Saturday, July 28, 2012

gluten free chocolate crepes

probably one of my favorite things to do is cook. i've always loved it. i can remember experimenting with my own cookie recipes as young as 8 or 9. standing in the kitchen adding a dash of this and a sprinkle of that. it was just so relaxing, and exciting. the difference now is that back then my food never turned out very good and now i have kids that either want to help or just cry while wrapped to my ankle because they are "starving"... which, in turn, makes it very stressful. but then my husband comes home and saves me so i can claim that time to myself again. Saturday mornings are nice too because my husband is home and i can get up while everyone is still snuggling and cook in the quiet of the morning.

i recently came across the most beautiful picture of chocolate crepes on pinterest and had it set in my mind to make my own version. we eat a paleo "template"" diet, but almost every Saturday i like to have a cheat breakfast to make fun memories with the kids. this morning we had gluten free chocolate crepes. 


my "cheat" version is made from gluten free flour... which is made out of fava beans and potatoes or something. makes me feel like it's better than straight up wheat. some people would beg to differ, but whatevs. i also sprayed these suckers down with whipped cream... FROM THE CAN. then sprayed it straight into my mouth. oh yes. i'm a paleo rebel. (under regular paleo circumstances i usually whip my own whipped cream and sweeten with honey or stevia.)

really, no one cares. because it's my muffin top that really suffers. and the sugar coma i head into directly after consuming such ridiculous foods. (please catch onto the sarcastic tone, i don't need any haters!)

this was not my first time making crepes. i do it pretty often actually. Big A's favorite crepe is filled with Nutella and banana slices. little a's fav is lemon curd with blueberries. i prefer a blueberry and sour cream crepe myself while the hubby likes almond butter and banana in his. for this recipe i took my ushe and added cocoa powder... easy peasy.

now for the recipe.

1 cup bob's redmill gluten free all purpose flour 
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 egg
1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder 

whisk all ingredients til there are no lumps. spray your nonstick pan down with cooking spray (the healthy kind!) and add 1/4 cup batter, swirl around pan til thinly coated. wait a sec then flip it. donezo.

what did you have for breakfast?? do you have any special Saturday morning food traditions? i'd love to hear about them. 

if you hurry, you can still make this for tomorrow. go now and run to the store! 


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