Try something new for breakfast with this modified easy crepes recipe. Fill those crepes with fruit, honey, chocolate for a sweet breakfast or with some ham and cheese for a tasty savory breakfast!
Modified Easy Crepes
If you’ve ever had crepes, you’ve probably had those paper-thin light ones that are almost like air and that you’d expect French people to make and eat.
Well, these – they’re not the same. They’re soft and fluffier, but also thin enough to fill with your favorite fillings like Nutella, jam, whipped cream and fruit, honey or savory fillings like cheese and ham.
My favorite part about these modified crepes is the little holes that you see all over them. This is very unlike regular crepes which are made with only milk, eggs and flour and it’s because I added some yogurt and baking soda to the batter.
I’m not a chemist, but I understand when you add these two ingredients to any pancake or crepes batter there’s a chemical reaction that transforms them from regular to great.
In my experience, you probably won’t be able to stop eating these crepes. But eventually, you’ll have to stop because you’ll run out of batter and thus – crepes.
Keep in mind this crepe recipe only makes around 4 crepes. I’d say that’s 2 servings, so if you’re wanting to make this recipe for more than 2 people – double, triple, quadruple or quintuple it.
Pancakes VS Crepes
So crepes and pancakes, what’s the difference? After all, you’re making a tasty breakfast out of eggs and flour in both cases.
The first, most obvious difference is the thickness. Crepes are thin while pancakes are thick and fluffy.
Then, there’s a difference in taste. Pancakes already contain the sugar, the vanilla, the cinnamon, the peanut butter, the fruit – whatever variation you’ve chosen to make – in the batter. They’re good enough to eat without any topping.
Crepes usually don’t contain sugar or flavors, are more neutral which helps highlight the filling that is used.
In many countries all over the world, crepes are actually are the regular type of pancakes and there are so many different varieties. But they’re usually made with these ingredients: wheat flour, milk, eggs and a tiny bit of salt!
- Make sure to mix the ingredients well, when you’re making the crepe mixture. You want a smooth mixture without lumps in it, maybe with some bubbles.
- When you’re spreading the crepes mixture with the ladle, start swirling immediately and do not press too much while doing it – it can break the crepe.
- Don’t cook at very high temperatures, especially after the pan is already hot enough. Reduce the heat a little bit, so that the crepes don’t burn too quickly.
- The crepes are ready to flip once the batter has set everywhere (almost no liquid parts on top).
- Butter the crepes while they’re still hot – this will make them softer and honestly, super delicious.
What To Fill Them With?
Sweet: Choose between honey and nuts, fresh fruits, sauteed fruits (like apples with cinnamon), whipped cream or Nutella.
Savory: Fill with herbs, cheese and ham. A good option once you’ve filled your savory crepes is to fold them and toast them in the pan to let the cheese melt.
- 1/3 cup flour (4 Tbsp)
- 3 tbsp yogurt
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- In a large bowl, mix eggs, yogurt and baking powder.
- Add in the flour, whisking until smooth, there should be no lumps in the mixture. Alternatively, you can also make this batter in your food processor or blender.
- Heat a non-stick skillet and cover the surface with butter or coconut oil.
- Fill a ladle with the mixture and pour it into the hot pan, swirling around with the ladle from the middle, and making circles that get bigger and bigger. Once the crepe has set almost completely, start working around the edges and lift the crepe to see whether it's golden brown before flipping.
- Flip and cook on the other side until golden brown as well.
- Transfer to a plate and cover with butter. Add honey, jam or a savory filling of your choice. Roll or fold the the crepes and enjoy!
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 140Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 97mgSodium 189mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 7g