Monday, July 16, 2012

Crepes a la Coconut Flour

Crepes made from Coconut Flour.  Gluten Free & GAPS friendly
At the beginning of last week I posted a recipe for coconut flour pancakes.  These were gluten free and GAPS friendly.  Everyone loved them, but in the post I mentioned I am a crepe fan.  So by your requests here is my crepe recipe.  It uses only coconut flour and a few other simple ingredients that make it Gluten-free and GAPS friendly.  But I would encourage everyone to try this recipe and the pancake recipe even if you are not fully following either of those diets.  Because these don't have gluten holding them together you shouldn't spread them as thin as a traditional crepe, and they are a bit tricky to flip.  Once you get a few under your belt you will be very happy with your results.


It is also important to remember that coconut flour browns faster than wheat flour so your crepes will be a lot darker in colour than traditional ones.

Ingredients
6 TBSP coconut flour
6 Eggs
1 cup of whole milk
a pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
Butter or coconut oil for frying

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until it is lump free.
  2. Place about 1/4 cup of batter onto a hot pan in which 1/2 teaspoon of oil or butter is melted.
  3. Turn heat down to medium-low and tip the pan slightly to widen out the crepe.  Don't go too thin.
  4. When bubbles burst across the entire surface of the crepe flip it over gently to continue cooking on the other side.  It will take about 1 minute on each side.  The crepe will be golden brown in colour like above.
  5. When done, keep it in a warm oven while continuing to cook remaining crepes.  
  6. Serve them warm with wholesome whipped cream, saucy strawberries and good quality Canadian maple syrup.
Bon App├ętit
Shelly



2 comments:

  1. Just made these for breakfast! I am new to coconut flour cooking, and have struggled to get the hang of it, but these are fabulous!!! I drizzled them with a locally made caramel syrup, oh my goodness! <3 this is delicous 5 stars!

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  2. I actually used coconut milk instead of whole milk and it worked great! :)

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