Sweet crepes are NOT healthy. I don’t care what anyone else says. They THINK they are. But, don’t jump off THAT bridge just because the rest of your friends are doing it.
Having said that, here is a healthy version of sweetened crepes that are BOTH dee-lish and filled with omega-3s.
(I lie.) Bridge surpassed. Sweet jump.
Crepes with Cinnamon Apple and Coconut Filling
(I drool just typing that)
For the batter:
3/4 cup “milk” of choice
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1 Tablespoon ground flax meal (seeds)
1/2 Tablespoon ground chia seeds (meal?)
1 cup flour (spelt, whole wheat, or buckwheat)
a pinch of salt
For the filling:
1/2 cup applesauce
a few dashes ground cinnamon (around 1/4 teaspoon)
1 Tablespoon maple syrup (or other sweetener)
1/2 cup coconut cream (top part only, not the water that seperated from it)
2 Tablespoons tapioca flour
cooking spray (or oil) for greasing pan
maple syrup for topping
Directions: blend batter ingredients together *IN A BLENDER!* until smooth. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Meanwhile – make filling. In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for filling. Break out your whisk and *whisk* until smooth. Microwave for 90 seconds, stopping at 30 second intervals to whisk filling until smooth (each time).
Place a small skilled over medium high heat (or even high heat, if you dare). Spray with cooking spray, spoon enough batter onto skillet to thinly cover by (around) half. Tilt skillet to cover completely with batter. (It takes practice!) Place over medium high heat and cook until edges curl and bubbles form. When the bottom is golden brown, flip and cook until opposite side forms bubbles and is golden brown with crispy edges.
Remove cooked crepe from pan, smear a spoonful of filling on it (like putting sauce on a pizza). Fold in half, then (fold that half) in half again. Top with additional maple syrup if your sweet tooth is calling you.
*Don’t wait until all crepes are cooked to start filling each. They might stick together, hence making them hard to fill. You’ve been warned.*
(Should) Make: 7 or 8 crepes with enough filling to go around.