Plantain tortillas are great option when you are following an elimination/provocation protocol like the Autoimmune Paleo, but I wanted to make something resembling a crepe. I used Stephanie’s recipe as a starting point and had to play around to get the result I was looking for. This is probably the closest one can get to make a grain-free, egg-free crepe.

These can be made super thin if you want — the starch will prevent them from falling apart. It’s just a matter of baking them slowly so that they don’t burn. They can be kept for several days in a container at room temperature, or longer in the fridge. Just warm ’em gently before serving. They have a little bit of chewiness, brought by the starch in the arrowroot, that everyone loved.

Egg-free Banana Tapioca “Crepes”

PREP TIME

10 min

TOTAL TIME

40 min +/-

Serves: 6 servings

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup mashed ripe banana — about 3 regular size bananas
1 cup tapioca starch 3 tablespoons cooking fat, melted — I tried both bacon rendered lard and ghee. They were both great.
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
A generous pinch of salt 3/4 cup water

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Arrange racks in the middle of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Add all the ingredients minus the water to the bowl of a food processor or a powerful blender. Add the water gradually as you blend, until you get a batter that’s a little thick.
  3. Pour the batter slowly onto baking sheets and smooth it until really thin if you’re looking for a “crepe”. This is enough batter for about 12 6-inch crepes, but the batter will hold really well to make larger crepes if you’d like. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the edge of the crepes is brown, turn them over and bake for another 10 minutes, or until slightly puffed and fragrant.
  4. Let cool slightly before serving. Use your favorite toppings, for breakfast or dessert.

About Andrea

I am a health concierge of sorts — a combination of nutritionist, coach, teacher and chef. I vet GOOD science from nutrition and health sources I trust and translate it into a customized daily practice for you. Think of me as a project manager. The project? YOUR health recovery.

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