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.

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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.

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.

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

Originally Published On: April 9, 2018

Last Updated On: August 17, 2019

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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.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword crepes, eggs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 254kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Toppings

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

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 164mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1.8mg

View Comments (40)

  • Those look DELICIOUS. My kids would love them. I am going to have to surprise them one morning with making them.

  • 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 :)

    • We didn't use nutella in ours only because we don't care for it, but you could make these with any spread and fillings you want!

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • This looks so good!! Crepes and bacon are my fave breakfast items. I love going to Ihop because they have the swedish crepes!

    • My youngest son would say the same thing, crepes and bacon! Sounds like I need to take him to an Ihop soon!

  • OH how awesome is this?? I love crepes. I definitely have to try this recipe out! Thanks so much!

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

    • We love trying all kinds of combinations of fillings for ours. I like to sprinkle powdered sugar on top of the crepes.

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

    • They are somewhat similar to pancakes. They are much thinner and not as sweet. But the flavor comes from what you decide to put in for your fillings.

  • That list of filling options is aaammmaazzing! I want to start at the top and make my way through the list!

  • Stephanie, I love you! I LOVE crepes and have always been curious to make them, and now I have a recipe to try! Pinning this to my secret recipes-for-me-to-try board, so I don't lose it! (and knowing me, a bunch of other places too)!

    • They really aren't as hard as you would think! Hopefully these live up to your love of the crepes :)

    • They aren't as sweet as a regular pancake. But that flavor comes from the fillings you put in the crepe when you fold it over.

  • Crepes are so delicious here. I would love all of the crepes made and the breakfast crepes. They are among my favorite breakfast foods. They just look so amazing. I'm getting hungry.

    • I've tried a bunch of combinations of the sweet crepes, but haven't tried any of the savory breakfast ones yet. They make such a delicious, fun breakfast!

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

    • You should give it a try. They are pretty easy to make and so yummy. Plus, then you get to try out all the fillings you want!

  • Who doesn’t love crepes! They are so tasty and go good with any topping! This is one of my favourite recipes

  • 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

    • We love them as breakfast and had friends over for a crepe night once when we made multiple batches and had all the fillings out so everyone could make their own.

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

    • I had never had one until a couple of years ago when we went to a crepe restaurant here in Houston. I prefer making my own because I can put all the fillings I want in them!

  • I don't think I've ever actual had a crepe. They look really good. I am going to have to try them.

    • I first had them when we went to a local restaurant called CoCo Crepes. They were so good! So when Tyler asked to make our own we knew it was a great idea!

    • You definitely can! We don't care for Nutella much, but that's what some friends brought for theirs when we made crepes for a crowd.

  • 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

    • Oh man, I would be in so much trouble if I lived next to a crepe restaurant. I would have no money and not fit any of my clothes!!

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