High Protein Gluten Free Crepes – Blintz – Cheese Rolls (Flourless)

I needed to create a cheese rolls recipe, often known as blintz, using tapioca flour starch for an eHow video and thought I would include dairy-free options. Though you may use cow’s milk for a creamier crepe, dairy-free milk or even water will work. I filled my crepe with chopped sauteed Swiss chard with garlic, a mixture of sauteed onion and red bell pepper, topped with a little Gluten Free Bechamel Sauce. Though these are high in egg, they do not taste eggy. Fill with anything sweet or savory. A crepe filled with cottage cheese is known in the Jewish community as a blintz. Others fill them with cheese and roll them up like a burrito around all sides and bake until warm. Usually, they are then topped with a fruit sauce. Gluten free crepes are like an empty canvas. Create away!

High Protein Gluten Free Crepes – Blintz – Cheese Rolls


Yield: Four 9-inch Crepes

High Protein Gluten Free Crepes – Blintz – Cheese Rolls


  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup starch (tapioca flour, potato starch, or cornstarch)
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons milk (or dairy-free milk or water)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Cooking oil for frying


  1. In the bowl of your mixer, beat eggs just until blended.
  2. Add milk or water, salt and tapioca flour.
  3. Blend until lumps are dissolved. Batter will be runny and thin.
  4. Preheat a 12" non-stick frying pan (12" measuring from the top) or crepe pan with a small amount of cooking oil on medium-high heat. (I use extra virgin olive oil or grape seed oil.)
  5. Pour 1/3 cup crepe batter into pan and immediately swirl the batter to meet all sides of the bottom of the pan.
  6. Cook until the bottom is a little brown. Turn it over once it is no longer runny on top. Cook a few seconds, no need to brown this side, as you can use the non-brown side for the inside of the crepe. You do not want to overcook it.
  7. Layer cooked crepes between sheets of parchment paper and place in a warm oven while you cook the rest.
  8. Either place your ingredient filling spread throughout the open crepe, top with sauce, and fold in quarters; or place them in the middle of the crepe and roll it up like a burrito and add sauce to the top.

3 Replies to “High Protein Gluten Free Crepes – Blintz – Cheese Rolls (Flourless)”

  1. I have an allergy to egg whites, but I can eat the yolks. I can’t do egg beaters, allergy to soy. Any ideas for me?

    Thank you.


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