Thursday, February 10, 2011

Eggless "Flaxseed Meal French Crepes" With Nutella-Banana Filling

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What are the many ways to incorporate ground Flax-seed Meal into a diet? That was the question on my mind last week. I have been regularly adding it to my hot cereal,milkshakes and a few bakes but those were the only way(s) I knew. Until yesterday, that is! Now I have found yet another way to use it up -- in the form of utterly delicious french crepes. The first time I made the batter, it was too runny and the crepes were breaking apart while I was trying to flip them in the pan.I was disappointed but wasn't discouraged from giving it another go. Yesterday I adjusted the ingredients and ended up with delectable, whole, eggs-weren't-missed crepes. Which I filled with Nutella and Banana. Oh, Yum! Try this and you won't be disappointed. FYI, Flaxseed is a good source of dietary protein, fiber and high omega-3 fatty acid content that helps one overcome fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings or depression, and poor circulation..
But please we aware that Flaxseed/ Flaxseed Meal is believed to interact with prescribed medications.So don't combine this breakfast with your medication. 
Other Posts on crepes from my kitchen - Traditional Crepes With Yogurt-Strawberry Filling and Malaysian Lacey Crepe "Roti Jala"

Ingredients(For 7-8 "7-inch" Crepes):
  • 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Milk
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp Flaxseed Meal (Bob's Red Mill Brand)
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Melted Butter
  • 4-1/2 Tbsp Warm Water
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/8 Tsp Salt
  • Olive Oil for cooking the crepes
  • 6-8 Tsp Nutella(Chocolate and Hazelnut) Spread
  • 2-3 Bananas, thinly sliced
  • Mix the Flax seed Meal with warm water in a small pinch bowl and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • Mix all the other ingredients - Flour, Milk, Melted Butter, Sugar, Salt, Vanilla Extract -  either using a whisk or using a blender to form a smooth lump-free batter.
  • Add the flaxseed meal mixture and incorporate.
  • Pour it into a measuring cup, seal with cling wrap and refrigerate for about an hour or two.
  • In a small skillet, warm a little oil. When the pan gets hot, add a ladleful of batter and swirl the pan to spread the batter thinly. Cook for about 45 seconds on one side.
  • Flip the crepe using a rubber spatula and cook for another 45 seconds - 1 minute at a medium flame.
  • Repeat the above 2 steps for the remaining batter.
  • Smear a tsp of Nutella right on the middle and line with sliced bananas.
  • Fold the crepes and serve warm with a bit of chocolate syrup drizzled on top.
  • Be gentle while flipping the crepes.I used a silicone spatula and an angled fish spatula to flip the crepes.
  • First couple of crepes don't look perfect.
      Sending this and Potato Croquettes as an entry to Smitha's "Bye Bye 2010, Welcome 2011" - Best food posts in 2011 and 2010
      Also sending this to Priya's "Cooking with Seeds - Flax seeds" event guest hosted at Mharo Rajasthan's Recipes
      Potato Croquettes:

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      1. wow, looks delicious and amazing CL. You should also send this to my CWS - Flax Seeds event.

      2. wow!...droolworthy dish dear...Thanx for sending it to me!...loving every bit of it!


      3. Delicious crepes,sounds great..healthy and yummy

      4. looks awesome and healthy too..have to try flax seeds in my cooking..

      5. Hi Lassie
        Even I too have recently started using flak seeds in my recipes. Yours breakfast looks so delicious and mouthwatering.

        Hamaree Rasoi

      6. Looks so tempting and healthy version...Kids sure do love it a lot...

      7. Watelse we need, such a healthy crepes with my fav nutella and bananas filling,feel like having..

      8. Looks super yummy dear...adding flexseeds is gr8 idea

      9. Perfect dear...sounds healthy and delicious...

      10. Pancakes look really wonderful,its will sure taste yummy with banana and choco in btw...YUMM.. :) And yeah I have this same serving plate too ;D

      11. WOW! That looks healthy n yum! Great idea..

      12. Your crepes look absolutely delicious! Good idea for using the flax!

      13. Healthy breakfast..sure kids would love this..will try sometimes.

      14. Healthy and delicious combo :-) Everyone seems to be using flax seeds in their diet ;-)

      15. Crepes are so delicious! My daughter and I love them in the morning.
        Your crepes looks wonderfully delicious!

      16. WOW! These crepes look incredible! And with Nutella, they must taste great!

      17. these are delicious crepes and giving me good ideas for Sunday brunch (tomorrow)

      18. I have never seen crepes look so delicious. And the fact that they are healthy take them over the top.

      19. Wow healthy love love it Cl.. Looks too good and tempting.

      20. These crêpes look perfect! I really like the idea of using flax meal instead of eggs.

      21. Lovely recipe.Its healthy too thanx to the flax seeds and its eggless too.

      22. Lovely eggless recipe.Its healthy too.Will surely give it a try.

      23. Crepes are looking so delicious and healthy too, you have a lovely space here


      Thanks a bunch for your valuable comments and continued support.They are very much appreciated. Yes,like "Rain on Dry Land" and like "Oasis in Desert Sand".
      XoXo, Cool Lassi(e)