Jan 11, 2019 (Last updated Sep 12, 2021) by Hannah Sunderani
Happy Friday everyone! I wanted to share these Vegan Crepes with Persimmon and Cashew Whipped Cream for a little weekend inspo.
I love making pancakes or crepes at the weekend because they feel so celebratory. What other time apart from the weekend, can we spend the entire morning in our pyjamas, with chill tunes on Spotify, doing nothing but flipping crepes and making pot after pot of coffee? The weekend is our time to #liveourbestlife; without worrying about our to-do list, and fully embracing cozy weekend vibes.
Tbh, for a long time I actually had an aversion to making crepes on weekends. In fact, instead of it being a relaxing weekend ritual it caused me nothing but anxiety! I could never get the batter consistency right, and it would stick like glue to my frying pan. The results was one or two lousy crepes while I shoved the pan in the kitchen sink and wallowed in self pity. Not really your dream weekend kind of scenario.
Even when I got into food blogging, making vegan crepes was something I avoided like the plague! In addition to SUCKING at making crepes, I now had to take instagram worthy shots of my mediocre performance? Uhhh, no thnx.
Actually, I think it’s being a food blogger that I have to thank for this newfound love of making crepes. Or, what forced me to turn a new leaf (perhaps I should say, flip a new crepe?). Seeing dreamy breakfast post after dreamy breakfast post of flawless vegan crepes on Instagram, and feeling like a bit of a food blogger imposter for hating the process of crepe making. Not to mention living in France, where the crepe originated, and watching those side vendors so effortlessly swirl the batter into a big, beautiful, foldy crepe I realized I had to face my fears.
With some trail and error, batter after batter, and technique after technique, I can proudly say that I – Hannah Sunderani – have found the joy in crepeing. And I know you can too.
So, to help you in your crepe making journey I present to you a very straight-forward, easy, vegan crepe recipe. To help you achieve a flawless crepe every time. This is a classic recipe, with no fancy ingredients or stylistic tricks (I’ve left that all for the toppings). This vegan crepe recipe is simple and classic.
And if that’s not enough to calm your nerves, I’ve also provided you a few tricks for a flawless flip:
So, now that you know my secret to making crepes, let’s talk about the toppings!! Because like a Barbie doll, the best part is dressing her up! For this recipe I’ve topped my vegan crepes with persimmon, pomegranate and a cashew whipped cream.
Persimmons have got to be my favourite fruit during the winter season. If you haven’t tried them before you’re in for a treat! They are sort of like winter’s peach. And similar to a peach, the longer you leave them the softer and juicier they get. I like them to be nice and plush, so that when you give them a gentle squeeze there is a bit of give. Chopped and served in these vegan crepes is a sweet heavenly combo. I also love the pomegranate seeds to offer a sweet crunch to each bite.
As for the whipped cashew cream, this is a homemade recipe that I love to use to top crepes or cakes. It’s sweet, creamy and nutty. It also freezes well so you can have it on hand whenever you need! In fact, the whipped cashew cream in the image above was defrosted from frozen. Prior to this I had made a carrot cake, and used the whipped cashew cream as icing for the cake. As you can see it thaws very nicely, keeping it’s light and fluffy texture. I would give it about an hour to defrost before serving.
If making whipped cashew cream is too much effort you could easily substitute for coconut yogurt, or other yogurt of choice. I used coyo to fill my Classic Vegan Crepes with Figs and Coconut Yogurt and it was delicious!
I do hope that you will try my classic vegan crepes recipe, topped with persimmon and cashew whipped cream. I know you’ll love it as much as we did. And, if you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.