Oct 4, 2014

Oatmeal crepes


That Sunday morning, I was out of any whole grain flour, so I blended some oat flakes instead and made these crepes...

Oatmeal crepes
adapted from Julia Child
makes 20 - 25 crepes
time: 5 min preparation / 1-2 hrs inactive / 20 min cooking

ingredients
1 1/2 cups (360 ml) oat flakes (not instant) blended to flour
4 Tablespoons (60 g) butter
1 cup (240 ml) milk (I used my homemade almond milk)
1 cup (240 ml) ice water
4 medium eggs
1/2 teaspoon (4 g) fine salt

method
On a small skillet, melt butter (don't let it get hot). In a blender, mix milk, water, eggs, salt and butter on high speed for 1 minute. Add oatmeal, blend for another minute. Place the blender in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

On a well preheated skillet (smeared with some butter for the first crepe) on medium high, pour just enough batter to cover the surface of the skillet. Cook for about 50 - 60 seconds on each side (less on the second one) till there is some coloring but not too much.

notes
  • 1 lb (450 g) oat flakes = 4 cups (960 ml) oat meal;
  • instead of ice water, I just add 2 small/medium ice cubes to the cup with water; I don't know why but crepes come out better with that cold touch;
  • I operate with three skillets; every eye on my stove top heats up differently, so I stand and watch and flip;
  • I store ready pieces in a preheat ceramic dish covered with aluminum foil and a cotton cloth;
  • oatmeal gives the crepes a slightly toasted hint which makes them very attractive.

13 comments:

  1. I've gotten really into using oat flour lately - love the sound of these crepes!!

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  2. These crepes look lovely, Ela. I love the use of oat flour.

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  3. Wow, what a beautiful recipe, Ela! Love it!

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  4. great idea, should this this soon!

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  5. I love that you used oat flour, these sound wonderful :D

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  6. Great idea to use to use oats here Ela, look delicious!

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  7. I like the way you improvise! I'll bet they taste wonderful.

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  8. As always, your photos are stunning Ela...your blog is so just enchanting! I always love browsing around and seeing what you've been up to.

    Love crepes too...these look lovely.

    xoxo

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  9. A great recipe! I'd love to try those crêpes.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  10. What a wonderful idea to use oats in crepes! They look so light and perfect!!!

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  11. Great substitute idea, love it. Must be nice the toasted flavor and great hint on the ice cubes.

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  12. Love that you used oat flour especially in crepes. They look fantastic Ela!

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  13. I have never made oatmeal crepes before, but I love oat flour so I will have to start!

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