Classic Crepe Recipe

Chef Randy , On March 27, 2023


Level: Medium

Serving Size: Makes 4 or 5 crepes, 7” – 8”

Easy Crepe Recipe Overview

Light and delicious, surprisingly, these delicious crepes can be make quickly for a late morning breakfast or brunch. I remember making crepes while at LeCordon Bleu, using batter from high quality pastry flour and perfecting the technique. It wasn’t until recently that my health focus had me exploring alternatives. This recipe is now a favorite when I feel the need and want to up my crepe game. It uses all purpose flour and creative ways to provide flavor. You can also enjoy this crepe recipe with a classic blueberry sauce for pancake topping as you would with a pancake crepe.

These easy all purpose flour classic crepes are sweetened with orange liqueur if you have it, but orange juice can be used, orange zest, or other things you can imagine. You can also sweeten these classic crepes with your favorite no-calorie sweetener. I grow stevia in my herb garden, and use freshly chopped leaves, which I think is one of my new favorite uses. The season is coming to an end this year for new leaves, so I will dry what I have left and use those up. No unusual ingredients like xanthan gum, tapioca flour, or gluten free flour are needed in this recipe.

Kitchen Tools For This Crepe Recipe:

  • Mixing bowl

  • Measuring cups

  • Measuring spoons

  • Whisk

  • Frying pan

Easy Crepe Recipe Ingredients & Shopping List

  • 2 Eggs

  • 1 Cup of whole milk or alternative

  • 1 Tablespoon butter or buttery spread, melted

  • 2 Tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur, orange juice, or sweetener

  • 1 Cup all purpose flour

  • 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt

light tomato sauce Recipe Ingredients Overview

Ingredients for Crepes

How to Cook Crepes Recipe Instructions

  1. To prepare this crepe recipe start by beating the eggs in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add whole milk, orange juice (or sweetener), and melted butter. Stir well to incorporate all into a crepe batter.

    Recipe Mixing

    Create the Crepe Recipe Batter

  2. Add the all purpose flour and salt. Whisk until thoroughly mixed and blend the crepe recipe batter until smooth.

    Cook the Crepe

    Mix the Crepe Batter Well in a Mixing Bowl with a Whisk.

  3. Heat a lightly greased, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup of crepe recipe batter into skillet and swirl to evenly distribute batter into a circle. Cook about 30 seconds per side until the crepe begins to brown.

    Cook Crepe

    Cook the Crepe for 30 Seconds Each Side

  4. Flip with a spatula and cook on the other side for 30 seconds until the crepe begins to brown. Remove the finished crepe and keep warm in the oven until served.

    Cook Crepe

    Brown the Crepe to be Crispy and Delicious

  5. Repeat until the crepe batter to make some classic pancakes

  6. Store crepes in the fridge in an airtight container (gallon ziplock bags work great!)

Crepe FAQ’s

What milk can I use in the crepe batter? You can use any regular cow milk. To make this dairy free crepe recipe, you can substitute the whole milk with an alternative milk such as: soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk or oatmeal milk. If you would like to have a sweet crepe recipe, you can use use sweetened milk instead of regular milk for your crepe recipe.
Use a vegan buttery spread to make the crepe batter dairy free.

Crepe serving suggestions. I enjoy serving these crepes in a variety of ways. Traditionally, crepes are served with powdered sugar and a bit of lemon juice. You can use swerve sweetener, confectioners as a substitute for the powdered sugar. You can also have an amazing berry topping for a healthy, sophisticated crepe experience.
Other favorite fillings for breakfast are yogurt, fruit, a little jam or honey, or nut, sunflower or peanut butter. Try any of these for a crepe recipe you won’t want to miss.

Chef Randy

After graduating from LeCordon Bleu at the top of his class Chef Randy dove head-first into a culinary career working in many top-tier restaurants including the Golden 1 Center Arena as a lead cook. He later owned and operated a mobile woodfired pizza concept where he championed whole and natural ingredients. Chef Randy is passionate about healthy food and developing relationships with local providers for true farm-to-fork food production.