Back in March of last year my hubby and I decided that we would do a strict 30 day Paleo cleanse. It was a great experience and I learned a lot about my eating habits, but let me tell you; it was so very tough to go from eating whatever I pleased to eating mainly meat and veggies. Really tough. The kind of tough that made me feel as though I was losing my mind at times. The hardest things for me to give up were dairy and bread. Breakfast became the most challenging meal of the day for me because there are only so many ways that you can prepare bacon and eggs. All of the ususal breakfast foods are a big Paleo no no, so cereal, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, waffles and all of my other favorite standbys were a no go. It was heartbreaking for me. That is, until I tinkered with the idea of a Paleo crepe. Of course I wasn’t able to use a cream cheese filling, but I found that adding some almond butter and fruit made for an absolutely delicious meal. And really, if it looks this pretty how can it be anything other than scrumptious?!
I had never really made crepes before, always thinking that they were too complicated or that I would need fancy equipment that I didn’t own. Totally not true! I make my crepes in a non-stick frying pan, using only a rubber spatula to turn it with. And you only need three ingredients! Could not be easier!
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp Arrowroot powder (can substitute with corn starch - will not be Paleo)
- 1 Tbsp water
- Whisk together egg, arrowroot powder and water; set aside. In a non-stick frying pan heat a small amount of coconut oil over medium high heat (could also use butter or non-stick spray, but it will not be Paleo). Slowly pour the egg mixture into the pan, swirling to ensure that the mixture covers the entire bottom of pan. Cook until edges come up easily from side of pan; about two minutes. Flip over and cook for an additional two minutes.
The filling choices are pretty endless and you can be daring and drizzle it with some warm chocolate almond butter to take it to the next level.
And even though I am no longer on a strict Paleo diet, you’d better believe that these crepes still make an appearance in my home all too often!
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