Crepes are a basic and simple food that can be made into a snack or used as a canvas for any meal! Breakfast they can be filled with pastured scrambled eggs or some ham with melted raw cheddar or swiss. Lunch they can be made into a sandwich roll, or spread with homemade cream cheese and some wild smoked salmon with chives. Dinner they could substitute bread and be made into a pastured nitrate free bacon BLT topped with some avocado. The possibilities are endless!
Crepes are something I hadn't made in over a year- and I have no idea why I had forgotten this nourishing simple food! They aren't made with any sugar and can easily be made into nourishing snacks or meals!
Recipe: Nourishing Homemade Crepes
You will need:
1 cup flour, sprouted or soaked overnight in whey or milk (to neutralize phytic acid)
1 1/4 cup whole milk
2 pastured eggs, beaten
1 T melted butter
Coconut Oil for frying
Mixing bowl, Mixer, measuring cups-especially for pouring batter into pan, a spatula, and a seasoned cast iron pan, or stainless steel pan- sized to your desired size of crepe.
Combine flour, milk, beaten eggs and melted butter in bowl. Add a pinch of salt and a tsp or so of vanilla-
Tip: You can add almond extract or another flavor for a nutty variation to your crepes taste.
Mix until a slightly runny texture is achieved- if batter seems too thick, add more milk. The consistency should be similar to cream. You want it to spread easily into a circle in the pan.
Heat cast iron or stainless pan to medium heat and melt a gob of coconut oil in the pan. Depending on your size of pan, measure enough batter to be able to spread a thin layer to cover the bottom of the pan.
Turn pan in a circular motion- this may be challenging if you have a large heavy cast iron!
Flip the crepe with spatula after first side has browned. You will only need to turn the crepe one time.
Store warmed crepes on a warm plate until all are done.
Tip: It may be a good idea to get two pans going so you aren't standing at the stove forever cooking one crepe at a time!
Top your crepes with fresh whipped cream and some pureed fruit- or turn into a savory meal! This crepes can go anyway you want them too!
How do you like your crepes?
This post is part of Real Food Wednesdays