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A Holiday Brunch With Friends Recipe: Savory Buckwheat Crepes With Whipped Feta
Christiann Koepke
byChristiann Koepke

True friends are also our family. In between the office parties and gatherings with relatives, why not make time for a holiday brunch with friends? This can be a special celebration and tradition for the people with whom you share a special bond. There is also no need to buy gifts, when you cook for your friends. Good food prepared by someone who loves you unconditionally, is a gift.  

Everytime I throw a holiday brunch, we end up laughing for hours around the table. Our life experiences become stories that frame the year we are soon to leave behind. It is always so much fun to have unrushed time to talk openly and share a delicious meal together. There is no better way to spend a morning or afternoon.

Here is one of my favorite brunch recipes that your tribe will love - Savory Gluten Free Crepes. I have found that when you have a few friends with gluten and dairy allergies at the table, it is best to make the entire meal with their allergies in mind. Creating a menu that accommodates everyone will ensure all feel welcome. When the food tastes good, no one will be able to tell the difference. And yes, gluten and dairy free dishes can be awesome. Your guests will likely not even know the difference.

A great way to set yourself up for success is to plan something that has several elements. Gluten Free Crepes are a perfect start for a brunch menu. These crepes are seriously so good and yet somehow so easy. All the crepe toppings will look beautiful on your table. Variety is the spice of life this time of year. You can fill these crepes however you choose, but my favorite way is to spread a nice bit of whipped feta (or avocado if you’re dairy free), followed by eggs, spinach, mushrooms, and onions. Or you can skip all of that and just use warm maple syrup. Sliced smoked salmon is a nice touch and adds a beautiful pop of color to your table.

Also, there is nothing wrong with adding dairy free bagels (swap avocado for the whipped feta) to the table. This will give everyone something to munch after the crepes are gone and the conversation continues.

It’s all best served with coffee, mimosas and something sweet for a post-brunch dessert. If you need a good dessert recipe, reach out to me on social! Always happy to help you plan for your own friends brunch.

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