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Crepes Recipe

Crepes, tried ones loved forever kind of dish or shall I say breakfast, did you know that it can be dessert too?! Crepes can be sweet and savory, can be filled with strawberry and chocolate and can be filled with chicken and mushroom sauce, but for today’s post we will keep it sweet.

Crepes served on a plate with icing sugar.

How to Make Crepes?

Making Crepes is easy, you can add all the ingredients in a blender and pulse seven times, to get a smooth batter, or you can follow my way and save yourself from the hustle of taking out and then cleaning your blender, by whisking the ingredients instead. In both cases, you must cover and refrigerate the crepe batter for at least 45 minutes.

Side shot of French Crepes.
Egg and sugar in a bowl
Adding melted butter to crepes batter.
preparing crepes recipe and adding flour.
Adding milk to crepes batter.
Crepes in frying pan and ready to be served.

No Fail Crepe Recipe

Like many, making crepes was scary to me too, but with practice and the tips below, I learned to make perfect crepes each time.

Refrigerate the batter for 45 minutes to an hour.

Use a nonstick pan.

Use a medium size pan; the 8-inch pan is perfect.

Lightly grease the pan.

Keep the heat on medium.

Be patient and gentle when flipping the crepes.

Place a wax paper or paper towel between each crepe if you are stacking them, and this will prevent the crepes from sticking to each other.

Crepes served in plate with strawberry slices in the middle.

Crepe filling ideas you might like

Nutella and strawberry.

Fresh cream and apples.

Caramelized bananas

Cream and honey (my hubby’s favorite)

Pastry cream and slices of peach.

over head shot of crepes.

Crepes vs. Pancakes

Both are awesome of course and are different. Pancake is more like a cake in a smaller form, but the crepes are flat and delicate. Three pancakes might fill you up, but you need more than six plain crepes to feel satisfied. The crepes batter is more forgiving than pancakes’. If you overbeat the pancake batter you will get flat, tasteless pancakes but not much the case with crepes.

Crepes take a longer time to prepare since you can only make on a crepe in a pan, while in the pancake case, you can make two to three pancakes at the same time in one pan.

feature image of crepes

Crepes Recipe

Elegant crepes made from scratch and are ready to be filled with chocolate, caramelized banana or your favorite filling.
4.67 from 3 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Keyword: crepes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Muna Kenny


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter


  • In a bowl, add sugar, vanilla, and the egg. Whisk until combined.
  • Add the butter and beat for one minute.
  • Add the flour and whisk until combined.
  • Add the milk gradually while whisking until you get a smooth lump free batter.
  • Cover the batter and refrigerate for 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Lightly grease a nonstick pan, add a half cup of crepes, remove the pan from heat and swirl it, so the batter coats the bottom of the pan. If the crepes have holes, pour a small amount from the batter to cover the holes.
  • The batter will quickly dry, and the moment it loses its shine, turn it over.
  • When the crepes are fully cooked, gently place them on a plate.


This recipe was originally published in 2013. It’s been updated with new images and text.


Calories: 181kcal
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  1. Simple, easy and not to mention that they are yummy 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Ohhhh need to give these a go. My son would love them.

  3. You had me at Nutella and Strawberry Crepes! I remember a great restaurant in LA that only served crepes, and I miss it so much! I can hardly wait to make some myself! pinned

  4. 5 stars
    This brings back warm memories for me. When I was a little girl my grandmother used to make me crepes every time I slept over. It was my absolute favorite breakfast treat! They can be filled with so many yummy fillings but I always end up just simply spreading them with jam and rolling them up or pouring Vermont maple syrup on them. Yum!

  5. I love how you’ve given a foolproof crepe recipe here! And all the suggestions for both sweet and savoury dishes. Nutella has to be one of my favourites. On pancake day in the UK, many of us just have lemon and sugar which is simple but good!

  6. I had heavenly crepes once but since have been looking to make them at home. This is a great recipe that I’m sure will give me what my heart desires. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Nutella and Banana crepes are my absolute favorite! Thank you so much for the recipe – I can’t wait to try them at home now!

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