Easy Gluten Free Crepes Recipe Without Flour

Two gluten free crepes filled with creme and berries covered in whipped cream and strawberry sauce on a grey plate with a fork.

It’s hard to believe these delicious gluten free crepes are made without flour.

Serve gluten free crepes for special occasions like Mother’s Day or holiday brunches.

These can be served with your favorite fillings to make sweet crepes with your favorite toppings.

How to make this easy gluten free crepes recipe

Don’t let gluten intolerance prevent you from enjoying these tasty gluten-free crepes!

1. In a large bowl, beat eggs with an electric mixer until pale yellow and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

2. Mix in milk, arrowroot powder, vegetable oil, baking powder, and salt.

3. Spray a nonstick 9- or 10-inch skillet or crepe pan with canola cooking spray. (You can also use a little melted butter.) Heat the pan over medium-low heat.

4. Add just enough of the mixture to coat the skillet. Tilt the pan so the mixture is evenly spread over the bottom of the pan using a circular motion.

5. Cook until the bottom of the crepe is lightly golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes. Use a spatula to carefully lift the crepe to turn it over.

6. Cook the crepe until the second side is lightly browned, about 1 to 2 minutes more.

7. Remove the crepe from the pan and place it on a plate. Cover with a damp paper towel so the crepes don’t dry out.

8. Continue cooking crepes until all the remaining batter is used up.

9. Serve with your favorite fillings and toppings.

10. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

A forkful of cream and raspberry filled gluten free crepe with berries and crepes in the background.

How to cook crepes

Never cooked crepes before? Or maybe you’re a little scared of trying?

The Frugal Chef does a terrific video on how to cook up a crepe starting at the 3:20 minute mark.

The first crepe your two you make won’t be all that good looking. They’ll still taste delicious, so eat any mistakes!

Remember, practice helps to make a good crepe, too.

But if you can’t get the knack, maybe you’d rather try this Gluten Free Pancakes Recipe.

How to serve gluten free crepes

Traditional crepes are served with a little powdered sugar and a bit of lemon juice. You can use Swerve Sweetener, Confectioners, a terrific no calorie, natural sweetener. You’d never know it wasn’t the real thing.

For breakfast, perfect crepes could include a sweet filling like yogurt, berries, a dollop of sugar free jam, or a schmear of your favorite nut butter. Or you could try savory fillings like chorizo or sausage, eggs, and cheese.

For lunch or dinner make savory crepes! Try fillings like ham and cheese, shredded chicken, or roasted vegetables.

A berry and cream filled crepes on a plate with plates of gluten free crepes, a bowl of berries and a glass of orange juice on a red cloth napkin.

Tips for making this easy crepe recipe

Arrowroot: Don't be scared to try arrowroot powder instead of gluten-free flour. It’s perfect for light and airy French crepes.

Also, you want to use arrowroot powder and not arrowroot flour in this gluten free crepe recipe. Arrowroot powder is also a terrific substitute for cornstarch.

Crepe pan: If you love crepes, invest in a 10-inch crepe pan. It’s totally worth it! Otherwise, a good 10-inch non-stick skillet is just fine.

You can also use a 8-inch skillet or a 9-inch no stick pan, if that’s what you have on hand.

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Crepes: If you’re looking for a dairy free option, use unsweetened coconut milk, soy milk, or almond milk instead of low-fat milk.

Sugar free: This is a naturally sugar free recipe. If you want a sweeter crepe, you can add some Swerve Sweetener to the crepe batter.

How to serve gluten free crepes

If you’re serving these easy crepes for a special occasion, spend the time to make your gluten free crepes as beautiful as possible.

1. Stuff the crepes with plain Greek yogurt or a healthy cream cheese substitute and lots of berries.

2. Fold the crepes over pleasingly. (See pictures.)

3. Call on your inner chef and drizzle some on some sugar free Keto strawberry sauce over the crepes. (You can also use thinning some sugar free strawberry jam with water.) Gorgeous!

4. Finally, leave a few sliced and whole berries on the side of the plate as a garnish.

A plate and forkful of gluten free crepe with whipped cream and strawberry sauce.

Can you make crepe batter ahead of time?

Good question! Yes, you can make the crepe batter up to one day ahead of time.

Just keep it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Then whisk it and bring it up to room temperature before using.

Can you make gluten free crepes ahead of time?

If you want to make your gluten free crepes early for a party or special occasion, you can do that easily.

  • Once they are cooked, give them time to cool.
  • Then stack the crepes on top of one another with a small piece of parchment paper or wax paper in between each crepe.
  • Wrap the crepes in plastic wrap. Then store in a freezer bag in the fridge for up to a day before the special occasion.

A tabletop with plates of gluten free crepes with berries, whipped cream, a glass of orange juice, and a bowl of raspberries and blueberries.

Can you freeze crepes?

Yes, you can freeze homemade crepes. Just wait for the crepes to cool down. Then place a piece of wax paper between each crepe.

Then place them in a freezer bag, making sure to squeeze out the extra air before sealing. Date and label the bag before freezing.

The frozen crepes should stay good in the freezer for up to three months.

Yield: 6 SERVINGS

Gluten Free Crepes Recipe

A plate and forkful of gluten free crepe with whipped cream and strawberry sauce.

These gluten free crepes are made without flour. Serve this easy gluten free crepes recipe with your favorite fillings and toppings.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 6 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Canola cooking spray

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs with an electric mixer until pale yellow and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  2. Mix in milk, arrowroot powder, vegetable oil, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Spray a nonstick 9- or 10-inch skillet or crepe pan with vegetable oil spray. Heat the pan over medium-low heat.
  4. Add just enough of the mixture to coat the skillet. Tilt the pan so the mixture is evenly spread over the bottom.
  5. Cook until the bottom of the crepe is lightly browned, about 1 to 2 minutes. Use a spatula to carefully lift the crepe to turn it over.
  6. Cook the crepe until the second side is lightly browned, about 1 to 2 minutes more.
  7. Remove the crepe from the pan and place it on a plate. Cover with a damp paper towel so the crepes don’t dry out.
  8. Continue cooking crepes until all the batter is used up.
  9. Serve with favorite fillings and toppings.
  10. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1 crepe

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 235mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 7g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.

Originally published February 2007. Updated March 21, 2021 with new pictures and information.

5 thoughts on “Easy Gluten Free Crepes Recipe Without Flour

  1. Therese Steinel

    I am wondering why you say “arrowroot powder, not arrowroot flour” Everything I have been reading states that they are the same

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