My easy Keto Crepes are an easy and delicious breakfast, brunch, or dessert. You can top them with everything from chocolate and nuts, to whipped cream and raspberries, to strawberries and ice cream. With a few simple ingredients, you can easily make healthy low carb crepes gluten-free.
I love crepes. My husband and I spent our honeymoon in Quebec City and ate every variety of crepe you can imagine. Quebec City was the closest we could get to Europe on our super small honeymoon fund but it was lovely. Cobblestone streets, delicious French cuisine, a charming B&B, and all the crepes you could ever imagine.
Our 16th anniversary is tomorrow and these almond flour crepes will be the perfect dessert. I've been wanting to recreate that special treat for a long time. These keto crepes are just as special.
What is a Crepe?
A crepe is a thin pancake. Crepes normally have sweet or savory fillings or toppings since on their own they are a bit plain. But all they really need is a little butter and cinnamon to make them into something delicious. They are one of my favorite low carb recipes any day of the year. A pancake is thicker than a crepe, which is usually made using wheat flour, milk, butter, salt and eggs. Pancakes are often served with maple syrup or butter and sugar whereas crepes have a variety of fillings.
Ingredients in Keto Crepes
Almond Flour - I’ve really come to prefer almond flour in breakfast recipes and baked goods. It gives a tender crumb in pancakes, cookies, and waffles. I have not tested these with coconut flour. If you want to try them with coconut instead of almond use ⅓ of the amount listed since coconut flour absorbs so much more liquid. I'd suggest adding a pinch or two of xanthan gum as a binder too.
Vanilla - With the price of vanilla constantly rising I decided to try a Mexican vanilla extract and have been happy with the results. It is much more budget-friendly than other vanilla extracts.
Sugar-Free Sweetener - I like to use a blend of xylitol, erythritol, and stevia in my recipes. You can purchase this pre-mixed from the Trim Healthy Mama website or mix your own according to my recipe. By using a combination of sugar alcohols and stevia you can use half the amount required of regular sugar. Since these sweeteners can be more expensive this helps with my food budget.
Unsweetened Almond Milk - Plain or Vanilla work here - alternatively you can use coconut milk or another nut milk that comes in a carton
Eggs - Eggs are a necessary binder in my keto crepes recipe.
Salt - Just a pinch helps bring out the other flavors.
How to Make Keto Crepes
It is easy to make your low carb keto crepes gluten-free by using almond flour instead of white wheat flour. The rest of the ingredients are pretty much the same as a traditional crepe.
Step One: I just put all the ingredients for the crepe batter into my blender to combine them. It takes seconds to make the batter and they are perfect every time.
Step Two: After that just heat your non stick skillet over medium heat and swirl to spread the batter. Flip once the edges look dry. Practice makes perfect for crepes so don't get upset if the first few don't look beautiful. They will still taste great.
What Should I Serve with Crepes?
Many people choose to serve crepes with either a sweet sauce or a savory sauce. A common way to serve them is as a dessert, by folding the crepe into quarters and then stacking the quarters on top of one another, dripping a chocolate sauce over the stack, and topping it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If you want a savory dish, crepes can be filled with cheese or other toppings and folded into quarters for an appetizer.
Sweet Topping ideas
I'm sure you can come up with some of these sugar free toppings on your own. Just incorporate your favorite dessert flavors into a keto crepe toppings for a low carb diet.
Our favorite dessert crepe toppings:
Berries & Ice Cream - Top your crepe with strawberries and a scoop of keto vanilla ice cream.
Chocolate & Nuts - Craving chocolate? Add some chocolate sauce and toasted nuts such as pecans, walnuts, or almonds.
Caramel Sauce & Whipped Cream - Sweet sticky caramel and whipped cream is an excellent combo.
Cinnamon & 'Sugar' - Roll up a crepe around some butter, cinnamon, and a sprinkle of your favorite sweetener.
Maple Syrup & Blueberries - Drizzle on some sugar-free keto pancake syrup and add a few fresh blueberries.
You can easily make this recipe a savory crepe recipe by omitting the sweetener and vanilla. One of our favorite fillings for savory crepes is scrambled eggs, ham, and cheddar cheese.
Other ideas for savory crepes:
Mediterranean - Fill with some sauteed spinach and feta cheese.
Caprese - Add in some tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella.
Italian - How about some cooked crumbled sausage, marinara sauce, and sauteed onions.
What flour can you use in keto?
Since the ketogenic diet is a low-carbohydrate diet, it requires the use of alternative ingredients for baking. Many people opt to use almond flour, coconut flour, or flaxseed meal as an alternative to wheat-based gluten rich flours. These alternative flours are low in carbohydrates and may also be helpful for those who are gluten sensitive.
What can I use instead of almond flour on keto?
There are many keto substitutes for almond flour, such as coconut flour, flax seed meal, or psyllium seed husks. However, the best option is to simply replace almond flour with an equal quantity of sunflower seed flour. It is the nut-free flour that is closest to almond flour and can be exchanged for it in a 1:1 ratio.
How to Store Leftover Crepes
There are a few ways to store leftover crepes. The first way is to wrap the crepes in plastic wrap or foil and place them in an airtight container. Another way you can wrap them is by using wax paper.
Can You Freeze Crepes?
Yup! To store leftover crepes, it is important to keep them cold. Place the crepes in a zip-lock bag, then put them in the freezer. When you need them later, remove them from the freezer 15 minutes before serving to ensure they are at room temperature. After this time has passed, wrap the crepe up tightly in aluminum foil and place it in a warm oven for 2 minutes. Using these steps will allow for the best quality of taste and texture.
- 1 cup almond flour
- ⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- Pinch salt
- In a blender add all the ingredients and blend until creamy and smooth, the batter should be runny.
- Preheat a skillet to medium heat, once heated spray with oil to avoid the batter to stick to the skillet and ¼ cup of batter in the middle.
- Carefully grab the skillet by the handle and circle the batter around to spread the batter evenly and to get a thin layer.
- Cook for 2 min or until it starts to get golden and with a spatula turn over. Cook the other side for a minute and remove from the heat.
- Repeat until you have used all the batter.
- Serve with your favorite toppings.
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