Master homemade Crepes in minutes with just 6 ingredients! Then fill these French-style pancakes with your favorite toppings like berries, whipped cream, or Nutella.

A plate of crepes with whipped cream and berries on top.

It seems like every culture has their own version of a pancake. Be it blintzes, blinis, crepes, or dosas, people across the world enjoy round round, thin cakes with toppings and fillings.

Crepes are the French interpretation and probably my favorite. Crepes can be sweet (crêpes sucrées) with fillings like berries, whipped cream, or bananas and Nutella. Or, they can be savory (crêpes salées) with ham and cheese, eggs, or vegetables inside. There’s no wrong way, or wrong mealtime, to crepe!

Table of Contents
  1. Recipe ingredients
  2. Ingredient notes
  3. Step-by-step instructions
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Recipe FAQs
  6. Crepes Recipe

Recipe ingredients

Ingredients for crepes in bowls and labeled.

Ingredient notes

  • Flour: While crepes are traditionally made with buckwheat flour, even the French may substitute white flour (usually white wheat flour) for sweet crepes.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs until beaten, then whisk in powdered sugar until smooth.
A bowl of crepe batter.
  1. Add flour and whisk until smooth. Add the milk and whisky vigorously until completely smooth.
A bowl of crepe batter.
  1. In a 10 1/2-inch skillet over medium heat, heat ½ teaspoon butter until melted. Add ½ cup batter and tilt pan until evenly distributed.
Cooking crepes in a pan.
  1. Cook on one side until set and lightly browned, about 1 minute 15 seconds.
Cooking crepes in a pan.
  1. Flip and continue cooking until cooked through and browned on the second side, about 45 seconds longer.
Cooking crepes in a pan.
  1. Remove from heat and stack on a plate to keep warm.
A stack of crepes on a plate.
  1. Fold or roll and serve with fresh berries and whipped cream if desired.
A plate of crepes with whipped cream and berries on top.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: This easy Crepes recipe makes 8 (10-inch) crepes.
  • Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Make ahead: The crepe batter can be made a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Whisk to recombine before cooking the crepes.
  • Freezer: Stack cooled, unfilled crepes (laid flat) between sheets of parchment, wax paper, or white paper towels. Store in freezer-safe containers, label, date, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat in a non-stick skillet.
A Mother's Day breakfast tray with crepes, orange juice, coffee, fresh flowers, and a greeting card.
A Mother’s Day breakfast tray: Crepes with whipped cream and berries, coffee, and orange juice.

Recipe FAQs

How are crepes different from pancakes?

Pancakes are fluffier because they include a leavening agent in the batter such as baking powder. Ultra-thin crepes do not.

Do I need a crepe pan to make crepes?

Those large, circular cooking surfaces at Crêperies certainly look impressive. But if you’re not cranking out hundreds of crepes per day, any non-stick skillet will do (a 10-½ inch pan is recommended for this recipe).

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Crepes

Master homemade Crepes in minutes with just 6 ingredients! Then fill these French-style pancakes with your favorite toppings like berries, whipped cream, or Nutella.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 8 servings (1 crepe each)
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 270

Ingredients 

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (see note 1)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoon butter
  • fresh berries for serving
  • whipped cream for serving

Instructions 

  • In a medium bowl, whisk eggs until beaten, then whisk in powdered sugar until smooth.
  • Add flour and whisk until smooth. Add the milk and whisky vigorously until completely smooth.
  • In a 10 1/2-inch skillet over medium heat, heat ½ teaspoon butter until melted. Add ½ cup batter and tilt pan until evenly distributed.
  • Cook on one side until set and lightly browned, about 1 minute 15 seconds. Flip and continue cooking until cooked through and browned on the second side, about 45 seconds longer.
  • Remove from heat. Fold or roll and serve with fresh berries and whipped cream if desired.

Recipe Video

Notes

  1. Flour: While crepes are traditionally made with buckwheat flour, even the French may substitute white flour (usually white wheat flour) for sweet crepes.
  2. Yield: This easy Crepes recipe makes 8 (10-inch) crepes.
  3. Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  4. Make ahead: The crepe batter can be made a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Whisk to recombine before cooking the crepes.
  5. Freezer: Stack cooled, unfilled crepes (laid flat) between sheets of parchment, wax paper, or white paper towels. Store in freezer-safe containers, label, date, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat in a non-stick skillet.

Nutrition

Serving: 1crepeCalories: 270kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 9gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 76mgPotassium: 163mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 296IUCalcium: 95mgIron: 2mg
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  1. Love crepes! Thank you for another great recipe! BTW I think you mean whisk the milk and vanilla. 🙂.