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Easy French Crepes
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Easy French Crepes, a truly gourmet breakfast or brunch better than at any fancy restaurant. Quick and easy to make, with an endless choice of fillings, these crepes are so delicious. A favourite recipe with kids too. Serve these crepes with any jam, nutella, peanut butter or just sugar, you are in for a treat! These crepes are a traditional French recipe, perfect for Pancake Day or any other time of the year.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Keyword: tranditional french food
Servings: 15 pancakes
Calories: 112 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 500 ml whole milk
  • 20 g melted butter
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 /8 tsp vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt
  • vegetable oil for frying
  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs lightly, add the sugar and salt and mix well until all combined.
  2. Add the milk, butter and sift the flour in gradually, whisking well until you get a smooth, lump-free batter.
  3. Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. In a large frying pan, add a few drops of oil and, using a ladle, pour some batter, tilting the pan so that it can spread evenly to cover the base of the pan.
  5. Fry for about 1 minute, then flip it over to cook on the other side too.
  6. Repeat with the rest of the batter, making sure you drip a tiny about of vegetable oil every time you make a new crêpe, that will prevent it from sticking to the pan.
  7. Cover with a clean tea towel before you serve.
Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Easy French Crepes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 36mg2%
Potassium 73mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.