This is a recipe I am so excited to share! If you try it, it will change your life dramatically....by like ten pounds! Okay, maybe not that much, but once you take your first bite, it's pretty dangerous stuff! And all it takes is an hour.
Crêpes are actually one of my fondest childhood memories. I can remember coming down to breakfast with mom at the stove. She would have at least three pans going, two with crêpes and one with her favorite apple filling. I'd sit down and she would serve me a mango crepe, with stewed apples seeping out the sides and whipped cream melting off the top. Yes, I would polish off the whole thing.
Today I make my own recipe with more of a dessert-like touch (although it still passes for breakfast) and they are GLUTEN FREE Crêpes!! Filled with homemade whipped cream and doused in a maple pecan sauce (similar to the original caramel sauce), it is sure to bring a round of “oooh”s when brought to the table, and murmurs of pleasure when being consumed.
It's an easy, yet impressive recipe and quick to make. And while these crêpes are my personal favorite, mama's are close to my heart (and mouth, you'd better believe!).
Gluten Free French Crêpes
- ¾ cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour (if you're not GF feel free to use all purpose flour)
- 1 tablespoon Coconut Sugar
- ¼ teaspoon Baking Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1 cup Milk (plus more to thin as needed)
- 2 tablespoons Oil (plus more for frying)
Crêpes Directions: Prepare the crêpe batter by blending together all the ingredients in a blender. Cook the crêpes in a thick greased sauce pan set over medium–low heat using about ¼ - ½ cup of batter per crêpe. When pouring batter pick up the pan and use circular motions to spread the batter around.
Vanilla Whipped Cream
- 1 ¾ cup Whipped Cream
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Powder (or Vanilla Extract)
- 2 tablespoons Coconut Sugar
Recipe Directions: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Beat until soft peaks form. Give it a taste and make sure it is thick and smooth. If not, beat a little longer. Do not overbeat or it will taste and feel buttery.
Maple Pecan Caramel Sauce
- ¼ cup Butter
- ½ cup Coconut Sugar
- 2 tablespoon Maple Syrup
- 2 shakes of Sea Salt
- ½ cup Pecans pieces
- ¼ cup Heavy Cream
Recipe Directions: Combine first four ingredients in a medium pan, stirring constantly with heat turned on medium. Add pecans and keep stirring (it will bubble quite a bit) until the mixture thickens. Turn off heat. Stir in cream and mix well.
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