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3 Ingredient Oat Flour Crepes

by Allie on March 11, 2010 · 79 comments

in Breakfast,Dessert,Recipes

Crepes have held a spot in my heart for many many years. I’m not even sure when I ate my first crepe or when/how my love for them started. All I remember is every single time our family went to IHOP, I would get an order of their crepes.

When I went to Paris for a weekend trip while studying abroad in Europe, I practically ate crepes at every meal. I had several banana Nutella crepes and a savory crepe filled with chicken, cheese, a fried egg, and mushrooms. For dessert one night, I had a strawberry, banana, Nutella, and ice cream crepe.

Holy CREPE!!

My traveling partner thought I was nuts for eating crepes, while I thought she was nuts for not eating crepes….in PARIS!

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A pre-blogger photo of my banana Nutella crepe eaten while lounging in a beautiful Parisian garden:

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For brunch yesterday, I made some crepes that brought me straight back to Paris. They were thin ‘n’ light and made with just 3 ingredients.

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3 Ingredient Oat Flour Crepes

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (ground into oat flour)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or any dairy/non-dairy milk

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Directions:

1. Grind oats into a flour consistency using a food processor/Magic Bullet

2. Add egg and almond milk. Blend.

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3. Pour a thin layer onto a nonstick and/or greased pan.

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4. Carefully flip the crepe to cook the other side.

5. Enjoy!

Makes 4-5 medium sized crepes.

***I would NOT recommend using egg whites. Egg yolks are essential for a crepe-like texture. Also, you can add stevia/agave nectar/sugar to sweeten up the batter if desired.

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Of course, I came up with some combinations for my crepe fillings:

Filling #1:

Pumpkin yogurt (pumpkin puree + yogurt + cinnamon), bananas, and hazelnuts:

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Filling #2:

Almond butter yogurt (almond butter + yogurt), nuked apples and cinnamon.

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Topped with confectioners sugar and bananas:

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Bon Appetit!!

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{ 62 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bonnie March 11, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Thanks for the tidbit about NOT using egg whites. That is definitely something I would have tried to get away with.

Never tried a crepe while in Paris. Guess I’ll have to go back!!!

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2 Jessica @ How Sweet March 11, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Girl, you are amazing!! I am so making these tomorrow for breakfast!

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3 Lauren @ Eater not a runner March 11, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Those look delicious! And who goes to paris and doesn’t eat crepes??

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4 caronae March 11, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Absolutely beautiful. I just ate my afternoon snack but all of the sudden I’m hungry again! Surprise surprise.

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5 Heather (Where's the Beach) March 11, 2010 at 3:54 pm

One word: YUM!

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6 Jessica @ JJsVinBlanc March 11, 2010 at 3:57 pm

I love making crepes, glad to see someone else does too! They are impressive, yet such a cinch to make.

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7 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 11, 2010 at 4:02 pm

I used to adore nutella crepes when I was younger…we used to go to this pancake restaurant when I went to stay with my step dad, and they did the biggest most amazing ones! Aaah this post takes me back :)

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8 Jessica@Healthy Exposures March 11, 2010 at 4:12 pm

NEED to try these, stat :) I fail at flipping crepes – but practice makes perfect, right? The mistakes still taste good, and hopefully I can manage three ingredients :)

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9 Whit March 11, 2010 at 4:15 pm

MAKING these! I have all the ingredients and no breakfast food! PERFECTO!

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10 Susan March 11, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Wow these look so good! If I don’t have a food processor, do you think I could use oat bran in place of oat flour?

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11 Jess March 11, 2010 at 4:22 pm

These look so great, I just wrote oat flour down on my after work grocery list. They WILL be making an appearace at my house this weekend!

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12 Molly March 11, 2010 at 4:32 pm

HOLY YUM! girl you are such the little chef. THESE look amazing! I will be trying this soon.

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13 Lauren March 11, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Go Miss Baker extraordinaire! They look divine!

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14 Morgan March 11, 2010 at 4:52 pm

these look so yummy! I think I may try crepes this weekend! you inspired me :)

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15 Tamizn March 11, 2010 at 4:55 pm

They look delish and the combos yum! x

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16 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine March 11, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Mmmm crepes!! They remind me of Paris, too…when I was a kid I LOVED them with Nutella!

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17 Jennifer March 11, 2010 at 5:43 pm

MMM … these look delicious! I love the idea of making your own oat flour. Definitely going to try these!

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18 Stephanie March 11, 2010 at 5:46 pm

)(*&$#()*&)(*#&$@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (That was me screaming internally so that my co-workers do not think I’ve officially gone crazy). I LOVEEEEEEEEE CREPES! Especially Nutella Banane (although Framboise/Raspberry jam is a very close second)!! I studied abroad in Paris, so you’d better believe I ate my own weight, and probably the weight of about 12 skinny Parisiens as well, in crepes. They are just so delicious and CHEAP! I mean, there is a little Crepe monsieur on every corner! There was one right around the corner that my friends and I knew quite well, because we’d pretty much stop there every day before hoping onto the metro to class. yummmmm… just thinking about it makes me miss the smelly, non-air conditioned Paris metro. I am definitely going to have to try this recipe! Merci Allie!!!!

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19 Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES March 11, 2010 at 5:57 pm

brilliant!! i cant wait to try this recipe! i like when you’re home and get to concoct culinary deliciousness :)

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20 abby March 11, 2010 at 7:22 pm

i stumbled on your blog through a friends site and i absolutely LOVE your site. it’s VERY clean, organized, and mainly i love so far that your posts are about food! delicious! :) ill def. be back here a lot more often!

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21 Dee March 11, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Oh wow! These look amazing!

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22 Mary March 11, 2010 at 8:29 pm

These look SO good!!! yummmm!!!!!

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23 Katy March 11, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Hey Allie! Awesome spread for breakfast! I was just reading some of your older posts and ran across the one where you made a version of Rosie’s Granola Bars….are you going to post the recipe?! It would be very much appreciated! Thanks!

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24 Krista March 11, 2010 at 9:10 pm

DROOL!!!! OMG, Allie….these crepes look amazing. It’s been a few years since I’ve made them….don’t know why as they’re so simple…….and now I have a hankering. I like mine stuffed with warm cream cheese and strawberries with chocolate drizzled on top. Mmmm…

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25 Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle March 11, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Brilliant little crepe recipe- I will most definitely try this

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26 Simply Life March 11, 2010 at 10:03 pm

wow! nice job! they look great!

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27 Cassie March 11, 2010 at 10:32 pm

I miss European crepes so much! While studying abroad, I had SO many too (the best one was in Versailles). Thankfully, my roomie here has a crepe maker and randomly we’ll have strawberry and nutella crepes! SOOO tasty.

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28 Nancy March 11, 2010 at 10:42 pm

Your crepes look amazing and so easy to make! I will definitely try out this recipe.

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29 Susan March 12, 2010 at 1:44 am

I loooooove crepes! We had nutella crepes in Paris and they were fantastic…not even all that fancy! Add some banana and life is good…

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30 Anne March 12, 2010 at 2:57 am

Crepes remind me of Paris too.We went there with my boyfriend in summer 2008 and I still remember the small cafe by a street where they served THE best crepes I’ve ever had :) I wish I could go back to Paris NOW and have some crepes for breakfast.

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31 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] March 12, 2010 at 3:18 am

Wow, you can’t get any simpler – love it. I wish you could have lunch with me at a delicious healthy, hippie crepe restaurant in my hometown. You would be in crepe heaven!

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32 sarah (the SHU box) March 12, 2010 at 9:38 am

YUM!!!!!!! i am totally impressed with how nicely you got those to turn out!

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33 janetha March 12, 2010 at 3:17 pm

epic epic epic. i am making these ASAP!

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34 Jenny March 12, 2010 at 5:26 pm

I love your gorgeous pictures and eats!!!

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35 jessica March 13, 2010 at 3:26 pm

These. Look. So. Gourmet.
Thank you blog world for introducing me to the yummiest thangs!!! hahaha :)

I totally have to try and make these over break! Remind me if you don’t see ‘em pop up over the course of this week while i’m home ;)

You know i’ll be throwing some cinnamon-y nuked apples and sunflower seed butter into mine! YUM.

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36 jessica March 13, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Shoooot! Wait–I don’t have a food processor…….

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37 Jessica Lee May 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

nice!! i like it. thanks allie!

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38 stephchows May 21, 2010 at 9:24 am

mmmm so simple and easy! I can’t wait to try these!!

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39 Dana July 7, 2010 at 10:03 am

Made these for breakfast! Thanks for the recipe love!!

Dana xo
http://happinessiswithin.wordpress.com/

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40 Vivian July 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm

I’m gonna try these tomorrow morning, too! Thanks!

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41 Esther July 8, 2010 at 12:46 am

Oh my, this would be tackling one of my fear foods, but they sound simple and amazing. Thanks for the recepie :)

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42 sheila July 11, 2010 at 7:49 pm

WOW ALLIE!!! 3 ingredients crepes!!! THAT’S AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Will be making this sometime this week :)

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43 Rebecca August 31, 2010 at 12:39 pm

For making the crepes.. is there a way to make it vegan? what ingredient should i use instead of an egg? i could use egg replacer but that’s not the same texture as an egg. or applesauce

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44 Hollie September 15, 2010 at 9:49 pm

This looks to be the newest addition to my breakfast addiction. Holy Moly that looks amazing! Thank you for sharing.

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45 Sunny October 25, 2010 at 4:47 pm

These look so amazing! I am trying to eat a little healthier and I think I’m going to add these into our diet.. I love the pictures– makes them look delicious!

-Sunny

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46 Anita December 19, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Made these tonight after looking for a wheat free pancake recipe. Can’t believe they are so good. I added a wee bit of cassonade sugar and a pinch of salt. I live in France and this will do in a jiff if you need a wheat free crepe.

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47 Jeanelle @ Glocal Girl March 13, 2012 at 6:43 am

yum!! I just came back from Paris and LOOOOOOOVED the nutella crepes… My boyfriend was so confused why I would be SO determined to get them. I can’t help it.. crepes thin, papery, sweet and can be stuffed with anything. How can you go wrong?

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48 Allie March 13, 2012 at 9:45 am

Oh my goodness, I miss those crepes SO much. Sweet and savory. Mmmm! You’ll like this post http://www.livelaugheat.com/2010/09/26/project-food-blog-holy-crepe/

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49 julie May 19, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I tried these for breakfast and they turned out yummy! Plain, they tasted like cream of wheat (not a bad thing!!)…but when I smeared them with a bit of cream cheese and some raspberry preserves, OH MY! These were YUMMY! I will try making them with coconut flour next time just to see what the taste variation is…

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50 Lauren September 23, 2012 at 11:33 pm

I found your website…big smile…yes..:) :) and I found what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow

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51 Allie September 24, 2012 at 11:31 pm

:) I hope you enjoyed them!

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52 Leah December 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Yum! I just made these with shredded chicken and cabbage, almost like and egg roll! Thanks!

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53 Kenda January 6, 2013 at 2:02 pm

I’ve made these a couple times now! So good! Thanks for the recipe! Me and my family love them! I found that the first one ALWAYS sticks to the pan so if you like making them thin like me, be careful with the 1st one!

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54 Beth August 31, 2013 at 11:16 pm

THIS WAS AWESOME

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55 Dana September 1, 2013 at 8:20 pm

I just made these for breakfast and made a strawberry syrupy thing for the middle, delicious!!

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56 Donna Hobbs September 27, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Thank you for sharing. I am glad to know they do not have to have flour.

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57 Taylor November 23, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Is it a 1/2 cup of oat flour, or a 1/2 cup of whole oats ground into flour?

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58 Allie November 23, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Hi Taylor,

It’s 1/2 cup of rolled oats ground into flour. Sorry for the confusion. I’ll edit the recipe now!

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59 Taylor November 23, 2013 at 7:31 pm

No problem! Do you happen to know how much oat flour the 1/2 cup of rolled oats would come out to?

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60 Allie November 23, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Don’t know. Probably about half I would guess? This recipe is pretty forgiving, so it doesn’t have to be exact. You can always add more egg/milk if it’s too thick or add more oat flour if it’s too thin.

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61 Rachel January 3, 2014 at 5:34 pm

I just found your blog and when I saw this recipe I knew i had to try it. I made the crepes for breakfast this morning and they were delicious!! Just like real crepes (though I’ve never had them in Paris). I topped mine with peanut butter sauce (pb + almond milk), microwaved apples mixed with cinnamon and nutmeg so good and I will definitely be making them again!! Thanks for the great recipe!

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62 Allie January 3, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Hi Rachel! Thanks for the comment/feedback. Aren’t they so good? For something so easy and quick, too. You must try crepes in Paris sometime! My mouth is watering just thinking about them.

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