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If you don't have mung bean flour, you can also make this by soaking whole mung beans in water overnight, and then blending it up in the food processor/blender with a bit of water, then adding as much water as needed to make a crepe batter. If you're not gluten free, you can replace the brown rice flour with wheat flour.
You can find mung beans in any Asian grocery store, in health food stores, and even many supermarkets. Mung bean flour is a little harder to find, but you can make your own if you have a grinder, or buy it online and in some Asian stores.
2 cups mung bean flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour or wheat (whole or white) or spelt flour
2 cups water
1/2 cup water kefir, kombucha, or 1/4 cup vinegar/lemon juice and 1/4 cup water
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1. Mix the mung bean flour with the rice/wheat flour and 2 cups water and 1/2 cup water kefir, kombucha, or lemon juice/vinegar and more water.
2. Cover, and let sit out of the fridge overnight/for at least 10 hours, preferably 12..
3. Add more water, salt, and garlic powder.
4. Lightly lightly grease a non stick pan- I use my seasoned cast iron skillet- and heat up on a medium/high flame.
5. Pour a little batter (I use about half a cup) into the pan, turning the pan around so that the crepe mixture covers the entire bottom in a thin layer.
6. When it starts pulling away from the sides, stick a spatula underneath, and flip over and cook on the other side for about 10 seconds.
7. Remove from fire, and cook the rest of this batter this way. I find I tend to need to add more oil every 3 or 4 crepes- when the crepes start not coming out easily, that's when you need to add more.
8. Use as you would any crepes, tortillas, or flatbreads.
Have you ever cooked with mung beans before? Ever hear of mung bean crepes? Does this look like a recipe you'd try out?
What is your favorite way to use crepes or tortillas?
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