaker.com/recipes/diy-fruit-roll-ups/

http://yumuniverse.com/raw-raspberry-fruit-leather/

 

References on dehydrators

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_dehydrator

http://www.ukjuicers.com/knowledge/faqs/dehydrator-faqs

http://www.ukjuicers.com/knowledge/need-help-choosing/choosing-your-dehydrator

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