Lynn Enright: Who will I be then, if I am not the one cackling in the corner of the pub late into the night?
Lynn Enright: Who will I be then, if I am not the one cackling in...

Lynn Enright

Working from home doesn’t mean you have to be tied to your desk, here’s how you can multitask on the move
Working from home doesn’t mean you have to be tied to your desk, here’s how...

Melanie Morris

James Michael Tyler: Friends’ Gunther reveals cancer diagnosis
James Michael Tyler: Friends’ Gunther reveals cancer diagnosis

Jennifer McShane

Love Island’s Greg O’Shea is heading to the Olympics with the Irish Sevens side
Love Island’s Greg O’Shea is heading to the Olympics with the Irish Sevens side

Megan Burns

Nicola Coughlan teases details of new project she wrote with a pal
Nicola Coughlan teases details of new project she wrote with a pal

Sarah Finnan

What’s on June 2021: The new TV, streaming shows, books and podcasts to try
What’s on June 2021: The new TV, streaming shows, books and podcasts to try

Lauren Heskin

Prince William reportedly ‘threw Harry out’ of charity foundation over Meghan Markle bullying claims
Prince William reportedly ‘threw Harry out’ of charity foundation over Meghan Markle bullying claims

Sarah Finnan

Utility room ideas: How to make it a calm space you won’t want to shut the door on
Utility room ideas: How to make it a calm space you won’t want to shut...

Lauren Heskin

‘I was advised not to have kids as there’s a high chance I could lose my leg’
‘I was advised not to have kids as there’s a high chance I could lose...

Jennifer McShane

A fitted kitchen isn’t your only option: Here’s why freestanding units are a good idea
A fitted kitchen isn’t your only option: Here’s why freestanding units are a good idea

Marlene Wessels

Image / Editorial

Sunday brunch: coconut crêpes with coconut yoghurt & berries


by Meg Walker
19th May 2019
blank

Crêpes are always a good idea, especially when they’re packed full of coconutey goodness. In our house, these are a Sunday morning favourite. Apart from being rich in healthy fats, coconut milk and/or yoghurt are great dairy-free alternatives for those who struggle to digest whole-milk dairy. Blackberries and blueberries are both low-GI fruits, and are anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich.

Coconut Crêpes with Coconut Yoghurt & Berries

Serves 4 (makes 12 x 20cm crêpes)

Ingredients
60g coconut flour
60g arrowroot
6 free-range organic eggs
375ml almond milk
ghee or extra-virgin coconut oil, for greasing

Toppings
500g coconut yoghurt
250g blueberries
250g blackberries
75g pomegranate seeds (optional)
70g coarsely chopped mixed nuts, such as pecans, hazelnuts, walnuts and almonds

Method
To prepare the crêpes, whisk the coconut flour and arrowroot in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and almond milk until well combined. Gradually pour the wet into the dry ingredients, whisking continuously to form a smooth batter. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the coconut flour to rehydrate.

Heat a 20cm non-stick saucepan over a medium heat. Dip a paper towel into ghee or coconut oil and rub it over the hot pan to lightly grease it. Pour 60ml batter into the pan and swirl to coat in an even layer. Cook the crêpe for 30-60 seconds until the surface dries out and the underside is lacy and golden. Flip and cook for another 20 seconds, or until golden. Transfer to a plate, cover to keep warm and set aside. Repeat the process with the remaining batter.

Serve the crêpes topped with coconut yoghurt, berries, nuts and pomegranate seeds, if desired.

The crêpes can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 3 months.

 

CARLA’S TIP Enjoy these crêpes with a healthy, polyphenol-rich chocolate sauce made with cacao: just combine 20g raw cacao powder, 2 tsp coconut oil, 2 dates (pitted and coarsely chopped), 1 tbsp pure organic maple syrup, 125ml boiling water and a pinch of sea salt, and blend.

 

Extracted from The Beauty Chef Gut Guide by Carla Oates (Hardie Grant, approx €23). Photography © Rochelle Eagle.