So, I’ve posted 2 recipes for pancakes so far here and here. But a few weeks ago I had a bit of a hankering for a thinner crêpe-style pancake that I could fill with stuff, so I decided to try these out.
They are made with just ONE ingredient. Could anything be easier?
Ok, technically it’s 2 ingredients if you count water, but still.
I always liked crêpes because they are so versatile, and a great vehicle for whatever you choose to fill them with, but as you know I will not touch gluten, so regular crêpes are not an option. I also didn’t want something overly complicated and loaded with carbohydrates, so these are perfect.
They taste a little more “egg-y” than regular crêpes, but they are perfectly yummy once they’re filled with nutritious deliciousnesses. My favorite filling is full-fat, grassfed yogurt (yes, I have been including more dairy these days – but it’s high quality stuff and my body does well on it), some organic apple sauce (apples only), and chopped fresh strawberries. I then sprinkle it with cinnamon and I’m good to go! And a couple of these are more than enough to take me through till lunchtime.
- INGREDIENTS (for one crêpe)
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp filtered water
- (allow one egg per crêpe, so simply multiply as many times as you want crêpes)
- OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS
- drop of vanilla essence
- 1. Place skillet on the stove on medium and add a dollop of grassfed butter. Don't forget that grassfed butter is an excellent source of vitamins A, D and K2, so don't be shy with it
- 2. While the butter is melting whisk together the egg and water until it forms a uniform consistency
- 3. Once butter is melted and the skillet is hot, carefully pour in the egg mixture and turn the pan to evenly distribute it (it should be a fairly thin layer)
- 4. Wait until the bottom begins to brown and carefully turn it over with a spatula
- 5. Once the other side is lightly browned, place on a plate and add fillings
- 6. If you like them sweet, add fruit, yogurt, and (as a treat) some honey or maple syrup. If you prefer a more savory option, fill it with something like grassfed cheese/prosciutto/spinach - the possibilities are endless!