Parfait-Style Strawberry Crepes

By Published On: May 3rd, 2024797 wordsViews: 44
Parfait Style Strawberry Crepes Recipe | Grain Free Mamas

Hello, health enthusiasts and culinary adventurers! Today we’re diving into a deliciously sweet treat that’s as kind to your body as it is delightful to your taste buds. We’re talking about our Parfait-Style Strawberry Crepes, which are not only gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free but also bursting with natural flavors that will make your heart sing and your palate rejoice!

Sweet fruit-filled crepes have a rich history that merges the tradition of French creperies with modern culinary innovation. Originating as thin French pancakes, crepes are made without a leavening agent, resulting in their characteristic delicate and thin nature. Dessert or sweet snack crepes can be served with a variety of fillings, ranging from simple to complex arrangements of fruits and creams. Savory crepes are made using sandwich fillings, or even a mixture of sweet and savory ingredients.

The practice of eating sweet crepes filled with fruits and other sweet ingredients is prominent in modern dessert cuisine and is a favorite in France and Southeast Asian countries alike. These crepes are traditionally filled with ingredients like ricotta or cream cheese, fresh fruits like berries, and topped with powdered sugar or whipped cream to enhance their flavor. We are taking the healthy level up with a sweet sugar-free coconut mixture and fresh flavorful strawberries.

This removes the dairy and sugars with no drop off of delicious flavor and satisfaction.

Crepes are being adapted globally, integrating local ingredients and culinary techniques. For instance, the batter may include unique elements like Grain Free Mama’s Crepe Mixes or be filled with culturally specific items such as Nutella or maple syrup, reflecting both regional tastes and dietary preferences.

In the past, for those interested in making crepes, the traditional process involved creating a thin batter, typically consisting of flour, eggs, milk, and butter. The batter is then cooked in a buttered pan to form thin pancakes, which are then filled with a combination of sweetened ricotta cheese and fresh fruits before being folded or rolled up.

Today you have the delight and pleasure of learning a whole new way to make delicious crepes that are as good for you as they are good to eat!

The versatility of crepes and their ability to incorporate a wide array of fillings make them a beloved choice for both sweet and savory dishes worldwide. If you’re looking to try creating these at home check out Grain Free Mama’s free recipes. Numerous recipes and variations can cater to specific dietary needs or flavor preferences easily with Grain Free Mama’s Crepe Mixes. Let’s get started…

Parfait Style Strawberry Crepes Recipe | Grain Free Mamas

Ingredients:

Cinnamon & Nutmeg Crepe Mix (from Grain Free Mama’s)

– 3 eggs

– 1 cup water

– 3 TBSP unsweetened coconut yogurt (or yogurt of choice)

– 1/16 tsp (about 2-3 drops) vanilla extract

– A sprinkle of Stevia extract (I use Pyure Stevia extract)

– 8 medium ripe strawberries

Instructions:

  1. Begin by washing the strawberries thoroughly.
  2. Prepare the crepe batter as per the instructions on the Grain Free Mama’s package.
  3. Heat your crepe pan (or stone) to medium-high.
  4. Pour enough batter to make a thin crepe. Watch as the edges lift — it’s time to flip!
  5. Cook for another 30 seconds after flipping, then transfer to a plate.
  6. Repeat until you have three beautiful crepes.
  7. Slice your strawberries thinly.
  8. Mix coconut yogurt with vanilla and stevia in a bowl. Remember, a little stevia goes a long way!
  9. Assemble the parfait by placing a crepe on a plate, then spread half the strawberries and yogurt mix evenly over it.
  10. Layer another crepe on top, add the rest of the mixture, then cap with the final crepe.
  11. Gently roll up the layered crepes and cut the log in half to create two servings.
  12. Garnish with extra strawberry slices and perhaps a sprig of fresh parsley for a romantic touch.

Health Benefits:

Why go grain-free? Well, many find that reducing grain intake can help with digestive issues, reduce inflammation, and support overall wellness. Our recipe uses Grain Free Mama’s Crepe Mix, which is a fantastic way to enjoy your favorite dishes without the grains! Plus, strawberries are not only juicy and delicious but are packed with vitamins, fiber, and high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols, topped off with the health benefits of coconut yogurt, which is a great source of probiotics and dairy-free goodness.

Variations and Tips:

Feel free to swap strawberries for any berry you love or have on hand. Blueberries, raspberries, or even a mix could be spectacular! And if you’re looking for a bit of crunch, a sprinkle of nuts can add a wonderful texture.

Video Demonstration:

Check out our step-by-step video on this recipe blog to see exactly how easy it is to whip up these delicious crepes. Follow along and make your cooking experience even more enjoyable!

Margie Traxler | Owner, Grain Free Mamas

Written by Margie Traxler
Grain Free Mama’s is a FoodTech Consumer Product Goods company. We make gluten/grain/sugar free (Edible Grasses Free), dairy free and botanical nut free baking mixes that put the simple back into simply good for you. We also have educational resources to help you on your healthy eating journey. Margie, the Founder/CEO, received her B.S. in Biology from Portland State University. She has 22 years of experience as a successful Restaurant owner. She lives and operates her business in Henderson, Nevada.

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