Simple Crepe Recipe – Party Ready In A Snap
April 3, 2020
Crepes in pan on wooden table with 5 ingredients

Simple Crepe Recipe

A simple crepe recipe up your sleeve is a lifesaver for any hostess. Or a mom quarantined with 3 children! Crepes are the perfect chameleon, beautifully adorning breakfast, lunch, and dessert menus! With their ability to satisfy a sweet tooth or a protein boost just by adding different fillings.

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Simple Crepe Ingredients

Crepes in pan on wooden table with 5 ingredients
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Anything French seems more complicated. Or is it just me!? For whatever reason I felt intimidated by the idea of cooking crepes and left it to the experts for the longest time.

Until I found a simple crepe recipe that I’ve adapted over the years. Seriously FIVE ingredients is all you need. Ready for it?

  1. Eggs {no eggs? no problem!}
  2. Milk
  3. Flour
  4. Salt
  5. Butter

Crepe Kitchen Equipment

Is A Crepe Pan Necessary?

They are nice to have but no crepe pan? Also not a problem. Try out any medium sized non-stick skillet. As long as it’s got a flat bottom and heats evenly, it’ll work perfectly fine.

Blend Simple Crepe Ingredients

Crepe batter in a blender by Salt Lake Party Stylist Parties With A Cause

Gather your ingredients together and use a blender to whip up the eggs. (I love my Vitamix) Then slowly add the flour and liquids together while the blender is on medium-low. Then add melted butter and blend on high speed for a few seconds.

Pour Batter

Simple Crepe recipe cooking in pan

After your batter is nice and fluffy use 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter for each crepe. Pour onto heated pan as you quickly turn it and let the batter coat the bottom. When the top is matte and the edges pull away from the pan it’s time to flip the crepe.

Turn Crepes

Crepe cooking in a pan

Use a rubber scraper to loosen any edges and flip the crepe over to cook the other side. It only takes about 30 seconds to lightly brown and it’s ready to serve.

Because it’s a little time consuming I like to double or triple the recipe and make enough to freeze for another meal. Just place a sheet of wax paper between each crepe and place in a gallon size freezer bag.

Add Crepe Toppings

Now that you’ve cooked up this simple crepe recipe, how will you serve them? But you first need to decide if you’re going sweet or savory.

Sweet Crepe Ideas

  • Berries and yogurt
  • Butter, lemon juice and powdered sugar
  • Nutella and bananas
  • Cheese blintz with berries or peaches
  • Cinnamon apples and yogurt

Savory Crepe Ideas

  • Ham and cheese
  • Shredded chicken, cheese, and sour cream
  • Spinach, mushroom, feta and tomato
  • Turkey and cheese
  • Pizza: Pepperoni, cheese, and marinara

Crepe Recipe Troubleshooting

But what happens when there’s trouble in crepe paradise? I’ve gone through these issues and hope this helps. If I haven’t listed your particular problem please let me know so I can add it to the list:

  • Crepes are too thick: Add a little more water to the batter
  • Crepes fall apart: You tried turning it before it was ready, turn the heat up just a little bit
  • Batter doesn’t spread around the pan: Your batter might be too thick, or your pan too hot
  • Crepe sticks to the pan: If your non-stick pan isn’t working, make sure to spray the bottom between each crepe
  • Don’t have milk: You can sub 1/4 cup evaporated milk in 3/4 cup of water
  • Out of eggs: Try our Eggless Crepe Recipe

My Favorite Crepe Recipe

This is my favorite crepe recipe for a reason. It always turns out, they taste great, and my family loves them! I may have made a couple of double batches just tonight to have enough crepes for my husband’s birthday. Best party food hack ever! I hope you try out this recipe, and if you do, let me know how you liked them.

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Simple Crepe Recipe

Easy and delicious crepes
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: crepe, Easy

Equipment

  • Non-stick skillet
  • Blender

Ingredients

Plain Crepe Recipe

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tb Butter melted

For Sweet Crepes Add

  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Add eggs to blender and whip until frothy
  • Combine water, milk, salt in single 1 cup measure
  • Place butter in microwave safe bowl and melt for 30 seconds
  • With blender on medium-low pour equal parts water/milk liquid with equal parts flour until they are both added.
  • If making sweet crepes add vanilla and cinnamon now
  • Add melted butter and run blender on high for about 10 seconds
  • Spray your skillet, then set it to medium heat
  • Pour 1/4-1/3 cup of batter into the pan for each crepe while swirling the pan to evenly coat the bottom. If the batter doesn't spread well enough add a little more milk or water.
  • When the top appears matte, and edges start to curl, use a rubber spatula to loosen edges and gently flip crepe over to cook other side.
  • Place on plate and add fillings.
  • Roll and add toppings, then serve and enjoy!

Notes

Spray pan between each crepe if you have any trouble with sticking . Make up a double batch and store in gallon size freezer bag with wax paper between. They freeze well for up to a month. To serve, heat both sides on warm skillet and serve with toppings as usual.  

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8 Comments

  1. Nathalie - Press Print Party!

    We make crepes all the time. My recipe is a bit different than yours (simpler even) but I’m sure just as delicious. These look great.

    Reply
    • Brianna Adams

      I might have to get your recipe then! I’m all about SIMPLE.

      Reply
  2. Jackie Walter

    With all the time at home, it’s a perfect time to try making crepes!

    Reply
    • Brianna Adams

      It is! I used to be scared of them but they are actually pretty easy to do and taste SO good!

      Reply
  3. Natalie Mayhew

    Ohhh I can’t wait to try these out. Yum!

    Reply
    • Brianna Adams

      Crepes are a weekend staple. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

      Reply
  4. Lori

    Oooh we love crepes! My hubby was born in Paris so head the crepe expert in the house!!

    Reply
    • Brianna Adams

      Nice! I bet he’s got all sorts of tips and tricks he can share. Actually – I’d love to hear what he has to say. These aren’t nice and flat – without that cool griddle and smoothing “thing” 🙂 but they sure do taste good!

      Reply

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