Peekaboo Chocolate Crepes

Peekaboo Chocolate Crepes. These beauties are really easy and they even have whole grains. My 3yo said, "I want this breakfast!" From Don't Panic Mom

I have made these about a dozen times and they are always a hit. When I showed the plate pictured above to Middle E he said, “I want that for breakfast!” They use whole wheat flour, so if you’re ready to give this whole grain a try, now is the time to do it! The color will be dark brown from the cocoa powder no matter what flour you use. So skeptics won’t be alerted by something “healthy looking.”

Peekaboo Chocolate Crepes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: About 10 Crepes

Serving Size: 2 Crepes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Milk (cow, almond, soy, whatever you've got on hand will work)
  • 3 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Honey or Agave
  • Optional: 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla or Almond Flavoring
  • Your Choice of Toppings & Fillings:
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Strawberry Yogurt

Instructions

  • Mix together the dry ingredients and then whisk together the remaining wet ones. When the ingredients are evenly mixed it should resemble a thin pancake batter. Add more milk if it seems thicker than that.
  • Heat a non-stick pan to medium high heat. (You'll know if it's too hot if the edges of the crepes begin to blacken during the first 30 seconds.)
  • As long as you are using a non-stick pan - you will not need to use more butter or a cooking spray. If your non-stick pan is in poor shape, then you may need to spray. Experiment with the first crepe and see how it goes! The first one is always a little goofy anyway.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto your pan and immediately pick up the pan and rotate your wrist until the batter has become a large circle. You'll get the hang of it after the first one.
  • Flip using a spatula after 30 seconds and then cook for about 20 seconds to finish it up.
  • Use a small heart-shaped cookie cutter in the upper left hand corner of the crepe. Spread jam or yogurt. Fold the crepe in half and then in half again. Place a heart shaped strawberry in the peekaboo window for extra "wows" from your kids. Garnish the plate with extra strawberries and the tiny crepe heart cut outs.

Notes

If you don't have a frying pan (or you just don't like using it), you can use a griddle for making crepes. Just pour the 1/4 cup of batter and use the back of the measuring cup to smooth it out into shape. I learned this trick from a friend who lived in Norway.

Peekaboo Chocolate Crepes from Don't Panic Mom

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1 Comment

  1. uepianogirl says:

    I love crepes and these look delicious! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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