Whole wheat crepes, first try

While looking through instagram I found a pretty little pic of a crepe and it looked so delish that I decided to try myself. I’ve never made one before but I had everything in the pantry ready.  Looking back on the instructions you are to let the batter sit for 30 min to overnight to settle-I did not do this (I have a problem reading directions sometimes and would rather just do it my way!) but my hubby still ate them and I thought they were really tasty; not as heavy as a pancake either.  Here’s the recipe:

Supplies: 2 eggs, 1 C milk (I used almond milk), 1/2 C water, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 C flour(I used whole wheat), 3 tbs butter or oil.

Start by blending all ingredients for 5 seconds, scrape down and blend 5 sec. more. (I also did not do this, instead I hand-whisked). Cover and refrigerate for 30 min-overnight. Heat a pan with the oil or butter. Add batter, wait 1 minute until it is golden, flip and cook 30 seconds more. Stack the crepes to keep them warm until serving.

I served mine with lemon curd and raspberry jam. Just roll it like a little burrito. You could also use cream cheese, any other cheese, or sprinkle powdered sugar and a squeeze of lemon. Get creative! Have a great friday everyone!


Pumpkin bread

I finally made something with pumpkin this year!  After a month of pouring over many mouth watering recipes using pumpkin (pumpkin chili too!) I made this bread and it is gooooood!  Here’s what’s in it:

1 can pumpkin, 2/3 C water, 1 C oil, 4 eggs, 2 tsp vanilla, 2 tbs baking soda, 2 tsp salt, 3.5 C flour (I used a whole grain, I love the texture), 2.5 C sugar, 1 C dark choco chips, 2 tbs pumpkin pie spice.  I mixed the dry ingredients together in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another large bowl then poured the dry into the wet bowl and mixed by hand.  You could use a handy mixer if you’d like but I don’t have one yet so it’s pure muscle for me!  I then poured half the batter each into 2 loaf pans and baked 65 minutes at 350 degrees.  It came out so moist and tasty; I think pumpkin is so perfect in this and can’t wait to make a soup next:)

Fall for a healthy treat

One of my favorite dishes to make in fall is both healthy and dessert-y, an apple crisp.  I love to eat it all week long for breakfast with a spoon or two of greek yogurt on top. And then later for a snack.  and maybe for dessert too–ooh it’s just so delish!  I found a super easy recipe in my Clean Eating book and I’ve modified it just a touch for my taste or whatever I have in the pantry.  Today I used 4 or 5 pink lady apples, sliced them with my handy dandy apple slicer gadget, drizzled about 1/2 C real maple syrup on, lots of dashes of cinnamon and mixed it all up and dumped into a baking dish.

To the same bowl I just used I added about 1/2 C Oats, chopped almonds (20 or so) a few pinches whole wheat flour, more maple syrup about 1/2 C or so, and 1/2 C or so of canola oil and my secret ingred–coconut flakes mmmm. Add this topping to the apples, cover with foil and bake at 375 for 30 minutes then remove foil and bake for 20 more.

The apples are baked to perfection, still a little crispy and the dish isn’t too sweet since I didn’t add any sugar besides the syrup.  My husband who doesn’t really like desserts that much loves this dish, and it’s a good way for me to feed him his fruits like a good wifey!

Go ahead and make your own fall Apple Crisp–you will fall in love!

Recipe (from Terry Walter’s Clean Food): Preheat Oven to 375.

Filling: 12 apples cored and sliced (peeled or unpeeled), 1/4 C maple syrup, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/3 C dried currants, 1 tbs whole wheat pasty flour or brown rice flour. Add apples in large bowl, fold in syrup, cinnamon and currants. Sprinkle flour and fold. Spread into 9×12 baking casserole dish.

Topping: 2 C rolled oats, 1 C whole wheat flour, 1/2 C chopped walnuts, 1 tbs cinnamon, 1/2 C maple syrup, 1/2 C canola oil. Combine in same mixing bowl oats, flour, nuts and cinnamon. In separate bowl whisk syrup and oil, add to dry ingredients and mix until crumbly. Spread on apples, cover with foil and bake 30 min. Remove foil and bake 20 more min.