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Monday, February 6, 2012

Gluten-free, Dairy-free Crepes

Can you tell my kids LOVED these?  :)  He's leading his heavenly choir as he revels in his latest bite of deliciousness.

GF, DF, yes, but not egg-free. Sorry vegans! I plan on trying this with flax eggs in the future, so I'll definitely add an update once I do. For now, please leave a comment if you try the recipe successfully with an animal product-free substitute for eggs. :)

We stumbled upon this recipe on accident really. It is adapted from one posted on the Super Healthy Kids blog that was for pancakes/waffles. We made the waffles a week or so ago and liked them okay, but we thought the batter would be PERFECT for crepes. We were right. These were amazing.

1 cup gluten free rice flour blend (we used Authentic Foods "Bette's Gourmet Featherlight Rice Flour Blend")
1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
pinch of salt
2 eggs
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/4 cup coconut milk

1. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
2. Make a well and break eggs into it and pour in oil.
3. Pour in coconut milk.
4. Mix all together with an immersion blender.
5. Cook as you would a "normal" crepe.  :)

*Note: I doubled this recipe and ended up with about 14 crepes (half from the larger pan, half from the smaller).  It wasn't enough for our family of five.  Tripling it would have been perfect.

We pulled out maple syrup, non-dairy buttery spread, finely grated raw coconut, applesauce, bananas, and almond butter for our toppings, but the sky's the limit.  If we'd had any fresh, we would have added berries to the line-up, too.  The best combo, hands down, was spread, sliced bananas, almond butter, coconut, and a drizzle of maple syrup.  It was so creamy and satisfying!  Dan was doing a happy dance in his chair as he worked his way through each bite.  :)

Photo of the winning combo (minus the almond butter; I remembered it later).

More photos of the happy child.  I couldn't get any of Soren because he finished his too darn fast!  That kid is my bottomless pit, for sure.  :)

Karsten was the only one who was unimpressed by the crepes.  He was content to just suck the applesauce out of the middle.  Oh well, can't please them all!  :)  This one was DEFINITELY a success.
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Daniel said...

The crepes look amazing. I can't wait to try that when I get home. Your soup looks (and sounds) delicious too! Spelt biscuits....hmm. The chemical factory inside my body starts working just looking at those things. :) Apparently I need to come out there for a few reasons, one of which is to give haircuts. Anders is getting shaggy! I guess he likes to keep his hair, no? Love the update, as usual.