I’ve partnered with Premier Protein to bring y’all these super simple, gluten free, Vanilla Protein Crepes with Apple Pumpkin Protein Filling. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that keep this Sri Lankan Runnin! #MyGoodEnergy
These last couple of years, after the first weekend in September, we become a house divided! I am not sure if it’s the changing weather, or all the football talk, or the anticipation leading up to turning our clocks back an hour – but September has my daughter and I having trouble seeing eye to eye. You see, she loves crepes and I adore pancakes!
It always boggles my mind how a tad bit of melted butter can change how my daughter regards a mix of flour, eggs, milk, sweetener, and salt. Even when she was a wee little one and could barely reach the counter-top, she would sneak crepes off the plate as I made them – a behavior she still proudly carries on now (hence the lonesome 2 crepes in these photographs). Speaking of what goes into crepes, I was surprised to learn that in the middle ages, crepes were made with a mix of wine and water instead of milk!
On those weekend mornings when we plan on getting out of the house early to go hiking, I know that the only thing that will have my daughter not acting like a bear mid-hibernation is the smell and sound of crepes cooking! And, me being me, I have to make sure that the crepes I feed her have something good in them.
So, I made these with Premier Protein’s vanilla shake and even sneaked some protein shake into the filling! I also used coconut oil instead of butter and she didn’t even know these were good for her!
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- 1 cup gluten free flour of your choice
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup Premier Protein Vanilla Shake
- 1/3 cup water
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- APPLE PUMPKIN FILLING
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 apple chopped up
- 3 tablespoons coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons 100% pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 4 tablespoons of Premier Protein Vanilla Shake
In a large bowl, mix the flour, eggs, Premier Protein Vanilla, Shake, water, and salt with a whisk and a whole lot of elbow grease! Mix till batter is creamy and lump-free
Then whisk in the melted coconut oil
Place a pan over medium heat and grease it with coconut oil
Add a ladlefull of batter to pan and twirl pan around so batter coats bottom of pan in a thin layer
Flip and let cook about 30 seconds and transfer to a plate
Repeat with the rest of the butter
APPLE PUMPKIN FILLING
Add coconut oil to the same pan and add in the apple, coconut sugar, salt, pumpkin puree, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice and let cook till apple softens - stirring often
Add the Premier protein shake and stir till excess liquid is evaporated
Place a couple of tablespoons of batter in each crepe and roll and enjoy
Can be enjoyed with plain syrup or pumpkin syrup