Learn how to make homemade sourdough crepes from scratch using sourdough starter and eggs. This works perfectly with gluten free or regular sourdough starter.
Sourdough crepes are the perfect addition to your weekend breakfast line up. They are so perfect for a sweet breakfast treat, because they are packed full of the benefits of long-fermented grains and pasture raised eggs. If you have a sourdough starter and some eggs in the fridge, then you have all that you need to make these. If you don’t have a gluten free sourdough starter, I’ve got you covered here. Get that starter going so that you can be making these delicious sourdough crepes next weekend! I often use this recipe when I need to use up some sourdough discard.
Crepes are traditionally made with butter, eggs, milk, and flour. I like to keep things simple, so I make mine with just two ingredients. I also use my gluten free sourdough starter as a base instead of flour because long fermented grains are much easier to digest. The fermentation process actually breaks down the anti-nutrient phytic acid which increases bioavailability of nutrients.
Tips For Making Crepes
- I use fed or unfed sourdough starter.
- You can use regular or gluten free sourdough starter. I used to make these all the time before I had to go gluten free, and have since made these several times with my gluten free sourdough starter. Both give perfect results.
- I feed my gluten free sourdough starter with white rice flour or brown rice flour when making these sourdough crepes because they have a mild flavor.
- The hydration level of your sourdough starter will determine how thick your starter is, and therefore how thick your batter is.
- You are looking for a thin consistency for the batter of your sourdough crepes. I made sure to include photos of the batter later on in the post so you can see how you want the consistency to be.
- If you find your batter is too thick, just add a splash of water or milk. These are very, very forgiving.
- I grease my pan well with butter so the sourdough crepes stick. I like to use my favorite well seasoned cast iron pans to make these crepes. A well seasoned cast iron pan will not stick. If you’re having issues with everything sticking to cast iron, it’s because your pans need a little love!
What Do I need To Make Sourdough Crepes
This recipe for sourdough crepes is beyond simple. I only use two ingredients in my recipe to make these sourdough crepes, so all you need is sourdough starter and eggs! There are a couple optional add-ins. I add a splash of vanilla and just a bit of cane sugar or raw honey to sweeten the batter just slightly. If you’re looking to make savory crepes, leave out the sweetener and vanilla. I love the flavor vanilla gives to the batter, however the honey or sugar is not necessary if you plan to add maple syrup, fruit or powdered sugar. Adjust this to your liking!
How Do I Make Sourdough Crepes
Add eggs and sourdough starter to a medium sized bowl.
Whisk together eggs and sourdough starter. Add in vanilla and cane sugar or raw honey, if using.
The batter should be a thin consistency.
Melt butter in a cast iron skillet over medium-low heat.
Pour in between 1/4 cup and 1/3 cup of batter, depending on the size of your pan.
Rotate the pan to spread the batter.
Cook for about a minute, then flip and cook for an additional minute.
Add fillings of your choice and serve.
Filling Ideas For Sourdough Crepes
You can fill sourdough crepes with just about anything you’d like. Below are some of my very favorite combinations.
- A sprinkle of organic raw cane sugar and a squeeze of lemon.
- Warm berries and whipped cream. Our deep freeze is always stocked with our blackberries from the summer, and heated up I find they don’t even need any additional sugar.
- Homemade milk kefir cream cheese and pure maple syrup.
- For a savory option, sautéed mushrooms, garlic, onions, and spinach. So good.
- 4 eggs
- 3/4 cup sourdough starter (gliuten free or traditional!)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- 1 tbsp raw honey or cane sugar (optional)
- butter for the pan
- Whisk together all ingredients.
- If necessary, add a splash of water or milk if needed to thin.
- Melt butter over medium-low heat in a pan.
- Add 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of batter to the pan and rotate to spread to the edges.
- Cook for 1 minute until beginning to set, then flip and cook an additional minute.
- Add your favorite fillings and enjoy!