I introduce to you my new baby; the Gingerbread Buckwheat Crepe. It’s wholesome and satisfying, like cookies from a grandparent, but with fewer questions about your current employment status and non-existent significant other.
There’s plenty of recipes to try with buckwheat flour – and one if them is Crêpes.
Pure buckwheat flour is gluten-free and suitable for those following a gluten-free diet. It has a very intense flavor and ranges from nutty to earthy. For starters you could start by mixing some buckwheat flour with all-purpose flour (or other kinds of flours). Even a small amount of buckwheat flour will give some nice earthiness to your dough and batter. If you’re not able to find buckwheat flour at your local market, you could get buckwheat groats and grind them into fine powder.
Here are some ideas to get you started!
Buckwheat Crepes with Caramelized Apples
Sweet Buckwheat Crepes
Caramelized Peach + Cherry, Prosciutto and Gorgonzola Salad w/ Buckwheat Crepes
Buckwheat Crepes with Corn and Roasted Poblano Chiles
Buckwheat Crepes with Greek Salad and Egg
Kid-Friendly Buckwheat Crepes
Buckwheat crêpes spread with plum or rosehip jam, rolled up into pretty spirals, and dusted with powdered sugar. These crêpes could stand in for breakfast, dessert, or an evening snack. It seems there’s a secret to flavorful crêpes and that is to add a pinch of citrus zest into the batter. This is really an interesting idea to try! In her post, Maja (Veggies & Gin) also shares lots of tips and techniques to making these savory crêpes.
A recipe from Veggies & Gin
I would like to share this recipe by Jenee from the blog, jcooksglutenfree. Her recipe makes about 9 small crepes and has yogurt and fresh fruits fillings topped with chocolate syrup. Yummy! I have not tried crepes with yogurt before. This sounds delicious! I hope to make them for breakfast one of these days 🙂
Here’s a video tutorial i came across on YouTube about making buckwheat crêpes. It’s a very simple recipe to follow. Here’s the link to the recipe at the blog, La Fuji Mama.
In France, buckwheat flour is called sarassin or blé noir and is used to make savory crêpes (thin pancakes). Blé noir literally means “black wheat” which in English is called “Buckwheat”. Buckwheat crêpes are often called galettes (or galettes bretonnes).
I would like to share with you guys another buckwheat recipe from www.bojongourmet.com. Blintz (or Blintze) is a thin pancake folded around a filling, it could be cheese or fruits, and sautéed or baked. In her recipe, a thin crepe is wrapped with cheese filling and then fried in butter. Its gluten-free too. Lastly top it with strawberries and sour cream if you like. She has a couple of buckwheat recipes that i find to be very mouth-watering 🙂 so check out her blog.
Buckwheat crepes with chocolate! What a wonderful idea. To get the chocolate flavor, cocoa power was added into the batter mix. This recipe is vegan & gluten-free and only uses buckwheat flour. I have noticed other buckwheat crêpe recipes that also uses other types of flours. The crepes are served with date-sweetened chocolate sauce. The recipe for the sauce is included in her blog too so check it out! To top it off, add some fresh fruits of your choice. Perfect for breakfast don’t you think? 😉
A recipe from helynshealthykitchen.blogspot.sg