Gluten-Free Mini-Crepes

by Cat, February 13, 2014

There was once a wonderful French restaurant in Portland whose specialty was crepes: Le Bon Crepe. I was hooked. Mom bought me a crepe pan for Christmas, and I found a great cookbook for Crepes and fillings. There was only one problem: it was very hard to turn those crepes in the pan and it ended up making a huge mess. Until I got a lefse griddle, which worked great. But I have not made crepes for a long time, primarily because I could get them so readily whenever I wanted them, in Portland.

It’s not so easy to find crepes here in Montana, so when my online friend Bonita sent me this gluten-free, high-fat recipe perfect for my ketogenic diet, it looked interesting.

Gluten-free Mini-Crêpes

Bonita said the original recipe called for wheat germ, but she uses white rice flour. I would prefer to use buckwheat flour, as it is traditional in savory crepes, and has great nutritional value.

She uses her vita-mix to mix this up, but a regular blender should work too. She also doubles the recipe because it’s so good. They are quite fragile, so she makes them small, about 3″ diameter – a bit hard to roll them up with filling inside, but one could layer them with filling.

The only problem (for me) is that it requires a non-stick griddle; Bonita tried it on a regular griddle and said it made a sticky mess. I’ve not tried this yet, but when I do, I’ll try my well-seasoned cast iron griddle.

Ingredients and Equipment

  • 2 extra-large eggs
  • ¼ cup Organic cottage cheese (or homemade from raw dairy)
  • 2 Tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional, for sweet crepes)
  • 1 – 3 Tbsp buckwheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch baking soda
  • vita-mix or regular blender
  • non-stick griddle


  1. Let eggs come to room temperature, then whip until fluffy. Add remaining ingredients and blend well.
  2. Warm oiled griddle over medium low heat, then reduce to low. Spoon batter onto griddle for 1 crepe; turn over as soon as it starts to bubble, then monitor carefully for when second side is done. Remove from heat, add filling and roll up.


Will update when I test this recipe

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