Raw crepes from Ani Phyo’s Raw Food Essentials

Like pretty much every other raw foodie out there, I had been eagerly anticipating the release of Ani Phyo‘s new un-cookbook, Ani’s Raw Food Essentials. I finally bought it last weekend and have been planning out what to make ever since.

The first thing I dished up was raw coconut bacon – yum! I’ve been making my own version of coconut bacon for ages, but I always used coconut chips for instant gratification. Ani’s recipe uses young coconut meat, which, after dehydrating, becomes deliciously smoky, salty and chewy. I brought some in for my carnivorous co-workers and it got rave reviews. Sorry, no photos of the bacon, but I do have this photo of the young coconuts I picked up for coconut bacon purposes. The husk was trimmed all the way down to the shell! I didn’t recognize them at first. Even after the grocer was kind enough to point them out to me, I had to stare at them for a minute before it clicked that these white spheres truly were young coconuts. Has anyone else seen these? They seemed extra tough to crack, but I did like that they took up less space in my grocery bags.

On Sunday, I tried my hand at Ani’s raw crepes. I made two kinds – apple and banana flax. They were both great, but I think I preferred the apple variety, as they were lighter and seemed to fold slightly better. Both kinds were dead easy. Blend up the ingredients, dehydrate overnight, and brunch is served!

I also made two kinds of fillings – lemon cream and a Nutella-like chocolate hazelnut cream. (As an aside note, they’re spelled “kream” in the book but for some reason words like “kream” and “mylk” just drive me nuts. So I will stubbornly continue with “cream”.)

I filled these babies with the two kinds of cream, and organic peaches and strawberries. In my opinion, the best combination was apple crepes/lemon cream/peaches! The chocolate hazelnut cream was awesome too, but something about the tart lemon + succulent, juicy peach combo is just perfect for summer.

We ate these babies upstairs on the rooftop patio and it was glorious. Happy Monday, everyone!

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20 Responses to “Raw crepes from Ani Phyo’s Raw Food Essentials”

  1. Oh my! These look amazing! So beautiful, so delicious!!!

  2. wow, big winner here! we love making banana crepes with a coconut creme, but as soon as this cookbook arrives (Amazon shipped it Thursday!) we’re going to have to try these apple ones! Woot!

  3. yum yum yum yum!!! Oooh, I can’t wait to get my paws on my copy of Ani’s book! Those crepes with “cream” look great. Those words like kreme and mylk don’t necessarily bug me but I’m a creature of habit so my brain doesn’t think of misspelling those words. Too many brain cells burned trying to reference them “properly.” anyway, really excited about the book and love that you featured these. I haven’t seen the young coconuts packaged like that. I would prefer them that way due to less space and weight plus they look cuter! But I’ll take my coocoonuts anyway I can get them. πŸ˜‰

  4. omg. i am pretty intimidated..your crepes look perfect…how did you get them so thin and perfect!!!

    tonight i am going to make the banana brazil nut pancakes…and i am hoping to make the crepes as well…tomorrow, i will make the nutella and the lemon kream…i actually love the play on words…especially “mylk”…

    nice way to enjoy brunch…

    and i haven’t seen those young coconuts…where did you them?

    hope you have a beautiful week…

  5. Those crepes look more amazing than the cooked ones I’ve seen! And the cream inside..wow!! What a lovely sunday brunch!

  6. those look delicious!! i hate the misspelling of words though I understand it but i think it’s our job as vegans to TAKE BACK the words that usually mean animal products and use them for any milk –soy, almond, hemp–not just cow.

    i need to make that coconut bacon! yum!

    those coconuts do not look young to me, but maybe up north you folks do things a little different? πŸ˜‰ ours are usually white husked.

  7. Coconut bacon sounds too good to be true πŸ˜‰ And those crepes looks heavenly! Ani is a brilliant chef πŸ™‚ and so are you! xoxo

  8. The apple flax crepes are my favourite recipe from the book so far. I enjoyed them with some of her nutella and slices of banana. It was such a phenomenal treat.

    Your photos are incredible. What a beautiful presentation – it would be the perfect brunch dish to introduce friends to the delights of raw cuisine.

  9. I so need to buy a dehydrator! I’ve just bought ani’s book too and I’ve been eyeing up alot of the recipes that require a dehydrator. So tempted to buy one, are they worth the money? x

  10. Your crepes are amazing! It must have been so nice to enjoy them on the rooftop patio:)

  11. These look amazing, I must try soon! It’s so hard flipping through her new book, there are so many recipes I want to try with not enough time now.

  12. looks beautiful. where did you pick up the coconuts? been looking everywhere (but whole foods) for them…

  13. Oh, yummm!! Those are beautiful!! I’m sure you made Ani proud. πŸ™‚

  14. Wow, coconut bacon sound so interesting! I would have never thought of that, but I can see how it would be delicious.

    Those crepes are gorgeous! They sound perfectly summery!

    (I also hate the spelling of “kreme,” “mylk,” etc. ;))

  15. Such beautiful and yummy crepes!

  16. Oh my word! Those crepes look AMAZING!! I can’t wait to get Ani’s new book. It loo ks great πŸ™‚

  17. Hey sweetie! Thankyou for your comment πŸ™‚
    Your blog looks fab! I’ll be having a good read of it when I get in from work later πŸ™‚
    Those crepes look AM-A-ZING! and I agree….gym time is the best!
    With love x x x

  18. The look, oh my, incredible. Are you kidding me! It is photos like this that remind me why I eat raw. Why wouldn’t you eat like this all the time if you knew you could! Thanks for keeping everyone inspired!!!

  19. wow, those are incredible! i’d love to try and make them but i doubt they’ll look as good as yours!=)

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