This recipe yields thin, soft, buttery crepes with perfectly crisp edges. Simple to make and no fancy appliances required. Pull out your blender and a skillet, and you’ll have delicious crepes ready in no time.
I love recipes that are versatile. Recipes that can be turned into something sweet or savory. And these crepes are just that. Super-versatile. Super delicious.
If you’ve never made these French beauties at home before, don’t worry. This is an easy-to-follow recipe that you’ll reach for over and over. It’s the only crepe recipe you need, really. And the best part? There are only 7 ingredients that go into it.
- 2 cups of warm milk (I used organic whole milk)
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1/2 Tbsp of sugar
- 2 tsp of extra virgin olive oil
What are crepes?
Essentially, crepes are ultra-thin French pancakes. They’re as delicate and paper-thin as lace with perfectly browned, crisp edges. They differ from pancakes because they usually aren’t made with any leavening agents.
But I’ve added a pinch of baking powder. Hear me out. I know this defies the rule of crepes but adding just a hint, and I really do mean a hint, of leavener gives these crepes a little oomph. Not like pancakes, but just a little something for my fork to dig into.
Crepes are the perfect classy breakfast/brunch food. You could fill them or top them. Serve them with fresh, whipped cream, berries, or Nutella for a classic sweet treat. Or turn them into a savory dish that’s filled with fresh vegetables or meat. Remember when I mentioned how versatile these were? I wasn’t kidding.
Hoping you try making these easy crepes at home because they are the perfect addition to your next Sunday brunch also, this is the only crepe recipe you will ever need in your life. I can’t tell you how many times I come back to this recipe because it’s so easy.
How to Make the Easiest Crepes Ever!
Combine ingredients in a nutri bullet, blender, or whisk it together in a bowl. If doing it with an appliance, add all the ingredients into the blender/nutribullet and give it a 2-minute mix, the batter will be runny and with no clumps just like you need it, or, you could just whisk it up in a bowl.
In a mixing bowl, add 1 cup of warm milk with 1 cup of flour. Whisk together till there are no clumps from the flour then add another cup of warm milk.
Lightly beat 1 large egg and add to the milk and flour. Add in 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 Tablespoon of sugar, and 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil. Combine. Once finished, it will be runny and that is how you want it!
Heat up a crepe pan on medium-high heat.
Using a ladle make crepes one by one, turning it over to get each side browned up. (This process goes very quickly, so watch it, like don’t leave it for a second, because they are so thin)
What to Serve Crepes With
Love crepes? Try these other crepe recipes:
Equipment I Used
Easy Crepe Recipe
- Crepe maker (or non-stick skillet)
- 2 cups warm milk I used organic whole milk
- 1 cup flour
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ Tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- In a mixing bowl, add 1 cup of warm milk with 1 cup of flour. Whisk together till there are no clumps from the flour.
- Add another cup of warm milk to the bowl.
- Lightly beat 1 large egg and add to the milk and flour. Add in 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 Tablespoon of sugar and 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil. Combine. Once finished, it will be runny.
- Heat up a crepe pan on medium heat. Using a ladle make crepes one by one, turning it over to get each side browned up. (This process goes very quickly!)