Almond Flour Crepes are a fabulous low carb keto breakfast for the whole family. Who doesn’t love crepes? Oh, for crepe’s sake, we all do.
Almond flour crepes are the perfect keto brunch recipe too. To be perfectly honest, the sweet or savory versatility of crepes makes this recipe a go-to for breakfast, dinner or dessert as well.
With just a few tweaks to a classic crepes recipe, now you can enjoy crepes anytime while adhering to a Keto or low-carb diet.
So there if there is one thing you should know about me when it comes to my skills in the kitchen. I SUCK AT MAKING CREPES. I have sucked at it for so long that I have pretty much given up on it and realized I will never get those papery thin crepes for one main reason. I already suck at flipping pancakes… so you think I can flip whispery thin crepes?
FOR THAT REASON – Our crepes are a little on the thicker side of a crepe. If you’ve got the full crepe set up with a crepe spreader, the perfect pan and skill of a pancake flipper then the sky is the limit with this keto crepe recipe.
Sweet or Savory Almond Flour Crepes
One of our favorite things about crepes is that they can be made sweet or savory.
It’s true, most people think of sweet crepes. These little pancake-like creations are often paired with fruits, drizzle and other fun sweet fillings
Savory crepes are a nice change. The neutral but slightly nutty flavor of almond flour crepes is perfectly paired with vegetables, cheese and meats for the savory version. When going savory, it’s important to remember to season well. Don’t skip seasoning, but don’t over do it. A little goes a long way.
A little history, for crepe’s sake
Did you know? Crepes originate from France, with the invention often credited (with some dispute) to a French chef by the name of Henri Charpentier. The story goes that as a teenager helping prepare a dessert for royalty, he “accidentally” invented the crepe.
History also indicates that around 1930, the same chef brought the crepe to America.
The thin little pancake’s name originates from the Latin word Crispa, meaning curled or crisp.
No matter who came up with this delicious culinary creation, intentional or not, we’re grateful for the French delicacy. YUM!
How to make crepes paper thin
I’m going to say this again and again in this post. I truly have struggled with making crepes my entire life. I have done countless research on this topic and come out with the crepes that you see today. Have my husband do this though and the crepes belong in the Food Network magazine.. I cannot explain how infuriating that is… So here are the tips to making super paper thin crepes.
- Watery Batter – you want the batter to be even more watery then traditional pancake batter. Something that easily and smoothly drips off the spoon. You’ve got the right consistency.
- Place the batter onto the pan and quickly swirl the pan so the crepe reaches all ends of the pan. With this Keto batter you’ve got to assist this step a bit more. If you want super thin crepes I would suggest swirling the pan and then quickly using a crepe spreader to finish the job.
- Cook for a few minutes and now it is time. CAREFULLY lift the edges of the crepe all around. Quickly scoop into the middle and fl
How to Store Crepes After you’ve made them
If you make more crepes than you can eat in one sitting, you absolutely can save them in the refrigerator. Layer the crepes with foil, plastic or parchment paper between each layer. Some people do not add separators, but we like to keep the crepes from sticking. Store your crepes in an airtight container or freezer bag.
HOW LONG WILL CREPES LAST IN THE REFRIGERATOR? When properly stored, crepes will last up to 5 days. To reheat, about 10-15 second in the microwave will do it.
CAN I FREEZE CREPES? Yes, you can! This is when you’ll really want to use the separators. Your almond flour crepes will last about 2 months in the freezer. Be sure to thaw in the fridge before reheating.
What to fill these decadent Crepe with…
When making low carb crepes, you want to make low carb fillings as well. Here are some low carb crepe filling ideas:
- Cream Cheese: Add flavors to the cream cheese such as lemon, blueberry, strawberries, or even just a sugar substitute to make an easy crepe filling. We’re partial to a lemon crepe because it’s not a flavor we get to enjoy every day. So be sure to check out our Low Carb Lemon Curd that you can put in there!
- Whipped Cream: Some fresh whipped cream and fruit is always a fantastic option that we personally love. Try out our Keto Whipped Cream.
- Fruit: Fruit makes a great tasting filling with or without anything else. We almost always add with cream cheese. (Especially blueberries!) Be sure to check out our Low Carb Fruit List to get some inspiration of what a good low carb fruit would be!
- Savory: With savory fillings, make scrambled eggs, vegetables or meat fillings. A pulled pork crepe might sound strange, but it’s soooo good.
HOW MANY NET CARBS IN OUR ALMOND FLOUR CREPES?
4 Net Carbs per crepe! Now the ratio of potential crepes with this recipe is going to vary depending on your skill as a crepe flipping master. I found that it’s a bit difficult for me so I can generally make about 6-8 crepes with this batter. If you have skill this can EASILY be made into more crepes..
Now depending on what you decide to fill your crepes with and how many crepes you make this nutrition info can definitely vary so I would strongly advise to do your own calculations on this recipe just depending on those factors.
We provide the sugar alcohols information IN the nutrition card now. We do subtract sugar alcohols to get our net carbs so you have all the information provided below in case you need to do it differently. Remember we are a judgement free zone here and please be kind to others if they follow things a bit differently.
If you’d like to use another form of sugar alcohol be sure to check out our low carb sweetener conversion chart. This recipe can easily be made sweeter by using more of whatever sweetener you decide to use. We tend to go on the mild sweetener side of things so do what works for you in that regard as well.
Some other Keto breakfast options:
- Low carb orange pepper and sausage breakfast casserole
- Strawberry cheesecake fat bombs
- Low carb breakfast lasagna
Low Carb Keto Almond Flour Crepes
- In a blender all almond flour, coconut flour, salt, eggs, coconut oil, sweetener, vanilla and xanthan gum.
- Blend until mixed together, it will be a thick consistency. Once mixed, as the mixing is blending pour in water until you get a runny consistency like you see in the video.
- Pour 1/4 cup of mixture onto a preheated and greased skillet over medium-low heat. Swirl the pan in a circular motion to spread how the crepe. (More details how to make them thin above in post) and cook for 2 minutes.
- Once the sides are brown and begin to "lift up" flip the crepe over.
- Enjoy with your favorite homemade whipped cream or favorite savory combination.