Coconut Crepes {Gluten Free & Dairy Free}

A quick and easy recipe for gluten-free, dairy-free coconut crêpes made with coconut flour and coconut milk for World Fair Trade Day and Mother’s Day.
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My oldest child is taller than me. For the past few years we appear to be sisters when we’re out in public. At the dentist an older gentleman told me it was nice of me to bring all my younger siblings there for my mom as he handed out lifesaver mints to each of my children and then me in turn. People balk when I say she’s my daughter. Sometimes they ask if we’re roommates.

I don’t mind being mistaken for the older sister rather than mom, and not because I’m insecure about my age, but because it gives me a bit of insight into how others view my daughter. They say things to her they wouldn’t say if they knew I was her parent, the one with the power to punish. They treat us as equals, and in those moments I’m allowed an outsider’s glimpse at the young lady I’m raising and preparing to send out into the world.
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My daughter has wanderlust, much like her mother. Lately we spend our time talking about places we’d like to visit, things we wish to see, foods we want to eat, potential schools and countries where she might study abroad. While we might not be booking tickets, we can escape a bit in our kitchen, stirring up a different country for dinner or breakfast or brunch, exploring their origins. Today we’re headed to France.

We’ve made crêpes before, the traditional way. These crêpes, however, are all coconut. Using coconut flour and coconut milk in the batter means that my gluten- and dairy-free mom and mother-in-law would both enjoy these. The coconut flour adds a distinct nuttiness to these, and I couldn’t help but sprinkle a few toasted coconut chips on mine for crunch. Coconut flour expands while it absorbs liquid, so let the batter sit for the best results. It will get smoother and silkier as it rests.
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Coconut Crepes {Gluten Free & Dairy Free}

 

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup coconut milk (full fat)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil for cooking

Directions

  1. Sift the coconut flour into a bowl. One at a time, mix in the eggs. Slowly stir in the coconut milk until smooth. Add in the vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Allow the batter to rest for at least 30 minutes for the coconut flour to absorb the liquid.
  2. Once the batter has rested and you are ready to cook, lightly oil a crepe pan or skillet with coconut oil. Pour 2-3 tablespoons of batter onto the skillet and using a flat offset spatula, spread the batter thin into an 8-inch circle. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until lightly browned on the bottom.
  3. Using the offset spatula, release the crepe, flip, and continue cooking for another 1-2 minutes. Remove from pan and repeat with remaining batter.
  4. Serve crepes warm.

Notes

For the chocolate filling, melt 6 ounces dark chocolate with 2 teaspoons coconut oil in a double boiler. Stir until smooth. Spread onto warm crepes.
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Serves: 3-4 servings

 

These crêpes are made with a variety of Fair Trade Certified ingredients: Arrowhead Mills Organic Coconut Flour, Nutiva Coconut Oil, Whole Foods Ceylon Cinnamon, vanilla, and chocolate. Buying Fair Trade means you’ll have quality ingredients, but it also positively impacts the workers and their families. Learn more about Moms who make a world of difference and read why buying Fair Trade matters on the Be Fair site. You can follow along on social media sites using #FairMoms, and thanks to participating brands and Fair Trade USA, one reader will win a package filled with Fair Trade Certified goods.

Fair-Trade-Brunch-1Fair-Trade-Brunch-2As part of the Fair Trade Brunch, I had the opportunity to learn more about one of the many women who benefits from Fair Trade, Carmen Pucuji. Carmen has worked at the Agrogana Flower Farm for the past 12 years. She has a 15-year-old son, Kevin, who is a very talented student who excels in computer science and English, which has led to him earning a Fair Trade scholarship from Agrogana’s Fair Trade Committee to study at a top school in Latacunga. His transportation, supplies, and tuition will all be covered. “I work for my son. He is everything to me. So I am very grateful for the Fair Trade prize as it has allowed me to get him a computer, pay for transport, supplies, and tuition to send him to a better school. You know, get ahead in life. The Fair Trade prize is a very big help to all the families who receive it. Thank you.”

Fair Trade prize package courtesy of BarkThins, Lake Champlain, Numi , Whole Food Market, Traditional Medicinals, Nutiva, Wholesome!, Just Love, Unreal, Cascadian Farm , Vosges Haut-Chocolat, Simple Truth, Arrowhead Mills, Near East, Eco Lips, and prAna. Words, recipes, opinions by me.
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Comments

  1. This looks amazing! I am doing the Whole 30 (for the next 26 days) so this will be absolutely perfect for Mother’s Day. Yum!

  2. These look delicious!

  3. Margot C says:

    Just the thing! I was eyeing that Coconut flour and thinking pancakes, but crepes sound even better.

  4. Cindy A. says:

    Yum! I wish I had those crepes right now!

  5. What a great recipe. I love having crepes for brunch. :) These are gorgeous. This is an awesome prize pack. can’t wait to bake a chocolate coconut cake with these ingredients.

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  6. These look absolutely incredible.. I love coconut!

  7. Love that these are gluten and dairy free and yet still sound wonderfully delicious!!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Coconut flour is a genius idea for crepes! The picture of the crepe spread with chocolate filling has me drooling!!!

  9. Gretchen D says:

    I have never used coconut flour…these look like a delicious way to start. Thank you.

  10. Holly E says:

    Looks super tasty!

  11. Absolutely wonderful, simple,and good recipe. Who knew making crepes at home could be so simple, easy, and so delicious! Thank you.

  12. These look really good. I make similar looking ones for the kids (using normal flour) and I don’t eat them myself because they are not GF. I have some coconut flour to use us so I will give these a go tmw!

  13. Wow , this looks so good ! thanks , love it !

  14. Gabriela says:

    How’s this dairy free??? 4 eggs? Eggs are dairy, just, In case you didn’t know.

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