As kids we were always taught at home that if you have nothing good to say then don’t say anything at all. And that’s what I have always practiced. Why is it so hard then for some others to do the same? OK you might be thinking that someone actually might have said something nasty to me. Well, thankfully no that wasn’t the case. I was browsing through someone else’s blog when I happened to see some nasty comment there which got me pretty irritated. I mean, really? …this person was reprimanding the blogger for being so verbose and for going on and on with her story before coming down to the recipe! I felt like giving this commenter a peace of my mind! “Hello! First of all, You are here because you want a free recipe. Second of all, this blog is that blogger’s own space and she can write whatever takes her fancy! And third of all, why couldn’t you just leave if you found it too hard to scroll down past her story to look at the recipe!” OK end of rant.
OK now that’s off my chest, how are y’all doing? Hopefully enjoying the new year and not complaining about the weather too much. We have been having too many snow days and too many days off from school. And I actually enjoy that! Yes since I don’t work any more, I enjoy having my kids and husband around during the week. If feels almost like weekends!
So the other day when they had yet another school closing, I decided to make something special for breakfast. Since I was planning to try making these grain free crepes for myself, I decided to make it for everyone. Crepes filled with shredded coconut is a Keralan breakfast dish and I have posted the recipe of this traditional dish called as Mutta Pathiri before. Now since I cannot do flour or eggs, I decided to come up with this grain free version. I have been experimenting for a while and the one I made last week was really really good! I decided to use a mix of cassava and water chestnut flour for the dough. I added a bit of carob to the dough to make it ‘chocolatey’ and then I made this dreamy, wicked good ‘chocolate’ sauce that is dairy free and refined sugar free and also free of corn starch. Just yum! And this combination of all three – the crepes, shredded coconut and the chocolate sauce was just heavenly! It felt like dessert! I served them with some cherries on the side and they were yum yum good 🙂
Btw, let me be clear. These crepes are NOT like your traditional crepes where the batter is a liquid. Well things have to change when you are in ‘grain free, dairy free and egg free’ zone! So these are actually made from a dough (yes dough not batter) where you have to roll the dough to make the crepes. So these crepes are not as soft as a traditional crepe which have eggs and baking soda in them. But once you pour the heavenly chocolate sauce over them, you will find them just like crepes! Ok now that’s clear, here’s the recipe for you! Let me know how you like it!
Bringing this recipe to the Paleo/AIP recipe roundtable this week hosted by Phoenix Helix.