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A perfect vegan breakfast for the whole family! It’s healthy, gluten-free, sugar-free, and full of nutrients as buckwheat is so good for you (it is actually considered a superfood). Consequently, you have no reasons not to try this recipe of vegan buckwheat crepes.

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I know that you may be thinking that it is so hard to make crepes, especially vegan and healthy ones. And you may also think that healthy means not tasty.

But I am here to prove to you that these buckwheat crepes are actually very easy to make and delicious.

 

Why try making this buckwheat crepe recipe?

  • Vegan & plant-based.
  • Sugar-free.
  • Gluten-free.
  • Easy and quick to make.
  • A few basic ingredients required only.
  • Versatile (you can add either sweet or savory fillings).
  • And of course, it’s delicious!
 
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Benefits of soaking buckwheat groats

As you will notice below, we are going to soak the buckwheat groats overnight or for 6-8 hours before using them.

I think it would be helpful for you to know why we do that.

 

There are plenty of reasons why soaking food (in general, including buckwheat groats) overnight:

  • Improves the absorption of minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients.
  • Reduces cooking time by about half.
  • Significantly reduces the bad nutrients in the food.
  • Removes the elements that cause gas.
  • Helps to blend the food easier & smoother.

If you are curious to find out more about buckwheat: what is it, types of buckwheat, how to soak it, how to sprout it, and recipe ideas with buckwheat, check out this article

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Is buckwheat healthy?

The answer is yes, it’s healthy and full of nutrients. Check out this post for more information about the health benefits of buckwheat.

 

How should the batter of the buckwheat crepes look like?

The batter should be quite runny, much runnier than the batter for pancakes.

If you feel like the batter is too thick, add a bit more liquid. And if the batter is too liquid, add a bit more chickpea flour.

Check the video to see how my batter looks like.

 

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Ideas of fillings for the vegan buckwheat crepes

Sweet options:

  • Banana & peanut butter.
  • Jam/jelly.
  • Maple syrup & fruits.
  • Fruits.
  • Strawberry & vegan.
  • Nutella/chocolate spread.
  • Applesauce.

Savory options:

  • Mushroom & spinach.
  • Fried tofu & bell pepper.
  • Beans & pickles.
  • Sauteed vegetables.

 

How to store the buckwheat crepes?

Store them at room temperature for up to 1 day. Make sure to cover them with a towel or with some foil to prevent them from drying out.

Otherwise, keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days. Again, cover them. Before serving, heat them in a pan or serve cold.

 

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Can I freeze the buckwheat crepes?

Yes. Just make sure not to fold them in the freezer. Place them in a shallow plate and separate each with waxed or parchment paper.

Take them out of the freezer to thaw at room temperature 3 hours before serving or overnight in the fridge.

 

Also, find out how to make:

 

Ingredients for the vegan buckwheat crepes

  • Buckwheat groats. This specific recipe requires groats, not buckwheat flour. And I really recommend using groats, as you will get even more nutrients out of this superfood by soaking them (read above about the benefits of soaking buckwheat groats).

Please use green (raw) buckwheat groats. The brown ones have a different taste, and you won’t get the same result.

  • Oat milk. Actually, any type of plant-based milk will work. You can even use water if you want. Just make sure that your liquid is not very cold.
  • Liquid sweetener. I used honey, but feel free to use maple or agave syrup. All of them work very well.

Also, feel free to add more sweetener (1-2 tbsp more) than written in the recipe if you want your crepes sweeter.

  • Coconut oil. Use other oil if desired. Still, olive oil might have a strong smell and taste, so I do not recommend adding olive oil.
  • Chickpea flour. The flour will help the crepes to hold better. If you don’t have chickpea flour, regular flour will work fine as well.
  • Baking soda. Do not substitute it with baking powder.
  • Lemon juice. Substitute it with any vinegar (except balsamic vinegar). The best vinegar for this recipe is apple cider vinegar.
  • Optional ingredients: cinnamon, vanilla extract.
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Instructions for the vegan buckwheat crepes

  1. Soak the buckwheat groats overnight (or for at least 6 hours). Rinse them well under cold water.
  2. Transfer the soaked buckwheat groats in a blender along with plant-based milk of choice or water (I used oat milk). Blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl. Add salt, maple syrup or another liquid sweetener melted coconut oil and chickpea flour. Using a whisker, mix the added ingredients until you obtain an even consistency.
  4. Next, add the baking soda and lemon juice and whisk again.
  5. Preheat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Make sure that your pan is hot before adding the mixture. Add the batter to cover the pan. Rotate the pan to spread the batter evenly. Let it cook for about 1 minute and flip the crepe. After another minute, remove from the pan. Repeat.
  6. Serve warm or cold with some toppings/fillings (ideas for the fillings you can find above).
 
 
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Vegan buckwheat crepes

These buckwheat crepes are a healthy, filling recipe for a family weekend morning or any other day! This is the healthiest version of crepes: they are egg-free and milk-free. Just plant-based ingredients.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French, Vegan
Servings 5 crepes
Calories 80 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cups buckwheat groats (raw)
  • 3/4 cups plant-based milk (I used oat milk)
  • 1/5 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (or honey, agave syrup)
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil (or other vegetable oil)
  • 1/2 tbsp chickpea flour (or regular flour if not gluten-free)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (or apple cider vinegar)

Instructions
 

  • Soak the buckwheat groats overnight(or for at least 6 hours). Rinse them well under cold water.
    ! Be aware that the measurements are for 5 crepes only!
  • Transfer the soaked buckwheat groats in a blender along with plant-based milk of choice or water (I used oat milk). Blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl. Add salt, maple syrup or another liquid sweetener, melted coconut oil, and chickpea flour. Using a whisker, mix the added ingredients until you obtain an even consistency.
  • Next, add the baking soda and lemon juice and whisk again.
  • Preheat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Make sure that your pan is hot before adding the mixture. Addthe batter to cover the pan. Rotate the pan to spread the batter evenly. Let it cook for about 1 minute and flip the crepe. After another minute, remove from the pan. Repeat.
  • Serve warm or cold with some toppings/fillings (ideas for the fillings you can find above).

Video

Notes

This batter makes around 5 crepes. Double the portion for more.
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Vegan buckwheat crepes

Per crepe:

Protein: 1,6% of your daily dose

Net Carbs: 5,8% of your daily dose

Fat: 4,2% of your daily dose

Fiber: 6% of your daily dose

Iron: 3,2% of your daily dose

Calcium: 5% of your daily dose

Vitamin A: 3,2% of your daily dose

Vitamin C: 1% of your daily dose

Folate: 2,4% of your daily dose

Potassium: 2,4% of your daily dose

*please note that these numbers are estimated 

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