I created this simple plantain crepe recipe one morning on a whim, out of a need to feed my family. The kids were starving, begging for something quick. I had a bunch of plantains on my counter and plenty of pastured eggs in my fridge so I just tossed ingredients into the Vitamix and came up with a very easy gluten-free and grain-free crepe recipe. Everyone loved them, and a few minutes later all of the crepes had disappeared! The kids were hungry for more, so I made another batch, measured everything carefully, and jotted the recipe down so we could make them again. These simple whole food crepes have now become a breakfast staple!
There are so many ways you can serve them. Here are our favorite sweet and savory ideas. Just add the fillings to one side of the crepe, then roll it up and enjoy! Please share in the comments your favorite fillings!
long strips of bananas and dollops of raw almond butter
a sprinkling of cinnamon and coconut sugar
homemade berry jam and a dollop of coconut sour cream
mashed fresh strawberries and a dollop of organic Greek yogurt
smoked wild salmon, baby arugula, chives, and organic cream cheese
cashew cream cheese, organic turkey slices, fresh dill, butter lettuce
hummus, avocado, red onion slices, and broccoli leaves
cabbage sautéed with cumin seeds, leftover cooked chicken, and sliced avocado or guacamole
Green plantains are a low-glycemic source of easily digestible starches. In fact, traditional cultures all over the globe rely on plantains as a source of carbohydrates. I have found that it is best to use green plantains that are starting to just barely ripen up; they should have a very small amount of yellow on their skins. Unripe plantains can be peeled using a paring knife. Simply slice the two ends off, then run the knife down one of the ridges of the peel (slicing it until you hit the plantain), then along another. Use a butter knife or spoon to lift the peel up off of the plantain. You can then use the knife to scrape off any excess peel. I like to chop the plantains into chunks before adding them to the blender. Omit the maple syrup if you plan on using these crepes with savory fillings. Crepes can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
2 large greenish-yellow plantains, peeled
3 large pastured eggs
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (optional)
coconut oil or butter, for cooking
Place all ingredients, except for oil or butter, into a blender and blend until smooth. Heat a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium-low heat (do NOT use a non-stick skillet because of toxicity). I like to heat two pans at a time so I can get the crepes done faster. Add about a teaspoon of butter or oil, then pour in the batter. Gently move the pan to spread the batter out. Cook for about 60 seconds on each side. Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining batter, adding about a 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon oil or butter in between each crepe. Source: www.NourishingMeals.com
Yield: 10 crepes
More Nourishing Breakfast Recipes:
Buckwheat Hazelnut Pancakes
Peach Ginger Mint Green Smoothie
Banana Almond Butter Muffins
book signings and short cooking demos this week! If you live in the Pacific Northwest come by and see us, get your book signed, and enjoy some nourishing food! On Monday, July 7th we will be at the Bellingham, WA Cordata Co-op at 6:30pm. You can pre-register here. Then again on Thursday, July 10th at 6:30pm we will be at the Bellingham, WA Downtown co-op. You can pre-register here.
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