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Wholemeal crepes

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Crepes (or crêpes) are very thin pancakes. They originated from Brittany, a region in the north-west of France. Unlike pancakes, crepes don’t require leavening agent and have a higher content of milk.

 

Crepes come in two varieties: sweet (made with white or wheat flour and lightly sweetened) and savoury (made with buckwheat flour and unsweetened). While sweet crepes are often eaten as part of breakfast or as a dessert, savoury crepes are commonly served for lunch and dinner. My wholemeal crepe reicpe is closer to the sweet version. Nevertheless, it can be savoury too by switching to buckwheat flour and omitting the sugar.

 

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Crepe is real simple and effortless to whip up even kids can do it. You can use a hand whisk and spatula to make the batter, or for a shortcut, whiz everything in a blender. You can make the batter a few hours or even a day in advance. However, it’s important to sieve your batter so as to be lump-free. Resting the batter before cooking also helps to produce more tender and soft crepes.

 

As I don’t have a special crepe pan, I cook my crepe with non-stick skillet which works just perfectly. I find 20cm (8 inches) to be the ideal pan size for making crepes. It’s easy to handle especially during flipping or tossing. Of course, you can use any pan size as you like. Well, to be honest, I still don’t dare to toss my crepes yet. Do give it a go if you dare!

 

These crepes can be served cold or warm, and topped with sweet or savoury fillings.  The ideas on how to eat them are endless. Using fresh fruits to make fun faces is what my son and I love most.  It’s a fun yet healthy way to encourage your little ones to eat more fruits. Sometimes, if I want to pamper my taste bud, I will apply a layer of Nutella jam on my crepe, and top with sliced strawberries and a sprinkle of ground toasted peanuts (the more the better!). Wow! It tastes heavenly!! What’s your favourite way of eating crepe? I love to hear from you.

 

>>>> Get the recipe and step by step tutorial for Wholemeal Crepe at PAGE 2 BELOW

 

wholemeal crepes, basic crepes, wholemeal pancakes, toddlers, food for tots, food-4tots, recipe for toddlersCan you guess which one is my son’s creation?

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39 Comments

  1. Alice says:

    wow! so yummilicious! The colour is brilliant!

  2. Janine says:

    those crepes are out of this world! love how there is a boy and man and an angry bird(?) where are you? ;p

  3. Priya says:

    So cute presentation,even grown up kids like wont say no to this healthy crepes.

  4. Joanne says:

    I love crepes but can never get them out of the pan in one piece! I’ll have to try your technique.

  5. I love that it’s wholemeal and how cute you decorated it.

  6. noobcook says:

    love all your crepe decorations, very cute. Crepes are such a great treat anytime.

  7. mycookinghut says:

    I absolutely love crepes! I have been wanting to make some to enjoy! Love all the cute-looking crepes!!

  8. celine says:

    Brilliant presentation. Love it! :)

  9. I believe it is both healthy + happy to make and to eat all these crepes. With nutella would be one of my choices too.

  10. I love all the faces! It’s important to use good healthy ingredients but not to forget to enjoy it. :-) Your dish make everyone a happy eater!

  11. tigerfish says:

    I saw 5 guys and a bird! Who made the Angry Bird? :p When the crepes are made wholemeal, they just sound one level up healthy!

  12. Seriously over the top cute. My teens were looking at them. I can’t imagine if I served them such cuteness. They would laugh indeed. I love the swipe of Nutella inside. I just recently featured crepes but ooooh with the Nutella would have been a good addition.

  13. Rack of Lam says:

    I love how you make your meals so fun and kid-friendly! Definitely going to steal your ideas when I have children!

  14. Srimathi says:

    I make crepes or pancakes with my daughter on weekends. Since I am not a big fan of non stick pans and own none in my kitchen, I have a tough time making them as most chefs and recipes call for. I got myself the crepe stick that pros use, still it does not come out as thin. Is there any other way to came perfect crepes with cast iron pans.

    • food-4tots says:

      Srimathi: It’s difficult for me to comment on your situation as I don’t know (and see) how and what you had done. Maybe you could give my recipe a try and see how it goes. ;)

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  16. Lynn says:

    Nice presentation indeed. I looked up the web trying to find some filling recipes that can fit a 2.5 year old toddler in terms of more nutrition balance and also to please their taste buds but in vain. Do you have any recommendation other than the regular toast spread and the fruit (no protein)?

    • food-4tots says:

      Lynn: Thanks!! Maybe you can try adding cheese, cooked chicken, cooked fish (salmon), baked beans or veggie (spinach). Make some mushroom soup or pumpkin soup (please refer to the recipes in my blog), and use this crepe as dip. Hope it helps!

  17. Lilium says:

    Hey, I just realised the British pancake is quite similar to this! I did a post on it. It is quite a watery batter. =)

  18. Lovely! says:

    What kind of milk should I use? Love yr receipes!

  19. Mei says:

    Thanks for sharing your recipes. May I know if the batter is runny or watery? I find mine watery and the whole meal flour doesn’t mix well with the batter. It is like ‘sand’ with water kind of effect. Am I doing it right? Is whole meal flour the same as whole wheat flour?
    Thanks!!

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