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Hemp-Whole Grain Oat Flour Crepes with Fried Eggs for #MeatlessMonday

by Spicie Foodie on June 23, 2014

Hemp-Oat Flour Crepes with Fried Eggs for #MeatlessMonday by @SpicieFoodie | #hemp #oat #crepes #glutenfree #meatlessmonday

A little over one year ago I shared my recipe for making French crepes (I’m so happy that it has become one of the most popular recipes on my blog — it’s has over 18,000 Pins!!) and today I’d like to share with you another take on the traditional crepe. This new flat pancake recipe is made using a mix of whole grain oat flour and fine hemp flour. I’ve previously shared my love and recipes for both of these super healthy and nutritious flours. You can read all about hemp flour here and these are some recipes using oat flour.

Hemp-Oat Flour Crepes with Fried Eggs for #MeatlessMonday by @SpicieFoodie | #hemp #oat #crepes #glutenfree #meatlessmondayHemp-Oat Flour Crepes with Fried Eggs for #MeatlessMonday by @SpicieFoodie | #hemp #oat #crepes #glutenfree #meatlessmonday

I created this wheat free (gluten-free) crepe recipe because after having to basically omit wheat from my diet, I wasn’t happy about not being able to eat as many (wheat) crepes as I wanted. While I still occasionally make a batch of wheat crepes these hemp-oat ones have been satisfying me and leaving my belly quite content. They differ in taste and slightly in texture, but I never complain. The process for my hemp-oat crepes is similar to the wheat ones: the ingredients are measured, mixed well, allowed to sit and then the batter is swirled onto a hot crepe pan that has been coated with melted butter, and the crepes are cooked to perfection. Just like both of my wheat and buckwheat crepes, these too can be filled with any of your favourite sweet or savoury fillings.

Hemp-Oat Flour Crepes with Fried Eggs for #MeatlessMonday by @SpicieFoodie | #hemp #oat #crepes #glutenfree #meatlessmondayHemp-Oat Flour Crepes with Fried Eggs for #MeatlessMonday by @SpicieFoodie | #hemp #oat #crepes #glutenfree #meatlessmonday

As someone that has to be careful about simple carbs and starch intake, this crepe recipe is perfect. Though oats are starchy, the whole grains and even regular oats are slowly digested and this avoids blood sugar spikes. If you do a quick gluten-free crepe recipe you’ll find that so many of them are made using any or a combination of starchy and simple carbohydrate flours like corn starch, potato starch, rice flours, tapioca flour, and/or arrowroot flours. The sad thing about all of those flours is that they are nothing but simple starches, which your body converts to glucose which can then get converted to extra fat that your body won’t burn up. Did I mention how bad these simple starch flours are for your blood sugar? It’s not something many think about but we all should — specially if you are diabetic, have prediabetes or suffer from reactive hypoglycaemia.

Hemp-Oat Flour Crepes with Fried Eggs for #MeatlessMonday by @SpicieFoodie | #hemp #oat #crepes #glutenfree #meatlessmondayOk let’s get cooking!

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Hemp-Oat Flour Crepes with Fried Eggs
 
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This wheat free spin on the classic French crepe does not disappoint. Nutty in taste, healthier and more nutritious hemp-oat crepes are easy to prepare!
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Recipe type: Wheat free, gluten free, diabetic friendly
Cuisine: Fusion, International, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Serves: Makes 4 crepes
Ingredients
  • 80 gm whole grain oat flour (the one I use has a slight coarse texture)
  • 1 tbsp or 10 gm hemp flour
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 medium egg weighing about 60 gm
  • 75 ml or ¼ cup whole fat milk
  • 75 ml or ¼ cup water
  • butter
  • crepe pan or frying pan sized 21cm or 8.25 in crepe pan
Filling
  • Eggs
  • hot sauce
Instructions
  1. I like to use a stick blender for these crepes. First, crack the egg into the stick blender container, on top of it add the flours, salt, milk and water. Blend until well combined. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat the crepe pan or regular pan over medium high heat, melt a little bit of butter, just enough to lightly coat. Scoop batter into a ladle, pour it into center of pan. Lift the pan and swirl the batter until you've created an even sized circle. Cook until the crepe begins to come away from the pan's edge. Flip and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. The crepe will be slightly crispy around the edges, cooked through and browned slightly. Remove from pan, set aside and continue making crepes until all batter has been used up. Add a little more butter to the pan if needed.
  3. Serve with a fried egg in the center for a Meatless breakfast, lunch or dinner. Additionally a sweet filling may also be used to create breakfast or dessert.
Notes
The thickness of the batter will differ depending on how much humidity (or dry air) is in your kitchen. If you live in a dry climate you may need to add a bit more liquid to make the batter runnier. If you find that the batter is too thick and won't spread easily on the pan, add two more tablespoons of milk or more until it becomes thinner. You shouldn't expect the same light crepes as when using fine wheat flour. The use of oat flour makes these crepes a bit thicker and denser -- I also used an oat flour that was slightly coarse, which meant thicker crepes. Now the thicker texture does not mean that these crepes don't taste great, they are quite tasty. The use of whole grain oat means that the taste is nuttier than traditional wheat flour. (The hemp also gives a nutty taste but without overpowering the flavours.) Lastly, if you are allergic to gluten then make sure to use a brand of oat flour that is certified gluten-free.

 

Hemp-Oat Flour Crepes with Fried Eggs for #MeatlessMonday by @SpicieFoodie | #hemp #oat #crepes #glutenfree #meatlessmonday

As I previously stated, these crepes are not the traditional French pancake but they are still great tasting. The funny thing is that while the butter is melting and cooking the crepes it smells exactly as the regular wheat ones. I love that the nutty tastes of these hemp-oat flour crepes compliments perfectly with a fried egg or with a fruit filling. These delicious hemp-whole grain oat flour crepes won’t spike your blood sugar but they will spike your tastebuds and leave your belly very happy. You simply must give this recipe a try to see for yourself. Enjoy!

Hemp-Oat Flour Crepes with Fried Eggs for #MeatlessMonday by @SpicieFoodie | #hemp #oat #crepes #glutenfree #meatlessmonday
 
Come back tomorrow for a fun giveaway and check out the archives for more Meatless Monday recipes.
 
 

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