Foodies On-the-Go: Making Healthy Crèpes

By Naomi Brady, 11th grade

Have you ever wanted to make crepes, the delectable french cuisine you’ve heard so much about, but avoided actually trying it because you thought it might be too difficult? Well, this simple recipe tutorial (which requires almost nothing more than basic pancake supplies) can help make your cooking dreams a reality, and better yet, avoid some of the unhealthy aspects of traditional crepes, without costing tastiness!

Ingredients:

  • 2 organic eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 1 cup organic whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp organic palm sugar (optional)
  • 1 tsp natural vanilla extract
  • organic coconut oil no-stick spray (or a spoonful of regular coconut oil)

What Makes It Healthier? 

Coconut oil is a healthy and easy alternative to butter and canola/vegetable/olive oil, containing valuable antioxidants and natural, good fats (medium-chain fatty acids, aka MCFAs). Palm sugar is also a great replacement for regular white sugar, made from the sap of Arenga Pinnata (sugar palm) and Nipa Palm, which aids in the digestive process (by breaking down quickly,  increasing energy levels) and helps to maintain our body’s electrolyte balance. It is also a naturally low glycemic index food, making it safer for diabetes patients, and contains high levels of the essential mineral potassium, which can help increase musculoskeletal health.

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