Oh yes. You read it. Easy Vegan Crepes. I remember my very first crepe. It was in Paris with the Eiffle Tower behind us. No joke, it really was the moment my life changed. I wasn’t even aware of being vegan then (at the baby age of 13) and just felt like this was one of those things I needed in my life.
Fast forward to coming home, there was nary a crepe to be found! Not in cattle country. People didn’t even know what it was. A few barely even believed I had one. Luckily I have pictures to prove such things truly exist (with my snazzy disposable camera, I feel like I really knew selfies before they knew me...).
When I made them the first time, they were okay. Nothing like the crepe I had that started it all. I played with recipes and created this one. Most recipes are so easy to convert to Vegan these days, this one is no exception! Please enjoy a recipe that began way in my ole days!
All you need is:
1 cup of whole wheat pastry flour (or white flour!)
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
pinch of sugar
1 1/2 c water
That's IT! Mix all the dry ingredients together, add water and mix like a crazy french chief OR just a really hungry vegan? Idk just stir it a lot. You want to activate the natural gluten so the crepe can crepe like it needs to!
*For a gluten Sub, try using rice flour and flax seed*
Get your pan nice and hot! DO NOT ADD OIL! No oil, none of ANY kind. This will ruin it! Crepes are magic, just let it do it's thing! GEEZ!
Crepes are like thin, dense cakes. Not as thin as tortillas and not as fluffy as pancakes. With pancakes you don't want the gluten to activate, it get's it's fluff from the chemical reactions and cause bubbles. This is not a pancake but you know how when you wait on the pancake to bubble to flip it? Same here! Once the upside of the crepe bubbles and the edges are solid, you can flip it! These are really forgiving. I can make a huge breakfast and run between crepes and everything else with no issues.
Fill with fun things! I was REALLY craving chocolate because every where I went, there was chocolate full of stuff I don't want to eat. BAH. Found me some good ole vegan chocolate and put some tofutti and BLAM! MAGIC!!!! I also made a Mounds inspired one with the chocolate in question and coconut :) Plus Strawberries and cream with the tofutti!
SO don't believe that you have to have bland food when you become vegan! Not only is this vegan but it is also only about 100calories Per crepe (prefilling). Team with with your favorite smoothie or tea and you are GOLDEN!
This recipe made 5 full sized crepes!
Love and Crepe-y things,
~The Smart Girl in Pants
The Smart Girl in Pants