As winter unfolds, nature offers a vibrant palette of citrus treats, with oranges taking centre stage. Bursting with flavour and nutrition! To continue the celebration of the citrus season we bring you a delightful recipe that combines the goodness of oats with the zesty charm of oranges – Oatmeal Crepes.
A Wholesome Twist on a French classic.
Oatmeal Crepes provide a nutritious twist to the classic crepe recipe. Thin, slightly nutty, and versatile, these crepes serve as a canvas for both sweet and savoury fillings. The marriage of oatmeal and citrus not only creates a delightful flavour profile but also adds a nutritious touch to your meal.
- 150g oatmeal (oat flour)
- 3 eggs
- 300ml milk (any type you prefer)
- Pinch of salt
Prepare the Oatmeal:
- If you don’t have pre-made oat flour, create your own by blending oats in a food processor or coffee grinder until th
- ey form a fine powder.
Mix the Batter:
- In a large mixing bowl, combine oatmeal, eggs, and milk. Add a pinch of salt for flavour enhancement. For those with a sweet tooth, a touch of honey can be added to the batter.
Blend or Whisk:
- Use a blender or hand whisk to thoroughly blend the ingredients into a smooth batter. Ensure there are no lumps, and the mixture is well combined.
Rest the Batter:
- Allow the batter to rest for 15-30 minutes. This enables the oats to absorb the liquid, resulting in a smoother and more pliable batter. Sometimes it feels like a break in the process, so if you don’t rest the batter for 15-30 minutes, we won’t tell anyone.
Cook the Crepes:
- Heat a frying pan or crepe pan over medium heat. Pour a small ladleful of the batter into the centre of the pan, spreading it evenly to create a thin, circular crepe. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until lightly browned.
Serve and Enjoy:
- Fill your oatmeal crepes with an array of fillings. From yoghurt and orange zest to sautéed vegetables and cheese, the options are endless. Fold or roll the crepe as desired and serve immediately.
- 🍋A firm favourite among the South Africans at the farm is a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar with a generous drizzle of lemon juice.🍋
Paint the Town Orange
Embrace the winter season with vibrant oranges inspiring your meals. From breakfast oatmeal crepes with yoghurt and orange zest to savoury dinner crepes with orange-segmented salad, infusing citrus adds freshness and warmth to cold days. So, savour the seasonal citrus, let zesty flavours brighten your feasts, and paint your plates orange!
Five good reasons to sub-in oatmeal for your next batch of crepes
5 Nutritional facts about oats
Oats and oatmeal are highly nutritious and offer a range of health benefits. Here’s a breakdown of the nutritional information for oats:
1. Basic Nutritional Composition (per 100g):
- Calories: Approximately 389 kcal
- Protein: About 16.9g
- Carbohydrates: Around 66.3gDietary Fiber: Roughly 10.6g Sugars: Minimal amount
- Fat: Approximately 6.9gSaturated Fat: About 1.2g Monounsaturated Fat: Around 2.2g Polyunsaturated Fat: Approximately 2.5g
- Micronutrients:Vitamins: Includes B vitamins, especially B1 (thiamine) and B5 (pantothenic acid). Minerals: Rich in manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, and selenium.
2. Dietary Fiber:
Oats are an excellent source of soluble fibre, particularly beta-glucans. This type of fibre has been associated with various health benefits, including improved heart health by helping to lower cholesterol levels and stabilize blood sugar levels.
Oats provide a moderate amount of protein, making them a good addition to a balanced diet. The protein in oats contains essential amino acids.
4. Low Glycemic Index:
Oats have a relatively low glycemic index, meaning they have a minimal impact on blood sugar levels, great for sustaining energy levels.
5. Gluten-Free Option:
While oats themselves are gluten-free, cross-contamination can occur during processing. For those with gluten sensitivities, it’s advisable to choose certified gluten-free oats.