I love crepes

I honestly adore crepes. I love how light they are, as well as being the perfect vehicle for a myriad of flavors. I’m happy eating sweet or savory versions, but don’t go for anything overstuffed. I finally had the opportunity to try the crepe recipe from Veganomicon after oogling over it since I got the cookbook. Chickpea flour is something that I don’t usually have on hand, and it is the key ingredient that makes these crepes work. The crepes I’ve made before were definitely on the sweet side as well as being fairly oily and difficult to work with. This recipe was great as the flavor wasn’t too strong so you could easily pair it with different toppings.

I whipped up the batter last night and refrigerated it so we could have the crepes for breakfast. I tested out a few different fillings, blueberries, strawberry jam, powdered sugar and soy cheese. They were all super tasty but the jam was without a doubt the best. The crepes cooked very easily and as long as the pan was oiled, they were easy to work with. I didn’t use the crepe spreader that I have and instead just opted to swirl the pan around, using gravity to flatten them, and they still turned out fairly thin. I’m so glad to have an easy crepe recipe to turn to. I can’t wait to make a sweet version with lemon.

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12 responses to “I love crepes

  1. The only vegan crepes I’ve had since becoming vegan are Madeleine’s. Someday I’ll give the Veganomicon version a try since yours turned out so beautifully!

    • miss alix

      i didn’t even know they had crepes at madeline’s. i’m sure they’re exquisite. it’s nice to be able to make them at home though.

  2. My dad just got back from a visit to the USA and he brought me back a copy of Veganomicon. Wow, I had heard it was an amazing cookbook but SERIOUSLY, it has everything! And yes, I’ve been drooling over the crepes too! Must make those asap.

  3. Yum. Yum. Yum. Those look so good!

  4. jennifer

    yum! i have missed crepes SO much!! these are beautiful! 🙂

  5. these look amazing. i have never even had a crepe….can you believe it?! 😦

  6. Good to know that the crepe recipe in V’con works out! I have thought about trying to make crepes, but I haven’t done it since 8th grade French class – you know, when the teach brings in that special perfect crepe-making plug-in apparatus that even 14-year-olds can’t eff up! I’ll have to be brave and give it a shot. 🙂

    • miss alix

      yeah these were easy enough that i could make them before i had my morning coffee so that’s saying something. i say go for it!

  7. Who doesn’t like such beautiful crêpes?

  8. oh.My.Goodness. Those crepes look sooooooooo good. Not that I’m picky about crepes; I generally like ALL crepes…but these ones look especially divine. Must try for myself.

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