I have a common theme when it comes to the recipes I love. I don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, but I want my food to be healthy, super simple to prepare, and most of all it has to be delicious!
This recipe definitely checks all those boxes, with the added bonus that it feels extra fancy and decadent!
Buckwheat is naturally gluten-free, is a whole grain, and actually helps maintain blood sugar levels. If you choose healthy fillings for these crepes, they can be very good for you, while making you feel like you’re getting a treat!
I demonstrated how simple it is to make these crepes on Good Things Utah. Be sure to watch that video right here!
It is best to use buckwheat groats for this recipe, as the texture and flavor turn out differently if you use buckwheat flour. You can find buckwheat groats usually in the baking aisle of the grocery store or in the bulk bins, or it’s easy to find them on Amazon. Also, only use raw buckwheat groats for the best results.
I love using my Blendtec Go for this recipe. You blend everything up, screw on the pouring lid, and it’s super simple to pour the batter! I love when I can multitask and create fewer dishes! And you know the Blendtec can handle grinding the groats into flour, it’s a piece of cake with this amazing machine. (Check out my behind-the-scenes tour of the Blendtec factory by clicking here.)
- ½ cup raw buckwheat groats (not buckwheat flour)
- ⅔ cup milk
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
- Sprinkle of salt
- Fillings of choice; fruit, cinnamon, etc.
- Blend buckwheat groats in a high-speed blender until ground into a flour.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend until combined. It can be helpful to remove the buckwheat flour and then add it back it so it doesn't stick to the bottom of the blender.
- Heat a crepe pan over medium-high heat and coat with a little butter.
- Pour about ¼ cup batter onto pan, then swirl the pan to spread the batter into a thin layer.
- Cook until lightly browned, about one minute, then carefully flip.
- Cook for about a minute on the second side.
- Repeat with the remaining batter, adding butter to the pan when needed.
- Fill with your favorite fillings and enjoy!