Vegan crepes are easy and sweet French crepes 100% eggless and dairy-free, made with healthy spelt flour, almond milk, and coconut oil.
What Is A Crepe?
A crepe or in its traditional spelling “crêpe”, is a very thin pancake-style specialty that is typical of the Brittany region of western France.
Crepes are much larger than pancakes and also much thinner, similar in shape and size to wraps. Their texture is very close to a pancake but slightly softer.
Crepes are either served with a sweet filling or with a savory filling. This recipe will give you 6 delicious sweet crepes.
How To Pronounce Crepe
Pronouncing crepes like the French way can be tricky, but the best approximation is “krep”, though try to make a guttural “r”.
The final “e” is silent and the first “e” is the same as in “best”.
What Should Crepes Look Like?
One of the most popular recipes on my blog is my French crepes recipe. This is the vegan version so that everyone can enjoy the classic taste of a crepre.
A delicious French crepe must be:
- Thin – it’s not a pancake, it must be super thin.
- Elastic – it’s easy to fold, won’t break, and slightly elastic/chewy when you eat it.
- Vanilla sweet flavor – that’s why the choice of flour is important. A strong-flavor flour – like buckwheat, chickpea, or brown rice flours – won’t make vegan crepes taste as good as the real French crepes.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
This recipe is delicious but it’s also:
- Authentic French Taste
- 5 Ingredients
- Ready in 15 minutes
How To Make Vegan Crepes
Since classic crepes aren’t vegan, let me show you how to make vegan crepes!
The ingredients you need to make these egg-free crepes are:
- White Spelt Flour – or white wheat flour if you can’t find spelt in your store.
- Almond Milk – or any dairy-free milk like coconut milk or soy milk.
- Coconut Oil – I used melted unrefined coconut oil, I simply love the flavor of it. If you do not like the coconut oil flavor, use any other light vegetable oil like canola or avocado oil.
- Sweetener – I love my sugar-free crystal sweetener but if you can eat sugar, use coconut sugar (for a healthy touch) or sugar.
- Vanilla Extract
Making The Batter
Making eggless crepes is relatively easy. First, blend all the ingredients together – using a blender makes this a breeze.
Then the two keys to making perfect crepes are a hot crepe pan and an even spread of the crepe batter.
If you are adventurous, you can then try to flip the crepe without touching it.
Once the first side is crispy, lightly brown, and does not stick to the pan anymore, hold the panhandle firmly.
Then with a quick but strong movement of the wrist, throw the crepe in the air.
You need enough rotational momentum to make it land on its other side.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Traditional Crepes Vegan?
No, a traditional crepe contains eggs and milk, but this recipe is 100% vegan!
What Can I Put In Vegan Crepes?
Traditionally, sweet crepes have been eaten with raw sugar, lemon juice, or maple syrup.
Nowadays, the more common fillings are jam (any jam!) or chocolate spread.
Just roll or fold your crepes into a triangle shape and eat while they are still warm. I like to drizzle melted dark chocolate, peanut butter, and crushed peanuts.
Are Vegan Crepes Gluten-Free?
Traditional crepes are not gluten-free. This vegan crepe recipe uses spelt flour, it’s not gluten-free either.
However, if you are after a gluten-free option, I recommend you try my vegan gluten-free crepe recipe.
It is made with buckwheat flour, a nutrient-dense flour that has no gluten.
Buckwheat flour crepes are often preferred with savory fillings but it is also delicious with sweet jam, any nut butter, and maple syrup.
Enjoy this lovely crepe recipe without eggs!
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