From The Be Well Kitchen: Gluten-Free Crêpes

Gluten Free Crepes

Crêpes were a quick and delicious breakfast staple in our household for years. Made with ingredients that are usually on hand in any kitchen, crêpes require only flour, eggs, milk and butter. Conveniently, this easy pancake can be adapted for breakfast, lunch or dinner, depending upon the filling – sautéed spinach and Parmesan for lunch or cherry preserves for a breakfast treat.

When our family went gluten-free, making crêpes without wheat flour was my very first experiment in recipe re-invention. My son and I both received a diagnosis of Celiac in 2011, and re-creating family favorites for the table was my way of accepting this disease into my life.  As with many recipes, the secret here is butter.

Gluten-Free Crêpes

Makes 4 – 5 thin crêpes, depending upon pan size

  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup brown rice flour or Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose GF flour (or GF flour of your choice)
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 TBSP melted butter (grass-fed, such as Kerry Gold brand) plus extra for the pan
  • dash of vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 TBSP honey (optional)

Beat the eggs thoroughly; gradually add both flours until a thick paste is formed. Slowly mix in the milk and melted butter. Add the vanilla, salt, and honey, if using. Beat until all the lumps are gone and let rest for a few minutes while you heat a small pat of butter in the pan. Holding the pan at an angle, pour a small amount of batter into the hot pan and swirl to coat into a thin layer. When slightly browned, flip and cook on the other side. Add grated cheese, cooked vegetables or other savory items and roll up for a lunchtime treat, or top with sliced fruit, jam, or chocolate shavings for a dessert or breakfast treat.

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  • Julia Chan

    I really want to try this recipe but it includes milk and butter. Can I use almond milk to sub the regular milk. And do I need to use butter? What’s a good sub for that?

  • Anonymous

    Yes, it should work with almond milk instead of cow’s milk and coconut oil instead of butter. Thanks!

  • Chris Maggos

    Julia, don’t despair, I’ve been making dairy free, GF free crepes for a couple years now and they can taste great. Totally agree with Laura – I love coconut oil for crepes. Note that there different kinds (e.g. with or without coconut aroma). The coconut aroma is great for sweet crepes but can interfere with non-sweet crepes, so I use both, depending. I don’t miss butter at all. Btw, I like using buckwheat flower for crepes (there are many kinds of buckwheat flower and some are better than others. Also, buckwheat can be bitter so the optional honey becomes more important.) Almond milk works great for me. But, when I can get it, I’m also a fan of sheep’s milk, which I was surprised to find that I tolerate pretty well, despite being very lactose intolerant…It can be hard to find though. Goats milk is easier to find; but if you ask me, it smells! Another milk alternative in crepes is beer (GF free beer)! You can also just use water. Bon appétit!

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