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What is the best way of starting the day? With a warm crêpes, of course. This time we'll be making the pumpkin crêpes, a twist on classic French crêpes. The batter is whipped up in a few minutes (once you have ready the pumpkin purée).
These orange-coloured crêpes are versatille and can be filled with your favourite jam (try Good Good jams made with natural sweeteners), melted chocolate, lemon curd or just drizzled with some orange juice. We love to spread them with sweetened fresh ricotta spiced with a dash of cardamom - so flavourful.
Whipping up the batter for these delicious crêpes is so easy once you have ready all ingredients. Besides the regular ingredients - EGG, MILK, FLOUR and SALT, the batter is enriched with pumpkin purée which makes the crêpes flavorful, rich and slightly moist.
We love to prepare homemade pumpkin purée which is also easy to prepare.
For the purée you will need small pumpkin (around 1 kg). We'll be using hokkaido pumpkin, which we love for its nutty taste and amazing orange colour.
Plus, it's small and round and easy to handle. Swap hokkaido pumpkin for any other pumpkin you have on hand (sugar pumpkin, kabocha squash or even butternut squash).
Cut the pumpkin into half, then cut it into half, roast in the oven until soft (this takes around 30-35 minutes). Scoop out the flash and mash using potato masher or stick blender. Your pumpkin purée is ready for using!
It's good to freeze the leftover of purée so you have it ready at any time.
Check out our step-by-step guide on making homemade pumpkin purée with useful tips and tricks.
From this batter you will get 8 medium crêpes, pretty enough for 4 people. Double the dose, if you are serving more people or want to leave part of the batter for the later (keep it in the fridge).
The key to cooking crêpes well is using a non-stick skillet that's preheated over medium heat and well-greased with butter.
These crêpes are thicker than the classic one and you will need a slightly more time for cooking (these are done when lightly brown on both sides).
These crêpes are super delicious when filled with fantastic Belgian Choco Hazel spread with no added sugar.
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