How to make delicious Buckwheat Crepes? 

 

Naturally vegan and gluten-free, these buckwheat crepes have a slightly nutty flavor with a crispy, chewy, and bendy texture. They are easy to make and go well with any sweet or savory dishes that make them perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.    

I always love to have buckwheat crepe on my lazy weekend mornings, as it takes only 15 minutes to cook. A crepe is almost like a mini burrito that has endless flavor options and filling choices. My family and friends love to have these gluten-free crepes since they are tasty and have essential nutritional benefits. 

Buckwheat, especially when combined with flaxseeds, is like a bomb of so many rich nutrients that everyone should have. It also tastes very delicious when you try them with any sweet or savory fillings.   

If you love buckwheat, you will love our Vegan Buckwheat Pancakes and Vegan Buckwheat Porridge.

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Buckwheat Health Benefits 

Buckwheat is from the pseudocereals food group. The pseudocereals are mostly seeds that do not grow on grasses but are still eaten like cereal grains. If you are looking for foods that can give you all benefits of whole grains, then buckwheat is your ideal choice. Buckwheat is a great substitute for grain products, providing a rich, nutty flavor to make it taste wonderful. 

Buckwheat has many healthy nutrients, such as fiber, protein, and complex carbohydrates. Also, it has vitamin B6, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, etc.

Buckwheat has rutin and quercetin flavonoids. Rutin is good for strengthening the blood vessels, and quercetin decreases inflammation. Here are some other notable health benefits of buckwheat:d

Buckwheat for heart health

 As buckwheat is a great source of fiber, it can boost heart health. All dietary fiber can improve our blood cholesterol levels, decreasing our chance of heart disease, stroke, and obesity.  

Buckwheat for digestion

 Some vitamins and fiber are known to improve digestion. Buckwheat has both vitamins and fiber to ensure the consumer will have improved digestion of his meals.

Buckwheat to manage weight

Many researchers have found that we can utilize high-protein foods for weight management. Therefore, the abundant protein from buckwheat will keep you full for a long time.

Buckwheat and diabetes

Buckwheat is usually safe to eat for those who have type 2 diabetes, as it is a great source of fiber. 

Celiac disease and buckwheat

Buckwheat is not related to wheat or any other grain but is actually a seed. That is why buckwheat can be an excellent choice for people with celiac disease or anyone who is following a gluten-free diet.

What are flaxseeds?

Flaxseeds are one of the richest, powerful, and popular plant foods on our planet. For centuries, flaxseed has been praised for its health-benefiting properties. Even Charles the Great made his subjects eat flaxseeds.

People actually started harvesting flax as a crop in ancient China and Egypt to make them medicines for curing certain diseases. 

Now, flaxseeds are available in many forms, including oils, seeds, tablets, powder, flour, and capsules. People use all these forms of flaxseed to get proper nutritional benefits from it. Here are some must-know health benefits of flaxseeds:

Flaxseed health benefits

However, their most notable claim to fame is the sheer amount of omega-3 fatty acids that they contain, which is usually found in fish and is quite rare to find from plant-based sources.

This makes them come very high on my list of important foods for every vegan pantry.

Moreover, they can produce a wonderful gel that is the perfect egg substitute for any recipes that require a binding agent. You can find ground flaxseeds in most of my baked goods, savory or sweet. 

Alpha-linolenic acid, the particular amino acid that flaxseed has plenty of, is important for your heart health since it helps prevent clogged arteries and high cholesterol.

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How to serve Buckwheat Crepes

Buckwheat crepe is very delicious when you eat them with sweet toppings, omit the onion and garlic powder, and serve them with:

  • Fruit slices like raspberries, banana, strawberries, mango, kiwi, papaya, etc. 
  • Melted chocolate or caramel
  • Maple syrup with chopped nuts or dry fruits
  • Almond or peanut butter
  • Coconut yogurt or coconut whipped cream
  • Jam or jelly
  • Chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla cream 

You can also try buckwheat crepe with a tasty savory topping such as::

Where to buy buckwheat flour? 

You can easily find buckwheat flour from any supermarket. However, you should always check if they are organic and gluten-free. Often flours are processed alongside other types of flours so that mixing can occur. If you can not find buckwheat flour near you, then you can always go online shopping. 

How to store buckwheat flour? 

If you bought or use lots of buckwheat flour, you need to store them in a cool dark place that will stay fresh for up to 1 month. If you are storing an open packet for a longer time, you should always go for the freezer, as it will keep the buckwheat fresh for up to 6 months.   

buckwheat crepes ingredients 

Buckwheat Crepe Recipe

  • 1 cup buckwheat flour 
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups water 

How to make Buckwheat Crepes?

  • Whisk to combine buckwheat flour, ground flaxseeds, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add the water, then whisk the ingredients to make a smooth batter. 
  • Heat a medium-sized nonstick skillet or pan over medium-high heat. Brush the pan with some oil. 
  • In a spoon or ladle, take a small amount of the crepe batter. Add the batter, and tilt the pan or spread the batter with a silicone spoon to coat the base of the pan. Cook until the edges of the crepe are crispy.
  • When you see the edges are turning into brown color, usually after about 45 seconds, flip the crepe carefully with a flexible silicone spatula. Cook the other side of the crepe for about 15 to 20 seconds. 
  • Take out the finished buckwheat crepe and place it on a plate. Repeat this process until all the batter is used. 
  • Serve the buckwheat crepes immediately with your favorite toppings and fillings.  
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Tips for making gluten-free crepes

  • If you have raw buckwheat groats, then you can turn them into flour using a blender. 
  • To make sweeter buckwheat crepes, you can add sweeteners like brown sugar, maple syrup, agave syrup, brown rice syrup, etc.
  • To make it more savory, you can add salt and spices like chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, etc. 
  • You can use any oil to brush the pan, like olive oil, coconut oil, peanut oil, or vegetable oil. 
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Nutrition

(Per serving)
  • Energy: 79 kcal / 330 kJ
  • Fat: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Carbs: 14.8 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
  • Ready in: 25 min
  • For: 6 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Whisk to combine buckwheat flour, ground flaxseeds, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add the water, then whisk the ingredients to make a smooth batter. 
  2. Heat a medium-sized nonstick skillet or pan over medium-high heat. Brush the pan with some oil. 
  3. In a spoon or ladle, take a small amount of the crepe batter. Add the batter, and tilt the pan or spread the batter with a silicone spoon to coat the base of the pan. Cook until the edges of the crepe are crispy.
  4. When you see the edges are turning into brown color, usually after about 45 seconds, flip the crepe carefully with a flexible silicone spatula. Cook the other side of the crepe for about 15 to 20 seconds. 
  5. Take out the finished buckwheat crepe and place on a plate. Repeat this process until all the batter is used. 
  6. Serve the buckwheat crepes immediately with your favorite toppings and fillings.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.