Banana and Chocolate Mascarpone Crepes

The combination of chocolate and banana is highly underrated.

 Chocolate Mascarpone and Banana Crepes

Aside from some frozen bananas dipped in chocolate, and chocolate chip banana bread, the combination is largely overlooked.  Well, break out your bananas because we are going to make something that will make chocolate lovers rejoice. 

Chocolate Mascarpone and Banana Crepes 

The crepes are chocolate but they do not have any sugar in them.  Before you say I am mad consider that the crepes are going to be filled with bananas which are naturally very sweet.  Along with bananas there is a rich, bitter-sweet, chocolate mascarpone filling, and once plated the crepes are dusted with powdered sugar.  With all that sweetness the crepes themselves needed to be bitter to provide a nice contrast in flavor.   

Chocolate Mascarpone and Banana Crepes 

If you love chocolate and bananas then you need to make this recipe.

Banana and Chocolate Mascarpone Crepes  Yield 12 crepes

For the crepes:
2 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
3 ounces all-purpose flour
1 ounce unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 tablespoon coffee liquor
3/4 cup Milk, 1% or higher

For the filling:
6 ounces mascarpone cheese
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon coffee liquor
Pinch of salt
3-4 large bananas, sliced into 1/8″ disks

Additional powdered sugar for dusting

Chocolate Mascarpone and Banana Crepes 

Combine the cocoa, eggs, vanilla, and coffee liquor in a large bowl until well combined. Whisk in the flour and butter and mix until there are no lumps.  Set aside.

Chocolate Mascarpone and Banana Crepes 

In a heavy sauce pan scald the milk (bring to a low simmer before removing from the heat).  Add 1/4 of the hot milk into the egg mixture, whisking constantly, to temper, then combine the remaining milk. 

Chill the batter for 30 minutes.

Chocolate Mascarpone and Banana Crepes Chocolate Mascarpone and Banana Crepes

In a medium bowl combine the mascarpone, cream, powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla, liquor, and salt and mix until smooth and well combined.   Set aside.

Chocolate Mascarpone and Banana Crepes 

After the batter has chilled, place an 8″ non-stick omelet, saute, or crepe pan over medium heat.  Spray it lightly with non-stick cooking spray.

 Chocolate Mascarpone and Banana Crepes Chocolate Mascarpone and Banana Crepes

Pour 1 1/2 ounces (about 1/4 cup) of batter into the center of the hot pan an swirl the pan until the batter coats the pan evenly.  Cook until the edges release from the pan and the underside of the crepe slides easily in the pan, about one minute.  Flip the crepe, or turn with  a rubber spatula, and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute on the second side.

Remove to a plate and stack the cooked crepes between layers of parchment or wax paper.

Chocolate Mascarpone and Banana Crepes 

To assemble spread a thin layer of the mascarpone mixture on the center of the crepe.  Lay a line of bananas down the center then roll into a tube.  Alternately, you can spread the mascarpone over 1/4 of the crepe, lay a few bananas on top then fold the crepe in half, and then in half again.

Chocolate Mascarpone and Banana Crepes  

Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Chocolate Mascarpone and Banana Crepes

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Author: Kelly

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  • Maria

    I love how deep and dark the chocolate crepes are. Nice job on this recipe!

  • maggie

    These look so delicious! Love that the crepe is unsweetened.

  • TeenieCakes

    OMG! What a sinful combination…chocolate and bananas in a crepe! Great recipe…thx for sharing this.

  • RhodeyGirl

    congrats on the Foodbuzz news! Can’t wait to meet you in February!

  • chocolate shavings

    Those look amazing, and I love the chocolately color + flavor in the crepes – will be trying this soon!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is

    Ohmigosh this sounds AMAZING!!!! I LOVE these flavors together!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat)

    Once again, you have completely wow-ed me. I love bananas and chocolate and would love to make these! YUM!

  • Donna @ WayMoreHomemade

    Banana & Chocolate are such a good combination. and with the sweetness of the mascarpone… sounds like a winning combo.


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  • pigpigscorner

    wow….chooclatey goodness!

  • Jessie

    so when can I come over to have some of this chocolatey goodness? :-p

  • sweetlife

    These look super yummy, great sunday treat!!

  • Erika – In Erika’s Kitchen

    Ooooohhhhhh these look just fantastic – cannot wait to make them!

    Looking forward to meeting you in NY for the Foodbuzz Electrolux event next month!

  • Eliana

    Chocolate and banana are a match made in flavor heaven :)

  • Alta

    Oh my…this is calling my name. Yum.

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  • jenn (Bread + Butter)

    Chocolate crepes?!?! You do know you’re talking to a chocoholic right over here right? Pass some over here please.

  • Janet Rudolph

    Be still my heart! I love anything and everything chocolate and bananas. Can’t wait to make this. I like that the chocolate crepe itself isn’t sweet.. but the rest makes up for it. Cool!! :-)

  • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

    Yum! These look amazing! Looking forward to meeting you (finally) in NYC at the Electrolux event!!

  • lk

    omg these are positively sinful!

  • Mags

    How unique and positively gorgeous. I have bookmarked these and cannot wait to make!

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  • Cristie

    Wow. This would really take care of a chocolate fix in a quick hurry. Beautiful pictures and wonderful instruction.

  • Christi

    ok, where to start. i’m new here and every single one of your recipes looks divine.

  • Krissy @ The Food Addicts

    Congrats on being chosen for the Foodbuzz trip to NY! How exciting that you get to meet Kelly Ripa! Have a wonderful time and do tell us all about it when you return :)

  • Patricia Scarpin

    Oh, I absolutely love bananas and chocolate together – and they are not used together as much as they should Your crepes are a wonderful idea – and look delicious!

  • Divina

    That’s a really tempting crepe. I think the holidays is not yet over.

  • Kristen

    This looks incredible! I like that you kept the crepes bitter and not overly sweet, I am sure it is a good contrast.

  • The Chocolate Priestess

    Those look yummy. I haven’t had crepes in a very long time.

  • Jen

    I cannot wait to try this recipe!

  • Claudia

    Delicious in all ways. You’re right – who needs a sweetened crepe with all that sweet goodness?

  • Tim

    Holy cannoli’s those look good!

  • Maribel

    All I have to say is….oh my!

  • Aletheia

    After wiping the drool off of my keyboard, I am now typing to write that this crepe makes me go: OH BABY.

  • Sandra

    Look delicious!

  • Solange

    Wow!! Looks like the perfect dessert! A very creative way of combining those ingredients! And the colour of your crepes is so beautiful.

  • ValleyWriter

    Just delightful!

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  • Angela

    These look great, and a little sinful (which
    is not a bad thing!)

  • Jen

    Do you use cookbooks when you make these recipes or do you just sort of add and taste as you go? I’m curious what cookbooks you follow and where you keep them. I know so many people who have hundreds in their house. Just read about a site that now lets you put them all onto one site for organization purposes:

  • Kelly

    Jen – Most of my recipes are created by me using nothing more than my culinary know-how. If a recipe is adapted from a cookbook or other source I make sure to note it in the post, along with a link to the original if appropriate.

  • VickyC

    Oh my god, these crepes look SO GOOD!!! I want to eat my screen!! lol
    and your pictures are beautiful!
    I will definitely have to try to make these!!! :)

  • NurseT

    I think these would be wonderful with raspberries and a raspberry drizzle

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  • dawn

    oh my stars. are you serious? this is just too good to be true.

  • Nancy (guinnah)

    these look simply amazing – chocolate and banana is such a wonderful combination. I made an Italian dinner for Christmas eve and have a couple of leftover tubs of mascarpone – this looks like a perfect use for it!

  • Shannon

    Simply wonderful! The pics are great too…
    Nice work!

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  • Carsten

    Great work and nice pics! I really feel hungry now!

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  • Rachel

    Wow, you took some great pictures. Looks amazing (and I knew that fruit and chocolate was a great pairing, but chocolate crepes and bananas sounds great!).

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  • Jeff

    Looks great and very tempting!

  • Michaela

    yum, yum, yum, yum, yum!

  • kimcav

    YUM!!! They look fantastic.

  • A-Man

    Nice idea! These crepes look absolutely yummy.

  • Delon

    Oh my… these look incredible. Any idea what people who can’t eat egg might use as an alternative?

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  • Bill

    I could eat 15 of them LOL

  • Kira

    I think I might make this, but use a strawberry sauce.

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  • Kham

    Mmm, looks delicious. I totally love mascarpone cream cheese.

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  • Silvertongue62

    I have never made a crepe before in my life but I guess now is as good a time as any…

  • Laural (bhealthier)

    omg, what an amazing recipe!!!! drooling over and loving this

  • Minneapolis Siding

    I can’t wait to make these, and eat these. No sharing.

  • Karp @ Easy Crepe Recipe

    OMG! Almost black (ok, ok, brown crepes)! Absolutely amazing! I want to try making these… I have tried making red, green, yellow, but none of them looked this lovely!

    Nom nom nom!

  • Shelley Hennig

    Good Lord those pictures are mouthwatering! I will be giving these a go this weekend.

  • summerier

    Hi there. I’m just wondering: can you make this without the coffee liquor?

  • Kelly

    Absolutely you can omit the coffee liquor, just use espresso.

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