Paleo Blueberry Breakfast Crepes

Paleo Blueberry Breakfast Crepes
  • SumoMe

A few months ago I was making some pork carnitas and I tried to make some tortillas to go with them. Well, the carnitas were awesome but the tortillas didn’t end up anything like tortillas. They were more like crepes so we filled them with fruit and ate them for dessert.

This recipe is based on that tortilla failure. They are delicious. Seriously. In fact, my husband said that from a taste perspective, these are probably the most “un-paleo and most like the original” tasting thing we’ve made yet. They remind me of the crepes we’ve eaten in France.

Do you feel French?

Pretend you are in Paris

Ingredients (for 8 crepes)

The crepe part

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, ghee or coconut oil (I used butter), plus a little extra to grease the pan
  • a pinch of salt (about 1/8 tsp)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk or almond milk (I used coconut)
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut flour

Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter. Whisk the melted butter, eggs, honey, vanilla, salt and coconut milk together. Add in the coconut flour and mix well.

Takes no time at all to throw together

Takes no time at all to throw together

Grease a frying pan and set your heat to medium high. We used a ladle to spoon our batter into the hot pan. Then you sort of tilt your pan around to help the batter spread out into a thin even layer. If you keep your crepes on the small side they are easier to flip.

Before flipping

Before flipping

Cook for about 2 minutes until the bottom is light brown. Use a spatula to flip in one quick motion. Our first crepe or pancake has traditionally been served to the dog since the first attempt usually ends up a smooshy “flip disaster” mess. It is tricky business, but you’ll be flipping perfect crepes by the time you get to the last one πŸ˜‰

After flipping

After flipping

The blueberry sauce part

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon arrowroot or tapioca flour

Heat the blueberries in a saucepan with the honey over medium heat. After about 5 minutes they will soften and pop open, releasing their juice. Once the juice is bubbly and the blueberries are all soft, mix the arrowroot powder in a small bowl with a spoon or two of water. Now add that to the blueberry sauce and stir until it has thickened.

My breakfast

My breakfast

We served theses crepes by filling them with the blueberry sauce and then topping them with more sauce and some whipped coconut cream and a mint garnish. We each ate 3 and were still a little hungry so we fried up some eggs as our “second” breakfast. I’m already hungry for a third breakfast…..bacon anybody?

Yum!!

Yum!!

You could totally make these with any fruit that you wanted. You could also leave the honey out of the batter and make them into savory crepes filled with meat, veggies or smoked salmon. Enjoy!

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49 Comments

  1. What a yummy breakfast!! I made cinnamon coffee cake this morning from my blog. I’ll have to try this next!! Thanks!!

    • Hi Erin, I made coffee cake last week πŸ™‚ Sounds like we both have the same idea when it comes to breakfast treats!

  2. They look SO delicious. I am so going to try them. Thanks x

    • I hope they turn out for you Kerry πŸ™‚ They were really, really good.

  3. These were great! We made them with strawberries and they were wonderful. Fixin to make them in the morning with wild blackberries.

    • Hi Dawn,
      I’m for sure going to make them again with strawberries (and then again with raspberries…and maybe with blackberries!). I’m glad you enjoyed them πŸ™‚

  4. These were A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!! Best Paleo breakfast ever… although, probably more like a paleo desert. I couldn’t master the skinny crepe but I did manage to make crepe crumbles the 1st time and crepe pancakes the 2nd time around. Thank you for this recipe – better than non-paleo in my book!

    • Hi Shyla!
      Sounds like you liked them as much as I did πŸ™‚ I agree that it’s totally like eating dessert for breakfast (probably why I love it).

  5. Oh my God, they were so yummy. And I am usually very critical when it comes to paleo treats cause they usually aren’t very close to the original. But these are just awesome. I’m so making these again!! Thanks a lot for this treat!!!!!

    • Hi Danie,
      YAY!! I’m so glad that you liked them and that they were “treat worthy”!

  6. Diese Crepes werde ich demnΓ€chst bald mal machen. Deine Blaubeersauce hab ich schon zum selbstgemachten Joghurt gereicht, war uns aber leider nicht suess genug, aber ansonsten sehr lecker!

    • Yes, plain yogurt would require a bit more sweetness. You could fill these crepes with just about anything. Enjoy!

  7. These are delicious! I have my second bite in my mouth as we speak and I needed to write that right now. My whole family LOVED these…and they’re easy to make. Thank you!

  8. My only complaint is that this recipe doesn’t make enough…everyone wanted seconds πŸ™‚ I think next time I’ll quadruple it since I didn’t get 8 out of it, more like 5 1/2. Thanks for our new favorite breakfast!

    • Hi Angela,
      I’m so glad to hear that your family like them! I hear you on the need to quadruple πŸ™‚ I could have eaten several more myself (and there were only two of us eating the recipe so I got more than my fair share and still I wanted more!).

  9. I just picked blueberries this afternoon and will make these for breakfast tomorrow. mmmm πŸ™‚

    • Hi Linda,
      I hope you enjoy them πŸ™‚

  10. Looks amazing. My girls will definitely love this, thank you!

    • Hi Stephanie,
      Thanks! Your girls are so cute (and your garden is gorgeous!)….had a look over at your fun blog πŸ™‚

  11. I’m new to this paleo thing and I can’t wait to make these! Can I use coconut flour in place of arrow root flour or no?

    • Hi Angela,
      YAY! Welcome to paleo. I promise it’s not hard and you will feel so much better eating this way! I’m a bit confused by your comment and since the recipe calls for coconut flour (and not arrowroot) I’m guessing you meant to ask if you could use arrowroot in place of the coconut. Unfortunately, I can’t really give you a good answer because I haven’t tried it so I’m not sure. I’m guessing it might actually work, but I can’t be sure. Sorry! I know coconut flour is a bit pricey, but a little goes a long way so it’s worth getting some if you don’t have any since many paleo recipes utilize it.

  12. Thanks for your quick response! I was actually referring to the blueberry sauce part of the recipe. I see it calls for arrowroot or tapioca flour. Would coconut flour work ok there?

    • Hi again Angela,
      Thanks for explaining! I would actually just reduce the blueberries down over heat for longer to get the sauce thick instead of trying to replace the arrowroot with coconut flour. Not sure what coconut flour would do to the clarity and consistency of the sauce. You could try a bit of it in the sauce but really just a pinch at a time because it would be really easy to end up with blueberry paste/glue instead of sauce πŸ™‚

  13. These are absolutely delicious!! I’m a huge fan of crepes and these are just great!! Thank you Lisa!!

    • Hi Brianne,
      So glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and let me know πŸ™‚

  14. I have to try this for me and my sons. They’d love this for breakfast b4 school. Thank you for sharing.

    • Hi Rhonda,
      I hope you and your sons enjoy them!I’d love it if somebody would get up and make me crepes before I had to go to work πŸ˜‰

  15. HI. I just made this for my post night shift breakfast. They were really crumbly. Any advice of what went wrong? There was no way I could roll them into a stuffed crepe. I live at 1650 m (5300ft) altitude so that may be a factor.
    Thanks Kamila

    • Hi Kamila,
      Oh no! I’m sorry they crumbled on you. I’m not sure what might have gone wrong. I know coconut flour is very sensitive to moisture so that could be at the root of the problem.

  16. These are wonderful! My husband regularly requests these on Sunday mornings! I usually double everything except the coconut flour (only use 3 T). Even so, they are more like pancakes rather than crepes, but really yummy! πŸ™‚

    • Hi Allison,
      Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and let me know. I’m happy to hear that you and your husband enjoy them…and yes, this recipe is almost pointless unless you are going to double it πŸ˜‰ Even then, I always am left wishing I had just a few more!

  17. The recipe was a failure for me, every time I flipped them, they just broke up.

    • Hi Barb,
      Sorry to hear that πŸ™

  18. Just tried these and they were amazing! Though, we probably will double the recipe next time. Also, I didn’t have coconut flour. I used almond flour and tripled the amount to 6 tablespoons. It seemed to work well and the consistency and flavor was still awesome!

    • Thanks Amber, I’m glad you enjoyed it them πŸ™‚ It’s also great to hear how people were able to modify a recipe…it helps others who read the comments section to know what works and what doesn’t. And I agree, a double recipe is always in order when it comes to these crepes πŸ™‚

  19. Hi! these look great! Would I be able to use water instead of milk in the batter?

    • Hi Dawn, I’m not sure because I’ve never tried it. Let me know how it works if you try it.

  20. Hey! These were so so yummy, made them last ngiht and I will without doubt be doing them again. I have found it hard in the past to find good paleo crepe or pancake recepies as they always crumbled, but the texture of these crepes were exactly like ‘normal’ crepes and the flavour was probably better! The only problem I had is that they fell apart on me! Any suggestions as to why it happened or how to avoid it in the future?
    Lorraine.

    • Hi Lorraine,
      I’m glad that you like them! I’m not sure what to do about the falling apart….maybe try using a tad less liquid to make the batter a bit thicker, wait a bit longer before flipping and make them smaller so that they are easier to flip. Best of luck πŸ™‚

  21. I have been searching Amazon for a good gluten free cookbook. I’m like all new converts, I’m craving something like bread and ofcourse something sweet. Then I remembered that I have a
    very talented and very smart daughter who has such a fab blog!!!!!! I really wish you would write
    a book. I’m going to make the Crepes tomorrow for breakfast.
    Love, Mom

    • I hope they turn out…be patient, the first one is always hard to flip πŸ˜‰ I’ve got a gazillion recipes that aren’t on here Mom, so just let me know what recipes you want and I can send them your way (bread, muffins, waffles, choc chip cookies….). Although, I would really limit this kind of stuff at the beginning.

  22. J’aime ces. Vous ne pouvez pas attendre pour les essayer! Je les faire pour ma mΓ¨re le jour de mΓ¨res!

    • Merci. J’espΓ¨re que vous les aimez! πŸ™‚

      • Can you use milk instead of coconut or almond milk. I’m out of both.

        • Hi Michelle,
          Absolutely! πŸ™‚

  23. How do you make the coconut cream?

    • Hi Vicki,
      I used a can of full fat coconut milk. Put it in the fridge until it’s well chilled and then use the thick stuff on top (don’t shake it, just use the thick part). I whipped the thick stuff with my immersion blender and it was thick just like whipped cream πŸ™‚

  24. Hi, Lisa: Interested to know if you’ve perfected the “crepes” to be used in savory recipes like your carnitas.

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