Crepes, pancakes – I love them all! Crepes make a perfect breakfast but they’re also nice for brunch, lunch or even dessert. These carrot cake vegetable crepes are especially great if you have a sweet tooth and want something healthy, too. They’re veggie breakfast crepes boasting nutrition as well as a wonderful flavour. This carrot cake inspired cake recipe is ideal for brunch or if you are craving a sweet and savoury crepe. Everyone will love these flavourful crepes for brunch!
I love crepes, which are like thin pancakes. These French style treats make a healthy breakfast when paired with fruit and they taste incredible.
Making the Most Flavourful Crepes for Brunch
This carrot cake inspired cake recipe is ideal for brunch. It’s easy to make and tastes phenomenal. All you need for the crepes is flour, salt, sugar, carrots, milk, water, vanilla, butter, and eggs. In addition you need nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. These spices are not only great in a sweet and savoury crepe but they pair well with the carrots too.
Toppings or garnishes for these carrot cake vegetable crepes include whipped cream, maple syrup or agave syrup and walnuts. Blueberries and cherries are also especially good with these veggie breakfast crepes.
How to Make this Carrot Cake Inspired Crepe Recipe
If you’re into simple but yummy recipes, you’ll love this sweet and savoury crepe. So after you’ve gathered the ingredients you need to sift the dry ingredients together. That means you put them in a sieve and shake the sieve to remove any lumps. Add the milk, vanilla, eggs, and water. At this point you should leave the bowl aside to let everything combine and blend.
Now you can heat some butter in a skillet then add spoonfuls of the batter mixture. The crepe will take somewhere between 30 and 45 seconds each side.
Actually you can see when it’s done. Serve these delicious veggie breakfast crepes hot! Now you know how to make a healthy breakfast with crepes you’ll want to give this recipe a try.
You can roll these carrot cake vegetable crepes up or serve them as they are. The choice is yours. They’re a great way to use up carrots and the flavours in this sweet and savoury crepe is just amazing.
What’s the Difference Between Crepes and Pancakes?
At this point you might think the recipe sounds a lot like pancake batter and you’d be right! Pancakes and crepes are very closely related. So let’s take a look at the difference.
The main difference is that pancakes have a leavening agent but crepes do not. That makes crepes thinner than pancakes. If you’re making flavourful crepes for brunch you just don’t need to add any kind of yeast or leavening agent. Pancakes include baking soda or baking powder for a fluffy result. Crepes don’t and as a result they’re thinner.
Crepe batter can be made up to 12 hours ahead, so if you want to make this carrot cake inspired crepe recipe you can prepare it ahead. Just refrigerate it until the morning when you can cook it.
These are thinner than pancakes so you might be wondering how much to use for one crepe. Actually you can use 1/3 of a cup of batter per crepe in a regular size skillet. That amount ensures you get the right thickness.
Do I Need a Special Crepe Pan?
Honestly you can make these in any skillet or frying pan. After all, that’s what a crepe pan is really. Make sure it’s non-stick and wide enough and then it’ll be ideal! Ensure you add plenty of butter or oil to the skillet before adding a 1/3 cup ladle of crepe batter. That way it won’t stick at all and should cook evenly.
Can I Make Crepes Gluten Free?
If gluten is a no-no, you can sub Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 for conventional wheat flour in the recipe. You could even use oat flour. The resulting carrot cake vegetable crepes will come out near-identical.
By the way, I haven’t tried this recipe with zucchini yet but I just know it’ll be as good as the carrots. So whether it’s the carrots or the zucchini going soft in the refrigerator and needing to be used up, this is the recipe to choose!
Knowing how to make a healthy breakfast means you can start the day with something nutritious. Healthy eating is important to anyone of any age. These veggie breakfast crepes present all the nutrients of carrots in a wonderful crepe which you will love. They’re sweet, chewy and delicious and perfect for breakfast. You can also make flavourful crepes for brunch using this recipe.
So now you have found the best sweet and savoury recipe for breakfast, you can go ahead and make these. If you typically prepare pancakes, then these carrot cake vegetable crepes are going to be a wonderful change. And the whole family will love this carrot cake inspired crepe recipe!
If you like these veggie breakfast crepes, you might also like Carrot Blueberry Muffins, Gluten Free Cocoa Dutch Baby German Pancake, Beetroot Light and Fluffy Pink Pancakes or Gluten Free Vegan Kaiserschmarrn with Bananas.
Carrot Cake Vegetable Crepes with Berries Recipe
Carrot Cake Vegetable Crepes with Berries
- Into a medium-size bowl, sift the flour with salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Then add sugar and grated carrot to the dry ingredients. Mix.
- Make a well in the middle and pour milk, water and vanilla extract. Crack eggs and whisk.
- Whisk until the carrot mixture is smooth and flour has been incorporated with no lump. Cover the bowl with a plastic and set aside for 30 minutes.
- Heat a pan over medium heat. Grease the pan lightly with butter. Pour ⅓ cup batter into the pan and swirl it around so the bottom of the pan is evenly coated. You can use the measuring cup to swirl. The crepe must be delicate so don’t add more batter.
- Cook crepe for about 45 seconds on one side until nicely golden and then flip on the other side with a spatula. Cook for about 30 seconds until it freckles.
- Remove the crepe gently from the pan and reserve on a plate or serve immediately.
- Cook until there is no crepe batter left.
- Serve with whipped cream, blueberry, cherry, maple syrup and walnuts.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Let me know if you try out these carrot cake crepes. You will be surprised at how tasty they are and with fresh berries, you get a sweet and savoury crepe that is perfect for Sunday brunch.
If you are looking for other breakfast recipe ideas, you might also like this Easy Homemade Vegan Gluten Free Granola.