A couple months ago, when I was working my way through a Sam’s Club 3-pack of Nutella, I became obsessed with the idea of chocolate crêpes filled with Nutella and topped with roasted hazelnuts. I tried my hand at a couple chocolate crêpe recipes without much success. There’s only so many crêpes a girl can eat without getting discouraged and/or needing to graduate to elastic waistbands and so my recipe development plans were put on hold.
But after making some homemade Nutella a couple weeks back, I decided to give it another shot.
This time I used my very favorite buttermilk crêpes as my starting point. Finally, success. A crêpe with the undeniable, unmistakeable taste of chocolate that was still pliable and didn’t have the texture of an old corn tortilla.
These taste great alone or with just a little sprinkle of powdered sugar. If you’re in the mood for a decadent breakfast perhaps you’d like to try my favorite Parisian crêperie filling: Nutella and slices of fresh banana. I mean the fruit totally makes it healthy and appropriate for breakfast, right?
Gluten-Free Chocolate Crêpes
I resisted the urge to make these super sweet because I had a feeling that I'd usually be serving them with a sweet filling. If you'd like your crêpes to be very sweet, up the sugar to 1-1/2 or 2 Tablespoons.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
* 2 large eggs
* 1 Tablespoon sugar
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup milk
* 2 Tablespoons melted butter, plus extra butter for cooking
* 1/2 cup rice flour
* 1/4 cup cocoa powder
* 1/4 cup potato starch
* powdered sugar or whipped cream (optional)
In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar together. Add the salt, milk and melted butter and whisk together. Add the rice flour, cocoa powder, and potato starch and whisk together until smooth.
Heat a pat of butter in a small to medium sized frying pan over medium high heat. Add about 1/4 cup of batter and swirl the pan to distribute the batter evenly. Cook until golden. Flip and cook other side until golden. Repeat with the remaining batter, adding additional butter when necessary.
Fill as desired and top with powdered sugar or whipped cream, if using.