Epic Crepes

by Peachy Palate on April 23, 2013

I love my pancakes and I love them thick, fluffy, a little doughy and almost “cake” like. That said I get a longing for crepes every now and thing, packed full of delicious fruits and drizzled with my nut butter of choice.

I usually end up making one mighty crepe which is probably a little thick to be considered such but this time I took a risk… made a thinner batter and split it in two. It’s “the fear” that’s held me back until now. Will it stick to the pan, will it fall to pieces, will it crumbled when I go to fill it….

Yes I most definitely over think the outcome of my breakfast expeditions especially when I’m feeling particularly hungry. These crepes were actually enjoyed on Sunday (a.k.a my birthday) but I’ve another batch of batter sitting and waiting for me on my return from Super Spin this morning.

Chickpea and Buckwheat flours mixed, a little flax egg and water. It’s that simple. Cooked in a large skillet, waiting your patience and giving it a little wiggle and push with the back of spatula before attempting to flip. The key is to wait a few minutes longer than you think it needs!

I filled the two crepes with sliced banana and lots of mixed fresh berries. Side by side and drizzled with some drippy SunButter, sprinkled with cacao nibs and coconut…breakfast perfection personified!

It was an awesome birthday breakfast treat on all counts; I’m not going to lie the mere excitement of the crepes turning out so fantastically well was almost as good as getting to eat them! I know I’m not the only one out there that does that little leap when a recipe turns out to be a success Smile

Cacao nibs are officially my favourite breakfast topping of late…on oats, pancakes, crepes and of course smoothies…love their distinct rich flavour and the fine little bits of crunch they bestow to whatever you have the pleasure of eating them with.

Simply divine!

What’s your favourite crepe filling? Do you get “the fear” when making them that they won’t turn out?

Berry Filled Grain Free Crepes

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Servings – 1

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 8 minutes

Ingredients

Crepes

  • 30g (1/4 cup) chickpea flour
  • 20g (2 tbsp) buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water
  • 160ml (2/3 cup) water
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Filling & Topping

  • 2 tbsp SunButter
  • 1 cup mixed berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries)
  • 1 small banana sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1 heaped tsp desiccated coconut

Directions

  1. Whisk together flax and water and set to one side for 15 minutes until “eggy” in consistency.
  2. Meanwhile blend together flours, baking powder, cinnamon and water using a handblender- I find this is the best way to create a super smooth batter in an instant.
  3. Whisk in flax egg and start heating your non stick pan/skillet over a medium heat. I used a really good non stick pan; if your unsure about yours you’ll need to use a little coconut oil to ensure the crepe doesn’t stick.
  4. Pour in half the batter and allow to cook for 5 minutes. Using a spatula press the crepe gently and give it a little nudge in the middle. Once it’s loose in the pan gently flip using your spatula if you’re worried about it folding in on itself.
  5. Allow to cook for a further 3-4 minutes on the other side. Repeat with the other half of the batter.
  6. Lay berries and banana down the middle of each pancake and fold in the sides. Top with some reserved banana slices, drizzle with SunButter and sprinkle with cacao nibs and coconut.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Brittany @ Delights and Delectables April 23, 2013 at 1:06 pm

OH my… these look to die for. I wish I hadn’t already made breakfast! ;) I also love that they are gluten free!!

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Peachy Palate April 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Have them for dinner sure :)

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Julie and Brit @ twosaucysisters.wordpress.com April 23, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Mmmm we LOVE crepes! We like to fill ours with fresh fruit and cottage cheese, or caramelized bananas, or banana soft serve! Deeeelicious! :)

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Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl April 23, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Good gracious those look delicious and so pretty too! I still haven’t given making a crepes a try….I really, really want to, though.

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Peachy Palate April 23, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Thanks Kim! Definitely give em a go…get over the “fear” as I call it :)

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Sarah Pie April 23, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Why do you keep posting recipes that I want to try? Seriously I can only cook/eat so much and I want to try just about everything you’ve made in the last week! :)

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Peachy Palate April 23, 2013 at 5:53 pm

When I started reading that comment first I had the little panic flutter that I’d actually angered you :) Phew!

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Liz April 23, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Favorite filling for anything — hands down — home made Nutella (chocolate Hazelnut butter) and bananas. My BF turned me on to it, and, it is seriously delectable. Though, coconut butter and banana are also a good combo. :) You pretty much can’t go wrong when there’s a nut butter involved, right?

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Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 23, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Those look delicious! I’ve never used buckwheat flour but I might have to!

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Peachy Palate April 24, 2013 at 9:56 am

It’s one of my favourites!!! Makes great muffins and banana bread too!

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Amanda @ Run Principessa April 23, 2013 at 8:54 pm

I have nothing insightful to tell you in this here comment BESIDES the fact that those pictures (and I suppose this crepe! ha) are positively drool-worthy!

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Lauren (@Poweredbypb) April 23, 2013 at 10:39 pm

These look amazing, totally trying next time I make pancakes!

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Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet April 24, 2013 at 5:42 am

Love, love, love crepes! These looks so good! And hope you enjoyed your birthday :)

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Peachy Palate April 24, 2013 at 9:54 am

Thanks Sabrina! :)

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Kimmy April 24, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Dearest Michelle!you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful recipes! would coconut flour work with this recipe as I have no buckwheat flour on hand!and have a lot of coconut flour in the house!happiest of birthdays!keep being fantastic! xx

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B April 27, 2013 at 10:07 am

Can you suggest an alternative to chickpea flour as I can’t get it and have no grinder to make it.thanks.

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Kimmy April 27, 2013 at 10:49 am

Hey B!where do u live??if you live anywhere close to an asian store, you can get it there!its called gram flour x

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B April 27, 2013 at 11:40 am

Thanks. Ill give it a shot. I live in south dublin. None of my local health shops have it.

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Peachy Palate April 29, 2013 at 10:09 am

You can buy it online from the Happy Pear in Greystones and they’ll deliver to you no bother :)

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Kimmy April 28, 2013 at 10:28 am

If you have the chance, the asian market on drury street in town have gram flour! also the asian market in bray does too x

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B May 5, 2013 at 10:28 am

Thank you. Have a great weekend.

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