Egg-free Crêpes for Pancake Day

Pancakes are a regular feature in our household – they make such a special breakfast for the weekend, and we have them without fail every Sunday. As we can’t cook with eggs, I thought puffy, American style pancakes (nice though they are) were all we could make, not the lacy, thin fillable French version. I hadn’t even considered the possibilities of egg and dairy-free crêpes until my lovely blog buddy Somer pointed me in the right direction!

As long as the pan is nice and hot and the mix has been given time to rest, you can produce perfectly acceptable thin and delicate crêpes. So vegan crêpes are possible – what a revelation!

egg free crepes

Crêpes (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)

makes 6-8

  • 3/4 cup oat milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsps dairy-free spread, melted
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

– Whisk together all the ingredients and leave to rest in the fridge.

– When ready to cook, whisk until smooth.

– Heat a frying pan until hot. Swipe with dairy-free spread or sunflower oil.

– Pour in a ladleful of batter, swirl around. Once cooked on one side, carefully flip over (I didn’t dare try to toss them) and cook on the other side.

– Place on a warmed plate in the oven.

– Repeat with the rest of the batter.

– Serve as desired – we like lemon and sugar or maple syrup 🙂


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Welcome. I'm a Cordon Bleu trained chef and mother with a passion for cooking vegetarian food. All recipes featured here are dairy, egg, and nut-free, thus 'accidentally' vegan, as my children are allergic to those. My aim is to recreate any dish, even what seems impossible, but free of the ingredients we can't have, and log my exploits here. Please browse what is now several hundred recipes. All the recipes posted (unless stated) are my own creations.

13 thoughts on “Egg-free Crêpes for Pancake Day

  1. I don’t have any cup measures – do you have metric version of the recipe?
    I did a bit of googling so is this right?!
    75ml Oat milk
    50ml Water
    128g flour
    and the rest as tbsps/tsps?
    Must get myself some cup measures!!

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