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Vegan Buckwheat Crepes With Maple Sautéed Strawberries
When it comes to making crepes, I think, many people are intimidated by its process. And I know why; the first time i made crepes i had my "first pancake" effect. It's a part of learning process, but once you made a batch, you'll get the hang of it real soon.
As you probably know, recently I had a second baby. After a couple months of adjusting to a new routine, I'm ready to get back into my pre-pregnancy shape and I'm slowly trying to shift into healthier eating habits.
Buckwheat is a commonly used grain in Ukraine where I am come from. It's very healthy. We usually consume it in a form of porridge. That's pretty much the only way I used to eat buckwheat.
Everything changed after my trip to France in the mid 2000s. We were exploring Normandy and one day we bumped into a cozy small cafe. I ordered buckwheat crepes with blue cheese for lunch. Crispy texture and slightly nutty taste made those crepes the best meal I've had in a very long time.
Inspired by my trip, I want to share with you an awesome vegan and gluten-free recipe of Buckwheat Crepes with Maple Sautéed Strawberries. Whether you make them for breakfast, brunch or dessert, I promise, these Crepes are a bomb-delicious.
To intensify the taste of my crepes, while shopping at Walmart, I picked up So Delicious Dairy Free®frozen dessert.
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Make sure to use non-stick skillet and if during cooking, crepes absorb all oil, add more oil and wiping away excess.
The combination of crispy crepe, lightly sweet, sour strawberries and a scoop of So Delicious Dairy Free® frozen dessert makes this easy vegan recipe a guilt free dessert or breakfast treat.
- 2 cups buckwheat flour
- 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
- 3 cups almond milk + 5 tablespoons
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons melted coconut oil + 1 tablespoon
- grape seed oil or other high heat oil for cooking
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 14 oz strawberries hulled and sliced
- 1 pint So Delicious Dairy Free® Coconut Milk Oh-So Strawberry Frozen Dessert
- In a small bowl, mix together flaxseed meal and 5 tablespoons of almond milk. Leave it for 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine buckwheat flour, flaxseed mixture, 3 cups almond milk, salt, vanilla and 4 tablespoons of coconut oil. Mix with a whisk until well combined with no lumps.
- Heat 1 tablespoons of grape seed or other high heat oil in a skillet. Swirl around to cover and wipe away excess oil if any.
- Pour ¾ ladle of crepe batter into a skillet, tilting to cover the bottom.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes until the crepe is golden on the bottom and edges become crisp. Using spatula, flip crepe to other side and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Transfer to a plate and continue with the remaining batter.
For Sautéed Strawberries
- In a medium sauté pan, heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, add strawberries and cook until softened, for 2-3 minutes. Add maple syrup and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove from the heat.
To assemble crepes:
- Fill the crepes with strawberries, fold into half moon shape, then fold again into the triangular shape.
- Serve with a scoop of So Delicious Dairy Free® Coconut Milk Oh-So Strawberry Frozen Dessert.