We all know that food is a universal language; whatever country you’re in, making breakfast for someone says a lot.
It’s also just in my nature to feed people, especially when they’re hungover and they’ve stayed at my house. I don’t know what it is; I just need them to eat well and feel better…and, of course, I love cooking!
To that end, I ended up making a batch of these delicious crepes for our Sunday morning breakfast with new friends after our first real night out in Panama City.
These are incredibly simple to make, and are naturally sweetened by the coconut milk so don’t need sugar in them. The peanut butter and walnuts in the filling even out the sweetness a little, but this still tastes like a treat!
1/2 cup gluten-free flour mix; I use a Bob’s Red Mill version
1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut milk
1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted + 1 tablespoon reserve
2 bananas, chopped
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 tablespoons 100% peanut butter
1/2 cup of walnuts
Whisk together the gluten-free flour mix, almond milk, coconut milk and 1 1/2 tablespoons of the coconut oil until the batter is smooth and there are no lumps of flour left
In a separate bowl, stir together the chopped banana, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, cinnamon, peanut butter and walnuts then set aside
In a non-stick frying pan, heat a tiny amount of coconut oil and allow it to coat the pan
Remove the pan from the heat and add 1 ladel full of batter into the centre, then tilt the pan to coat it
Set it over a medium heat
When the edges of the crepe start to come away from the pan, shake the pan back and forth so the crepe frees itself. Sometimes you might need to use a spatula to gently release it
Flip the crepe and repeat until it’s cooked evenly on both sides
Set onto a plate and spread the peanut-banana mixture into the centre, in a line
Repeat for the rest of the batter. You should make 4 or more crepes
Roll the crepes completely, then drizzle with agave nectar in an attractive design
Serve and enjoy!
Crepes are definitely an acquired skill, but after a few times you’ll have this completely down pat. Just remember that it takes a little time!