Easy Vegan Crepes
Easy Vegan Crepes
Vegan Crepes are a lighter version of a pancake. However, they make breakfast more of a family affair because each crepe can be individually stuffed with a variety of delicious ingredients. Roughly five years ago, I grew dissatisfied with my family’s lack of breakfast creativity on the weekends. I was like a broken record, pancakes or eggs? Unfortunately, we have some egg sensitivities in our family. I wanted a batter that everyone in my family could eat while still striving to be more adventurous. Vegan Crepes were and still are the perfect solution to all breakfast quandaries. These vegan crepes are great for your entire breakfast crowd. One recipe of Vegan Crepe batter is enough to create customized crepes according to each of my five family member’s tastes and dietary needs. And best of all, they are fun to make!
A Father’s Day Breakfast in Bed
This year I plan on making them for Father’s Day and serving them as breakfast in bed. The kids really love helping out with this breakfast and coming up with ideas on how to fill them. Honestly, I am not a morning person so I usually make the batter the night before and refrigerate.
My Mr. HSF can eat 2-3 crepes at a meal and because he loves to put peanut butter and syrup on his pancakes, I combined both for the topping on this banana crepe. Just combine 1 tbsp peanut butter and 1 tbsp maple syrup and microwave for 15 seconds, then pour over your crepe. YUM!
There’s a Crepe for Everyone
When I make this breakfast for my entire family, I usually decide on 3 different varieties, pile each kind on a plate and then serve buffet style. The strawberry crepes with powdered sugar are my daughter’s favorite and the scrambled egg crepes are my sons’ most requested. My favorite crepe is banana with hazelnut spread. I feel like I’m eating dessert for breakfast and who doesn’t like that?
I rarely have leftovers, but these crepes would make for a wonderful for lunch. Just keep in an air tight container in the refrigerator and reheat for 10-15 seconds in the microwave. My kids like them with ham and cheese or peanut butter and jelly. You might even try a savory edition with Vegan Almond Ricotta cheese, some tomatoes and herbs. Let us know what fillings you come up with. Enjoy!
|Cook Time:||60 min|
|Prep Time:||75 min|
|Total Time:||135 min|
* 3/4 tsp salt
* 3 tbsp sugar
* 1 1/2 cup water
* 1 1/2 cup almond milk or another vegan milk of your choice
* 3 tbsp canola oil
* 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
* vegan butter softened or cooking spray
* Filling Ideas: any diced fruit such as bananas or strawberries, blueberries, vegan yogurt, nut butters, vegan hazelnut spread, etc
* Sprinkle powdered sugar or nuts on top such as slivered almonds
2. Mix until the batter is smooth. You can also use a blender to combine.
3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight. I usually put batter into a pitcher for easy pouring in the skillet.
4. Using a 10 in. frying pan, heat to Medium-Low heat.
5. Add a small amount of vegan butter or cooking spray to the pan to coat the bottom.
6. Pour 1/3 cup batter in the pan and rotate pan around in a circle to spread the batter across the entire bottom.
7. When the edges of the crepe are fully cooked, flip over using a spatula and heat the other side of the crepes.
8. Total cooking time for each crepe is about 4 minutes.
9. Fill each crepe with fruit, yogurt, eggs, etc while it is still warm. Use a toothpick to secure crepe once filled until it is cooled. Then remove before eating.