Dan Bing Taiwanese Breakfast Crepes
Delicious Paleo Dan Bing Taiwanese Breakfast Crepes are similar to Chinese Jian Bing but lower in carbs and keto and grain-free. You can stuff anything you like in these Taiwanese Dan Bing crepes and roll them up for a healthy paleo breakfast on the go!
Dan Bing Taiwanese Breakfast Crepes (Paleo, Keto, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free)
Dan Bing is a famous Taiwanese style savory breakfast egg crepes. It’s a common street food and you can find them in breakfast shops throughout Taiwan. Dan Bing is similar to Chinese jian bing but the texture of the crepe is softer, a little more chewy, and with some bouncy texture in the mouthfeel.
If you can’t quite picture how Dan Bing Taiwanese Breakfast Crepes taste, think breakfast egg rolls or breakfast burritos that you can basically wrap anything you like. From thinly sliced ham, prosciutto, can tuna, shredded vegetables, extra eggs, scallions, hot sauce, or even sliced cheese (for people who are okay with little dairy).
Paleo and Keto Grain-Free Low Carb Version – Dan Bing Taiwanese Breakfast Crepes
Making Dan Bing Taiwanese Breakfast Crepes are really quite easy. Basically, you will make two separate batters – one for the egg mixture and the other one for the crepes.
- Depending on the size of the skillet, add the crepe batter and quickly swirl around the skillet to keep the crepe thin and even.
- Spread the egg batter (usually with chopped scallions) over the crepe and flip to cook the flip side.
- Stuff with anything you like but try not to over-stuff them so you can roll them up like breakfast egg rolls.
The key point is to keep the crepes not too thick so it’s easy to roll them up. You want the crepes to be thin but not too thin. The skillet I use in the recipe below is a 9-inch cast iron skillet. In my opinion, it makes the perfect size for Dan Bing Taiwanese Breakfast Crepes.
How To Make Dan Bing Taiwanese Breakfast Crepes Sauce
Traditionally people will use sweet soy sauce as a dipping sauce for Dan Bing Taiwanese Breakfast Crepes. Some people also like to add a touch of hot sauce. However, making a healthy and soy-free version of sweet soy sauce really adds extra time to the recipe. To be honest, my brother and I actually prefer using Paleo Ketchup or my Keto Scallion Pancake Dipping Sauce. They taste just as fabulous and so much healthier, too!
But really you can use any dipping sauce you like. Dan Bing Taiwanese Breakfast Crepes are great for breakfast and perfect for school lunch boxes or afternoon snacks because you can wrap so many different things in the crepes to make your own version. Did I mention these crepes are freezer friendly?
Dan Bing Taiwanese Breakfast Crepes
For the crepe batter:
- 4 eggs, whisked well
- ½ cup light coconut milk or any drinkable dairy-free milk
- 4 tsp avocado oil or melted ghee
- 2/3 cup tapioca flour or arrowroot flour
- 2 tbsp cassava flour or almond flour
- ¼ tsp coarse salt
For the egg-scallion mixture:
- 6 eggs, whisked well
- 2 tbsp light coconut milk or any drinkable dairy-free milk or water
- 1/4 tsp coarse salt
- 1 to 1.5 cups scallions, chopped
- ⅛ tsp white pepper, optional
- Prosciutto, 4 oz. packet about 6-8 slices, very thin sliced & cooked ham, cooked shredded chicken, shredded carrots, baby spinach, or avocado slices…etc.
Optional Dipping Sauce:
- I Heart Umami Scallion Pancakes Sauce, ,Paleo Ketchup, Sriracha sauce, or your favorite dipping sauce
- Combine and mix well ingredients under “the crepe batter” until no lumps. Set the batter aside for a few minutes while preparing the “egg mixture”. The crepe batter will become more smooth after about 5 minutes. Combine and mix well ingredients under “the egg-scallion mixture”. Set aside.
- Grease a well heated cast iron skillet with 1 tbsp avocado oil or ghee. Add ¼ cup of the crepe batter and quickly swirl the batter around the skillet. Cook the crepes over medium to medium low heat. The crepe should form shape pretty quickly within 10 seconds. Spread 3-4 tbsp egg mixture over the crepe, layer one thin slice of prosciutto*, then flip with a spatula to cook the flip side for about 10 seconds. Set the crepe aside over a large baking rack – egg side up. Repeat the process.
- While the crepes are still warm to the touch (but not pipping hot), roll them up like a cigar shape and set aside to cool over the baking rack. Optional – add shredded carrots, baby spinach, and/or avocado slices. Try not to overfill the crepe or it will be hard to hold shape.
- Enjoy them as a whole like a burrito or slice them to individual sushi roll shape. Serve with my Keto Scallion Dipping Sauce or Paleo Ketchup, Hot Sauce or any dipping sauce you like!