Saturday, January 14, 2012
Grain Free Crapes
Today we had some delicious crapes filled with a maple apple filling! It was so easy and tasty. I have made these a few times and have used cultured coconut milk (which is like a coconut milk keifer) and with almond milk. The only difference I found is that when I used the cultured coconut milk I had to add a lot more water to get the right consistency! They were both tasty, not much difference in flavor, it is the filling that makes these a hit or miss. We use: maple cinnamon apple filling, This recipe is adapted from the Sally Fallon's recipe for Buckwheat Crapes
Grain Free Crapes
1 1/2 c. Buckwheat Flour (see note)
1/2 c. Coconut Flour
2 c. Cultured Coconut Milk or Almond Milk (or Rice)
3 Organic Eggs
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
1/2 c. Melted Grass Fed Butter or Coconut Oil
Water as much as needed
Mix buckwheat,coconut flour, and salt together. Stir in Cultured Coconut Milk or Almond Milk. Stir in eggs and then melted butter. Stir until smooth....add water until you get a cream like texture (will be quite thin). Heat a griddle to 350 degrees, when hot and oiled (coconut), put about 1/4 c. of batter on griddle. Let cook until bubbly and looks dry, flip and brown (make sure they are cooked through before you try to flip them or they will fall apart. Remove from griddle, top, roll (they are kind of crumbly we tend to eat them open faced with a fork vs. rolling them, it can be done just messy!), and enjoy.
Maple Cinnamon Apple Filling
4-5 Organic Apples, peeled, cored, and diced fine
Cinnamon (about 2 tsp or more)
In a sauce pan put a bit of water (about 1/4c.), pour in apple bites, sprinkle with cinnamon (to taste). Allow to cook until tender, if you need it quicker cover the pot. Once apples begin to soften remove cover and boil off excess water, drizzle with maple syrup to taste.
We also have filled them with honey, maple syrup, blue berries, strawberries and bananas, strawberries and kiwi, juice sweetened jam.
*Note: I do not like the store boughten buckwheat that is already ground, I find it very gritty. My dear friend Cathy shared with me that if you buy buckwheat groats and throw them into a blender it makes a wonderful flour. And it works beautifully! I find buckwheat groats in the bulk section of our food co-op store.
Posted by Kingdom Kids Nutrition at 5:34 PM