Crepes are a favorite in this house. My kids beg for crepes every morning. Not only are they delicious, they are really easy to make. All you need is a blender and crepe pan, and you are in business. I was afraid to make them for a long time, and then decided one day I would try them. They are so much easier to make then pancakes. I can start a batch and have the kids eating in less then 10 minutes.
We love different toppings, but the kids favorite is Nutella, or chocolate as they call it. We also use fresh fruit, lemon curd and homemade jams.
This is my recipe…evolved from an Alton Brown recipe.
1 cup all-purpose flour (could also try different flours like buckwheat or oat)
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup 2% milk
Put all ingredients into blender. Blend. Heat up crepe pan on medium high, spray with cooking spray or butter before pouring 1/4 cup of batter into the center of the pan and swirl to cover the bottom. Let cook for about 1 minute. Flip and cook 30 seconds on the other side. Turn out crepe onto a plate and continue. Super easy!
There are some additives and alternatives you can make to this recipe. You can add butter as my recipe originally requested. I just found that I really didn’t need it since some of the fillings were fattening enough. If you wanted to add a fat to this, add 3 tbsp melted butter before you blend. Vanilla and sugar can also be added, but as I just stated, we fill these and don’t miss the flour. Plus, if you have leftovers without sugar added, you can add in savory fillings instead.