Garlicky Spinach Cornmeal Crepes | Naturally Ella

There is a possibility that I could eat crepes for every meal. They are a light and wonderful substitute for breakfast pancakes. For lunch, I like to tuck vegetables and cheese inside and use in place of grilled cheese. For dinner, crepes can be used in place of tortillas in enchiladas. And of course, my favorite, crepes filled with ice cream.

I make crepes out of any flour I possibly can. Once you get the hang of the consistency of the dough and the pan swirl, the possibilities are endless. These cornmeal crepes have become a favorite version and I’ve had this recipe for breakfast quite often (thanks to crepes that freeze well!)

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Garlicky Spinach Cornmeal Crepes

Preparation 10 mins 2017-09-22T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 20 mins 2017-09-22T00:20:00+00:00 Serves 1 serving     adjust servings Calories 178 kcal
Garlicky Spinach Cornmeal Crepes | Naturally Ella

A light breakfast using lightly sautéed spinach wrapped in a homemade cornmeal crepe and topped with a poached egg. 

Ingredients

    Crepes

    • 1/4 cup fine-ground cornmeal
    • 1/4 cup white wheat flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/2 cup whole milk
    • 1 tablespoon melted butter

    For each crepe

    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 clove garlic minced
    • 1 cup packed baby spinach
    • 1 poached egg
    • Red Pepper Flakes for topping

    Instructions

    1. In a medium bowl, whisk together ingredients for the crepes. Heat 8″ skillet and lightly grease with oil. Place a scant ¼ cup of batter in pan. Tilt the pan so that the batter covers the entire pan and cook for about 60 seconds or so, until golden. Flip and cook for another 30 seconds. Layer done crepes, slightly overlapping, on a plate.
    2. Heat a skillet over medium-low heat. Add the olive oil to the skillet followed by the minced garlic. Cook for a minute or two, until the garlic is fragrant and golden. Turn off the heat and add the spinach to the skillet. Stir until the spinach is slightly wilted.
    3. Assemble one crepe with spinach and topped with poached egg and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.

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    Recipe Notes

    Tips & Tricks: Extra crepes can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days or frozen for a couple months. Place in a container, separating each crepe with wax paper. This crepe recipe makes about 8, 8" crepes.

    Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need: spinach, eggs, wheat flour

    Nutrition: get the information- crepe recipe + crepe filling

    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size
    Amount Per ServingAs Served
    Calories 178 kcal Calories from fat
    % Daily Value

    Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

    Calories2000
    Total FatLess than65g
    Sat FatLess than25g
    CholesterolLess than300mg
    SodiumLess than2,400mg
    Total Carbohydrate300g
    Dietary Fiber25g

    Cornmeal Crepes

    variations

    The spinach in these cornmeal crepes can easily be changed. I almost always have spinach on hand, so it’s a good go-to for me. But really, so many different greens and vegetables work well.

    Greens: Swap out the spinach for different greens such as kale, chard, collards, or beet greens.

    Roasted Vegetables: It’s pretty easy to use what is in season. For spring, roast asparagus. During the summer months, roasted or grilled summer squash. During the fall- pureed sweet potato or butternut squash.

    Now that you’ve mastered making crepes, you can cook up a batch and stash them in the freezer. As mentioned in the intro- I use crepes for so many different meals and recipes.

    Enchiladas: these cornmeal crepes in particular work really well in place of corn tortillas for enchiladas. The crepes kind of melt away with the sauce making for one delicious casserole-type meal.

    Desserts: I will always have a soft spot for dessert crepes. Pair these cornmeal crepes with homemade ice cream or one of my favorites, roasted fruit and honey.

    Garlicky Spinach Cornmeal Crepes with Poached Egg | Naturally Ella