Oh, this recipe has completely stolen my heart! Every time I take a bite of these enchanting crepes paired with the juicy summer strawberries, it's like falling in love all over again.
The best part is how it indulges my taste buds without making me fret over calories. It's all thanks to the magical touch of date sugar and syrup, adding that natural sweetness with a bonus of 5 grams of fiber per teaspoon! And don't even get me started on the date powder, which simply tastes like icing sugar—such a delightful surprise!
It's more than just a treat; it's a love affair with flavors and nourishment. Each mouthful leaves me feeling cherished and guilt-free. I'm telling you, this is an experience you can't miss out on! Treat yourself to this divine delight, and let the love story unfold with every single bite. You deserve this sweet affection in your life!
Makes 8-12 crepes depending on pan size and measurements of cooked batter
For the crepes:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole milk (room temperature)
2 large eggs (room temperature)
2 tablespoons melted butter (can use plant-based butter if preferred)
2 tablespoons LIVA date sugar
2 tablespoons LIVA date syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
A pinch of salt
For the filling:
1 cup fresh strawberries, washed, hulled, and sliced
1 cup fresh rhubarb, chopped into small pieces
¼ cup date syrup (adjust to taste)
1/2 tablespoon corn starch
1/2 tablespoons water
Additional date syrup for drizzling
Additional chopped strawberries for garnish and filling
LIVA date powder for topping
Creamy Filling: (optional)
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
3-4 tablespoons date syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Crepe Batter:
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole milk, eggs, melted butter, date sugar, date syrup, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt until you have a smooth batter. Let the batter rest for about 15-20 minutes.
2. Cook the Crepes:
Heat a non-stick crepe pan or a shallow frying pan over medium heat. Add a small amount of butter (or plant-based butter) to grease the pan. Pour about 1/4 cup or 1/3 cup of the crepe batter into the pan, swirling it around to form a thin, even layer. Cook for about 1-2 minutes on each side until the edges turn golden. Repeat the process with the remaining batter.
3. Prepare the Filling:
In a separate saucepan, combine the sliced strawberries, chopped rhubarb, and date syrup. Cook over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes or until the rhubarb becomes tender. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Mix the corn starch and water together until dissolved and add to the pot. When the filling has thickened; remove from heat and set aside.
4. (Optional) Creamy White Filling:
In a mixing bowl, combine the plain Greek yogurt date syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir well until the ingredients are fully incorporated, and the filling is smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust sweetness to your preference by adding more date syrup if needed. Set the filling aside.
5. Assemble the Crepes:
Lay one crepe flat on a plate. If you choose to use the creamy white filling, spoon some of it onto one half of the crepe. Spoon some of the strawberry and rhubarb filling onto one half of the crepe. Add additional strawberries on top of the strawberry filling. Fold the other half over the filling to create a half-moon shape. Fold the crepes one more time.
6. Drizzle Syrup and dust with Date powder:
Dust the top of the crepes with LIVA date powder which acts like icing sugar. Drizzle some additional date syrup over the filled crepe for added sweetness.
If desired, sprinkle chopped nuts on top of the crepe for extra crunch and flavor.
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Why do I use date sugar instead of refined regular cane sugar? Date sugar is diabetic friendly when consumed in moderate amounts. Organic whole dates, such as the ones used in LIVA date products contain the fiber and nutrients needed to support the body and metabolism. Dates are an excellent whole food for hormone health, pregnancy, breastfeeding, easing labor and relieving post natal and prenatal constipation.