Multiple breakfast crepes filled with chocolate sauce and berries and garnished with powdered sugar on a white plate with a white napkin behind and a fork near the front on a grey marbled surface (with logo overlay)

Breakfast Crepes Your Way

You don't have to travel to Europe to indulge in delicious breakfast crepes! Make them at home in 20 minutes exactly to your tastes.

During the week, breakfast usually isn’t too exciting at our house, so we try to make up for that on the weekends when we have a bit more time. Tyler enjoys making recipes from the Kids Cookbook he received for Christmas and asked about making crepes for dinner one night. We didn’t have all of the ingredients, so we promised him we would do them after going grocery shopping.

Well, the boys devoured their crepes the first day and asked for more, so we made them again the following day. We’ve made these quite a few times now, and all enjoy them. Although, I try not to make them too often since there is a decent amount of sugar in them. Tyler and Ryan are already hyper enough as it is!

Breakfast crepes are great when cooking for guests as well. Everyone can make their own crepes and fill them with whatever they want. There are so many combinations with the few toppings we used. There are other spreads and foods that could be used as well. If you are working with guests with allergies, having a meal that they build themselves puts them in control. You can make a “crepe bar” similar to how I made a “taco bar“. We made these with vegan butter and almond milk for our dairy-allergy friend.

Breakfast crepes were made the first time when it was my day to sleep in. This is a recipe that Justin made with the boys originally. And every time since then, he tends to take the lead on this recipe with the boys right by his side.

Step by Step

Start by making the batter for the crepes. It’s similar to pancake batter, but it is thinner and made in the blender. I’m sure you could use a stand mixer or electric hand mixer, but the texture would probably be different since it would add a lot more air to the batter.

Breakfast Crepes Your Way

In a blender combine the flour, eggs, milk, melted butter, sugar, and salt. Blend it for about 30 seconds to one minute, until the batter is smooth. You don’t want any lumps in the batter.

Over medium heat, melt a bit of butter in a small frying pan to coat the bottom. Once the butter is melted, pour about 1/4 cup of the crepe batter into the pan, tilting the pan to make sure it coats the bottom. The crepe should be thin. Cook for about one minute, then use a spatula to gently lift the crepe and flip it over to cook the other side.

Breakfast Crepes Your Way

After the bottom has cooked as well, transfer the crepe to a plate and continue with the remaining batter. Crepes are best served warm. Either start serving as they finish, or cover to keep warm until you are ready to eat.

To serve: cover each crepe with a thin layer of your choice of spreads, going almost to the edges. Add any other toppings you would like, and carefully fold the crepe in half, then half again, and enjoy!

Filling options:

  • Nutella
  • Honey
  • Chocolate Spread
  • Peanut Butter
  • Yogurt
  • Jelly
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Chia Seeds
  • Flax Seed
  • Peanuts
  • Ham
  • Shredded Cheese

You could also make lunch crepes by filling with lunch meat and cheeses. Once you have the basic crepe figured out, the options are limitless on what you put inside.

Recipe

Multiple breakfast crepes filled with chocolate sauce and berries and garnished with powdered sugar on a white plate with a white napkin behind and a fork near the front on a grey marbled surface

Breakfast Crepes Your Way

You don’t have to travel to Europe to indulge in delicious breakfast crepes! Make them at home in 20 minutes exactly to your tastes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crepes, eggs
Servings: 4 servings
5 from 7 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Toppings

Recommended Equipment

Instructions

  • In a blender, combine flour, eggs, milk, melted butter, sugar, and salt
  • Blend until smooth and no lumps appear
  • Melt a small amount of butter in a small skillet over medium heat
  • Pour about 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan and tilt until it coats the pan
  • Cook for about 1-2 minutes, until the bottom is lightly brown
  • Gently flip the crepe and cook the bottom for another 1-2 minutes
  • Transfer the crepe to a plate and continue with the remaining batter
  • To serve: cover each crepe with your choice of spread and topping, then fold into quarters

Notes

Topping Suggestions:
  • Nutella
  • Honey
  • Chocolate Spread
  • Peanut Butter
  • Yogurt
  • Jelly
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Chia Seeds
  • Flax Seed
  • Peanuts
  • Ham
  • Shredded Cheese
*Calories calculated for base crepe recipe and does not include toppings
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Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Crepes Your Way
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 260mg11%
Potassium 164mg5%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 420IU8%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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40 thoughts on “Breakfast Crepes Your Way”

  1. OMG they look so delicious !! It made me hungry… I once had nutella crepes at an authentic place and they were to die for… These look quite similar 🙂

  2. I need to start doing this on the weekends! These look absolutely delicious and the recipe is so easy. So many delicious filling options too.

    1. We like to do one big breakfast on the weekend, usually on Sunday unless we have other plans. It’s fun to try new things, and these are great because you fill them with what you want.

  3. Oh you make me want to brave making crepes. I have never tried because I figured I would be terrible at flipping or didn’t have the right pans. But I am totally tempted to try it now.

    1. I’ll admit, my husband is better at this recipe than I am. I can flip regular pancakes with no problem, he does the crepes. But they are still easy to make and fun to try different combinations of fillings.

  4. I love crepes! My family usually only puts powder sugar in it but I love this recipie! I will have to try this!

  5. They look great! I’ve never had crepes before, but I hear they are similar to pancakes. I will have to try this sometime!!

  6. I absolutely love crepes! I have never ventured into making them myself but I will definitely be giving it a try.

  7. Melanie williams

    Now this is my kind of breakfast. Loving the crepes for sure. they look super yummy and are an ideal start to the day xx

  8. Ive never been super into crepes unless at was at the right kind of place. We’ve never made them though!

  9. Omg I just love crepes ! I used to live next to a restaurant that made them. So trying your recipe so I can have them at home

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