I was planning on posting one of my daughter’s Wands Go Wild Wednesday posts but things have been busy and we didn’t get around to making what she wanted until last night and I was too tired to stay up and write and and I think it would be much better to post next week. So I went through my que and found that I forgot to post my protein crepes that I was going on and on about and posted on Instagram a few weeks ago. Yep since I am going on week 3 of not working out due to my injury and my birthday has come and gone the post is a little out of date but the crepes still remain the same, delicious as ever and just finding more and more ways to enjoy them with all of the nut butters, fruits, and coconut butters! Plus the fact that spring showed up and vanished and it is snowing as I type means it is still pancake/crepe season, haha who am I kidding they are perfect year round!
With the extreme cold weather we have been having here lately I have been having a lot of oatmeal and warm breakfast bowls for breakfast but finally switched things up and I have been stuck on these Protein Crepes! Trying hard to dial in my nutrition to see what my body is capable of before I hit my upcoming birthday, doing Insanity Max 30 and then 21 Day Extreme while stuck inside this winter and I haven’t been able to get outside to run or workout these have been my go to! Missing my pancakes I had to do something and these are the cure for that. I’m not as young as I use to be and as I get older I’m finding it harder to get my body to change. I’m not one to watch what I eat, I have a pretty clean diet but do believe in moderation and balance, but being stuck at pretty much the same weight for a couple years now (even while a vegan and vegetarian) I really wanted to keep pushing and trying different things. I’m at a healthy weight and I know sometimes the body just knows where it needs to be but I just wanted to see. I have no need to have a “bikini competitor body” but just want be the best I can be. Not much luck as I pinched a nerve in my back half way through Insanity Max 30, then tried 21 Day Extreme and with the nutrition that comes with the plans I’m finding myself very tired, not performing at my best, and just a loss of energy. I won’t even mention how I wish there were a million more green containers or teaspoons and less reds but I stuck to it. My weight did not budge at all or increasing a little through the programs, in the end up after Insanity Max 30 and only down a couple pounds after 21DFX. I will still add these workouts to my rotation as I really enjoyed some of them. but I’m going back to my intuitive eating and listening to my body since that is what makes me happy and has me running my best. While I’m still working on adding in more protein and being more flexible and getting away from labels (vegan, vegetarian) for medical reasons that came up last year. That said if I could eat anything I wanted I would still hands down go for all the fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, nut butters, grains, than chocolate, ice cream, pancakes, carbs, (yes cakes cookies, desserts….) and then cheeses and proteins/tofu/meats would be way down there. Which is why I enjoy my protein shakes and often put protein into my baked goods. These protein crepes…. aren’t going anywhere and will be another one of the top ways along with protein shakes and pancakes I can get my protein! So simple, well a little learning curve when it comes to making them super thin but honestly I almost always make them after a workout or in a hurry and really don’t care if they are a little on the thicker side even after perfecting the tissue paper thin crepes.
So the question isn’t weather or not to make these but the big question is what to fill them or top them with since the choices are endless!!! One of my favorite toppings is Sweet Spreads Cinnamon Roll CocoNutter followed by peanut butter as my second choice, shocking I know!
What would you top or fill yours with?
Makes 1 serving, 3 to 6+ crepes depending on thickness made in a 10″ pan
2 TBSP peanut butter powder or protein powder (used an organic peanut butter powder I got at Costco, like PB2 for protein I use Vega Team*)
2 TBSP water, just enough to make it smooth but not watery
1/2c egg whites
Toppings and fillings of choice. Some of my favorites are peanut butter, nut butter, Sweet Spreads CocoNutter, yogurt, and fruit.
*The Vega protein I use depends on what I am filling or topping them with. One of my favorite combinations for everything is making a double batch or more (I keep extra batter in the refrigerator for later) of half Vega One Vanilla Chai and half peanut butter powder.
In a small bowl mix together peanut butter powder/protein powder and water until smooth. Slowly whisk in egg whites but you don’t want to over mix and make a lot of bubbles. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, you want to make sure you have a hot pan. Turn medium/low (half way between), remove from heat and spray with coconut oil spray or melt a little coconut oil in the pan. You will want to do this as needed, before every crepe, to make sure they don’t stick. Pour a small amount of batter in the middle of the pan and swirl around. If making them thin they only take 30 seconds to cook, flip and cook another 30 seconds. If you are making them thicker you will want to cook them slightly longer until they look set before flipping. Remove from heat and place on a plate and cook remaining crepes. Fill or top with toppings as desired. Enjoy!
While I do receive some Vega products from time to time, which I listed as an option in this recipe, I do purchase much of it on my own. It has been my plant-based protein of choice since before I started blogging. Even though most Vega products used are purchased by myself I do add this disclaimer. I do not make any money off any Vega sales or posts. I only write about foods I love, my blog is an extension of my hobby to make fun healthy food creations for me and my family.