I had some mango chutney (achār or whatever) left from last night but I didn't have any more chapati to eat it with and I didn't want to settle for ordinary bread. I was basically looking for an excuse to play with the stove so I decided to make some crepes. The bummer was I didn't have flour anymore so I improvised. Thus, I came up with something vegan, gluten-free and awesome!
If you follow the recipe strictly, you'll come up with:
- 2 medium sized crepes
You will need:
- 150 grams (1 cup) of oat flour * You can make it yourself by grinding oatmeal in a coffee grinder until it becomes completely powdered.
- 250 millilitres (1 cup) of soy/almond/coconut or any non-dairy milk * In my case, I used organic soy milk.
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil * If you use coconut milk, omit this ingredient.
- 1 tablespoon of agave nectar or maple syrup (or honey, if you're okay with it)
- 1 unit equivalent of banana-based egg substitute * Click on the link to know how to make it.
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
To make pancakes:
1. Mix all the wet ingredients in a bowl, including the banana egg substitute.
2. Add in all the dry ingredients to the mixing wet ingredients in this order: Flour, salt, and baking powder
3. Make sure your batter is a little bit runny. If, by your good judgement, it's not runny enough, mix in a bit more vegetable milk. Make sure it doesn't become too fluid because then it will fall apart when you flip it since it's completely gluten-free.
4. Cook over low heat with a non-stick or greased pan. Spread it fairly thin all over the surface. A minute on each side will likely do. Make sure you flip it carefully since it won't hold as well as normal gluten-filled crepes would.