Basic Crepe Recipe (Sweet or Savory)

Easy crepes recipe
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  • 45 mins
  • Prep: 35 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: About 20 crepes (serves 20)
Ratings (30)

This crepe recipe can be used for making sweet crepes or savory crepes. The difference is, if you're making sweet crepes, you'll add the sugar and vanilla. For savory crepes, leave them out.

Another possibility for savory crepes is to add some chopped fresh herbs to the batter.

Also see: How to Make Crepes (and also How to Measure Flour)

What You'll Need

  • 130 grams flour (about 1 cup, all-purpose)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter
  • ¼ tsp Kosher salt (or ⅛ tsp table salt)
  • 1 tbsp sugar (for sweet crepes only)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (for sweet crepes only)

How to Make It

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, about 20 seconds. The batter should be fairly thin and pourable, but still creamy.
  2. Now let the batter rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. This is an important step.
  3. Heat a 9- to 12-inch nonstick pan over medium heat, and add some butter or oil, or just spray it with some cooking spray.
  4. Let the pan get hot for about 30 seconds, then pour a small amount of crepe batter onto the center of the pan. About ¼ cup to ⅓ cup should be the right amount for most pans. Swirl the pan around so that the crepe batter coats the whole pan, right up to the edges.
  1. Now let the crepe cook for about 30 seconds.
  2. Flip the crepe, let it cook for about 10 more seconds, and then remove to a cutting board or plate.
  3. Keep repeating the process until all the batter is gone, then serve either serve the crepes hot or let them cool while flat, then store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 54
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 27 mg
Sodium 113 mg
Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)