Monday, April 1, 2013

French Crepes {Gluten Free}

One of my favorite breakfasts when I was growing up was crepes or as we would call them in Russian - 'blini'. The Russian version is rather thick and a bit greasy/buttery. I've grown to prefer the thinner, French style crepes but they never seemed to come out quite right. I've learned the hard way that having the right pan makes a world of a difference when making crepes. I have tried stainless steel pans, and while it is doable, I wouldn't recommend it. Unless you're okay with a heaping tablespoon of coconut oil for every crepe you make! I have an Eco/ceramic/diamond pan similar to the BergHOFF and Woll. This pan works beautifully and makes it so easy to make crepes. Now it's enjoyable, not a battle. 

Crepes used to intimidate me, it's one of those recipes that you will not realize how easy it is until you make it. Mix all ingredients and fry, that's about it! 

I make my own gluten free mix of flours, I've experimented with a variety and we like this combination of coconut, sorghum, millet, and tapioca. You could also just use gluten free flour mix (just make sure it doesn't have some random additives). 

Makes about 14-16 crepes 
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 - 30 minutes

Ingredients (all at room temperature):

8 pastured or organic eggs
2 cups raw or organic milk (grass fed preferrably)
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup sorghum flour
1/4 cup millet flour
1 tbsp tapioca flour
2 tbs pastured butter or ghee, melted
1/4 tsp real salt

coconut oil for frying


1. Mix the ingredients in a large bowl (or blender). Let it stand about 5 to 10 minutes. 
2. Preheat pan with coconut oil on high. 
3. Fry about a ladle full of batter for each crepe, approximately 1 to 2 minutes each side.
4. Serve with fruit or organic yogurt.

If you make this recipe, we would love to know what you served it with or if you put a different spin on it! If you adapt this recipe and post it on your own blog, please link to Eco-Babyz, we would appreciate it :)

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  1. I absolutely LOVE crepes, but have never made them. They seem incredibly intimidating to me. These look delicious! I would love for you to share this at what i am eating http://www.townsend-house.com/2013/03/what-i-am-eating-guest-post-crazy.html

  2. Those are great! I need to try them out soon! I love making pancakes- so I should be okay with crepes. lol. I am pinning this recipe for reference.

  3. crepes are very good and easy meal. I like how versatile they are. thanks for the recipe

  4. I have a crepe recipe I make but looking forward to try yours...thanks for sharing!

  5. I don't think I have ever tried a Crepe before! I've always wanted to. not sure I'd go all out and make one until I've had the chance to try one first. I'm a really picky eater..lol
    But it looks good if I have try one, I'll ahve to save this recipe and make them if i enjoyed it!

  6. I have always want to try and make these but I don't think they would turn our, maybe with this I could do it


  7. My kids love crepes...we call them Danish pandekager though:) These look great, and what a cool gluten free transformation.

    1. Ooh, I didn't know that was the name in Danish, now I do :) Delicious in every language!

  8. this looks delicious and supper simple.


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