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Gluten Free Dairy Free Crepes + Fillings +Video

An easy gluten free dairy free crepe recipe made in a blender that yields paper thin crepes, with the right texture / flexibility without using gums or tapioca starch in the flour mix. Check out some dairy free crepe filling ideas below – both sweet and savory!

These gluten free dairy free crepes taste almost like regular crepes. The idea of making these gluten free crepes super thin without milk or wheat flour could be completely overwhelming, but It’s possible!

Gluten Free Crepes Recipe (Dairy Free) + Video: With Sweet Or Savory Filling Ideas.

Whether you’re looking for a gluten free crepe recipe (or a dairy free crepe recipe) you’ve come to the right place. I will provide detailed instructions with a video and tips on how to make these gluten free and dairy free crepes. Plus some ideas on how to serve the crepes with sweet or savory fillings.

Crepes are so versatile and can be used in so many recipes, for example this apple crepe cake with caramel sauce or this strawberry crepe cake.

Also make sure to check these gluten free crepes with almond flour .

Gluten free dairy free crepes made in a blender served sweet or savory.
Folded gluten free dairy free crepes.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Crepe Recipe Overview

Making gluten free crepes might seem overwhelming but it’s actually pretty simple. You just need the right combination of gluten free flours (some are heavier some are lighter). If you’re not that advanced in mixing flours you can use a homemade gluten free flour mix or a store-bought one.

I also tried to make these crepes egg free, but without gums and starchy flour like tapioca or potato it’s not possible, unless you don’t mind having really thick crepes.

Staked gluten free and dairy free crepes.
Staked gluten free and dairy free crepes.

Being on a restrictive diet doesn’t have to be boring, you can easily make these dairy free gluten free crepes for breakfast, enjoy them as a dessert or even for dinner. If you want the crepes to be paired with savory fillings then it’s best to make them sugar free, so you can easily make savory wraps out of them.

Dairy free gluten free crepes folded and stacked on a plate.
Flexible dairy free gluten free crepes folded and stacked.

Ingredients For Gluten Free Dairy Free Crepes

  1. Gluten free flour mix- I used a mix of whole grain flours in order to avoid nutrition-less starches or use a gluten free pastry flour mix for more pliable crepes.
  2. Milk – use non-dairy milk if you want dairy free crepes (thicker, fatter milks work better, such as coconut or cashew milk).
  3. Eggs – for structure and binding properties.
  4. Fat – use a neutral flavor oil or vegan butter (dairy free).
  5. Salt and sweetener (if you want sweet crepes).

How To Make Gluten Free Dairy Free Crepes From Scratch

Step 1. Make The Crepe Batter

  • Mix all ingredients in a blender to form the batter, it’s ok if it looks a bit watery, it will thicken up. Keep in mind that a quicker spreading in the pan will lead to a thinner crepe.
  • Let it sit for at least 30 minutes (or overnight). The dry ingredients will continue to soak up water from the wet ingredients. Resting will help the crepes cook through more fully and evenly, providing a finer texture. Give it another mix just before using, add more liquid if it looks too thick.
Process shots showing how to make gluten free and dairy free crepe batter in a blender.
A blender is the perfect tool for whipping up the gluten free crepe batter, although you can also make it by using a bowl and a whisk.

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Step 2. Cook The Crepes

  • Preheat a 10-inch nonstick skillet (I used a ceramic skillet) over low heat for 3 minutes. Then add 1 teaspoon of oil and let it heat for another 3 minutes. Then spread it all over the skillet.
  • Pour about 1/4 cup or less of crepe batter into the heated pan. As you pour, quickly tilt the pan in all directions to spread a thin layer of batter across the bottom.  
  • Cook the gluten free dairy free crepe about one to two minutes on each side. 
  • Cover with a lid or towel to help crepes moisten while you cook the rest.
Picture showing the consistency of gluten and dairy free crepe batter.
Take a look at the batter when you pour it, the thin stream should be continuous and not dripping like water. It should have the consistency of regular half-and-half cream.
Process shots showing how to cook  dairy and gluten free crepes in a pan.
Thinner batter yields thinner crepes.

Video: How To Make Gluten Free Dairy Free Crepes

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Crepe FAQs

How do you know when a crepe is done?

You’ll know the crepe is done when the edges of the crepe look dry and golden. Check the bottom it should also be lightly golden. 

How Do You Make Crepes From Scratch Without Milk?

To make dairy free crepes just replace the milk with non-dairy (plant) milk or just plain water. If using water make sure to use some fat in the form of oil or coconut cream.

Can I use coconut milk instead of milk for crepes?

Sure. If you are using the coconut milk from a can, use only the solid part and mix it with another plant based milk to dilute the coconut flavor.

Can you substitute oil for butter in crepes?

Yes. The fat in oil (just like in the butter) helps to get a softer pliable texture. Any neutral-flavored oil will work like avocado oil or grape seed oil. They both also have a high smoking point.

What is the best gluten free flour for crepe?

You can use any gluten free flour-mix available in stores, they generally work well. But if you’re looking for healthier gluten free flour blends, make your own, like this homemade gluten free pastry flour mix, you need a balanced combination of starchier flours and whole grain flour. Just one flour will not work.

Tips For Using Flour For Gluten Free Crepes 

I used a large variety of combinations, most of them were successful but I wanted the crepes to have a beautiful slightly golden color and that cannot be achieved with darker heavier gluten free flours like buckwheat, banana flour or brown rice.

Therefore in this gluten free crepe recipe I used a mix of white rice, sorghum and almond flour (or tigernut flour if you want them nut free).

Note: Keep in mind this gluten free crepe recipe doesn’t have starchy flours like tapioca or potato, so if you want them really flexible, then you should use this gluten free flour mix.

In this case you can use 2 eggs instead of 3, and you will get nice, soft, pliable gluten free crepes that taste and look just like the regular ones. I used this mix in most of baking recipes from this gluten free dairy free cookbook, so I just have extensive experience on how well it works.

Thin pliable gluten free crepes rolled up on a plate.
Rolled up gluten free dairy free crepes.

Tips For Perfect Gluten Free Dairy Free Crepes

  • Use a non-stick pan, preferably ceramic coated pan to avoid sticking and the use of oil for frying.
  • Bean flours don’t perform well in making crepes, so try to use them.
  • Adjust the batter with non-dairy milk or water if it’s too thick, this way you’ll get thinner crepes.
  • Let the batter rest for at least 30 min before cooking the crepes, it will get thicker as the flours will absorb the liquid. And then re-blend again before pouring in the pan.
  • It’s all about heating the pan to the right temperature (stove knob between 3 and 4). If your skillet is too hot, the crepes will cook too quickly and become more crispy and less bendy.
  • Add a bit of fat, a dairy free butter, oil or coconut cream – it helps with a more soft flexible texture.
  • For sweet gluten free crepes, sweeten the batter a little with some sugar and a touch of vanilla.

Don’t worry, once you learn the process you will make these gluten free crepes without even following a recipe – just by looking at the texture of the batter.

Ways To Serve The Crepes:

Sweet Crepes With Dairy Free Filling As Dessert

Sometimes I want a delicious sweet, creamy breakfast and making one without milk (dairy) and gluten is quite challenging.

Gluten free dairy free crepes with banana and dairy free crepe filling with cashews coconut cream, coffee and cherries.
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Traditionally, crepes are prepared with milk and wheat flour, but these dairy free gluten free crepe recipe omits both and yet still they came out amazing! So I decided to upgrade this recipe to a delicious and awesome dessert – with a dairy free cream filling (similar to the frosting I used in my mocha cake).

Savory Gluten Free Dairy Free Crepes As Appetizer

For a dairy free savory crepe filling I chose some ground beef (local, grass fed) and mushrooms. The sauce is also dairy free – avocado sauce – simple and absolutely finger licking amazing.

As alternative dairy free savory crepe fillings you can also use chicken or some sauté vegetables and serve them with a salad for dinner. Some people even add boiled eggs to the meat, but for me it’s just too much protein in one meal.

Savory Gluten Free Dairy Free Crepe Filling - crepes stuffed with ground beef and mushrooms and served with a creamy avocado sauce.
Savory gluten free dairy free crepes stuffed with ground beef and mushrooms and drizzled with avocado sauce.

How To Store Leftover Crepes

Place sheets of parchment or wax paper between crepes, place in a zip lock bag or airtight container and refrigerate up to 2-3 days.

Can You Freeze The Crepes?

Once stored in an airtight container you can freeze the crepes for up to 2-3 months. Or if you need them for a future date, make them ahead, freeze and thaw when needed.

To thaw, transfer the crepes in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat in the microwave for about 30 seconds or a 325F oven for 5-10 minutes.

I hope the video below will help you with the gluten free crepe making process and will give a more solid idea what things should look like.

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Gluten free dairy free crepes that can be served with sweet and savory fillings. The crepes are made with healthy gluten free flours, dairy free milk and eggs – easily mixed in a blender. As a result you get paper thin crepes, flexible without using gums or tapioca starch in the flour mix. These dairy and gluten free crepes are great as a healthy dessert, breakfast, brunch or even dinner. #glutenfreecrepes #dairyfreecrepes #glutenfreedairyfree #crepes #healthycrepes #glutenfreedairyfreebreakfast

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Crepes + Sweet And Savory Filling Ideas

Gluten free dairy free crepes that can be served with sweet and savory fillings. The crepes are made with healthy gluten free flours, dairy free milk and eggs – easily mixed in a blender. As a result you get paper thin crepes, with the right texture / flexibility without using gums or tapioca starch in the flour mix. These dairy and gluten free crepes are suitable for a clean eating, as a healthy dessert, breakfast, brunch or even dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: DairyFree, Gluten Free
Servings: 10 crepes
Calories: 135.6kcal
Author: HealthyTasteOfLife
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Ingredients
 

Gluten Free Dairy Free Crepe Batter

Dairy Free Crepe Filling (Cashew Coconut Cream)

  • 1/2 cup cashews - organic, raw, soaked
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tsp espresso powder or instant coffee, - organic, decaf
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp non dairy milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 banana and a few cherries - to garnish

Savory Crepe Filling (Beef And Mushroom)

  • 1/2 pound ground beef - grass fed
  • 6-7 mini portobello mushrooms - finely chopped
  • 1 small onion - finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot - finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp curry
  • pinch salt & pepper - to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Avocado Sauce

  • 1 large avocado - ripe
  • 2 stalks of scallions
  • handful of parsley
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1 Tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 Tbsp filtered water

Instructions
 

Make The Crepe Batter

  • Mix all ingredients in a blender to form the batter. 
  • Let it sit for at least 30 minutes to combine (room temperature).

Cook The Crepes

  • Pour about 1/4 cup or less of batter into the heated pan. As you pour, quickly tilt the pan in all directions to spread a thin layer of batter across the bottom.  
  • Cook about one to two minutes on each side. 
  • Cover with a lid or towel to help crepes moisten while you cook the rest.  

Sweet Filling (Dairy Free Cream):

  •  Pour all ingredients into a blender and mix for 1 minute.
  • Place in the fridge (preferably overnight) to thicken.  Assemble the crepes in the morning with bananas and cream.

Savory Crepe Filling:

  • Saute chopped onion with olive oil, for 2 minutes, then add the carrots and mushrooms, stir and saute for another 3 minutes. 
  • Add the ground beef with all seasonings, stir and cook until the meat is done.  
  • Let it cool before assembling the crepes. You can make it the day before if you like. 

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Notes

 

Tips For Making Perfect Crepes

  • For very pliable soft crepes, substitute the gluten free flours (use total quantity) with this Gluten Free Pastry Flour Mix, it has starches.
  • Use a non-stick pan, preferably ceramic coated pan to avoid sticking and the use of too much oil while frying.
  • Adjust the batter with water (or more milk) if it’s too thick, this way you’ll get thinner crepes.
  • Let the batter rest for at least 30 min before cooking the crepes, it will get thicker as the flours will absorb the liquid. And then re-blend again before pouring in the pan.
  • Heat the pan at the right temperature (stove knob between 3 and 4). If your skillet is too hot, the crepes will cook too quickly and become more crispy and less bendy. 
  • Let the crepes sit covered while you cook, to keep them moist. Then you can play with them as you like, they will be more flexible.
  • For low carb crepes check out these grain free low carb crepe recipe.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1Crepe | Calories: 135.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3.1g | Fat: 9.5g | Sodium: 44mg | Sugar: 2.8g | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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Gluten free dairy free crepes that can be served with sweet and savory fillings. The crepes are made with healthy gluten free flours, dairy free milk and eggs – easily mixed in a blender. As a result you get paper thin crepes, flexible without using gums or tapioca starch in the flour mix. These dairy and gluten free crepes are great as a healthy dessert, breakfast, brunch or even dinner. #glutenfreecrepes #dairyfreecrepes #glutenfreedairyfree #crepes #healthycrepes #glutenfreedairyfreebreakfast

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Sunita

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

Hi, I'm not sure if you know this or not, but eggs are considered a dairy product.

Since I cannot eat dairy, what egg substitute would you consider? Aquafaba, flax egg, baking soda & vinegar?

HealthyTasteOfLife

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

It's common misconception, but eggs aren't actually dairy. In this specific recipe eggs are essential as they keep the texture pliable and sturdy, I really don't see a good substitution that will yield similar results.

Veronica

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

These crepes look wonderful! It is difficult to make pretty, healthy, gluten-free thin pancakes that look like old fashioned ones. In Sweden we call these pancakes, crepes only if they have savory filling, and thick pancakes we call American or Dutch pancakes, so at first I didn't think about searching for crepe recipes. :) Thanks for posting!!

HealthyTasteOfLife

Tuesday 28th of July 2020

Yes I guess every country has some peculiarities. Thank you for stopping by Veronica!

elayne

Wednesday 13th of February 2019

in france, they make savory crepes with only buckwheat flour, water and salt. they only add eggs for sweet crepes. and never milk. i've been trying to find a recipe here because i don't have the proportions, but can't do it. anyway, i would use this recipe for sweet crepes. thanks.

Veronica

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

@elayne,

This in an old comment I know, but in case someone else is looking for the same as Elayne I have a recipe for savory buckwheat pancakes below, they are called Galettes.

Ingredients Yield: 6 galettes * 1 cup buckwheat flour * 1,5 cups water * 1 egg (optional) * 0,5 tsp salt

Blend all ingredients until you have a smooth batter. If not using egg, let sit in fridge overnight.

HealthyTasteOfLife

Sunday 17th of February 2019

Thank you for the feedback! I tried several times making gluten free crepes without eggs and every time they turn out either very thick or very fragile, you can not roll them at all. I like my crepes very thin and very flexible. You can definitely try different recipes and methods and see what works for you :)

Ellie

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

This became my go to gluten free crepe recipe, love it! Thank you for sharing!

HealthyTasteOfLife

Wednesday 30th of January 2019

My pleasure. Thank you for your feedback!

Brenda

Friday 21st of December 2018

These crepes look so good and flexible, I've tried a similar recipe a while ago but with different flours and they didnt turn out so good, I'll try this recipe maybe I'll have some succes this time )

HealthyTasteOfLife

Saturday 22nd of December 2018

Yes the flours make a big difference, let me know how the crepes turn out for you.