One of the keys to transitioning to a healthier lifestyle is to learn how to swap out unhealthy food choices for healthier food choices. As I always tell my clients, it’s easier to focus on the foods that you can have, rather than the foods that you feel like you’re giving up. For many people, giving up dairy can be especially challenging, but there are substitutes that you can incorporate that are surprising delicious, nourishing and filling. If you haven’t yet checked out my ebook: Your Essential Guide to Raw Vegan Dairy Alternatives – I highly recommend it! This is a free bonus recipe that I’m posting here to get you started or continue to support you on your dairy-free journey (even if it means just starting to reduce your daily consumption of dairy products!)
Making raw crepes is actually a lot easier than you might think. Creating fun raw food and whole food recipes is really just about thinking outside of the box – and ditching that silly box all together!
Kitchen Equipment for Raw Crepe Recipe
For this raw crepe recipe you will need a high-powered blender and a dehydrator. I personally use and recommend the Vitamix Blender. I wrote a review comparing the Vitamix versus the Blendtec that you can read here.
As for dehydrators, if you don’t have one yet, I recommend the 9-tray Excalibur – I’ve had mine for years and it’s still working great. Owning a good quality food processor and dehydrator are two of the top 4 raw food kitchen tools I recommend stocking your kitchen with.
Raw Crepe Recipe: Coconut Pear Crepes
Blend in a high-powered blender:
- 2 cups young coconut meat
- 3 pears
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- Pinch of cinnamon
Blend until really smooth, then spread thinly on a Teflex sheet with an angle spatula and place in your dehydrator at 150 degrees for 1 hour, then turn down to 110-115 degrees. You can spread them in a circle or a square. I personally spread the raw crepe batter in a big square (to fill up the entire teflex sheet, and then cut them with scissors into 4 smaller squares, and folded them over, as shown in the image above. Check on the crepes after about 1.5 to 2 hours and once you see they are dry enough, flip them over and carefully peal the teflex sheet off of the crepe. If it’s still too gooey, then it’s not yet ready to flip. The teflex sheet should easily peal off once it’s ready to flip. Removing the teflex sheet will allow it to complete drying more quickly. Once flipped, the raw crepes should be done within a couple of hours.
Raw Strawberry Cream Sauce Recipe
Blend in high-powered blender until very smooth:
- 1 cup young coconut meat with
- 1/2 cup of coconut water
- 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries
- Some optional ideas: Instead of strawberries you can use whatever fresh or frozen fruit you like. I think blueberries would be especially delicious with this recipe. I also didn’t add any extra sweetener, but you may want to add an extra date or two to make it a little sweeter, although I did find the raw crepe to be plenty sweet.
Once the raw crepes are finished, place it face open on a plate. Toss whatever fruits you like (I used bananas and pears) into a bowl with a little bit of the cream sauce. Place a scoop of sauced up fruits in the middle of the crepe and fold over. Drizzle the strawberry cream sauce over the raw crepes – and voila! An easy raw crepe recipe that even your family will love!