Celebrate the weekend with these Vegan Chocolate Blintzes Stuffed with Vanilla Nut Cream. They’re made with teff flour and are gluten-free too. These make an amazing brunch dish or a lovely Valentine’s Day dessert.
Vegan Chocolate Blintzes Stuffed with Vanilla Nut Cream
These delicious little blintzes are perfect for a fancy brunch or a romantic dessert. You can use the sweetener of your choice, to taste, if you are avoiding sugar. Want to make these on a moment’s notice? Cook the nuts in separate pans covered with water for about 10 minutes to soften them up. That way you can use them without waiting!
Author: Kathy Hester
Serves: 12 to 14 blintzes
- ½ cup raw cashews, soaked overnight then drained
- ½ cup unsweetened nondairy milk
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cup raw skinned slivered almonds, soaked overnight then drained
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed mixed with ¼ cup warm water
- 2 cups unsweetened nondairy milk
- ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons vegan sugar
- 1 tablespoon mild oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup Brown Maskal Teff™ flour
- ¼ cup tapioca starch
- ¼ cup brown rice flour
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Spray oil to use in pan
- Add the cashews, nondairy milk, sugar, vinegar,
vanillaand salt to your blender and blend well. You will need to stop and scrape down the container a few times.
- Once smooth, add the almonds and blend again until mostly smooth. You don’t want any large pieces, but it will be a little bumpy like ricotta. Set aside.
- Mix the flaxseed mixture, nondairy milk, oil and vanilla in a medium bowl.
- Mix the teff flour, tapioca starch, brown rice flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt
intoa small bowl and stir well.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet and whisk until smooth.
- Spray some oil lightly on a medium saute pan and heat pan over medium heat.
- Once hot, measure out ¼ cup batter, remove skillet from heat, pour the batter in, swirling the
the skilletto coat the bottom evenly.
- Cook first side for about 3 minutes. The edges will begin to pull away from the pan.
- Carefully flip the crepe using your hands or a spatula and cook another minute.
- Place on a plate and repeat until all the crepe batter has been used.
- Fill each crepe with the vanilla nut cream filling and roll up. Serve topped with powdered sugar, berries, or chocolate sauce.