This easy crepe recipe helps you whip up fresh crepes quickly on the stovetop with ingredients you have around the house. Among the many crepe recipes I’ve tested, this one is the best.
Easy Crepe Recipe
Fresh, hot, fruit-filled crepes…the thought of them makes my mouth water. I haven’t had crepes in years. My sister, Ann, used to make them for the family on Fridays during Lent.
I always thought that crepes were difficult to make. I avoided trying any crepe recipes until recently, when the craving for crepes made me search for recipes to test. I went through several until I tinkered with a basic crepe recipe to create my own.
This recipes uses simple ingredients nearly everyone has in the pantry. I filled mine with fresh strawberry jelly but today I tried my canned apples since I had some leftover from dinner last night. Oh my – the apples were a hit!
Sprinkle powdered sugar over your crepes along with some fresh cinnamon for the apple-filled crepes and you have a delicious breakfast. Mais oui!
Easy Crepe Recipe – Basic Crepes
Makes enough for two.
You will need one small nonstick frying pan and a dab of cooking oil. Swirl the oil in the bottom of the pan and heat on medium until the pan is good and hot.
While the pan heat, whisk together:
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 1/3 cup water
- 2/3 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- dash of salt
- 1 egg
Using a measuring cup, pour one-quarter of the batter into the pan, swirling it so that it coats the bottom evenly. Cook 1-2 minutes, then gently flip the crepe, allowing the other side to cook. Plate immediately, filling the crepe with jelly, canned apples or fresh fruit such as berries. Repeat until you have 3-4 crepes. Serve and enjoy.
Jeanne Grunert is a certified Virginia Master Gardener and the author of several gardening books. Her garden articles, photographs, and interviews have been featured in The Herb Companion, Virginia Gardener, and Cultivate, the magazine of the National Farm Bureau. She is the founder of The Christian Herbalists group and a popular local lecturer on culinary herbs and herbs for health, raised bed gardening, and horticulture therapy.