Before you start to wonder, I haven’t gone wheat free and yes I still love hearty whole grain breads just like I did yesterday. But this, this here is something new. With an increasing awareness in restaurants, and a rise of people who are starting to, or have always encountered a struggle with gluten, it was really only a matter of time before I took a crack at gluten-free. And with Miz J coming by for breakfast, I figured it was a great time to take the plunge. It’s not that she doesn’t already come over for breakfast, but this would be the first time I focused it around her specific gluten tolerances.
These crepes were quite possibly some of the easiest breakfast items I’ve ever whipped up. But….and it’s a big one, this would not have been anywhere close to as easy if I did not have a bag of gluten-free flour mix from Cochrane’s very own, GF Patisserie. Sarah and I have visited the location, which is now for sale, and can’t tell you enough about the quality and deliciousness they provide for the gluten-free community. They are easily worth the drive if you are in neighbouring Calgary. So with a magical bag of flours, all I had to do was add eggs and milk.
A few spins in my blender and I whipped the ingredients into a light, thin batter. Adding butter (each time) to the hot pan, I swirled it around before scooping in just over 1/3 cup of batter. That might sound like a lot, but it was a large pan. A few minutes on each side was all it took for these crepes to look just about right. Onto the cutting board, I keep things light and fun. Option 1 included vanilla yogurt and mixed berries (cooked down), with option 2 including a full banana for each crepe and generous internal coating of Nutella. There was also a 3rd option, which was more to use up the batter, and it included mozzarella. I’d like to think the results speak for themselves, but I might just quote Miz J, “These ARE gluten-free!!!!!”
Gluten Free Crepes
2 Cups GF Patisserie Flour mix
1 1/2 Cups Milk (adjust to make thin batter)
1. Blend, or whisk the ingredients.
2. Pour 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter into hot, greased pan.
3. Cook 1-2 minutes a side.
4. Remove to cutting board and fill with anything your heart desires. Ham. Cheese. Fruit. Ice Cream. Steak. Spinach…