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Easy Peasy Homemade Breakfast Crepes

Updated on February 18, 2014
Easy Peasy Homemade Breakfast Crepes
Easy Peasy Homemade Breakfast Crepes | Source
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Crepes are a traditional French pastry. Although they are typically thought to be a breakfast dish, they can also be used for dessert dishes, and more savory flavors as well.

These babies are essentially just really thin pancakes that can either be filled with your chosen fillings, or can be rolled up and topped with various yummy toppings.

The most popular fillings for crepes are creams, yogurts, or cheeses. And the most popular toppings are fruit preserves, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream.

I personally like to use these as the perfect opportunity to get some fresh fruits and yogurts into my diet.

They are light, fresh, and clean tasting, leaving me full but satisfied for much of the day.

This amazing breakfast can provide me the nutrients I need to keep going for long hours without the need for a snack, much like a hearty egg sandwich with cheese and meat, but without the fat or calories.

I highly recommend them to anyone that has never given them a try.

I realize that they might seem tricky to cook at first, but with a little practice, you'll find that they aren't as intimidating as they seem.

Good luck and enjoy! Let's get you started!

Step One: Set up your mixing area with ingredients
Step One: Set up your mixing area with ingredients | Source
Step Two: Set up your cooking area
Step Two: Set up your cooking area | Source
Step Three: Crack your egg into your mixing bowl
Step Three: Crack your egg into your mixing bowl | Source
Step Four: Mix your eggs well before adding in other ingredients
Step Four: Mix your eggs well before adding in other ingredients | Source
Step Five: Add in your milk
Step Five: Add in your milk | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Serves 8 people 1 crepe each

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 single container yogurt, (per each crepe)
  • 1 tablespoon preserves, (per each crepe)
  • 1/4 cup fresh sliced fruit, (per each crepe)
  • other toppings, optional

Instructions

  1. Start by setting up your mixing area with all of your ingredients.
  2. Next set up your cooking area with a medium skillet, a thin spatula, and a plate lined with a paper towel.
  3. I find that having everything set up ahead of time makes the whole process easier all the way through.
  4. Begin mixing your batter by cracking both of your eggs into your mixing bowl.
  5. Mix both eggs well. I didn't use a hand mixer, but it might make this process easier.
  6. Next add your milk and mix in well.
  7. Finally, add in your flour, a little at a time. Mix carefully so that your flour doesn't go everywhere.
  8. You'll want to mix for a few minutes to get all of the lumps out of your batter before cooking it.
  9. When your batter is ready, add your butter to a medium skillet on the stove.
  10. Heat your pan to at least medium.
  11. It won't seem hot enough at first, but if you turn it up, your crepes will cook too fast and possibly burn.
  12. When your butter is melted, add 1/3 cup of batter to your pan.
  13. Turn and tip the pan to distribute your batter evenly across the bottom.
  14. It won't seem like enough batter, but it's this thin nature that makes crepes so wonderful.
  15. Allow to cook for a few minutes to brown and crisp the bottom of your crepe.
  16. It may start to bubble up while it is cooking.
  17. You'll know when it is ready because you'll be able to slide your thin spatula underneath the edges and gently work the spatula underneath your crepe without tearing it.
  18. When it's ready, flip it over in your pan.
  19. It will only need another minute or so to cook thoroughly.
  20. When ready, turn it out onto your prepared paper towel and cook another.
  21. Repeat this process with all of your crepe batter (1/3 cup at a time).
  22. Don't fear if every one of your crepes looks a little bit different. They will all taste wonderful!
  23. While another crepe is cooking, set out a crepe making station with your chosen fillings.
  24. Now lay one of your cooked crepes out on your plate.
  25. I suggest covering the entire crepe with yogurt first. By covering your crepe to the edges, it will stay together when folded.
  26. Next spread about a tablespoon of preserves into the middle of your crepe.
  27. Finally, slice and add some fresh fruit to the middle. I think this is the best part!
  28. Fold over the side of your crepe, which will seal because of the yogurt.
  29. And enjoy!!
  30. Yummy! Yummy!
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Step Six: And mixStep Seven: Add in your flourStep Eight: And mix well Step Nine: You'll want to work out all of the lumpsStep Ten: Add butter to your skilletStep Eleven: Heat your skillet to mediumStep Twelve: Add 1/3 cup of batter to your skilletStep Thirteen: Turn the pan to coat the entire bottom of the skillet with batter (it will be thin)Step Fourteen: Cook until the bottom cooks (a few minutesWith each crepe, you'll get better at knowing this exact moment.Step Fifteen: When it's ready, you'll be able to carefully slide your spatula underneath itStep Sixteen: Flip your crepe and let cook for only another minute or soStep Seventeen: Remove your crepe from the pan to your prepared paper towelStep Eighteen: Lay out your creation area with all of your chosen fillingsStep Nineteen: Start another crepe with another 1/3 cup of batterEach one is going to look a little differentStep Twenty: When you're ready, move a crepe over to your plateStep Twenty-one: I suggest adding yogurt to the entire surface of your crepe and then adding preserves down the middleStep Twenty-two: Finally, fresh fruit really makes this dish greatStep Twenty-three: Fold over the sidesStep Twenty-four: Enjoy!! Yum!
Step Six: And mix
Step Six: And mix | Source
Step Seven: Add in your flour
Step Seven: Add in your flour | Source
Step Eight: And mix well
Step Eight: And mix well | Source
Step Nine: You'll want to work out all of the lumps
Step Nine: You'll want to work out all of the lumps | Source
Step Ten: Add butter to your skillet
Step Ten: Add butter to your skillet | Source
Step Eleven: Heat your skillet to medium
Step Eleven: Heat your skillet to medium | Source
Step Twelve: Add 1/3 cup of batter to your skillet
Step Twelve: Add 1/3 cup of batter to your skillet | Source
Step Thirteen: Turn the pan to coat the entire bottom of the skillet with batter (it will be thin)
Step Thirteen: Turn the pan to coat the entire bottom of the skillet with batter (it will be thin) | Source
Step Fourteen: Cook until the bottom cooks (a few minutes
Step Fourteen: Cook until the bottom cooks (a few minutes | Source
With each crepe, you'll get better at knowing this exact moment.
With each crepe, you'll get better at knowing this exact moment. | Source
Step Fifteen: When it's ready, you'll be able to carefully slide your spatula underneath it
Step Fifteen: When it's ready, you'll be able to carefully slide your spatula underneath it | Source
Step Sixteen: Flip your crepe and let cook for only another minute or so
Step Sixteen: Flip your crepe and let cook for only another minute or so | Source
Step Seventeen: Remove your crepe from the pan to your prepared paper towel
Step Seventeen: Remove your crepe from the pan to your prepared paper towel | Source
Step Eighteen: Lay out your creation area with all of your chosen fillings
Step Eighteen: Lay out your creation area with all of your chosen fillings | Source
Step Nineteen: Start another crepe with another 1/3 cup of batter
Step Nineteen: Start another crepe with another 1/3 cup of batter | Source
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Each one is going to look a little different
Each one is going to look a little different | Source
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Step Twenty: When you're ready, move a crepe over to your plate
Step Twenty: When you're ready, move a crepe over to your plate | Source
Step Twenty-one: I suggest adding yogurt to the entire surface of your crepe and then adding preserves down the middle
Step Twenty-one: I suggest adding yogurt to the entire surface of your crepe and then adding preserves down the middle | Source
Step Twenty-two: Finally, fresh fruit really makes this dish great
Step Twenty-two: Finally, fresh fruit really makes this dish great | Source
Step Twenty-three: Fold over the sides
Step Twenty-three: Fold over the sides | Source
Step Twenty-four: Enjoy!! Yum!
Step Twenty-four: Enjoy!! Yum! | Source

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 filled crepe
Calories 79
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Carbohydrates 10 g3%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 55 mg18%
Sodium 79 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
The Sign of a Good Meal
The Sign of a Good Meal | Source

Personal Review

These are so easy to make and SO delicious!

I was by myself when I made these, much to my husband's chagrin, so you know we had to have these for dinner as well. lol

It was super easy to toss them back into a heated skillet to crisp up again quickly before each filling them with our own chosen fillings.

My husband used strawberry yogurt, apple butter, and fresh strawberries and bananas in his. I used strawberry yogurt, blackberry preserves and chopped bananas.

Today I had a couple more for breakfast and had different fillings. What's great is that you can make these ahead of time to eat whenever you'd like, even if that's for several days during the week.

Then you can put out all of your family's favorite crepe toppings and let them load them up like they'd like. Many people like Nutella, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream.

I know if we'd had these toppings available, my husband probably would have too!

Be creative and enjoy your crepes!!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I know this may sound a bit weird, but I don't think I have ever had a crepe. I guess now is as good a time as any to give them a try. Thanks for the recipe.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Absolutely! You're going to love them! Good luck. Thanks for the comment. :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      I've never attempted to make crepes but love them. I'll have to give it a try sometime!

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      Amie Butchko 3 years ago from Warwick, NY

      Looks like another great recipe, with added health benefits to boot if you add fruit and yogurt! Will have to try for sure.....

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Thank you both! I love them. When I first decided to tackle these a couple of years ago I thought it was going to be really difficult. Turns out after the first crepe or two, it's really quite simple. :)

      I hope you enjoy them! Thank you for the comments!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Now this sounds good -- and different -- for breakfast! I like the idea of fruit and homemade whipped cream fillings.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Great! I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for the comment. :)

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      That looks really good! Thanks for the beautiful display!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Absolutely! They were just as delicious, every time! Lol

      Thank you for the comments.

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      Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      This is a terrific article and your photos add so much. Enjoyed and voted up!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Thanks! I really enjoy cooking, but adding picture taking to every recipe had been quite a challenge. Lol I really appreciate your comments!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      When I was growing up, my mother always made crepes instead of pancakes, and and I loved them! This hub brought back happy memories for me. I haven't eaten crepes for a long time. Thank you for the recipe and the filling ideas.

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      Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      I also like crepes and find them filling in a good way! Yogurt is ideal with them, and I also like homemade blueberry sauce/puree on them as well. Voted useful and rated.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Easy Peasy Homemade Breakfast Crepes looks so nutritious and healthy too.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Thank you all! These are delicious. I wish my mom had made these for me when I was younger. Thank goodness I can now make these for myself! :) Thank you for your comments.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Yum I will try these. I have three pet hens so fresh eggs should make them even better! ^

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Ooh, yum! I agree. I hope these turn out well for you. You'll have to let me know how they turn out. :) Thank you for your thoughtful comments!

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      Judy Specht 3 years ago from California

      I love crepes. I am gluten free and am working on making gluten free crepes. Nice to meet you.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      The sound great! I may have to develop a recipe like that myself! :)

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I was away for a week and I am still trying to catch up a little bit :-)

      I love crepes :-))) Each weekend, my husband prepares buckwheat crepes for breakfast! A delicous toping to have is dulce de leche. It's just delicious! I love also crepes for lunch or supper with different toppings; asparagus and ham, brocoli, chicken and cheese, etc. The possibilities are just endless!

      I hope that your pregnancy is going well, Victoria! Take good care of yourself!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Thanks! Buckwheat crepes with dulce de leche topping sounds amazing. :) Thank you for your stories, your comments, and your support!

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      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      I haven't made crepes in a long time but we love them. I am partial to nutella and chopped pecans while my husband likes savory fillings.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Yum! Thanks for the great suggestions!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      I know what I want for my annual mother's day brunch that my kids make. I'm going to pass this along to my budding chef. Thanks!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Oh, I'm so glad you liked it! This is one of my favorites. :) Thank you for your comments.

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