Strawberry Spinach Buckwheat Crepes are the perfect answer when you can’t decide between sweet and savory. They can even be made ahead!
I love brunch. The food options are all of a sudden doubled. You can go sweet, savory or even a little of both!
Oh, and don’t forget that it becomes perfectly acceptable to bring out the alcohol at 11 am!
I really enjoy testing out new brunch recipes. I recently tried out buckwheat crepes and they were pretty darn good. I couldn’t decide whether to fill them with sweet or savory, but I think I nailed a good compromise with this strawberry spinach filling. This combination actually satisfied savory and sweet cravings at the same time.
I always forget that I have crepes in my arsenal of brunch menu items. Yes folks, I now feel like I have mastered the art of brunch and can confidently say that I have an arsenal of go to menu items. I made that declaration just a few weeks ago after I served a brunch for 50 people in my home. It was the end of S’s 20th college reunion weekend and we had volunteered to host a grand finale brunch event. With 25 of the guests being kids, I was thanking my lucky stars that the weather held up and the event was a success.
We had French toast casserole, bagels, a variety of quiches, fruit salad, parfait bar, mimosa bar, mini falafel sandwiches, mac ‘n cheese and tons of breakfast pastries. Crepes were not even on the menu.
Like I said, I totally forgot that it could have been an option. What I love about crepes is that I can make them 5 days ahead and just keep them wrapped in the refrigerator until ready to fill and serve.
So what’s with the buckwheat flour you might ask? Well, by now you may know that I’m always looking to maximize nutritional benefits.
Buckwheat flour has more fiber and protein. I still could not get myself to use 100% buckwheat flour because I was afraid I would compromise on taste too much. I think I may have been wrong.
After trying it with a 3:1 buckwheat to all-purpose ratio, I bet that all buckwheat would not be so bad either! Besides, the strawberry spinach basil filling is so fantastic, you barely notice the buckwheat.
Strawberries are in season and it’s time to get a little crazy with them! So go ahead and enjoy these sweet and savory strawberry spinach buckwheat crepes.
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