Choosing a plant-based diet does not mean that you have to deprive yourself of all the comfort food you’re used to having as an omnivore. There are plenty of meat-free, dairy-free and egg-free versions of all your favorite recipes. All you need to do is a bit of research on the Internet. When you “Google” a recipe, add the word “vegan” and you will discover a bunch of plant-based options that you had never thought of. It is amazing to know that it is possible to eat yummy food and be healthy.
As a child, most of us grow up loving the fresh and sweet smell of homemade pancakes – topped with peanut butter, banana, and maple syrup. Today, you can still enjoy those childhood-memories and make yourself some delicious, guilt-free vegan crepes! No egg, no cow’s milk. I substitute the eggs with flax seeds and the regular milk with almond milk (here is a recipe for delicious homemade almond milk for you).
Ingredients (4 crepes)
– 1 cup of organic whole-wheat flour
– 1 ½ cup of almond milk
– 1 flax egg replacement (find the recipe below)
Mix well the 3 ingredients and let sit for 30 minutes. Cook the crepes in a crepe pan, with a little bit of coconut oil.
Apple & cinnamon crepes
Peel and slice 2-3 apples. On medium heat, cook them in a bit of coconut oil and a teaspoon of cinnamon, until brown. Then add raisins and serve this mixture in the crepes, with a lot of maple syrup!
Another one that is super delicious is crepes with pineapples. Simply heat up pieces of pineapple in the pan, with a bit of maple syrup and water to let it caramelize for a few minutes.
An all-time favorite is the chocolate banana crepe. When the crepes are almost ready in the pan, just add a handful of dark dairy-free chocolate nibs, and let it melt for a minute. Then add sliced banana and maple syrup. During the summer, you could also choose fruits like strawberries and raspberries. So delicious!
How to make the egg replacement
The recipe is simple: For 1 egg, you need 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed and 3 tablespoons of water. Mix well for a minute, until you reach the consistency of an egg.