An EASY, fool-proof recipe for making Buckwheat Crepes. These naturally gluten-free crepes and easy-to-flip, wholesomely delicious and perfect with all kinds of fillings. This is the only crepe recipe you’ll ever need! 

Buckwheat crepes hold together and flip easier than any other crepes I’ve tried. They are also nutritious and have a delicious nutty flavor from the buckwheat. 

overhead of shot of buckwheat crepes on a white plate with strawberries

These buckwheat crepes are hands down one of my family’s favorite breakfasts. We make these crepes at least once a month and they are a staple at our house.

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Over the years I’ve made them for many friends and family members who love them so much, this becomes their go-to crepe recipe as well!

I love these crepes because they are easy-to-make and taste delicious with all kinds of fillings. If you’ve ever struggled with flipping crepes because they can be so delicate, give this recipe a try.

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All About Buckwheat

Is Buckwheat Gluten-Free?

Buckwheat is one of my all-time favorite ingredients. Despite having the word “wheat” in it, buckwheat is naturally 100% gluten-free. I love it for gluten-free baking and cooking because it has natural elastic properties that give gluten-free baked goods more structure. Using buckwheat in crepes gives them great texture and flavor.

What Does Buckwheat Taste Like?

Buckwheat has a nice nutty flavor that can sometimes be earthy. I really like to use raw buckwheat groats in my recipes because you get the nice nutty flavor without the earthiness.

I buy raw buckwheat groats on Amazon and simply grind them into flour in my blender. It makes a huge difference in flavor and color to use freshly ground buckwheat flour.

However, you can also use buckwheat flour if that is all you can find. The crepes will turn out slightly darker and may have a stronger flavor but they will still be delicious.

How to Make Buckwheat Crepes

step-by-step instructions for how to make buckwheat crepes

These how-to numbered pictures match up with the instructions below.

  1. Grind the raw buckwheat groats (if using!) into flour in your blender. If you’re using buckwheat flour just measure it into your blender.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend until totally smooth.
  4. Heat a crepe pan (this is my favorite crepe pan ever!) over medium-high heat then spray with cooking spray.
  5. Pour in a thin layer of batter, swirling as you go. 
  6. Cook on one side until set, 1-2 minutes, then the other side for 30 seconds. 

Be sure to check out the video I’ve included in this post for a visual on the step-by-step instructions. 

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Favorite Buckwheat Crepe Fillings

Once you have a stack of crepes it’s time to fill them with delicious things! We most often make these crepes as sweet crepes and fill them with chocolate hazelnut spread or simply butter with coconut sugar. You can also leave out the sweetener and make these savory crepes. They taste so good with ham and cheese! Try these sweet crepes for another option!

Filling Ideas:

  • Butter and coconut sugar
  • Chocolate hazelnut spread
  • Whipped cream and strawberries
  • Chocolate and bananas
  • Ham and gruyere cheese
  • Scrambled eggs and shredded potatoes

I hope your family loves these buckwheat crepes as much as we do! If you have any questions please comment below and I’d be happy help. Also leave me a rating if you try this recipe! 

More recipes using buckwheat:

Buckwheat Waffles the best 100% buckwheat waffles! We make these monthly as well. 

Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies naturally gluten-free and uses just one flour

Buckwheat Cinnamon Raisin Bagel chewy and delicious. 

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4.95 from 17 votes

Buckwheat Crepes

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 16 crepes
An EASY, fool-proof recipe for making Buckwheat Crepes. These naturally gluten-free crepes and easy-to-flip, wholesomely delicious and perfect with all kinds of fillings. This is the only buckwheat crepe recipe you'll ever need! 

Video

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw buckwheat groats or 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup optional
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • cooking spray

Instructions 

  • Place the buckwheat groats in the jar of a high-speed blender. Blend until the groats are finely ground into a flour.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. If using buckwheat flour simply blend all the ingredients together.
  • Heat a non-stick pan or crepe pan over medium-high heat. Spray the pan with cooking spray. Once the pan is heated, pour about 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan while turning it in a circular motion with one hand to spread the batter thinly around the pan.
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes on one side until set. Flip and cook for another 30 seconds on the other side.
  • Stack the cooked crepes on a plate and continue with the rest of the batter, spraying the pan in between every crepe. Serve with fillings of choice and enjoy!

Notes

I buy raw buckwheat groats on Amazon and simply grind them into flour in my blender. It makes a huge difference in flavor and color to use freshly ground buckwheat flour.
You can also use buckwheat flour if that is all you can find. The crepes will turn out slightly darker but they will still be delicious.
This is my all-time favorite crepe pan! I can’t recommend scanpans enough. 
MAKE SAVORY CREPES: Omit the maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon.
Can I use regular milk? Yes! Regular cow’s milk will work great in this recipe. 
Filling Ideas:
  • Butter and coconut sugar
  • Chocolate hazelnut spread
  • Whipped cream and strawberries
  • Chocolate and bananas
  • Ham and gruyere cheese
  • Scrambled eggs and shredded potatoes

Nutrition

Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Originally published 3/2014 – POST UPDATED 6/2021

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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  1. 5 stars
    This is so yammm
    Also one question! What can I do with the remaining dough. Should I make them all orbit will last raw a couple of days?

    1. I would make all the crepes with the batter while it’s fresh. The cooked crepes will keep covered in the fridge for a few days.

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