Vegan Crepes Recipe - Easy, Gluten-Free Crepes With A Healthy Twist
A healthy twist on a vegan crepes recipe. These gluten-free crepes are pink! Super light and easy to make, these easy vegan crepes can be filled with your choice of anything sweet or savory. They make a tasty Sunday brunch and are a great way to help make any occasion that much more special.
If pancakes aren’t a staple in your house- they should be! HA. Bet you never thought you’d hear those words from someone promoting healthy eating habits eh?
But it’s true. When made correctly, pancakes can be just as healthy as other tasty breakfast recipes. In fact, due to an obsession on my kids part, we probably have pancakes 2-3 times per week- which is why I’ve come up with some pretty healthy options (like these yogurt pancakes!).
However, since we've made pancakes so mundane in our house, every so often it's nice to switch it up. Especially for an occasion like Mother's Day.
This vegan crepes recipe is the perfect way to make a morning more special
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When To Use These Eggless Crepes
These easy vegan crepes can definitely be made pancake-style (flat and not rolled, and topped with syrup) for an every day breakfast. However, we find that these gluten-free crepes work best for:
- Special mornings like Christmas or Mother's Day
- A slow moving Sunday
- Whenever you're hosting guests- set up a crepes buffet with different toppings!
Gluten-Free Crepes For Kids
I think any kid will love an indulgent breakfast. Likewise, most little girls I know love the color pink! Which is why this vegan crepes recipe is such a hit.
I made a big batch for my daughter and her friends one day and they all squealed. What kid doesn't love colored food?!
Having said that, these easy, vegan crepes are healthy but not overly filling. While they do use gluten-free flour they don't contain a stabilizer (a healthy fat or a protein). Thus, my preference is to usually serve them with eggs, especially if I make them before school.
What's The Secret Ingredient?
Beets themselves contain a ton of fiber, folate, and vitamin C. They’re also a vegetable that we don’t often get enough of. Thus, I like to sneak some into my girls' diets whenever I can (#momlife is pretty much just finding ways to hide vegetables in your kids' foods right?!).
Beets are also awesome as a liver detoxifier. You don’t need fancy detox elixirs to stay healthy, just give your body the real food nutrients that it needs to do its job… and beets are one of those!
Truthfully, beetroot powder is one of my staple ingredients to make anything pink (frosting, cupcakes etc). You don't need a lot to make the color pop and the taste is easily hidden.
Can They Be Made Ahead Of Time?
That's the best part, yes!
Though I know mornings can be insanely busy, the reason I actually love these eggless crepes, is that they can be made ahead of time, frozen, and just reheated in the morning (here’s my favorite make-ahead breakfast ideas).
Keeping in mind that if you freeze them, separate the crepes between pieces of parchment paper so that they come apart easily.
However, I will note that after re-heating them, they're not as pliable as they were when originally cooked. I've cooked off a bit batch of the vegan crepes recipe, stored them in the fridge, and re-heated both in the toaster and the stovetop. What I found is that when reheated in the toasted they work best as pancakes. However, if heated on the stovetop on low, they get most of their consistency back.
What To Top The Crepes With
Topping the crepes is the best part! The way I see it, these eggless crepes can be made two ways:
- you can add the filling to the inside and roll them, then top them with your favorites
- you can cold the easy, vegan crepes into triangles and drizzle everything on top of them
Personally, I find this vegan crepes recipe to be sweeter versus savory. However, you can really top them with anything you have on hand. Our favorites are:
- filling the vegan crepes with nut butter and jam and topping them with syrup
- topping them with any and all fruit and drizzling nut butter with Wildly Organics Chocolate Syrup on top
- topping them in any way with coconut whip cream and something sweet
Likewise, one of the best days to serve crepes is to let everyone choose their own indulgence! Set up the table with "all the fixings" and enjoy customizing them to personal taste.
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Easy Vegan Crepe Recipe
We take our breakfast very seriously in my house (mainly because we all wake up ravenous haha). This vegan crepe recipe is not only simple but it comes out deliciously decadent but still healthy. Likewise, they make an awesome brunch recipe idea or just a weekend indulgence. And of course, top with ALL THE THINGS