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The Perfect Valentine's Breakfast
Colorful Beetroot Crepes

by Kaitlyn Guenther

When I was little my dad, my sister, and I would make breakfast in bed for my mom on special holidays—usually the Mother's Day classic, always on birthdays, and every so often Valentine's Day! I will always remember our biggest breakfast in bed triumph; together we managed to sucessfully make my mom crepes. I felt like a Parisian chef!

On that note, I recently came across the concept of sneaking vegetables and fruits into regular recipes (mac and cheese, pancakes, and, believe it or not, crepes!) With that amazing idea in mind I put together a recipe for colorful beetroot crepes! It took a bit of fiddling with measurements and techniques (not to mention lots of research on what makes a good crepe!) but I finally settled on a recipe that makes my tummy very happy! *grin*

Colorful Beetroot Crepes

Now, let me tell you some of the wonderful things about beets and their great nutritional values!

And of course the best thing about beets is the great color! Just don't get it on your clothes...

Beetroots

photo by: liz west, CC BY 2.0

Some tips for making crepes:

  1. Crepe batter should be as smooth as possible. When making crepes with beets you can strain the batter once before cooking. This helps get rid of any clumpy bits.
  2. It is a good idea to let the crepe batter set for about a half hour before making the crepes. You can even make the crepe batter the night before and keep it in the fridge for up to two days!
  3. When you heat the pan, go slowly; you want it hot enough that each side of the crepe browns in about a minute, but not so hot that the batter sets before you've managed to spread it around the pan.
  4. FOR GLUTEN-FREE CREPES: You can substitute the plain flour for rice flour. It tastes the same, except the batter is slightly more grainy.

Crepe Toppings

Finally, we all know that best part of a crepe breakfast is actually the toppings... So I have outlined some tasty treats to add to your beetroot crepes.

Visit our Sneaky–Nutrient Recipes section to find the full recipe for Colourful Beetroot Crepes.


Dr. Mercola. (2014, January 25). Six Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Beets. Retrieved February 07, 2018, from https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/01/25/beets-health-benefits.aspx

 

Kaitlyn's byline photoAbout Kaitlyn:

I am Kaitlyn, the K in DLTK and I've been working for the family website since I could hold a crayon. Now I am all grown up and I live with my partner, Callum, and our adorable cat, Juicebox!  When I'm not helping my parents on the site, I am studying psychology at the University of Calgary.  I love my work and my studies, but when I can I love to head out to the mountains and enjoy the outdoors! You can connect with me on Facebook or Instagram.