Turn it on.
Your printer, I mean.
Cos I’m pretty sure you’ll want to keep this paleo crepe recipe handy.
Why you ask?
That’s ‘cos these Paleo Crepes:
- Are gluten-free
- Are AIP-friendly
- Call for only 5 ingredients! And that’s if you count water and salt
- Can be prepped in 1 minute by combining arrowroot flour, coconut flour, and coconut oil
Wait, there’s a bonus point.
You can transform these Paleo Crepes into pizzas!
Yep, you heard that right. All you’ve gotta do is add homemade pizza or nomato sauce, cooked chicken, and dried oregano on top of them. Et Voilà ! You can devour a mini pizza within minutes.
Heads up: Some coconut flours call for extra water compared to others. So, if your batter looks like a lump, mix in ½ tablespoon of water at a time until you get it right.
Handy tip: Slash your cooking time in half. Use 2 pans to cook 2 pancakes simultaneously.
A bit hesitant to make your own homemade crepes?
Are you always telling yourself, “Healthy crepes are way too complicated to make + I don’t have any fancy equipment.”
Well, I don’t possess any fancy kitchen tools either.
For this recipe, you only need a:
- Spatula to flip your crepe
Yep, can’t get any easier.
Crepe pan or frying pan – which one’s better?
Having a crepe pan is the ideal choice as the:
- Short sides make it easier to flip your crepes
- Heavy bottom ensures that your crepes are evenly cooked
Don’t have a crepe pan? No worries. You can still use a well-seasoned, cast iron frying pan.
Great to know: Seven to eight inches is the standard size of crepes/frying pan. The size of the pan you opt for depends on how big or small you want your crepes to be.
Paleo Crepes: that’s how you devour them!
Fill them with:
- Some of your favorite sauce for a delicious breakfast.
- Fresh fruits like blueberries and strawberries.
- Coconut cream – Either purchase coconut cream in BPA-free cans and tetra packs or refrigerate a BPA-free can of emulsifier-free full-fat coconut milk overnight. The next day, open your can while making sure not to tip it over. And simply scoop out the fatty layer of coconut cream at the top.
And if you’ve got a savory tooth:
- Load your paleo crepes with some chicken and Russian salad.
- Eat them with this pretty crispy salad.
- Spread some curry, like this paleo creamy chicken (with AIP variations), all over them.
The possibilities are truly endless. Don’t be afraid to get creative in the kitchen 😉.
A word of caution
When buying canned or carton coconut milk, make sure to check its ingredients.
The following two harmful ingredients are often present in store-bought canned coconut milk and can mess with your immune system and period health.
1. Bisphenol-A (BPA)
This chemical is often found in the lining of canned products. And it tends to leach into canned foods that are acidic, fatty, and salty. And coconut milk is rich in fats.
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), “BPA is a synthetic estrogen that can disrupt the endocrine system (your hormones), even in small amounts. It has been linked to a wide variety of ills, including infertility, breast and reproductive system cancer, obesity, diabetes, early puberty, behavioral changes in children and resistance to chemotherapy treatments.”
2. Guar Gum
Derived from guar beans – yup, a legume (and, therefore, not AIP-compliant) – guar gum is rich in cyanogenic glycosides. The highly toxic hydrogen cyanide is released from these cyanogenic glycosides when you chew and digest guar gum.
Another issue with guar gum is that it is an anti-nutrient: it decreases the absorption of dietary minerals such as calcium.
Moreover, guar gum can worsen intestinal permeability (leaky gut), a factor that is considered a ‘danger signal for autoimmune diseases’. The issue with a leaky gut is that it stimulates the immune system and can cause flares. And a leaky gut can also contribute to PMS, uterine fibroid and breast fibroid.
That’s not all, guar gum may promote the growth of a toxic strain of E.coli in the small intestines. Yes, it can cause small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. And you cannot have healthy periods or a healthy immune system until you have a healthy digestive system. It’s that simple 😉.
A few harmful ingredients often present in store-bought carton coconut milk are:
- (Organic) cane sugar
- Vitamin and mineral blend (Calcium carbonate, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin B12, vitamin D2) or (Calcium phosphate, magnesium phosphate, L-selenomethionine, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D2, zinc oxide, vitamin B12)
- (Organic) sunflower lecithin
- (Organic) locust bean gum
- Gellan gum
- Natural flavors
Some good news ..
Option 1: Wondering what brand carry toxic-free coconut milk? Try to see if your local store carries the ‘Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk’ or order it from Amazon.
Option 2: If you want to make your own coconut milk at home, you can either:
- Buy some coconut cream such as Let’s Do Organic and Artisana, and then blend it with some water, or
- Buy some unsweetened coconut flakes such as Let’s Do Organic, and then check how to proceed here.
Paleo Crepes (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Grain Free, AIP)
- 1½ tablespoon arrowroot flour
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- ¼ cup water
- ½ tablespoon coconut oil, ¼ + ¼, melted
- 1 pinch unrefined sea salt
- In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients until they’re well combined.
- Pour ¼ tablespoon of coconut oil in a 20 cm pan over medium heat.
- Once the coconut oil is hot, pour all your batter into the pan.
- With the back of a spoon, quickly spread the batter evenly around the pan.
- Let cook for 8 minutes.
- Pour the remaining ¼ tablespoon of coconut oil all over the top your crepe.
- Carefully flip over your crepe and turn the heat down.
- Cook for another 3 minutes.
- If you don’t spread the batter quickly enough, it will start to cook, and you’ll end up with a small, thick crepe.
- To make sure that your crepe stays thin, turn the heat down, spread your batter, and then turn the heat up again.
- If you tolerate butter, sub the coconut oil for some grass-fed butter.
- Want a super crispy crepe? Cook it an extra minute over high heat.
- Fancy an ‘eat in the pan’ pizza? Once you’ve flipped over your crepe, spread some homemade pizza sauce or nomato sauce over it, add some cooked chicken, and sprinkle dried oregano on top.