Buckwheat Crêpes With Coconut & Baked Figs

Along with the scrumptious nutty flavour that buckwheat flour provides these crêpes, it additionally makes them excessive in fibre and gluten-free, to not point out wealthy in vitamins together with calcium, protein, iron and B nutritional vitamins. So all in all it’s fairly good for you and makes fairly tasty crêpes, particularly when combined with some dried coconut. They are often served so simple as you want – including only a squeeze of lemon and a drizzle of honey, dripping with maple syrup or you possibly can posh them up a bit and serve them with Greek yoghurt and sticky figs baked with orange juice.


preparation time: 10 minutes, cooking time: 20 minutes for the figs, plus 3 minutes per pancake


For the buckwheat and coconut crêpes:

  • 200g/7oz/11⁄2 cups buckwheat flour
  • 450ml/16fl oz/2 cups milk, plus additional, if wanted
  • 2 eggs
  • a pinch of salt
  • finely grated zest of 1 orange
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil, plus additional for cooking
  • 50g/13⁄4oz/1⁄2 cup unsweetened desiccated/ dried shredded coconut

For the figs:

  • 8–10 figs (relying on their dimension)
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 125ml/4fl oz/1⁄2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Greek yoghurt, to serve (non-obligatory)


Preheat the oven to 200oC/400oF/fuel 6.

Trim the stalk off the figs and lower each in half. Sit in a small roasting pan and drizzle the honey excessive. Pour over the orange juice and bake for 20 minutes, basting with the orange juice a few occasions throughout cooking. When cooked, serve sizzling, heat or cooled. Maintain the figs heat whilst you make the crepes, or depart them to chill, if you want.

To make the crêpes, put the entire elements besides the coconut in a meals processor and blitz till easy. The consistency needs to be just like thick pouring cream. Stir within the coconut and add a bit of additional milk if wanted to return the batter to the right consistency.

Preheat the oven to its lowest setting. Warmth a non-stick frying pan over medium–excessive warmth. When sizzling, add a trickle of oil and use a brush to evenly coat the pan. Pour in simply sufficient of the batter to cowl the floor, swirling the pan to get a good coating. Cook dinner for about 1–2 minutes till frivolously golden. Flip over utilizing a spatula and cook dinner for about 1 minute, or till golden, on the opposite facet. Maintain heat within the oven whereas cooking the remaining.

Serve the crêpes with a portion of the figs and spoon over any sticky orange juices. End with Greek yogurt if utilizing.

Within the Temper for Wholesome Meals by Jo Pratt is revealed by Nourish Books.