How to Make Easy Crepes

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If you have ever wondered how to make crepes then look no further! This recipe is very simple, using just a few staple ingredients, and it makes enough to feed the whole family. You can enjoy these crepes for both breakfast and dinner and make them sweet or savory.

Making crepes doesn’t have to be the scary task that people think it is…I don’t know if it is the name (since it is so elegant sounding) or the fact that most of us have only ever had a crepe while out for breakfast or dessert, but let me tell you, they are SO easy to make and you will wonder how you went so long without whipping them up for your family!

These crepes use only a few ingredients (which I know you already have on hand!) and they make enough to feed the entire family. And guess what?! You DON’T need a fancy crepe pan to make them either (woohoo!) a regular non-stick frying pan does the trick perfectly!

Page and Photos last updated: January 20th, 2019

Single Crepe cooking in pan


savory crepe ideas

  • Broccoli, Cheddar Cheese and Caramelized Onions
  • Spinach, Ricotta and Crumbled Bacon
  • Eggs and Spinach
  • Eggs Benedict (complete with ham and hollindase sauce)
  • Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese

sweet crepe ideas

  • Fresh Fruit with Whipped Cream and Nutella drizzle
  • Ice Cream (whatever flavor you prefer) with Nuts and assorted Chocolate pieces (candy bars!)
  • Peanut Butter and Jam
  • Vanilla Ice Cream with Peanut Butter drizzle and Bananas
  • Drizzled with Maple Syrup and sprinkle with Cinnamon

Check out our Chocolate Orange Crepe Cake for a delicious, show stopping dessert!


As I mentioned earlier,  making crepes at home couldn’t be easier at they use ingredients that most of us already have on hand. You will want to make sure you have the following to make your crepes:

  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt

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How to Make Crepes

White serving plate with 3 fresh crepes rolled up

This recipe is very simple, using just a few staple ingredients, and it makes enough to feed the whole family. You can enjoy these crepes for both breakfast and dinner and make them sweet or savory.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1.5 c Milk, we use 1%, you can use what you prefer
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/4 c Butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 c Flour, AP
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Sweet Crepes

  • 1 tsp Vanilla


  1. In a blender combine the milk, flour, sugar, salt, eggs and half of the butter and blend until smooth. If you don't have a blender you can use a stand mixer with whisk attachment. Let batter rest at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before using.
  2. You can make the batter a day in advance and just transfer to a sealed container, keep it in the fridge until you are ready to make the crepes.
  3. Heat a small nonstick pan over medium heat.
  4. Using a silicone pastry brush lightly brush pan with some of the remaining melted butter.
  5. Add batter using a ladle (about half full) and swirl the skillet so the batter completely covers the bottom.
  6. Cook 2 to 3 minutes and then loosen the edge of the crepe with a rubber spatula, then with your fingertips, flip crepe and continue to cook for 1 minute.
  7. Slide the crepe out of the skillet and repeat with the remaining batter, coating the skillet with butter as you need (do not over butter or your crepes will fry and be oily)


If you want to make sweet crepes (think Nutella stuffed with sliced strawberries) be sure to add the vanilla extract.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 crepes

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 224mgSodium: 356mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 13g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate.

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We like both savory and sweet crepes, and this recipe can easily be adapted based on which you are making so don’t worry! As with most of my recipes, get creative and have fun with your toppings!! Take a look at some of our favorite toppings above for whatever cravings you may have.

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Crepes on a plate and crepe batter in blender

We actually make double and freeze what we don’t use for easy, on-the-go breakfasts and dinners when we have no time (or just forgot to defrost the meat for the chili…again!). Be sure to do the same, and let me know your favorite flavor combination for your crepes! What are you waiting for?

36 thoughts on “How to Make Easy Crepes

  1. thefoodblognet says:

    I haven’t made crepes in a very long time, and you have inspired me to make them soon! I’m more of a savory fan, so this would be a perfect brunch idea.

    • oliveblogger says:

      I promise it is not as intimidating as it seems, once you get the hang of your pan swirl you will be stacking crepes faster than you can eat them ๐Ÿ™‚

    • oliveblogger says:

      Yes, I hate when you need special equipment for one recipe so I always try other methods first and dance for joy when I need one less bulky item in my cupboards! They are so so easy to make, you will be making them every weekend <3

    • Penny says:

      Iโ€™m with you! Lemon juice and sugar ..the best. My British Mum always made these as a special treat, I always got excited if she was making โ€œEnglish Pancakesโ€. (Translation: crepes!)

    • oliveblogger says:

      Thanks Daniela!! I love both sweet and savory, I find so many people only think of a crepe for dessert so I thought I would help change that ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • oliveblogger says:

      I hope they work for you!! Let me know if you give them a try! I think people often think they need a pin drop amount of batter to make them and that just is not true, I find when using the ladle that it is about 1/2-2/3 full and that is the perfect amount per crepe!!!

  2. Amelie says:

    I’m planning to make crepes for my daughter’s birthday party next week. It’s always great entertainment for them because they get to pick and choose the toppings. And I’m glad I can make these ahead!

    • oliveblogger says:

      What a fun idea!!! You must be the cool mom ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think I might use that idea for our next family dinner night!

  3. Allison says:

    Iโ€™ve been wanting to make crepes and I tried this recipe this morning! They came out great and they were delicious! I put blueberry filling inside and topped with whip cream! Thank you for the recipe!

    • oliveblogger says:

      Thanks Allison <3 we are so happy you enjoyed them! The blueberry filling sounds incredible - adding to our need to try list!

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