Crepes- THM “E” or “Crossover”

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My kids LOVE crepes! My oldest asked for them for her birthday breakfast, and I made them that time with the last little bit of sprouted spelt flour I had on hand. So, when the asked today for crepes for lunch, my mind turned to the THM pancakes that use ground oats, and I had an AHA! moment. A few minor tweaks to my tried and true crepe recipe, and voila! The only thing I had a bit of trouble with was that I had 2 small frying pans going at once, and one pan didn’t have the heat turned up quite as high as the other one, so they cooked slower and wanted to rip when I was flipping them. I turned the heat up just a smidge, and it was much better. I’ll give you the ingredients for the E version as well as the crossover version. The directions for making them are the same.

If you are unfamiliar with the Trim, Healthy Mama plan, you can read a book review here. Basically, if you are in weight-loss mode or want to eat healthy carbs without too much fat, use the “E” ingredients. If you are at your goal weight or want to gain weight by eating as many crossovers as you can, or if you have children who need both healthy carbs and healthy fats, use the “Crossover” ingredients.


Crepes- E or Crossover

“E” ingredients

1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats

1/2 tbsp Pyure or 1 tsp THM Sweet Blend

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups unsweetened almond milk (vanilla is fine)

1 tbsp melted butter

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup egg whites

Toppings (really, any fruits or berries without added fat. No nuts or cream cheese if you want to keep it an E.):

Slim Belly Jelly (Trim Healthy Mama book p. 411)

Any other chopped up fruits or berries

“Crossover” Ingredients

1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats

1/2 tbsp Pyure or 1 tsp THM Sweet Blend

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups unsweetened almond milk (vanilla is fine)

2 tbsp melted butter

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 whole eggs

Toppings (really, whatever you want!):

Slim Belly Jelly (Trim Healthy Mama book p. 411)

Any other chopped up fruits or berries

Cream cheese whipped in the food processor with a couple of tablespoons of heavy cream, plus a bit more sweetener (also really good if you mix in some strawberries!)

Chopped nuts
Directions for making crepes:

Put oats in your blender and blend until finely ground. (Don’t worry if you don’t have a fancy blender- my almost 15 year old Oster works just fine!) Add in the rest of the dry ingredients and pulse a couple of times to mix it up a bit.

Add your wet ingredients and blend some more until it’s well mixed. I need to scrape the side of my blender pitcher at least once or twice.

If you have a crepe pan, good for you! I don’t, so I use 2 small frying pans. (I think they’re 6 inch pans, maybe?) Don’t turn the heat on too terribly high or they will cook too quickly and burn. Lightly spray your pan with non-stick cooking spray (I use coconut oil spray). Pour about 1/4 cup of batter in the pan and swirl it around. Cook until it looks dry on the top, then carefully use a spatula to flip and cook about another minute or two on the other side. (I use a silicone spatula that you use for scraping a bowl to loosen it up first, then a pancake turner to flip them the rest of the way.)

When they are done, spread what you want inside, then roll up and enjoy!


Affiliate note: I did include some affiliate links on this page. If you order from Trim Healthy Mama, it won’t cost you any extra, but it will give this stay-at-home mom a bit of commission!

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