Pancakes with chestnut flour

Pays Gourmand

A special Chandeleur recipe, traditionally made in the Verdon region for this February 02 celebration.


  • Preparation time: 15 MIN
  • Cooking time: 30 min


  • 200g chestnut flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 50cl milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 sachet vanilla sugar

Recipe preparation :

  1. Mix the chestnut flour, eggs, milk, olive oil, salt and vanilla sugar (if using) in a bowl.
  2. Beat until smooth and homogeneous.
  3. Leave the dough to rest for 30 minutes.
  4. In a non-stick frying pan, cook the pancakes over medium heat, pouring in a small ladleful of batter each time…
  5. Turn over when golden on both sides.
  6. Serve warm with sugar, honey, jam, Nutella or any other topping of your choice.

Discover crêpes made with Verdon chestnut flour

In France, the crêpe is a very popular dish. In the vicinity of the Gorges du Verdon, chestnuts are used to make original crêpes with chestnut flour, much appreciated for their unique taste. The village of Le Fugeret, in the Verdon region, is famous for its high-quality chestnuts, which are hand-picked, dried and processed into flour for delicious crêpes. Crêpes made with chestnut flour are thicker and softer than classic crêpes, with a denser texture thanks to the presence of this local flour. By buying locally-produced chestnut flour, you’re supporting small local producers and preserving culinary tradition. A real discovery for gourmets. Don’t forget to discover the region’s culinary delights during your visit to Le Fugeret.

Chandeleur: a unique culinary celebration!

Chandeleur is a popular French festival held on February 2 to mark the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It is associated with the tradition of making crêpes, a French dish prepared in large quantities. In the Gorges du Verdon region, locals use locally-produced chestnut flour to make chestnut flour pancakes, appreciated for their unique flavor. Chandeleur is a convivial time for families and friends to gather around the table to enjoy pancakes and share a meal. The tradition of making pancakes is linked to religious beliefs that pancakes symbolize the sun and light. Candlemas falls 40 days after Christmas.

Pour l'occasion, nous vous proposons des idées de garniture pour vos crêpes :

Confitures de pays

Crème de châtaignes

Miel de pays

Et pour accompagner la dégustation de vos crêpes, pourquoi ne pas choisir des jus de fruits, sirops ou bières de notre territoire dans nos nombreux points de vente du territoire ?