Saturday, October 4, 2014

New Favorite Thing!

Remember when you were little and everything you got seemed to be your "new favorite thing"?  Well, that's how I feel sometimes about all these great recipes I try.  Okay, some are not so great, but most of them are, so let's have some selective memory, m'kay?  My new favorite thing (this week!) is egg crepes with chia berry jam filling.  I took two really good recipes, tweaked one of them just a bit, and then combined them for one heavenly breakfast.  And you truly can make these in advance, grab a few in the morning, and eat them on the go if you have to.

Each recipe of crepes makes two servings.  The chia berry jam recipe will fill a double recipe of crepes.

Breakfast Crepes with Chia Berry Jam

Crepe Recipe - makes about 8 crepes
4 eggs
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 TBSP coconut flour
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract

Chia Berry Jam Recipe - makes about 1/2 cup jam
1-1/2 cups frozen berries, thawed (I recommend small berries)
2 TBSP real maple syrup
2 tsp chia seeds
1/4 tsp vanilla

First make the jam, so it can cool while you are making the crepes.  Heat berries and maple syrup over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Once the berries start to get a little mushy and the liquid begins to release, add chia seeds.  Stir for a few minutes, then reduce heat and simmer on low for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.  Allow to cool completely.  Store leftovers in an airtight jar in the refrigerator.

Then make the crepes.
Mix ingredients together.  Allow it to rest while you heat a small non-stick saute pan.  Stir the batter again before using.  Pour a thin layer of batter into the heated saute pan and swirl to coat the pan.  Allow to cook for a few minutes.  When the edges start to curl, gently flip the crepe and cook the other side for about 15 seconds or so.  Allow to cool completely.

Spread about a teaspoon of chia berry jam onto crepe, but not to the edge.  Roll up like a burrito (fold in the sides.  Store leftovers in refrigerator.

The original crepe recipe can be found at  I chose not to add sweetener since I was filling them with something sweet-ish.  That's my big tweak. :-)  I'm sure they would be fine made either way.

The original chia berry jam recipe can be found as part of this thumbprint cookie recipe.  By the way, these cookies are the bomb too!!!

What are you eating today?  Whatever it is, Keep it Clean!

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