Ever since I was little crepes have been my all time favorite breakfast food! They are basically dessert for breakfast, what can get any better? My favorite thing growing up was waking up on Sunday mornings to the smell of my mom's famous crepes! Anything that can get me out of bed in the morning must be good! This was one of the first recipes that made me really want to learn to cook and it always reminds me of my mom. I took this recipe and made it healthier, without compromising the delicious taste. It’s the perfect guilt-free breakfast treat that the whole family will love. I was always too intimidated to make crepes because they looked so complicated when my mom made them, but believe me, you can do it! The best part is that you can throw all the ingredients in the blender and blend for 30 seconds.
For the base of the crepe I use spelt flour, coconut sugar, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, coconut oil, almond milk and a pinch of sea salt. This recipe works well for dietary substitutions, so change it up to fit your dietary needs. For example, if you are paleo use almond flour in the place of spelt flour.
I topped it off with homemade coconut milk whipped cream and that was a game changer! Simply put full fat coconut milk in your fridge for overnight and it will set to a thicker consistency. Combine the can of coconut milk with coconut sugar and vanilla then whip it for around 1 minute. By then it should harden up and create a fluffy and smooth texture. If you are in the mood for a savory crepe then do not use sugar in the recipe and you are good to go! I have found that the best technique is to pour around 1/4 cup or 1/3 (depending on desired thickness) into the pan. Rotate the pan so that the entire pan is covered in batter.
I am berry obsessed so I always opt for berries on my crepes, but you can put whatever you want on them I personally love to top mine with coconut whipped cream, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and a squeeze of lemon. My husband loves to make his with chocolate and banana or strawberries and pure maple syrup!
Healthy Mixed Berry Crepes
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