I loved eating crepes at a coffeehouse in Maui that was owned by a woman from France. I had two 12 mile run days when I was on vacation and those were the two days that I treated myself to a crepe.
|Wonderful French crepe.|
|With chicken, tomato, and cheese.|
I started wondering why I didn't just make these myself. I surfed around, talked to my mom, and came up with this recipe.
And now it has become a weekly tradition for me to make crepes at home. The whole family loves it because everyone gets whatever filling they want! I'll describe our combinations below.
I usually make a double batch, which fields us 17 crepes of about an 8" diameter. This is a thicker crepe. If you prefer a thinner one, go for it and use a larger pan. I do make them larger for my husband as he likes them better that way - plus you can really stuff them good this way!
I always make the batter the night before. It needs time to set. It also simplifies your work the next day.
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
3 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup water
1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl
2. Use a hand mixer to blend the ingredients until combined.
3. Leave in fridge for at least 2 hours.
4. Spray pan with non stick cooking spray.
5. Once warm, pour batter into pan.
6. Similar to pancakes, wait until bubbles form and use a spatula to flip over.
7. Transfer to plate and here is where the fun continues. Fill and serve!
Here are some of our favorite combinations:
- Cream cheese and strawberry jam.
- Peanut butter and jelly.
- Nutella and banana.
- Nutella and strawberry.
- Ham and mozzarella cheese with spinach and tomato.
- Avocado and turkey with mozzarella cheese.
- Chicken with mozzarella, tomato and spinach.
- Chicken with mozzarella, tomato, spinach and avocado.
- Turkey with roasted peppers.
- By itself!
And for nutrition, this is low calorie goodness! A low calorie treat? Yes please. 62 calories per 8" crepe.
Fat: 1.6 g
Cholesterol: 46.8 mg
Sodium: 30.2 mg
Potassium: 23.2 mg
Carbs: 7.8 g
Fiber: 1.4 g
Sugars: 0.3 g
Protein: 3.3 g
Vitamin A: 2%
Vitamin C: 3.8%
|Heating up right after pouring the batter.|
|Here is the heated side after flipping.|
|Ready for filling.|
|Here is a jam filled crepe.|
|Chicken, spinach, tomato, mozzarella, and avocado.|
|Chicken, spinach, mozzarella, and tomato.|
|How's that for a good forkful of food?|
|Dinner is served.|
|With Nutella for a sweet treat.|
|Ham, spinach, and mozzarella.|