A Healthy, Easy Crepe Recipe (52 New Foods, Around the World Week 5) February 06 2013, 1 Comment
A little taste of Paris, this easy crepe recipe is a
warm and wholesome treat. Healthy and delicious!
Hand in hand we’ll saunter past the Eiffel Tower, savor a leisurely lunch at a bustling bistro, then head to the market to uncover what’s fresh and get inspired to enjoy cooking together. I’ve got two tickets to Paris. Will you come with me? 52 New Foods is heading to France!
One of my fondest memories of living in Paris is of strolling the beautiful promenades. On those wonderful walks, I remember feeling transported like I was in a dream – surrounded by portrait-worthy gardens, inspiring architecture, and filled with the sights and sounds of a foreign but somehow familiar place.
No walk was complete without a stop at one of the many fresh crepe stands. By a long stretch, the food in France left the greatest impression on my memory. Longing for a taste of Paris, I decided to remake one of my favorite French treats for my kids to enjoy.
Come on! Let’s run away to Paris…
A Healthy, Easy Crepe Recipe
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: Makes 4 servings, about 16 crepes
Crunch a Color points: 10 healthy grains, 5 red
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 ¾ cup milk
3 Tbsp butter, melted plus 1 Tbsp extra for the pan
¼ tsp coarse salt
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and melted butter.
2. Add the flour and salt to the egg mixture, stirring gently.
3. Warm an 8-inch pan over medium heat. Lightly coat with butter, or spray with oil. Add ¼ cup of batter to the pan, swirling quickly to evenly coat the pan with a thin layer of batter.
Quick Tip: This is the trickiest and most important part of the recipe. If you let the batter set before spreading, the crepes will be thick.
4. Cook until the underside of the crepe is golden brown. About 2 to 3 minutes. Then flip with a spatula and cook the remaining side 2 minutes more.
5. Serve warm with fresh fruit and a dollop of Greek yogurt.
We found a delicious basket of fresh, local strawberries at the market to enjoy with our crepes. We blended ½ a pint of the strawberries with a little bit of water to create a simple strawberry sauce. We dressed our crepes with the sauce, fresh strawberries and a spoonful of non-fat Greek yogurt.
This recipe would be equally delicious with cinnamon apples. Experiment with what’s in season and let us know what works for you!
you love crepes too? What is your favorite easy crepe recipe?
Craving more easy recipes to try? Catch up on last week’s recipe: A Simple Bok Choy Recipe
About the author: Jennifer Tyler Lee is a mom of two children and the creator of Crunch a Color® -- award-winning nutrition games that make healthy eating fun. Like most parents, she struggled to get her kids to eat healthy, balanced meals, so she decided to make it into a healthy eating game and she’s giving back to support non-profit kids’ nutrition programs. Winner of the Dr. Toy and Parent Tested, Parent Approved awards, Crunch a Color® has been featured by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, Rachael Ray's Yum-O!, Laurie David’s Family Dinner, Kiwi Magazine, Dr. Greene, and Yum Food & Fun For Kids, among many others, as a simple, fun and playful way to get kids to eat healthy and try new foods. Jennifer’s passion is making mealtime fun and healthy for busy families. Her easy recipes, quick tips, and new food adventures are regularly featured at Pottery Barn Kids, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, The Huffington Post, and on her weekly recipe blog at crunchacolor.com.