Oct 4, 2014

Oatmeal crepes

That Sunday morning, I was out of any whole grain flour, so I blended some oat flakes instead and made these crepes...

Oatmeal crepes
adapted from Julia Child
makes 20 - 25 crepes
time: 5 min preparation / 1-2 hrs inactive / 20 min cooking

1 1/2 cups (360 ml) oat flakes (not instant) blended to flour
4 Tablespoons (60 g) butter
1 cup (240 ml) milk (I used my homemade almond milk)
1 cup (240 ml) ice water
4 medium eggs
1/2 teaspoon (4 g) fine salt

On a small skillet, melt butter (don't let it get hot). In a blender, mix milk, water, eggs, salt and butter on high speed for 1 minute. Add oatmeal, blend for another minute. Place the blender in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

On a well preheated skillet (smeared with some butter for the first crepe) on medium high, pour just enough batter to cover the surface of the skillet. Cook for about 50 - 60 seconds on each side (less on the second one) till there is some coloring but not too much.

  • 1 lb (450 g) oat flakes = 4 cups (960 ml) oat meal;
  • instead of ice water, I just add 2 small/medium ice cubes to the cup with water; I don't know why but crepes come out better with that cold touch;
  • I operate with three skillets; every eye on my stove top heats up differently, so I stand and watch and flip;
  • I store ready pieces in a preheat ceramic dish covered with aluminum foil and a cotton cloth;
  • oatmeal gives the crepes a slightly toasted hint which makes them very attractive.


  1. I've gotten really into using oat flour lately - love the sound of these crepes!!

  2. These crepes look lovely, Ela. I love the use of oat flour.

  3. Wow, what a beautiful recipe, Ela! Love it!

  4. Anonymous10/05/2014

    great idea, should this this soon!

  5. I love that you used oat flour, these sound wonderful :D

  6. Great idea to use to use oats here Ela, look delicious!

  7. I like the way you improvise! I'll bet they taste wonderful.

  8. As always, your photos are stunning Ela...your blog is so just enchanting! I always love browsing around and seeing what you've been up to.

    Love crepes too...these look lovely.


  9. A great recipe! I'd love to try those crêpes.



  10. What a wonderful idea to use oats in crepes! They look so light and perfect!!!

  11. Great substitute idea, love it. Must be nice the toasted flavor and great hint on the ice cubes.

  12. Love that you used oat flour especially in crepes. They look fantastic Ela!

  13. I have never made oatmeal crepes before, but I love oat flour so I will have to start!