Whole Wheat Crêpes
I don’t mean to brag but I have principles when it comes to food. My principles include—but are not limited to—never eating after midnight, never buying canned soup and never, ever cooking without make up. I don’t always live up to those principles but at least I have them, which makes me a principled girl, which in turn sounds very demure and very cool, no?
The one principle I religiously stick to is never settling for a less than amazing breakfast on a Sunday morning.
Last weekend, I made crêpes for breakfast with the help of Maya. She generously helped prepare the batter, set the table and clean up afterwards. The crêpes came out very thin and light with beautiful lacy edges. Best of all, they were made with nutritious whole wheat flour and flaxseeds. Maya had hers with strawberry jam. I had mine with chocolate sauce and banana slices. For our afternoon snack, we had them with homemade apple compote. They were delicious.
Whole Wheat Crêpe Recipe
Yields 6 medium or 3 large crêpes
2 large eggs
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup golden flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus more for greasing the pan
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Place all of the ingredients in the container of a blender and blend until very smooth. Chill for a couple of hours if you can. If not, no big deal. I didn’t.
Remove the batter from the fridge and give it a brisk whisk. Heat a crêpe pan or medium non-stick pan over medium heat. Melt a small amount (about 1/8 teaspoon) of butter and spread it on the surface of the skillet using a brush or silicon spatula. Pour a small ladle of batter into the pan and spread it evenly by moving the pan lightly to obtain a nice circular shape. Fry the crêpe for about 1 minute before turning it over using a spatula. Cook the other side for about 30 seconds.
Repeat the same operation to make the rest of the crêpes.
Serve with jam, chocolate sauce, fresh fruit or fruit compote. To make the apple compote shown in the picture, simply bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add 4 diced, peeled apples, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon butter and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Reduce the heat and simmer 15-20 minutes, or until soft.