Coconut Crepes

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:05+00:00 June 8th, 2012|3 Comments

Yesterday I photographed (and noshed on) these ridiculously good crepes made pretty much entirely out of coconut products (and eggs). :) I got the recipe from the wife of one of my Crossfit coaches; she does a lot of extremely healthy, grain-free style cooking. I’ve been moving towards a no bread/pasta/grain diet (I think I have some sort of gluten/grain sensitivity) and so I am loving stuff like this.

Photo setup: I used diffused window light from behind the subject, with a Lastolite Tri-Grip diffuser in the back to soften the light, and I stood two folded pieces of white foam board on either side of the dish to bounce some light back into the scene. (Here’s a post with a very similar setup, just replace the black foam board in the illustration with a diffuser.)

Coconut Crepe Recipe (Courtesy Lo Dorr)

Ingredients listed are per crepe

1 egg
1 Tbsp. Coconut Milk (regular, NOT light)
1 Tbsp. coconut flour
1 Tbsp. toasted, un-sweetened coconut

Use coconut oil to grease pan. Pour batter into well-heated pan. Carefully flip/slide crepe (depending on what kind of pan you’re using). Separate finished crepes between sheets of wax or parchment. Fill each crepe with 1/4 cup Greek yoghurt and 1/2 cup fresh berries. Roll-up, enjoy!

Note: I added more coconut milk to thin the batter out until I got it to a good consistency. Yet, my crepe-making skills are lacking so I made them into tiny crepe-pancakes. :) The berries I used to top my dish were fresh blueberries and huckleberries.

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website, nicolesy.com.

3 Comments

  1. Natasha McEachron June 8, 2012 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    This looks really yummy but I think I might have a problem with the combined texture of the crepes and yogurt filling (wet/soggy/moist bread items gross me out).

    Do you know how coconut milk compares health wise to regular milk or cream? I’d like to try using it to make ice cream but I’ve heard coconut products are super high in fat (though that might just be the oil).

  2. Joy June 20, 2012 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    The crepes look wonderful.

  3. Angie N. July 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    I’ll definitely have to try these… they look very yummy!

    P.S. I like your new logo. :)

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