When I was a kid, I remember being so excited when my Dad decided to make his homemade Polish Pancakes. He did not make them very often, but when he did, we kids knew we were in for a real treat. Once they were done, we filled them with sweet strawberry jam that my Mum had made. When I grew up I realized that the rest of the world knew them by the name crepes. Now I prefer my crepes plain or with just a tiny bit of maple syrup or fresh fruit. This version of crepes have no eggs or dairy and roll beautifully.
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 Tblsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp stevia, or sweetener of choice
3 cups water
2 Tblsp ground flax
1/2 cup applesauce
1 large banana
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup quick oats
Fresh fruit, optional
Maple syrup, optional
Mix the first four ingredients in a large bowl.
Blend the water, flax, applesauce, banana, vanilla and oats, in a blender until smooth.
Mix the two bowls together. Whisk until the mixture is smooth
The mixture should be somewhat runny. At this point you may need to add about 1/4 cup extra water to thin it out. It should be runny enough that it moves easily in the pan when tilted.
Heat a non stick pan until hot.
Once it is HOT, add about 1/2 cup of batter and tilt the pan until the entire bottom is covered. My pan was a medium sized pan, so if you are using a larger pan, use more batter.
Once the surface is covered with bubbles and is no longer wet, peel the crepe off the pan and flip it. Now brown the other side. Remove to a plate and repeat until all the batter is used up.
Serve warm with maple syrup or fresh fruit as desired.
This recipe was inspired by this pancake mix: http://followyourecho.com/