Colourful Beetroot Crepes

Contributed by Kaitlyn Guenther

Colorful Beetroot Crepes

This recipe is a fun way to add some colour and nutrients to a breakfast classic. Beetroots are a great vegetable and using them in this crepe recipe is a sneaky way to introduce some extra health benefits in a fun way! Plus the beautiful red/pink color is great to suit different themes—Canada Day, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, etc.

The best thing about this recipe is that you can use it for different meals, like breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even dessert... Just change up the crepe toppings and it can be sweet or savoury!

Ingredients:

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Directions:

  1. Add the eggs, milk, flour, and melted butter or oil to a blender and blend until well combined
  2. Grate the cooked beetroot and add the gratings to the blender. Blend another minute until the beetroot is well combined (the mixture should be bright red/pink in colour and there shouldn't be any visible chunks of beet)
  3. Transfer the crepe batter to a mixing bowl—straining once to remove any little clumps
  4. Let the batter sit for about a half hour before making the crepes. (the batter will also keep in the fridge for 2 days)
  5. When you are ready to cook the crepes, heat a little bit of oil or butter in a large frying pan
  6. Give the batter a quick whisk before each crepe and then pour approximately 1/4 cup of the batter into the frying pan
  7. Cook the crepe approximately 1-2 minutes on each side, until browned slightly.

Makes approximately 12 crepes

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