Friday, February 4, 2011

Coconut Crepes.

Coconut crepes are something I fell in love with in Goa.  I ate them on the beach like everyday! These are pretty inexpensive fruits and if you use the mature coconuts it's a great source of protein!  With a little google searching, I discovered that coconuts are very beneficial for you!  They:
   Help you lose weight, or maintain your already good weight
   Reduce the risk of heart disease
   Lower your cholesterol
   Improve conditions in those with diabetes and chronic fatigue
   Improve Crohn’s, IBS, and other digestive disorders
   Prevent other disease and routine illness with its powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents
   Increase metabolism and promotes healthy thyroid function
   Boost your daily energy
   Rejuvenate your skin and prevent wrinkles

Now that the weekend is here, it's the perfect time to whip up some coconut crepes!  My crepe recipe is my Mum's which is a bit of this and a bit of that, lol.  It's a great recipe for gluten free crepes too, just use rice flour!
In a large bowl mix:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups milk
3 eggs
1 tablespoon oil
some salt
some sugar, if you want
some cinnamon, if you want
and add mushed bananas or other fruits you love, if you want!
Once it's all mixed, just pour some into the middle of a hot frying pan and tilt the frying pan in circular motions to spread out the mixture to make it big and round and thin.  They take little time on each side, but fry them until they're done just the way you like it!  When each crepe is done I stack them on a plate inside a warm oven until there's no more mixture left.

While you're frying these up, break open your coconut and take out the meat.  And then grate it all in to bits.
And then it's time to eat!  Put some coconut into the middle of the crepe with syrup or honey.
 Roll it up and top with more coconut and syrup or honey.  ENJOY!!!

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