I love crêpes. They are super versatile, kid-friendly, and easy to make. We were introduced to crêpes by a lovely French exchange student named Hélène who stayed with my family for a summer when I was a child. Hélène and I recently reconnected after MANY years, and as it turns out she is a nutritionist! For years my family would make these on the weekends and fill them with different fruits. These can also be made with savory fillings like ham, cheese and vegetables. Spinach and cheese would also be “délicieux”! The major substitution in this recipe involves the flour. Instead of using all -purpose flour, I use a half and half mixture of all purpose flour and white whole wheat flour. The white whole wheat flour is very light in texture, flavor and looks very pale, making it very easy to add into crêpe batter. Once your family is used to this substitution you could use 1 cup of white whole wheat flour only.
One of the ways that we get some veggies into our breakfast is to make savory crêpes with tons of greens, mushrooms and some cream cheese sautéed until wilted and delicious. We roll this mixture into our crêpes for a nutrition packed breakfast that gets a serving or more of veggies into our day! Make two batches on the weekend to make weekday breakfasts a snap! This can even be a super quick dinner with your favorite savory fillings.
Suggested fillings: * fresh or frozen berries * fresh thinly sliced apple with cinnamon * jam * cream cheese * ricotta Cheese * hazelnut spread * peanut butter * chopped greens sautéed with favorite veggies and a few tablespoons of cream cheese