Recipe for high-raw crepes

I have two things to mention before I lead on into this post’s yummy recipe. First, I just wanted to explain that I haven’t lot interest in my blog or anything. You may have noticed that I haven’t been blogging as much as usual. I am currently making some exciting adjustments to Miss Best ) and I have also been busy working on a lovely free product for you (more details on both of these things shortly). So I do hope you’ll forgive me!

I also wanted to announce the results of the prize draw to win a copy of my e-book ‘Loving Life-Loving Desserts’. The winner has been chosen at random from those of you who entered into the draw after recently taking part in my survey. So a big congratulations to ‘P.L. Maples’! I hope you will love the recipes and the desserts that you make from them! And a big thank you to the rest of you who so kindly took the time to give me your feedback, and let me know how I can tailor my gifts to help you. I have also drawn the winner for the slightly different survey that I announced in my newsletter, and will be announcing the lucky recipient next week.

Now, I know that many of you have said that you enjoy my raw food recipes, so I hope you wont be disappointed when I share this cooked recipe today.

The reason why I am sharing a cooked recipe is that I, like many of you, am not 100% raw. It is often easy to overlook the cooked side of food when we spend so much energy and attention on figuring out what raw food to eat.

So I love to explore what cooked food can help support my high raw diet. This recipe has been doing just that.

As I am sure many of you will agree, bread and wraps are a really convenient food. You can make a sandwich or a wrap in a few minutes and have something tasty and satisfying to keep you going. Now, unless you are disciplined and productive with your dehydrator, (ahem – I can’t say that I am!) then you are left with choosing between perhaps regular bread/wraps or a lettuce/cabbage leaf if you want something sandwich-like.

(If you would like a recipe for yummy raw, dehydrated crackers, you can find one here)

On some days – especially in cooler weather – I really don’t fancy a 100% raw wrap. Well I would if I had a raw dehydrated wrap to hand! It’s just that I don’t always fancy a lettuce leaf around my lovely raw filling. Sometimes I want something more bread like, and I don’t want to eat a regular wrap or bread as I do my very best to avoid gluten.

So this is my solution to the problem. A yummy, gluten-free, quick and easy crepe, which can be made either as a savoury wrap or as a yummy dessert crepe that can then be filled with 100% raw goodies, giving you a high-raw meal.

RECIPE

Gluten free Crepes
Makes about 4 crepes
Feel free to double the recipe. Freeze any uneaten crepes!

Basic recipe:
3/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons potato flour or cornstarch
1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
Pinch of sea salt
About 1 ¼ cups water

For extra yummy savoury wraps: add 1-2 teaspoons herbs such as oregano and basil. You can also add a little chili powder, and even ½ teaspoon each of ground coriander and cumin powder if you wish.

Sweet crepes:
Add ½ tablespoon maple or agave syrup and 1 teaspoon of ground cardamom or cinnamon.

To make the crepes:

Mix all the dry ingredients together. Heat your frying pan to a semi-high heat. If you are using a good quality non-stick pan then you don’t need any oil. If you are not using a non-stick pan then I suggest you use some coconut or rapeseed oil.

Whisk the water into the dry ingredients so that you get a smooth batter. You don’t want it to be too thick. Add the syrup, if making sweet crepes.

Pour in a little of the batter, and swirl the pan around. You are aiming for a nice thin crepe so that when you add your raw filling you will end up a meal that is mostly raw with just a little cooked!

When the crepe sets on top, gently flip over a fry for a few more minutes.

Repeat with the remaining batter. Eat immediately, if possible.

Here are my favorite fillings:

Fill with any of the following. I tend to go crazy and have a bit of everything!

Sweet crepes strawberries

These are wonderful for a weekend breakfast. Just promise that you will fill them with yummy healthy raw goodies! 😉

– fruit salad or sliced fruit and berries e.g. banana and strawberries
– agave syrup or maple syrup
– fresh lemon juice
– raw chocolate spread (Mix raw coconut oil with agave syrup and raw cacao powder) or melted raw chocolate.
– raw Ice Cream such as my Chocolate Ice Dream
– raw vanilla sauce (see recipe in my e-book)
– yummy raw nuts such as pecans

Savoury crepes/wraps

– avocado slices or raw nut cheeze
– Parsley pesto (find the recipe here >>)
– salad leaves
– olive oil or nice raw salad dressing
– raw spicy salsa
– sliced veggies such as cucumber and bell pepper
– diced tomatoes
– yummy raw nut burgers with raw ketchup (I will give you a recipe for this very soon!)

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