Ever since I was a little girl, crepes have been one of my favorite breakfasts. I love filling each crepe with sweet goodness and then rolling it up. My favorite filling as a child was maple syrup mixed with a lot of powder sugar. Now that my taste buds have matured past the sugar overload phase, I love how versatile crepes are- you can make them as healthy or
unhealthy delicious as you want. Luckily, I have found some healthy AND delicious ways to enjoy crepes.
I made these crepes with half whole wheat flour and half all purpose flour. I think these would work using 100% whole wheat flour, but I would suggest using a whole wheat pastry flour or something a little lighter than regular whole wheat.
To the horror of all French people, I’m sure, I did not use butter. I used coconut oil, and they turned out just lovely. I just feel so much better eating and feeding my children coconut oil instead of butter. I try to make the swap whenever possible.
As for what goes inside the crepes, the power is in your hands. Ha ha! I love filling crepes with greek yogurt and fresh fruit, berry syrup or jam, and for my kids-maybe just a sprinkling on top of powdered sugar.
- 2 cups flour- I used half whole wheat and half white
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk- I used unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup water
- ½ tsp salt
- 4 Tbsp coconut oil melted
- 4 tsp sugar- I used 2 tsp organic cane sugar and 1 tsp Truvia blend
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until combined.
- Heat a small round fry pan to medium heat- make sure it doesn't get too hot. (If the pan is too hot it is harder to spread the batter around.) Spray with cooking oil and pour about ¼ cup of the batter into the middle of the pan. Immediately tilt pan and swirl the batter around in a circular motion. The point is to make the crepe into a very thin circle.
- Let cook for about 1-2 minutes and then flip. Cook an additional 1-2 minutes or until the crepe is cooked through- which will vary depending on how thick your crepe is.
- Serve with fresh fruit, yogurt, jam, syrup, whipped cream, and whatever else your heart fancies!
This is a great recipe to get the kids involved, and each child can personalize their own creation. Enjoy!