Recipe: Gluten-Free Crêpes with Rice Flour

Gluten-free crpes with peanut butter and maple syrup.
Gluten-free crpes with peanut butter and maple syrup. | Source
Non-stick pan and soft spatula.
Non-stick pan and soft spatula. | Source

Before You Start

Difficulty Rating: Medium


  • Liquid measuring cup and whisk or fork
  • Non-stick pan and soft spatula


Note

I personally prefer using glutinous rice flour because it gives a nicer texture and consistency. It's called "glutinous" due to its stickiness, but is absolutely celiac-friendly.

Alternative

You can use 1/2 cup of cornstarch instead of the rice flour and 3/4 cup of milk instead of a full cup.

Ingredients

1 cup rice flour

¼ tsp salt

1 cup milk

1 tbsp oil

2 eggs

Butter to melt in pan for flavour


Note

You will need to re-mix batter between each pouring otherwise it will settle.

Your Child(ren)’s Participation

  • Help make the batter;
  • Stir the batter before each pour;
  • Select the filling(s);
  • Fill the crêpe & roll.


For information on kitchen safety when cooking with children, read Setting Kitchen Rules.

Instructions

  • Combine ingredients in liquid measuring cup and mix well.
  • Heat pan to medium temperature.
  • Melt butter in the pan, using just enough to coat it. Be careful not to scorch the butter.
  • Pour batter from liquid measuring cup into middle of hot pan and give a swirl to spread it evenly.
  • When the air bubbles have popped and the edges of crêpe start to curl up, carefully flip crêpe over.
  • Let it cook for another minute and remove from pan.
  • On a plate, fill half of the crêpe with your choice of goodies (See suggestions below).
  • Roll crêpe from filling side and enjoy!

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Pour the batter into hot panLet it cook until edges start to curlFlip carefullyRemove from panFill with yummy goodness of your choiceRoll and eat!
Pour the batter into hot pan
Pour the batter into hot pan | Source
Let it cook until edges start to curl
Let it cook until edges start to curl | Source
Flip carefully
Flip carefully | Source
Remove from pan
Remove from pan | Source
Fill with yummy goodness of your choice
Fill with yummy goodness of your choice | Source
Roll and eat!
Roll and eat! | Source
Rolled crêpes with a nice golden colour.
Rolled crêpes with a nice golden colour. | Source

Filling Suggestions

These crêpes are a wonderful gluten-free substitute for bread, flat-bread or pitas. Use them to make healthy wraps with your favourite ingredients.

  • Hazelnut Spread (ie. Nutella) and Strawberries
  • Caramel or Cinnamon Spread
  • Peanut Butter and Maple Syrup
  • Peanut Butter and Jam
  • Chicken, Lettuce and Tomato
  • Bacon and Shredded Cheddar
  • Cream cheese
  • Spinach, Black Olives and Feta Cheese


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kat11 5 years ago from Illinois

This actual looks delicious and a great idea. I am always looking for new recipes for my

meal plans. Great hub


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I Am Rosa 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you! Hope you enjoy it!


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

I have never been able to make crepes that don't fall apart. I gave up on home made crepes-to eat them, someone else will have to make them.


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I Am Rosa 5 years ago from Canada Author

Flora - I had the same problem, so I started making them smaller and that helped. Apparently part of my problem was also the pan. I found that pan pictured above for $10 at Walmart and it made a HUGE difference. Now, I let my SO make them cuz he's got the knack for it ;-)


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Heather Says 5 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

This is great! My mom is allergic to gluten and I'm always on the look-out for yummy stuff she can eat. Thanks so much :)


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I Am Rosa 5 years ago from Canada Author

You're very welcome, Heather! I recommend glutinous rice flour if you think she'll like a chewier texture :-)


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

Great recipe, instructions and pictures! I just did a gluten free hub and this hub was featured on the bottom of mine...I am sooo glad. Always looking for something easy and GOOD to make without gluten.

Voted up, useful, and awesome! Thanks.


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I Am Rosa 3 years ago from Canada Author

My pleasure, tilsontitan! This recipe is a favourite of ours when we want to change up dinner-time. We use them to wrap chicken or beef strips, cheese and a bit of honey mustard, etc. - YUM! Glad to be a useful and delicious extension to your own hub :-)

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