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french buckwheat crepe on a plate

Easy Buckwheat French Crepes

  • Author: Helen
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


A quick and easy recipe for savoury filled French Buckwheat Crepes (or Galettes).

This recipe will yield at least 6 crepes. Use the scaling buttons below to double or triple the recipe. 



Crepe mixture:

  • 200g (or 1 + 2/3 cup or 7oz) buckwheat flour
  • 300ml milk (or 1 +1/3 cup or 11fl oz) 
  • 300ml water (or 1 +1/3 cup or 11fl oz) 
  • 1 egg - beaten
  • 1/4 tsp sea or kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp melted butter + additional for greasing the pan
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg (optional)


  • 6 eggs - 1 egg per crepe
  • 60g (or 3 cups) spinach - 10g or 1/2 cup per crepe
  • 140g (or 1 1/2 cups) grated Gruyere or other hard cheese - 20g or 1/4 cup per crepe
  • Pinch sea or kosher salt per crepe
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg per crepe (optional)
  • Ground black pepper


  1. Combine all the crepe ingredients in a bowl and whisk until the batter is smooth
  2. Place the crepe batter in the fridge for at least one hour. (note 1)
  3. Place a frying pan or crepe pan on a medium to high heat and add no more than 1tsp of butter to grease the pan.
  4. When the pan is hot add a ladleful of the crepe mixture and spread evenly over the pan. (note 2)
  5. When the crepe starts to set crack the egg onto the batter and adjust the position of the egg so it sits in the centre if necessary.
  6. Add the spinach and cheese so they surround the egg.
  7. Leave the crepe to cook on a medium to high heat until the egg starts to set. 
  8. Add a tiny pinch of salt to the egg yolk and season the crepe filling with ground nutmeg and ground black pepper. 
  9. Increase the heat to crisp up the pancake and cook on a high heat for a few minutes until you see the sides start to brown. Lift up the sides to check they are done. 
  10. When the pancake is crisp fold the sides into the middle and serve. The folds should be no more than 2 inches so the egg is visible


  1. If you are able to rest the batter for longer than one hour do. It will only improve the taste and consistency of the crepes.
  2. Be careful not to add too much batter to the pan at this point. There should be just enough batter to cover the surface of the pan. The thinner the crepe, the tastier.
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: French


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 238
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 369mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Cholesterol: 32mg

Keywords: French buckwheat pancake