Buckwheat Crepes {recipe} – State of Mind

buckwheat crepes with salmon and avocado, brunch

I like how you do Sunday brunch, oh you know, for four hours on a Wednesday afternoon.”
Brunch is not a meal. It’s a state of mind.”


buckwheat crepes

buckwheat crepes batter

Buckwheat Crepes {recipe}

serves 2-4

INGREDIENTS

for the crepes:

1 cup almond milk
4 large eggs
½ cup buckwheat flour
salt to taste
olive oil for cooking

suggested fillings:

savory: smoked salmon, fresh avocado, Greek yogurt, chopped fresh parsley, chives, dill, and/or other herbs, fresh cracked black pepper
sweet: fresh berries, Greek Yogurt, lemon zest, toasted almonds, chopped fresh mint

DIRECTIONS

In a medium bowl, whisk together almond milk and eggs. Add buckwheat flour and whisk until flour is fully incorporated. Add a pinch of salt (a little more if these will be savory). Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put in refrigerator for a few hours, up to overnight.

To cook, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in large frying, sauté, or crepe pan over medium low heat. Re-whisk crepe batter (buckwheat flour may have sunk to the bottom). Swirl the pan to coat the bottom with the oil. Ladle about 2-3 tablespoons of crepe batter into the center of the pan, then swirl the pan again to spread the batter over the bottom of the pan. Cook until almost completely set, about 2 minutes. With a large, wide spatula, flip the crepe over and brown the other side, about 45 seconds to 1 minute. Slide the crepe out of the pan onto a plate. Repeat the process until all the batter is gone.

Fill crepes with smoked salmon and thinly sliced avocado. You can either roll the crepes or fold them into quarters to serve. Top with yogurt, chopped herbs, and freshly cracked black pepper.

buckwheat crepes with salmon and avocado

Afterthoughts

I am obsessed with buckwheat right now. I haven’t done the research myself, but if Drs. Oz, Perricone and Weil say its an outstanding whole food for aging, beauty, and life in general, I’m in.

It feels indulgent to eat crepes, but 100% buckwheat along with almond milk and omega-3 fortified eggs make these pretty much health food in a whore’s outfit. I don’t think I even have to mention the salmon, avocado, and yogurt.

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