Gluten-Free Vegan Crepes
I am having some friends and family over; I really wanted to make something nice. It had to be something that felt decadent but yet healthy and light. I mulled over my options and decided to make gluten-free/dairy-free crepes. A few of them are vegans, so this means no egg can be used. The only crepes I ever had were made out of wheat, cream and butter. We happen to have some tapioca starch, sent over by Namaste Foods for some recipe testing as well. I do love a culinary challenge! Challenge accepted! Make vegan gluten free crepes and come up with a new recipe using tapioca starch. Let’s do this!
- 1/2 Cup of Namaste Organic Tapioca Starch
- 1/2 Cup of (full fat) Coconut Milk
- 3 TBS Bean Water (see note below)
- 1/4 Tsp. of Baking Powder
- 1/8 Tsp. of Pink Sea Salt
Bean water also known as “aquafaba” is the water that is with your beans when you get a can of beans. You can also make it by soaking your beans but this requires you to reduce the liquid to get it the right consistency. For our recipe, get a can of low sodium (unseasoned) red or white bean. Drain the precious liquid in to a cup and store the beans in the fridge for another recipe (like a bean dip).
I like using Namaste Organic Tapioca Starch compared to other because they have dedicated allergen free facilities. Plus it comes in a nice re-sealable bag for me to store away. To find their product, click this product locator: LOCATE
Serves 2 (makes four 5in crepes)
- Combine all the ingredients, until the batter is smooth and light.
- Heat up non-stick pan to medium heat.
- Pour out 2TBS. of batter into the pan.
- Spread out the batter into a circle with the back of your spoon. Do this step gently!(Please don’t worry if its not a perfect circle, I am sure it will still taste great!)
- Cooks each side till it is nice and crispy on the edges. This will take about 1.5min on each side. (Cooking may vary depending your heat and the type of cooktop you have.)
- Once the crepe is cooked on each side. Make sure you cool it on a rack before folding it.
- If you skip this step, the steam from the crepe will cause the crepe to slick together and become gooey.
- Once the crepe is cooled you can serve it with fresh fruit and maple syrup or roll it with your favorite filling.
Jenny’s Note: Namaste was kind enough to send us a sample product to test, we agreed since they have a good reputation of dedicated facilities. I did not get paid to review this product. This blog is a reflection of what we actually did with the product and our own personal opinions.
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21Day Fix Container: 1Y 1B per 2 crepes