Dairy Free Crepe

The other night, after a couple hours of watching “Chopped” on Food TV we were a bit hungry.  Sam’s sister is visiting, so Tara and I decided to make something to eat.  We had bananas, oranges and….hmm..it’s eleven thirty at night, what do we have?

A quick scour through the cupboards gave me an idea.  Add some syrup, brown sugar and other ingredients and we had the makings of crepes.  I’ll just mix some butter, milk, egg and flour in a blender and….

Oh – Chris is allergic to dairy.  Hmm…that’s not going to work.  A quick google came to the rescue though, and I found this: http://gotnomilk.wordpress.com/2008/01/03/how-to-make-a-dairy-free-crepe/

Dairy Free Crepes.  Hmm..worth a try.  I substituted almond milk for soy cream, and so this is how my recipe went:

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 grapeseed oil (I didn’t have canola)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

Mix all in a bowl and stir vigorously.  Pour by 1/4 cup servings into a hot nonstick fry pan.  Fry one side for about 1 1/2 minutes, flip and fry second side for 45sec to 1 minute.  Awesome crepes, bit crispy at the edges (from the sugar) and taste like sweet heaven.

We added some filling too:

  • 2 bananas diced into hot pan
  • 4 small oranges (mandarin style) peeled and segmented into hot pan
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Heat through and you have an awesome filling!  They were great with icing sugar sprinkled on top.  They looked great, and tasted better.  Other fruits could have been added to give the filling a more rounded flavour, and dairy free whipped topping would have been the icing on the cake, as it were.

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