Breakfast Crepes

 

Breakfast Crepes

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These sweet little breakfast crepes (called French Pancakes by some people and Swedish Pancakes by others) are light and flavorful, with delicate, crispy brown lacy edges. Filled with cinnamon sugar or berries and topped with a spoonful of whipped cream, they make a wonderful company breakfast or weekend tradition.

 

They are surprisingly simple to make, but it is much easier to keep plates filled if two people are working together. Children enjoy being enlisted to butter, fill, and roll the crepes.

Breakfast Crepes sift flour into liquid Breakfast Crepes beat egg milk and vanilla

A non-stick pan makes the crepes easy to flip. You may even want to get creative and flip them in the air! Larger pans make bigger crepes–which means less time cooking. Hold each crepe together with a toothpick, if desired, but make sure it shows clearly to avoid unpleasant surprises.

 

Use your imagination with the filling; almost any fruit or jam goes well with crepes. If you have extra batter, cook the crepes and wrap them well in plastic. They can be refrigerated for several days.

Breafast Crepes ladle batter into hot greased pan Breakfast Crepe covering with cinnamon sugar Breakfast Crepes flipped Breakfast Crepes tilt and roll batter

Ingredients:

 

4 large eggs

1 cup water

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

Coconut oil or shortening for cooking

Butter, cinnamon sugar, jam, or fresh fruit

Breakfast Crepe fill with blueberries Breakfast Crepe fill with strawberries

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs, water, milk, and vanilla until frothy.
  2. Sift together the flour, powdered sugar, baking powder, and salt. Put the sifted ingredients back into the sifter and sift over the egg mixture in three additions, whisking or beating each time. Mix until combined. (Small lumps are fine.)
  3. Heat a small skillet with sloped sides over medium-high heat. Grease lightly with coconut oil or shortening. Don’t use butter – it browns too quickly.
  4. Ladle or pour a small amount of batter into the pan. Lift the pan from the burner, tilting and rolling the batter to cover the bottom of the pan. If you have too much batter, pour the excess back into the bowl and use less next time. After a trial crepe or two you will be able to determine the right amount of batter to use. Keep them thin!
  5. Watch the crepe carefully. When you see it begin to brown on the edges, slide a spatula under it (loosening the edges if necessary) and flip it over.
  6. Cook briefly on the other side and then flip onto a plate or work surface, bottom side up.
  7. Butter the crepe and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or fill with fruit. Roll.
  8. Repeat!

To make blueberry sauce, combine 1 cup frozen blueberries and 1/4 cup sugar in a small pan on medium low heat. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes. Combine 1 tablespoon water and 1 teaspoon cornstarch and add to blueberry mixture. Stir and cook for an additional minute. Set aside to cool.

Breakfast Crepes plated horizontal

Breakfast Crepes three ways

 

 

Comments

  1. These look so good. It has been a while since I made crepes and I love them too. Thanks for inspiring me.

  2. I love crepes! I’ve only tried to make them myself on a few occasions and they never really came out right – haha… Maybe I’ll give your recipe a whirl!

  3. I’ve never successfully made a crepe. I’m going to try again, though. This recipe looks yummy.

  4. Those look amazing! I’ve never tried to make crepes, but there’s a first time for everything!

  5. I haven’t had crepes in what seems like forever! These look delish so I might just have to give your recipe a try! I’ve never tried o make my own before.

  6. I made crepes once and boy were they so good! I tried lemon ricotta ones!!

  7. That looks delicious! I’ve made “crepes” a few times, and they were yummy. I put “crepes” in quotes, because they didn’t look anything like that!

  8. Yum! We love crepes at our house! My favorite filling is strawberries and peaches! This looks like such a good recipe!

  9. Lisa Bristol says:

    My mom made us crepes fro breakfast all the time when we were growing up. I have never tried to make them myself. This looks like a great recipe to try.

  10. I’ve never made crepes before. Yours look delicious and you make it seem so easy. I will give it a try 🙂

  11. Those look Heavenly! I’ll have to give crepe making a try this weekend. Yummy!

  12. Can we say YUM? Oh goodness yes! Those look delicious. I just love crepes!

  13. OH yeah! This looks like something I can do! Looks amazing and my kids will think I’m all fancy! Thanks for sharing this.

  14. Elizabeth O. says:

    I can eat crepes all-day long–for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  15. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This looks like a great breakfast. I like that it is easy to make. I have not had these since i was a kid.

  16. I know crepes are not that hard to make but I have never done it. Looks like I am headed to you for breakfast.

  17. You know I’ve never made crepes. Heck. I’ve never eaten crepes. I think it’s time to change that. These look delicious.

  18. My step mom is from Europe and I have been in love with Crepes since I was a kid. I love to fill them with cottage cheese and jam. MMM, I am totally going to have to make a batch now.

  19. Yum. I love crepes so much. Whenever we see a creperie, I must go there. I’ve never tried making them at home.

  20. I have a special place in my heart for homemade crepes. When I was in college, I tutored a boy whose grandmother taught me how to make the most delicious crepes. I really like these birthday ideas!

  21. Yum! Crepes are so good. Thank you for the lesson on how to make them. I am going to try them out soon.

  22. If you can believe it, I have never had a crepe before. They look delicious though, so I am thinking I need to try making them.

  23. So yummy looking. I think I’ll be making these for our Sunday breakfast.

  24. I haven’t made crepes in forever! You have officially inspired to make them once again! :))
    These look so delicious.

  25. There is really nothing not to love about breakfast crepes!

  26. These are definitely something I need to learn how to make. My kids would sure appreciate it. LOL

  27. I remember making my 1st crepes!! Oh my… what a mess I made 😉 It takes a few tries but they are so yummy!

  28. I love making crepes! It does take a couple flops but eventually catch on! It’s all in the wrist

  29. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I haven’t yet tried making crepes. I love eating them when we go out though

  30. These sound great, I bet my family would enjoy them. I have never made crepes before.

  31. Those look delicious. It has been years since I’ve had a crepe. I’m talking about French trip to Canada back in the 10th grade long ago. I didn’t realize how easy they were to make.

  32. I haven’t had breakfast yet this morning. Yum! I could sure go for some breakfast crepes!

  33. These look delicious. I love crepes. You can do all kinds of fun variations on them.

  34. Christine Cavazos says:

    Crepes are the first thing the culinary students learn to make at the high school. These look super yummy!

  35. I LOVE crepes and these look so good! My favorite filling is apple!

  36. I need to try this — I make crepes from my pancake mix, but they are more like pancakes than crepes!

  37. I’d love to make these. Especially with nutella and strawberries.

  38. I love crepes. I have to give these a try.

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