Did somebody say Crepes?
Crepes are an easy and economical way to change up a meal or impress your family or while entertaining guests. There are many types of crepes, ranging from appetizers to main courses to desserts. I have included a great basic whole wheat batter, to include a wonderful strawberry and vanilla yogurt sauce filling. But don’t stop here – get experimental! Try different flours or liquids in your crepes (even things like juices or lemon-soda) and the types of fillings are endless! Basically, if something is good on its own, its probably good in a crepe! This is a very elegant way to serve casseroles, too.
Whole Wheat Strawberry Crepes With Vanilla Yogurt Sauce
2 cups skim milk
1 ¾ cups whole wheat flour
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons confectioners sugar
3 Tablespoons melted butter
½ teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
1/2 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 cup plain nonfat vanilla yogurt
1 Tablespoon maple syrup
In a mixing bowl combine, combine eggs, vanilla, sugar and butter. Slowly whisk in flour and whisk until all ingredients are combined.
In another mixing bowl, add strawberries and lemon juice. Lightly stir. Add Tablespoon of maple syrup to yougurt and stir until combined. Set aside.
Preheat your skillet or frying pan to medium heat. Rub with oil or a non-sticking spray can be used. Pour 1/4 cup batter into skillet, immediately tilt and tip skillet so that the bottom is completely covered and even. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned.
Flip crepe and cook for another minute. Slide crepe onto plate. Pile crepes on top of each other and keep warm in the oven until ready to serve.
Spoon strawberries onto each crepe and add the vanilla yogurt sauce. Serve.
What are some of your favorite crepe fillings?
Recipe Note: Crepes can be made ahead of time on your meal planning day and frozen. To Freeze Crepes: Pile crepes one on top of the other with a sheet of waxed paper in between. Thaw for 15 minutes before filling.
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