Light & Fluffy Bisquick Crepes
This recipe came about as a happy accident. One night (I know you love breakfast for dinner, too!) I was craving pancakes and decided to whip up a quick batch (carbs be damned). I only had skim milk (0% fat milk) that I use with cereal, and didn't think it would really make a difference. You know the saying "The first pancake is always a failure"? I totally thought that was the case when I poured this batter on the hot skillet. The resulting pancake was more like a crepe - thin, fluffy, and beautifully crisp along the edges. I realized I had just created a hack for crepes - until I googled it and discovered it was a thing. Either way, here's a super simple recipe for crepes that can be turned sweet or savory...whatever you like :)
Today I'm filling them with plain yogurt and fresh strawberries, topping them with toasted coconut, lemon zest for brightness, and a scoop of non-dairy ice cream. I'm using Happy Cow Dairy-Free Ice Cream, which is made from coconut milk and brings tons of creamy decadence to this dish! Let's get cookin! I will also include a Vegan version below:
Ingredients You Need:
- 1 cup Original Bisquick mix
- 3/4 cup milk (regular, skim, soy, rice, almond)
- 1 egg
- 4 tbsp butter or coconut oil for the pan
- dash cinnamon (nutmeg is also nice!)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- dash salt
- fresh fruit
- sweetened ricotta or plain yogurt
- fresh lemon zest, toasted coconut, ice cream, whipped cream, powdered sugar, fresh fruit, honey, agave, chocolate, bananas, nutella, peanut butter, baked apples, berries, etc.
- if you go savory, omit the cinnamon and vanilla in the crepe mixture. salmon and cream cheese, chicken salad, spinach, feta, ham and cheese, mushrooms and chicken, etc.
- Whisk 1 cup Bisquick mix, 3/4 cup milk, 1/2 tsp vanilla, dash cinnamon, dash salt, and 1 egg together in a bowl until combined. Don't over-beat.
- Add a bit of butter or coconut oil to a pan over medium heat. Once bubbly, pour crepe batter into the skillet, rotating the skillet so that the batter covers the bottom of the pan. Cook until golden brown, and flip! Cook the other side until golden brown, and serve immediately.
- Either stack the crepes, or fill with your desired fillings!
- Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, and whatever toppings you like! So easy :)
Crepes are so deliciously versatile. Fill them with leftovers from last night's dinner, add some cheese and heat them up for a savory crepe, or use whatever fruit you have in the house for fancy dessert at home. Cinnamon Apples would be amazing in these. You could also make mini crepes and stack them for a fun DIY dessert bar with your friends. Hope you give these a try!!
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