Stinging Nettle Crepes

Stinging Nettle Crepes

Crepes are very nostalgic to me! My grandmother taught me how to make them when I was young and I continued making them for many years after. I made them every father’s day for years. Since then, I have strayed from the basic recipe by adding spinach, stinging nettle, and turmeric to them at times. Here is a fantastic way to enjoy green crepes plus all the added nutrients from stinging nettles!

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Stinging Nettle

Nettle is a nutrient-dense plant full of much needed vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that are most likely missing from our modern day diets. She is a powerful source of calcium, manganese, magnesium, vitamin K, carotenoids, and protein. These nutrients can help restore health in a variety of ways. Due to the mineral content of this plant, nettle is a great choice when trying to strengthen bones, hair, nails, and teeth. She gives us energy and is a reliable way to boost iron levels. As herbalist David Hoffman would say, “When in doubt, choose nettle.” So we’re choosing nettle today!

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Nettle Crepe Recipe

1 cup flour

1 cup fresh nettles leaves (best to harvest the tops of the plant in the spring)

1 cup milk

2 eggs

1 T maple syrup

1 ½ T coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

Butter for pan

  • First, you’ll want to add the milk and nettles to a blender and pulse until it’s well blended and green!
  • Melt the coconut oil if it’s solid
  • I’m a one bowl kind of gal, so with that said I literally add everything in and mix. I believe the proper way would be to mix the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients separately and slowly combine. Do what’s best for you! Mix until there are no clumps.
  • Melt butter in pan over medium/medium low heat.
  • Place about ¼ cup of mixture in pan. Unless you have a fancy crepe maker, you’ll need to pick the pan up and move it around so the batter thins out. It’s a bit of a workout!
  • Let it cook for a few minutes on each side.
  • Serve with maple syrup and enjoy!

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Some other toppings that might be tasty include: honey, plain ol’ butter, jelly or jam, fresh fruit, lemon juice and a sprinkle of sugar, Nutella, or Elderberry Syrup

 

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