Sweet Potato Crepes

Getting kids to eat healthy can be a challenge. Today as part of the Secret Recipe Club I’m surprising Shirley of Enriching Your Kids by sharing one of her recipes. Shirley struggles to get her kids to eat healthy. Shirley also manages another blog that talks about moral development in kids. (Since I’m kind of a brain geek, I found her other blog fascinating. I’m starting my masters in clinical psychology in the fall).

sweet potato crepes

Shirley does a fantastic job of cooking many of her recipes from scratch and bringing a unique creative flair to them that appeal to kids. Some of the recipes that caught our eye were:

enriching your kid

L-R: Bird’s Nest, Chicken Spinach Hot Dog, Chicken Corn Kebabs

Today we’re making sweet potato crepes. They are delicious and taste great with some cream on top! Fill them with some chicken and vegetables and they are a delicious main dish or fill with some berries and top with whipped cream for a quick and healthy dessert.

sweet potato crepes

sweet potato crepes

Sweet Potato Crepes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour or whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup sweet potatoes, boiled and cubed (1 large sweet potato=1 cup)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk (can substitute non dairy variety)
  • 2 tbsp grated jaggery, brown sugar, honey or coconut sugar
  • 3 cardamoms, ground (If you don't have cardamom, try equal parts cinnamon and nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger, or cinnamon and cloves)
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer, mix the sweet potatoes until smooth. Add in the egg and mix until combined.
  3. Alternate adding in the flour mixture and the milk until smooth. Add to the mixer the sweetener, cardamoms (or substitute) and one tablespoon melted butter. Continue to stir until smooth.
  4. Heat a skillet to medium heat. Add the remaining one tablespoon of butter and swirl around in the pan. Add 1/4 cup batter and swirl the batter around. Allow crepe to cook on one side until lightly browned before flipping and cooking on the other side. Remove from heat, continue cooking batter until done.
  5. To serve: To serve as a main dish, fill crepes with grilled chicken and vegetables. Serve drizzled in vinegarette. (You may want to omit the cardamom or subsitute if making as a main dish). To serve as a dessert, fill with berries and top with whipping cream.
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Comments

  1. This is a very interesting recipe, sweet potato in the crepe batter…. love it!

    very nice choice for your assignment!

    Hope you are having a great Reveal Monday!

  2. Lovely presentation! Any kid or grown up would grab that! Thank you for the write up. God bless!

  3. What a fascinating recipe and one that I must try, as I love sweet potatoes! Great SRC pick! Karen

  4. I am not a kid but I would eat this for lunch. Looks good. Happy Reveal Day!

  5. Oh my these look and sound delicious. We are huge crepe lovers over here so I’m pinning this recipe for sure. Visiting from the Your Designs This Time party.

  6. Crepes are such a great foil for sweet or savory and I love the idea of incorporating sweet potato into the batter for some extra nutritional value.

  7. I even didn’t know that you can make crepes with potatoes, I have to try this recipe, it sounds so delicious, thanks for sharing.

  8. These sound so yummy! I haven’t yet tried making crepes. Yours are beautiful! P.S. I enjoyed looking at your blog all month!!

  9. I was actually just thinking over the weekend that I’ve never made crepes, and it’s time to change that! Aaaaand I have an extra sweet potato already in the house, just begging to be used up. Maybe it means it’s time to give these a try? =) Great choice for the SRC this month!

  10. I’ve actually never tried making crepes. I’m a little bit intimidated. Yours turned out great! Awesome pick this month 🙂

  11. Crazy! I never would have thought to put Sweet Potato into a crepe! These look amazing! Great SRC pick!

  12. wow, i never thought the sweet potato would be in the batter! what a fun idea for a kids’ dinner.

  13. Yum, I will definitely have to try these with my son. Great pick!

  14. I Love the idea of sneaking some veggies into your crepe batter. Delicious!

  15. shockinglydelicious says:

    How creative — sweet potato crepes! Wonderful SRC pick this month. Sorry it took me so long to get here to comment.

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