Hello everyone! I’m back with another delicious recipe. You might have tried Healthy Crepes/Thin Pancake before. But, wait for the twist. Read this complete blog to know how to make finger licking good crepes which are also healthy.
Being a south Indian, I was very used to having Dosa almost everyday. When I was first introduced to Crepes and Pancakes, I immediately thought about my beloved Dosa. Did it happen to you too? If yes, leave a comment below. However, I loved crepes when I tasted them. They were sweet and tasty. I remember stuffing a lot of crepes the first time I ate them. Even pancakes are not an exception.
I’ve been a baker for a while now but what used to bother me more often is the usage of maida which is not good for our health when consumed regularly. An alternative to it in the baking industry is mostly whole wheat flour. And, I must say that I’m pretty bored to use it again and again. So, this time I tried something unique.
I thought why not use our Indian flours for baking. Tada! It worked. We have so many flours available in our Indian diet and it seems like we mostly tend to follow western culture when it comes to baking. There’s ragi flour, jowar flour, amaranth flour and many more that we can use to replace maida.
In this recipe of healthy Crepes/thin Pancakes, I have used Amaranth flour and rice flour instead of maida and the crepes have turned out equally delicious. If you are an Indian you might actually like these crepes more than the ones that you get in foreign countries.
Topping that can be used for Healthy Crepes Thin Pancake:
The best part of pancakes or crepes is that you can choose the toppings according to your taste.
- fresh fruits
- syrups, fruit compote & sauces
- mascarpone cream, whipped cream, cream cheese frosting, leftover frosting, coconut cream
- just sugar dust will also do!
Planning to try out baking using Indian flours? Don’t forget to tag me @bakewithbittybakes on Instagram. Have a yummy day!
Healthy Crepes / Thin Pancake
- 3 tbsp Melted Ghee
- 1/2 cup Amaranth Flour
- 1/2 cup Rice Flour
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- 3/4 cup Milk
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup Water (adjust according to your flour)
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tbsp Cocoa powder (to make chocolate crepes)
- Cream, fresh fruits, chocolate syrup any of your fav toppings
- Give all the dry ingredients a whisk. Add cocoa powder if you are making chocolate crepes.
- Add in all the liquids. Adjust water according to the required consistency. Start with 1/2 cup water.
- Whisk till mixed properly.
- Let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
- In a hot tawa, brush with ghee or butter.
- Pour 1/2 cup batter and swirl the pan to spread it thin.
- Flip carefully to the other side once this side is done.
- Cook all the crepes.
- Serve warm with your favorite toppings.