Crepes were kind of a staple while growing up. My mother was from a long generation of “Bretons” (the Brittany region in France). Brittany and crepes is pretty much synonymous. I have very fond memories of my grand-mother making crepes for us. We never left without a few packages tucked away in our luggage.
Crepes are easy and cheap to make. They were also filling.
I wanted to make gluten free crepes that would be (almost) as the ones my mamie used to make.
My gluten free crepe recipe is so easy and so delicious. You won’t even know there is no flour! My husband raved about them!
What are crepes?
A crepe – pronounced kray-P not “crap” as my then five year old used to call them – is somewhat similar to a pancake except it is usually wider and much thinner – almost paper thin. Crepes are usually made from either wheat flour (sweet crepes) or buckwheat flour (savory).
The word crepe – as well as the recipe – is of French origin and is said to be derived from the Latin word “crispa” meaning “curled.” Crepes do originate from Brittany – a region in northwestern France.
What is gluten?
Gluten is a protein that is commonly found in certain grains such as rye, wheat, and barley. It is therefore in most baked goods. Some people have an allergy to this protein which causes some digestive discomforts which range from mild to severe.
Notes and Tips
My gluten free crepes are grain free. I make them with arrowroot flour.
When it comes to the milk I will use raw milk if I have some. Otherwise, my non dairy milk of choice is cashew milk.
Gluten Free Crepes
Combine with a whisk (or blend) until well combined.
Let this mixture sit for about five minutes before using.
When the skillet is hot, place about 1/4 cup of the batter in the center of your pan and very quickly roll your pan around to ensure the batter covers the entire surface. You must move quickly.
When the edges are starting to get dry (this does not take long), run a knife along the edge of your crepe and flip it quickly over. The crepe should be lightly brown. Cook about one minute longer or less.
Note: the first side will take twice as long to cook.
Makes 5 to 6 gluten free crepes depending on the size of your pan and the thickness of your crepes.