My boys love crepes. Truth be told, I love them as well. We had a lot of fresh fruit in the fridge and I was curious to see how crepes would taste when made with whole wheat flour. I was impressed with the flavor. The crepes were not at all dry and the whole wheat flavor was barely discernible. These were a hit with all three of my boys. I love that they enjoyed these as much as some of our sweeter breakfasts and it was still a big treat for them!
Whole Wheat Crepes with Strawberries, Blackberries and Powdered Sugar
Makes approximately 10 crepes
2 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cup of milk
1 cup, plus 1 heaping tbsp whole wheat flour (I used hard white wheat)
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Melt the butter in a large glass bowl. Add the vanilla, the milk and then the eggs, whisking it together. Add the dry ingredients and whisk thoroughly to ensure it is all combined.The batter should be very liquid.
Heat a medium sized non-stick skillet over medium heat. Melt a bit of butter in the pan and then pour a scant 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan. (Side note: I did not need to melt any additional butter while making the rest of the crepes) Tilt the pan around to cover the bottom with the batter. Let it cook for a minute or so and then flip to the other side. Let it cook another minute or so and then place it on a plate. If you are making crepes for the family, they will keep well, stacked with a sheet of waxed paper in between each crepe, while you are making the rest of the batch.
Serve folded in half or loosely rolled on a plate. Topped with fresh blackberries, strawberries and a sprinkling of powdered sugar, these are an excellent breakfast treat.