I’m sure you don’t need reminding but tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, or as we have always called it, Pancake Day. When I was little I used to get very excited about my Mam’s traditional thin crepe style pancakes, made with the Bero book recipe, served with golden syrup, lemon juice or a sprinkle of sugar. In more recent years instead of crepe style pancakes I’ve gone for the more puffy little American style ones, although last year I did experiment with a recipe similar to this that didn’t work out as well.
This year I really wanted to give grain free crepes another shot, and after a couple of attempts I got the measurements and cooking method right (I could have looked up a recipe online but I like to experiment for myself sometimes!) to create some lovely thin crepe style pancakes. I’m sure there are other versions of these crepes knocking around, but I like to keep it simple and with only 3 ingredients these are faff free!
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Oil for frying - I used coconut
- Whisk the eggs, coconut flour and almond milk together until smooth and free from lumps. Heat a frying pan until very hot. Add a tsp of oil to coat the pan. Pour in about 1/4 cup of the batter and rotate the pan so that the batter spreads out. Cook until the underside is firm and bubbles have started to appear on the surface, then flip and cook the other side.
- It's really important that you have a hot pan and use a decent amount of oil (or use non stick if you must) to get these to stay in one piece!
I served mine with sliced banana, almond butter sauce (made by blending almond butter with almond milk, a pinch of salt and some maple syrup) and flaked almonds. Of course, you could use nutella or go really old school with golden syrup!
You don’t have to have these with a sweet filling. I’m planning to make these for James tomorrow evening with cheese and ham in side.
For me, I think I might blend some avocado with raw cacao powder and maple syrup to create a chocolate cream filling!
If you fancy some different pancakes, here’s a few of my older recipes:
- Simple Protein Pancakes
- Sweet Potato Pancakes
- Coconut Milk Pancakes
- Chocolate Hemp Protein Pancakes (vegan)
Do you prefer crepe style pancakes or American style ones? Will you be making pancakes tomorrow, and will you be having them for breakfast, or how we did in our family, for dinner?