Sweet crepe filling ideas

Crepe Fillings

Whether savoury or sweet the choice is limited only to your imagination.  Here are a few ideas to get your taste buds tingling.

Orange scented chocolate banana Crepes

Raw cacao is rich in antioxidants and tastes delicious teamed with potassium rick bananas.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons of raw dark cacao

1 ½  tablespoons of honey

2 tablespoons of coconut oil

2 teaspoons of orange juice

1 teaspoon of orange zest

2 bananas

Method

Add cacao, honey, coconut oil & orange juice to a blender

Blend together until smooth

Pour into a small bowl and stir through orange zest

Slice up bananas

Drizzle the chocolate sauce onto the crepe

Lay banana slices over ¼ of the crepe

Fold crepe in half and then in half again.

 

Variations

Try with other types of fruit, e.g. berries, poached apple or pear, or stone fruit.

Spice it up by adding some chilli powder to the chocolate sauce

Sprinkle on some crushed hazlenuts

 

TIP

If coconut oil is solid place glass bowl with coconut oil in a larger bowl filled with hot water to melt the oil prior to blending.

Mixed Berries with passion fruit mock mascarpone

Quark is a fermented German cheese that’s a healthier option than marcarpone cheese as it is a prebiotic that keeps your gut healthy.

Add some berries rich in fibre, vitamin C and phytonutrients and you have a delicious dessert or breakfast treat. 

Ingredients

2 tablespoons Quark

2 teaspoons organic maple syrup

1 passionfruit

Fresh or frozen mixed berres

 

Method

In a bowl blend quark & maple syrup together with a spoon until smooth.

Cut the passion fruit in half & add the pulp & seeds to the mix & stir well

Lightly rinse berries and remove leaves on strawberries.

Slice large berries

Spoon some quark onto a crepe and spread over half

Layer with berries on ½ of crepe

Fold over and serve

Lay banana slices over ¼ of the crepe

Fold crepe in half and then in half again.

Variations

Delicious with sliced peaches, mango or papaya

Omit the passionfruit and serve quark mixed with honey.

 


Savoury crepe fillings

Savoury crepes are called Galettes in France.

Try these fillings and have some fun with different combinations

 

Kale cheese & mushroom crepes (hot)

Ingredients

Shredded kale

Soy cheese or ricotta

Mushroom slices

 

Method

Add a small amount of coconut oil or butter initially to a non stick pan (should be sufficient for 3-4 crepes)

Pour batter into pan & cook one side

Flip over and layer ½ of crepe with cheese & mushrooms

Top with spinach or kale

Check underside of crepe by lifting side without filling slightly & when lightly brown fold over filling so that crepe is folded in half

Allow to cook a little longer

Then flip over and finish browning previous top side

Remove from pan and keep warm until serving

 

Savoury crepe ideas  (serve cold or hot)

Cook crepes first and then add fillings at table or just before serving.

Roasted pumpkin slices with fetta, pine nuts & rocket

Smoked salmon, Spanish onion, quark & spinach (serve hot or cold)

Avocado, tomato, cucumber & rocket (serve cold)

 

Roasted pumpkin slices

Slice kent pumpkin in 10mm thick slices including skin

Lightly spray non stick pan and add slices.

Spray top of pumpkin and squeeze a little lemon juice over slices

Season with oregano leaves, herbamare or a little Himalayan salt & ground pepper

Roast for 20mins in medium (180oC) oven or just cooked through

 

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