Gluten-Free Crepes

Gluten free CrepesToday is my birthday! So we decided to make my favorite breakfast (and sometimes dessert) item… crepes! These are a really sweet, and not a very well-balanced breakfast choice at all, so I wouldn’t suggest anyone eat it every day… but it’s definitely a nice treat for a special occasion 🙂

This was originally my grandmothers crepe recipe, which my mom and I converted to be gluten and dairy-free. They taste just as good as the original.

Gluten-Free Crepes

  • 1 & 1/2 cups brown rice flour (specifically Bob’s Red Mill brand works best)
  • 3/4 cup arrowroot powder
  • 1 tbsp. raw cane sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs (we use free-range and organic)
  • Filling Options: jam, berry compote, ice cream (dairy-free)
  • Topping Options: maple syrup, honey, icing sugar, coconut whipped cream
  1. Mix together the flour, arrowroot powder, cane sugar and baking powder.
  2. Stir in the almond milk, coconut oil, vanilla, and eggs. Beat with a hand mixer until smooth.
  3. In a medium sized pan on medium heat, melt 1 tbsp. coconut oil or grape seed oil. We used a non-stick pan… I try to never use the non-stick pans, but I find with crepes the are very difficult in other pans.
  4. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop out a 1/4 cup full of the crepe mixture into the pan, and tilt the pan in circles to evenly distribute the mix into a circle.
  5. Let this cook for about 30-45 seconds. Using a spatula, lift the edges to check to see if it is golden brown underneath. Then carefully flip the crepe over to let it cook on the other side about 45 seconds-1 minute. Use your judgement based on the color.
  6. Remove the crepe from the pan, and place on a plate. Repeat with the rest of the batter.

 

Crepes

To assemble:

  1. Place 1 crepe round on a a plate. Spread your jam, compote, and/or ice cream down the middle in a straight line or spread thin over the whole crepe. Then roll your crepe up.
  2. Eat it as is, or top with sprinkled icing sugar, drizzled jam/sauce, fresh berries, chocolate sauce, a dollop of coconut whipped cream. You could even do a savoury crepe and fill the crepe with sautéed veggies, egg, meat, etc.
  3. You could eat these for a special breakfast treat or dessert. Enjoy!

Jam Crepes

 

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