How to make French Breakfast Buckwheat Crepes

Hello, it’s Julia from ‘Dinner with Julia‘! Today, I’m thrilled to share a piece of my culinary journey that takes us to the heart of France – the home of the classic French Breakfast Buckwheat Crepes Recipe.

I’ve always been fascinated by the versatility of crepes. They’re like a blank canvas, ready to be adorned with a myriad of fillings. But today, we’re focusing on buckwheat crepes, a staple in French breakfasts, known for their earthy flavor and delightful texture.

French Breakfast Buckwheat Crepes Recipe

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Freshly made crepes from my French Breakfast Buckwheat Crepes Recipe, ready to be filled with your favorite toppings

French Breakfast Buckwheat Crepes Recipe

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 3 people
Calories 300 kcal


  • 1 bowl
  • 1 pan


  • Two tablespoons of creamy softened butter
  • One cup of buckwheat flour
  • Two tablespoon of chocolate powder
  • Two large eggs
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract


  • 1.Take a bowl.
  • Add the creamy softened butter into the bowl.
  • Add in the buckwheat flour, chocolate powder, vanilla extract, and eggs.
  • Mix the ingredients carefully.
  • Add the mixture in small quantities in a pan.
  • Let the crepes turn golden on both sides.
  • You can garnish the crepes with any other thing that you prefer.
  • Your dish is ready to be served.


Keyword butter, eggs, flour

Baking French Breakfast Buckwheat Crepes Recipe with an Oven

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The making of my French Breakfast Buckwheat Crepes Recipe – a smooth batter that promises delicious crepes.

Baking crepes in an oven might seem unconventional, but it can yield surprisingly good results. The even heat distribution ensures that your crepes bake uniformly, resulting in a perfect golden-brown color and a soft texture.

Here are some tips to keep in mind while using an oven:

  • Preheat the Oven: Always preheat your oven before you start baking. This ensures that your crepes start baking as soon as they go in, which is crucial for achieving that perfect texture.
  • Use the Right Amount of Batter: Pour just enough batter onto a non-stick or lined baking tray. Too much batter will result in thick crepes.
  • Temperature Matters: The ideal temperature for baking crepes is around 180°C (356°F). However, this might vary slightly depending on your oven, so keep an eye on your crepes during the first few bakes to find the perfect temperature.
  • Timing is Crucial: Bake your crepes for about 10-15 minutes, or until they’re golden brown. Remember, every oven is different, so the exact timing might vary.
  • Let them Rest: Once baked, let your crepes rest for a few minutes. This helps them retain their shape and texture.

So there you have it, my dear foodies! Baking the perfect French Breakfast Buckwheat Crepes Recipe using an oven isn’t as daunting as it might seem. With a little practice and patience, you’ll be a pro in no time. Happy cooking, and until next time, this is Julia, signing off from ‘Dinner with Julia’.

Tips for making French Breakfast Buckwheat Crepes

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A glimpse into my kitchen – the first flip of a crepe from my French Breakfast Buckwheat Crepes Recipe

My Top Cooking Tips for the Perfect French Breakfast Buckwheat Crepes Recipe

Let’s kick things off with some cooking tips that have helped me master my French Breakfast Buckwheat Crepes Recipe.

  • Quality of Buckwheat Flour: Opt for high-quality, finely ground buckwheat flour. It makes a world of difference in the texture of your crepes.
  • Consistency of Batter: The batter should be smooth and runny, not too thick. This ensures thin, delicate crepes.
  • Non-stick Pan: Use a good non-stick pan for easy flipping and to prevent the crepes from tearing.

Serving Suggestions for French Breakfast Buckwheat Crepes Recipe

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My French Breakfast Buckwheat Crepes Recipe served with a side of fresh fruits – a healthy and delicious start to the day

When it comes to serving buckwheat crepes, the possibilities are endless. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Savory Style: Fill them with ham, cheese, and eggs for a hearty breakfast.
  • Sweet Treat: Spread some Nutella or jam, fold, and dust with powdered sugar for a sweet start to your day.
  • Healthy Twist: Stuff them with fresh fruits and a dollop of Greek yogurt for a healthy alternative.


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The final result of my French Breakfast Buckwheat Crepes Recipe – thin, delicate crepes stacked high, waiting to be devoured

Let’s tackle some common questions about our French Breakfast Buckwheat Crepes Recipe.

  • Can I make the batter ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the batter a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator.
  • Why are my crepes breaking? It could be due to a thick batter or high heat. Make sure your batter is runny and cook on medium heat.
  • Can I freeze cooked crepes? Absolutely! Just layer them with parchment paper and store in a freezer-safe bag.
  • How long can I store the batter? The batter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.
  • What’s the best drink to pair with buckwheat crepes? A glass of fresh orange juice or a cup of coffee pairs well with these crepes.

Why not try making this French Breakfast Buckwheat Crepes Recipe using different kitchen tools? For instance, you could use a crepe maker instead of a regular pan. It provides an even heat distribution, which can result in perfectly cooked crepes.

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