There is literally nothing better than a crepe. Nothing. Whether you’re a stuffing them with vegan ricotta and cherries, loading them with banana and peanut butter with a drizzle of agave or going uber-traditional with lemon and sugar, they are light, perfect and just absolutely delicious. The perfect thing for a working Sunday.
People seem to think that veganising crepes is going to be some mad hassle, but actually, it’s the most simple thing in the world. This recipe has 3 ingredients and takes 10 minutes to make, including the crepe-ing time.
Crepes shouldn’t be like pancakes; they should be thin, crispy and not too sweet. This batter will be thin, but it’s meant to be! I find that just under 1/2 cup of batter per crepe is perfect, but it depends on the size of your pan.
(Makes 5-6 crepes)
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup + 1 tablespoon almond milk / soy milk
3 tablespoons coconut oil + more for frying
Stir together the flour and almond milk until smooth, with no lumps
Stir in the coconut oil and place the batter in the fridge for 5 minutes
Put your frying pan onto a medium heat for a few minutes
Pour a little oil in the pan, and With a piece of kitchen roll, make sure the whole pan is coated in the coconut oil
Take the pan off the heat and pour about 1/2 cup full of batter into it
Swirl it around the pan so the batter coats the bottom
Put the pan back onto the heat, slightly shaking it back and forth constantly, and flip when it moves around freely and bubbles are forming
Cook for about the same amount of time on this side
Slide the crepe onto a plate and start again with the next crepe
Top the crepes with sugar and lemon juice
Keep the crepes going in the hot pan til all the batter is gone / you are full
If your first crepe goes wrong, don’t worry–this is normal. If I’m serving up crepes to others I usually invoke the “chef eats first” crepe rule, because the first one is usually the worst one. When your pan is settled in a little though, it will be easy.
Play around with the fillings or toppings for this; the options are almost literally endless!