Learn how to make crepes for an easy, fun meal that your family will love for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
A few years back, I found a crepe pan at a church rummage sale right before Mother’s Day. I love crepes because of my French studies years ago and my travels to Montreal and Quebec in recent years. That crepe pan started a tradition of crepes for Mother’s Day breakfast every year. I always look forward to that breakfast.
But that’s not the only time of year we eat crepes in my house. They’re not very complicated to make, so I add them to our meal plan for a fun dinner every once in a while. We can fill them with fruit or savory ingredients for a light meal.
This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free. If you’re not avoiding these ingredients, you can use whole wheat flour, cow’s milk, and butter. Either way, these crepes are so delicious and easy to make. Watch the video below to see my husband in action making this recipe.
How to Make Crepes
$.46 per serving
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the first three ingredients. Slowly add the milk and coconut oil until combined. The batter should be quite thin so it can be easily poured. Since the melted coconut oil may thicken the batter a bit when it combines with other cooler ingredients, you may need to add up to an additional 1/4 cup of liquid to reach a thin, pourable consistency.
Heat a crepe pan over medium heat. Pour enough batter into the pan to make a thin crepe (about 1/4 cup for an 8-inch crepe), swirling the pan around to cover evenly. When the bottom of the crepe is beginning to brown (after about one minute), carefully flip the crepe and cook the other side for about 10 seconds. If it’s difficult to flip, you may need to cook it a little longer. Once both sides are lightly browned, carefully remove the crepe from the pan and continue with the rest of the batter. It may take a few tries to get a hang of it and get it to the brownness you want.
After each crepe is cooked, place it in a covered casserole dish in a 200 degree oven. Repeat until all the crepes are cooked. This recipe makes about 12 8-inch crepes.
Crepes Price Breakdown
This recipe costs a total of $1.84 to make, or $.46 per serving. This doesn’t include the cost of fillings. Knowing how to make crepes is a great skill to have if you’re looking for fun family meal options.