Paleo Chocolate Crepes with Berry Mascarpone and Chocolate sauce [Dairy free, Grains free, Gluten free, Sugar free]

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I don’t do meals that require loads of patience and time, very well!  However, this is one of those makings that I was prepared to go the “extra mile”, in these delectably wafer-thin Paleo chocolate crepes made with whole food, no preservative ingredients. They were made for a special occasion and I’m quite thrilled that my attempt at these has been a winning one!

This recipe uses almond milk as my preference, and the fact that I had made a litre of almond milk for various recipes,  and find myself using almond milk more often in my meals and baking as I prefer the neutral taste, as opposed to the sweetness of coconut milk.  While almonds are pricey, making almond milk at the most, twice a month, works well in consuming it within 3-4 days in various meal preparations, including having some in my coffee and with a nut based Paleo cereal.  Almond oil used in this recipe may be replaced with coconut oil.

Drizzled with a non-dairy and sugar-free dark chocolate sauce and served with a dairy-free berry mascarpone, this is another recipe that removes any doubt that following a dairy and gluten free lifestyle is boring!

Ingredients

Crepe Wet Ingredients

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1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons almond or coconut milk (preservative free, sugar free)

1/2 cup egg whites

1 tblsp date paste or raw honey

1 tblsp almond oil or melted coconut oil

Crepe Dry Ingredients

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2 tblsp coconut flour

2 tblsps cacao powder or preservatives and sugar free cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda OR Gluten-free baking powder (difficult to acquire in SA)

1/4 teaspoon flax flour (you may grind flax seeds to a flour state)

coconut oil to grease the pan

Chocolate Sauce

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2 tblsp  cacao powder or preservatives and sugar free cocoa powder

1 ½ tablespoons water

1 tblsp raw honey or 1-2 tblsp date paste

Berry “Mascarpone”

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¼ cup Paleo Cream Cheese mixed with

1 tblsp berry compote made as follows:

  • 350g fresh or frozen berries, chopped
  • juice of one lemon
  • ½ cup water
  • 60ml date paste or honey

Bring the ingredients to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes, then blend to form the compote.

Here’s How

  • Add the wet ingredients to a medium-sized bowl. Whisk them to combine.
  • Add the dry ingredients, then whisk until smooth.  Set aside for 10 minutes to allow the coconut and flax flours to thicken the mixture. The consistency should be runny, much thinner than pancake batter.
  • Preheat a small non-stick pan or a pancake pan on medium-low heat.
  • Once heated, lightly grease with coconut oil. Pour the batter into a ¼-cup measuring cup, then pour from the measuring cup into the pre-heated pan.
  • Moving quickly, pick up the pan and angle it, turning in a circular motion to allow the batter to run along the sides. Set back on the stove and cook for 5-6 minutes. You do not want the crepe to begin cracking. This is a sign that it was cooked too long. Once the crepe is firm to the touch, it’s ready! I found that 5 minutes worked perfectly, but it could vary depending on your stove.
  • Once the crepe is ready, lift the sides with a plastic  spatula and begin rolling the crepe in on itself. Once it’s rolled up, carefully transfer it to a clean plate.
  • Wipe the pan clean and repeat.
  • While the crepes are cooking, prepare the chocolate sauce by combining ingredients in a small dish. Set aside. Do the same with the berry mascarpone.
  • Serve as desired with berry mascarpone and drizzled with chocolate sauce.

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Prava Singh

A Mom, daughter, wife, sister, aunt and friend experiencing life through an evolutionary body with a revolutionary mind... A recent past former Type 2 insulin dependent and hypertensive walking time-bomb for 13.5 years, I have made positive lifestyle changes that has aided and abetted my health status for my overall betterment. Passionate about all things food, with a proud Indian heritage, I regularly blog my culinary attempts that have worked for me in my endeavours to break the shackles of food addictions and food slavery. Passionate about people too, my decision to share these endeavours is driven by informing others that a lifestyle change through food is indeed possible. I have indeed survived high school and survived life too in the most interesting and thought-provoking ways. Having lost over 50kgs of excess weight in just under a year, I have reclaimed my life and am thoroughly enjoying the journey.

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