Crepes are the perfect dish for a Sunday brunch with the family or if you’re in the mood for some comfort food. Crepes are probably one of the most versatile breakfast dishes you can make. Whether you want to add Nutella to the crepes for the kids, or whether you want to switch up and add fruits for everyone else, there is a sweet and savory variation for everyone. (And you don’t just have to be enjoyed at dinner either!) The best part about this recipe is that you only need 6 ingredients to make these fast and easy thin French-style pancakes!
We’re going to look at 2 ways you can make crepes for Sunday brunch, for your next family dinner, or a crepes party!
How to make crepes
1) Melt butter in a microwave or on the stove and let cool for a few minutes
2) Combine all ingredients in a blender: Add the cooled melted butter and all the remaining ingredients into a blender. A blender is great to ensure a creamy smooth batter. If you don’t have a blender, a mixing bowl and whisk will also work. Mix all the ingredients together until they are smooth.
3) Let the batter chill in the fridge for 30-60 minutes before cooking it.
Note: If you’d like to enjoy very light crepes, let the batter sit in the fridge overnight to give the gluten some time to rest.
4) While your batter is chilling, take a small skillet, or if you don’t have one, a regular size pan, and butter generously. Keep the butter near you to continue to keep the pan or skillet greased in between adding the batter to the pan.
5) Cook crepes one at a time. A little bit of your time and attention is required at this part, but it’s well worth it! Add 3-4 spoons of crepe batter to your pan at medium heat. The less batter you use, the thinner your crepe will be. Twirl the pan from side to side so that the batter can spread as wide as possible across the pan.
6) Cook the crepes for 1-2 minutes or until they are a light brown
7) Take out the crepes from the pan and repeat until you’ve used up all the batter.
Are you ready to get creative? Here are some ideas for toppings for savory OR sweet crepes:
Sweet Crepes Toppings➔ Fresh berries or sliced fruit.
➔ Assortment of jams or honey.
➔ Caramel sauce
➔ Soft cheeses.
➔ Whipped cream.
➔ Nuts, chocolate, coconut, sprinkles
Savory Crepes Toppings➔ Sautéed vegetables and eggs
➔ Caprese (mozzarella, tomato, and basil)
➔ Ham and cheese
➔ Scrambled eggs and bacon
➔ Spinach, mushroom, and parmesan
➔ Pesto, chicken, and mozzarella
➔ Sausage and apples or apple butter
Crepes toppings for every season➔ Add some pumpkin spice to the batter when it’s pumpkin spice season (aka “autumn”)
➔ Instead of a gingerbread house, why not fold the crepes and make triangles to make it look like a gingerbread house? Squeeze some whipped cream on the edges and add some of your favorite toppings.
➔ If you didn’t have time to pick up a cake for your child’s birthday party, use the same ingredients for the batter (mentioned above) separate the batter into 6 bowls, add different colored food coloring into each bowl, and mix. Once you’ve cooked them in the skillet, lay one colored crepe flat on a plate, and cover the crepe with a light layer of whipped cream. Repeat the process and stack different colored crepes one on top of the other to make a sweet rainbow crepe cake.
How to create a crepe bar
If you’re looking for inexpensive birthday party ideas, creating your own DIY crepes bar makes for a memorable time!
To save time you can make your batter and store it in the fridge for up to 48 hours before the party. You can also cook them in the pan the night before and let them rest on wax paper in the fridge. In the morning, you can warm them in the oven at low heat.
While the crepes are heating up, you can prepare different small bowls with a variety of your favorite sweet or savory toppings.
How to store crepes
Having leftover crepes is like having wine left in a bottle… Is that even a thing? In the event that you or your guests are completely full, and nobody can eat another bite, you can wrap them in foil or plastic wrap for 2 or 3 days. If you’re into meal prepping and want to store them for a longer period of time, place crepes in the freezer by stacking them on wax paper for up to 2 months. Remove crepes from the freezer one hour before eating to allow them to thaw.
Crepes no longer only have to be enjoyed at breakfast, they can also be enjoyed at dinner parties or birthday parties. They can even be made for your weekly meal prep, so that you can eat them all throughout the week, at any time of day, in a variety of ways, and for any season, no matter the reason! Crepes are a staple dish, are effortless to make, and guaranteed to fill you up!