If you love crepes, these dairy-free, gluten-free crepes are a delicious treat your whole family will love.
This easy crepe recipe is so versatile. You can easily adapt this crepe batter recipe to use with savory crepe fillings too!
You are in for a treat today. These delicious light crepes are not only gluten-free, but they are also dairy-free!
Oh-la-la these gluten free crepes take me back to a trip we took to France, way before I knew we needed to be gluten-free. Mr. Fearless Dining and I would sit at a cafe and enjoy real French crepes with a cup of espresso. It was romantic, and just fun to sit and people watch.
Here is a simple video to show you the steps as I make the crepes!
I haven’t really had many crepes since then. Some creperies have gluten free crepes available, one of our favorites is at our local Campbell Farmer’s Market. But these crepes are not quite the same as what we enjoyed in France…they lack something.
My family decided I should try to make crepes, and capture that flavor.
I have to confess I had an ulterior motive for making crepes this week. I really wanted to teach my kids how to make crepes as well. Crepes are one of those foods that have a reputation that impresses people. If you can make crepes, you have a head start for dessert or even a savory dish.
(And when they are older, crepes make a wonderful date night meal :-).)
Crepes are a thin pancake that is very thin and light. Crepes can be enjoyed by themselves with powdered sugar, but more often, they are filled with a sweet or savory filling and rolled. They are very common in France, although there are many variations all around Europe.
You can enjoy crepes in so many ways and my whole family loves this easy gluten free crepe recipe.
Fun Crepe Fillings To Try:
- Vanilla custard from this tart recipe.
- Your favorite fruit jam.
- Strawberries and other fresh fruits
- Chicken or sautéd vegetables topped with this easy creamy alfredo sauce.
You can also enjoy your crepes plain and just sprinkle powdered sugar on top. Mr. Fearless Dining likes to drizzle a little honey on his crepes :-).
Ways to Modify This Recipe:
- To make a savory crepe batter, add 1/8 teaspoon salt and remove the vanilla.
- If you don’t need this recipe to be dairy-free, substitute coconut oil for butter.
- Feel free to use real vanilla bean instead of vanilla extract.
How to make gluten free crepes:
This photo is a little blurry, I find that when I am making a video, I forget to take pictures to show you the steps. I use my camera to make the videos, so I will need to figure out a better way to get pictures of each step as well.
Here I added the dry ingredients to the bowl and I am pouring in the coconut milk. This crepe recipe is dairy free, but you can use any milk you like and it will work beautifully.
Another so-so picture, but I wanted to show you how to move the crepe batter with the pan. I pour the batter into the middle of the pan, then I tilt the pan to move the batter into a thin circle shape.
I hope that the video helped you see how easy crepes are to make :-).
Once the crepes are done, choose your favorite filling and spread it into the middle of the crepe. There is a farmer in our local farmer’s market who makes a delicious pear vanilla bean jam. It is so good in these crepes!
You can also add a homemade jam. I like to make a quick jam that will keep in the refrigerator for a week (if it lasts that long!!) I take 3 cups of fruit, 1/4 cup sugar, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice and simmer them on the stove. I let it cook on a really low heat a long time to really blend the flavors.
Fold both sides of the crepe over the jam, and then sprinkle with powdered sugar. Enjoy!!
Things You Need To Make This Recipe:
- A great non-stick pan. I use a T-Fal Thermospot pan. Nothing is worse when crepes stick to the pan!
- My favorite gluten-free flour blend.
An easy tutorial how to make gluten free crepes
- 1 cup gluten free flour blend
- 2 1/4 cups canned full fat coconut milk (You can use any milk)
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Add the flour to a large bowl.
Stir in the milk, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Whisk to blend.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat.
When the pan is hot, add a scoop of crepe batter.
Tilt the pan in a circle (as shown in the video) to spread the batter thinly across the bottom.
When you see tiny bubbles, flip the crepe onto the other side.
Cook 20 seconds more and remove from the pan.
Fill with jam or your favorite filling. Dust with powdered sugar.
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