Easy and delicious gluten-free crepes

It’s been wayyyyy too long….


The return of crepes! I got a link back yesterday from a friend who made these, and I can’t believe I forgot about them for so long. I’m definitely a creature of habit when it comes to breakfast, and go through phases where I rotate between 3 or so things.

So I busted out the Vitamix:


and made some crepes, along with pumpkin protein fluff.


Pumpkin protein fluff

In a bowl, combine:

-1 T almond butter or nut butter of choice

-1 T pumpkin puree

-1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder

-1/8 C milk of choice (+ more as needed to thin it out)

Heat for 30 seconds in the microwave, stir and add Stevia or honey, cinnamon and nutmeg

It was the perfect crepe filling 🙂


[Along with peppermint almond milk]

This morning, I’m off to the gym and then picking up ingredients for a fun and healthy Halloween treat- if it’s a success, the recipe will be up tomorrow or Thursday 🙂

Bella will be snoozing, per usual.


Enjoy your day and I’ll see ya later!



Something to talk about: What’s in your breakfast rotation? Are you a creature of habit, too?

Something to do: Have time for a quickie? Oh yeah you do 😉

Bust out this quick and crazy 5-minute workout during a break –your co-workers will be amazed- or in between catching up on the DVR tonight. No equipment necessary.

[As always, check with your doc before making any fitness changes]

-Jog in place, 2 minutes

-Jumping jacks, 30 seconds

-Plie squat low, then jump and bring legs together and arms straight up (like a squat jack), 30 seconds

-Plie squat pulse- hold the plie squat and pulse for 15 reps, lift your right heel up and pulse for 15 reps, left heel up (15) both heels up (15)

-Mountain climbers (keep your core TIGHT), 30 seconds

-Push-ups, 30 seconds

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  1. Laura on October 25, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Her cute little feet, paws up, in that picture are killing me! I love the little jellybean toes 🙂

    • Fitnessista on October 25, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      right?? she’s so funny

  2. Cat @Breakfast to Bed on October 25, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Uncle Sam’s or Oatmeal. This is all I EVER eat. If I eat eggs, it’s brunch or lunch. I am a TRUE creature of habit.

  3. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat on October 25, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    This looks like such a great alternative to the heavy pumpkin pancakes I’ve been loving recently… thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. katelyn on October 25, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    So, this is unrelated, but…. I’m in India working now and there are SOOOOO many cute baby clothes. Every time I see them I think. “oh, the nugget would look so cute in these!” I think I might have to pack a suitcase full of baby clothes when I head back to the States so I’m stocked up for all my baby showers for the next ten years 🙂

    • Fitnessista on October 25, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      ahhh that is so cute!!

  5. Katie on October 25, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Right now for breakfasts I seriously can’t get enough of lox and cream cheese bagels. We get the whole grain bagels, smoked salmon (obviously), and goat cream cheese and I’m basically in heaven every morning. Plus, I read that fish (salmon in particular) really helps ease symptoms of seasonal depression. Even more reason to eat it every day this winter. 😉

    • Fitnessista on October 25, 2011 at 12:54 pm

      i’m so jealous.. i’m DYING for lox.

  6. Ali @ Peaches and Football on October 25, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Love the idea of pumpkin crepes! I’ve made some recently with yogurt, bananas, strawberries, and a little granola on top. Very good and something fun to switch up the old routine!

  7. Kathryn @ Flopoodle on October 25, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I always forget about crepes! I’ve had a draft post about crepes ready to post forever but I accidentally deleted all of my pics, so I guess I must make them soon so I can actually post the recipe 😉 Pumpkin as a filling is an awesome idea.

  8. Krystina (Organically Me) on October 25, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I tend to eat the same thing for bfast until I have it so much I never want to touch it again. Lately it’s been Greek yogurt + granola + banana + almond butter. Today I had toast and I thought I was going loco.

  9. Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine on October 25, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    That workout sounds awesome! I might bust it out tonight 🙂

    • Fitnessista on October 25, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      let me know what you think!

  10. Brittany on October 25, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    I love when a reader reminds you of a good recipe you posted a while ago – that just happened to me recently as well.

    Also, I still have yet to try the pumpkin protein fluff. I think I need to get on that.

  11. Heather on October 25, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    You’re so creative, Gina! Love the pumpkin crepe idea. They look absolutely delicious!

    Breakfast habits are inevitable for me! I’m a creature of habit. I’ll find something I love and stick to it for months on end before gravitating towards something different. Right now, it’s Nature’s Path Heritage Flakes cereal with unsweetened almond milk.

  12. Amanda on October 25, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I’m excited to try your crepe recipe! I’ve always been too intimidated in the past to attempt them (for whatever reason, they seem like they could be tricky).

    • Fitnessista on October 25, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      that’s what i always thought, too, but they’re super easy!

  13. Lena @Fit on the Rocks on October 25, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I’m drooling over your Vitamix! I have the dinkiest blenders that are nowhere near awesome, but they get the job done for now 😛

    • Fitnessista on October 25, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      [there could quite possibly be a giveaway for my bday in a couple of weeks….]

      • Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on October 25, 2011 at 4:21 pm

        ohmygoodness! that is such a big giveaway to be doing on your birthday! i can’t wait for that!

  14. Lisa@Healthy Diaries on October 25, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    These sounds amazing!! I’ve never had pumpkin filled crepes!

    Im definitely a creature of habit. My breakfast’s usually consist of a green smoothie along with some toast an almond butter, greek yogurt with fruit or some kind of oatmeal!

  15. Bethany @Bethany's Befuddled Brain on October 25, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I’m definitely a creature of habit. My breakfasts are either baked oatmeal or cereal. I like knowing that I am going to eat something I like so that is mainly why I rotate these two. However, on the weekends I might make pancakes if I’m sick of cereal but that’s pretty rare.

  16. Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola on October 25, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Oh my gosh, I love crepes but haven’t ever made them at home! But these look fantastic, especially with that filling!! YUM!! Can’t wait to re-create!

  17. Jill on October 25, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I made a couple huge batches of tiny whole wheat pumpkin muffins and so every morning I bring 4 to work and munch on those with a cup of coffee for breakfast.

  18. Anna @ On Anna's Plate on October 25, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I never mix up breakfast like that– I need to aim for more inspired food in the morning! Usually I get on a cereal kick and it takes me months to eat anything else, ha.

  19. Lindsey on October 25, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt bowls during the week an waffles, more oatmeal and pancakes on the weekend! I have yet to successfully make crepes!

  20. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on October 25, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Sounds delish! I’m totally a creature of habit when it comes to breakfast. Right now, my favourite combo is very similar to your protein fluff- about 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, 1 packet stevia, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1/4 cup of egg whites, pumpkin pie spice and a bit of water… all mixed up and microwaved for 3 minutes. It rises and is absolutely beautiful!! 🙂

  21. Paige @ Running Around Normal on October 25, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Mmm:) I’ve never made crepes!
    Rigth now I’m all about eggs, paleo cereal, and porridge 🙂

  22. kathleen @ the daily crumb on October 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    can’t wait to try the pumpkin protein puff!

    i work from home now, but when i was in an office, used to bust out workouts like that all the time! i even had a yoga mat under my desk and if things were slow would squeeze in a few sun salutations!

  23. Hillary on October 25, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I pretty much eat the same breakfast every day (cottage cheese, pumpkin or banana, Kashi cereal)—it’s good, and it keeps me full until lunch!

  24. Allison on October 25, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    I am definitely a creature of habit when it comes to my breakfast and snacks during the day at work. Once i find out all the foods i’m allergic to and intolerant to, things will be changing though!

  25. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on October 25, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Your crepes look PERFECT, Gina. Wow!! I love that you whipped up the batter in the Vita, too. I need to try this, stat.

    And the peppermint tea and fluff…mmm, great for fall.

    Have a great day 🙂

  26. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on October 25, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Andy sleeps like that too where he stretches his back legs out! I think its so adorable!! I like to go up behind him and play grab his legs! ;p

    Those crepes look amazing!! I haven’t made some in forever either! Such a good idea with the pumpkin fluff.

  27. Yolie @ Practising Wellness on October 25, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Aaah, Bella looks so cute! It’s a puppy version of frog pose, lol! 😛 xyx

  28. Leila on October 25, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Are there alternatives to the spelt flour (and brown rice flour) for this recipe?

    • Fitnessista on October 25, 2011 at 6:53 pm

      any flour you’d like 🙂

  29. Gen on October 25, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Those crepes look fantastic!!! I pretty much eat the same thing for breakfast every day…….because its easy and I know I like it, haha1

  30. danielle on October 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I love crepes!! There is this really good crepe place in Chicago called Flip Crepes (www.flipcrepes.com) Looking at their menu can give you great ideas for fillings.

  31. Sally on October 25, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Your crepes are so purty! Bella is absolutely delicious.

    • Fitnessista on October 25, 2011 at 6:51 pm

      i just love her so much!

  32. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on October 25, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Mmm crepes! 😀 Why do I never make those for breakfast?

    I tend to rotate through only a few breakfasts too. Right now I’ve been eating pumpkin oatmeal, Greek yogurt and cereal, or oatmeal with berries.

  33. Katie on October 25, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I’m totally a creature of habit when it comes to breakfast, but I try to mix it up between oats, protein pancakes, and Greek yogurt. I never really crave eggs in the morning. It’s always a combo of fruit, protein, and some sort of nut butter. Love my breakfasts! I’m interested to try the crepes.

  34. Nancy @ Beyoutiful Fitstyle on October 25, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Absolutely a creature of habit for breakfast! It’s either eggs and cinnamon raisin toast, cereal and fruit, or protein pancakes right now. If I break the rotation it’s usually on the weekend when I have time to experiment. Then if it’s simple and quick I’ll try to add it to the mix. But eggs tend to be on repeat the most! so simple, so delicious.

  35. Julie on October 25, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    I definitely have had a homemade breakfast burrito very similar to your egg-rito or just egg whites with spinach every morning for a couple of weeks now.

  36. Erin on October 26, 2011 at 9:01 am

    just wanted to say that i love your blog. i’ve been reading it for a couple weeks now (stumbled upon it on eatingbirdfood) but haven’t commented till now. i love your style and creativity. and i love your dog!!! congrats on your pregnancy and i hope you continue to blog once or twice a day, i look forward to reading it 🙂

  37. Alyssa on October 26, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I love peppermint, but never thought to add it to my almond milk! Sounds like a refreshing way to start the morning.

  38. Chelsa on October 26, 2011 at 9:53 am

    The crepes look delicious! I need to order some sunwarrior very badly. I ran out two weeks ago and I keep forgetting to get some. Hopefully they can ship it to me before I leave for vacation!

  39. Ali on October 26, 2011 at 10:04 am

    TOTALLY a creature of habit. In fact, I was just thinking on my drive home last night how I will eat the same thing for breakfast for like a month till I’m sick of it, rotate to something else, and it’s like a revolving door. I always end up coming back to the same 3 things! Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes have definitely topped the charts as my all time fav. I also enjoy making my own cereal (I miss eating cereal) so I make my own: 1/4 cup oats, 1/4 cup slivered almonds (I blend mine in the bullet so they are really fine), 1 tablespoon flax seed, 1/2-3/4 cup almond milk, sweeten with stevia in the raw and I slice up a banana for the top, it’s money!!! I also love me some breakfast tacos 🙂 Egg whites, whole wheat quinoa tortillas, cheese, avocado, salsa…..ok I’m officially getting HUNGRY 🙂

  40. Liz @ Southern Charm on October 26, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Oh yeaa … those crepes look AWESOME!

  41. jaime on October 26, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Hi Gina,

    I have a lil question about goat cheese – how much do you use for one serving/portion? One tablespoon? Two? Thanks 😀

    • Fitnessista on October 26, 2011 at 6:02 pm

      one block? haha
      usually on the goat cheese it will say how many servings are in one container or package. usually i’ll use that as a guide to split up servings

  42. Moni'sMeals on October 26, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    long live crepes! I miss them too, good reminder today. 🙂
    i switch up breakfast, sometimes quinoa, brown rice, oatmeal, smoothie, pancakes, omlete, ummmm pumpkin pie…

    🙂 Have a good rest of your day.

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