October 17, 2018
Delicious Buckwheat Crepes With Strawberries
Did you know that buckwheat is actually a seed, and not whole grain? It does not contain any wheat. It was a surprise to me. Buckwheat is gluten free, has many nutrients and antioxidants, as well as vitamins and minerals and contains highly digestible protein. The health benefits are impressive as well; such as better blood sugar control, helps with hearth health, improves digestion, to name a few. I use buckwheat flour in most of my baking and love it. This recipe is perfect for breakfast as it is very filling.
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 2 tbsp hemp hearts
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Dash nutmeg and cardamom
- Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
- 1 tbsp avocado oil (or coconut oil)
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 1 cup hemp milk (or almond)
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 eggs
- In a separate bowl (or measuring cup), mix all the wet ingredients together then slowly add to the dry ingredients
- Whisk by hand until all ingredients are well mixed
- The consistency should be slightly thinner than heavy cream
- Preferably, let the batter rest for about 5-10 minutes
- While the batter is resting, you can start cooking the fruit topping
If the consistency of the batter is a bit too thick, gently whisk water by adding one tablespoon of water at a time until you have the correct consistency. Get you pan ready and set heat to medium but don’t let your pan get too hot.If you want, you can add some butter to your pan. Personally, I prefer using avocado oil and lightly coat the pan. Pour or scoop some batter in the pan and swirl it around. Cook the crepe for 2-3 minutes (until slightly brown underneath) and flip the crepe and cook the other side. Serve hot. Add the fruit topping on top of your crepes. Enjoy your breakfast!
Fruit topping (optional)
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries (or any berries)
- 1tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
Add and mix all ingredients in a small pot. Cook until strawberries are warm. Serve on top on your crepes and enjoy!
References: https://draxe.com/buckwheat-nutrition/; http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=11