Crepes

The hubby and I LOVE breakfast food, especially breakfast for dinner (aka brinner)!! Growing up, brinner was a fan favorite in our household and it is one I have definitely continued in our household now. That is why the month of September is going to feature Breakfast for Dinner recipes. Though of course, you can make any of these for actual breakfast, too. :)

Growing up, we never had pancakes. Let me repeat, we never had pancakes. Instead, we always had crepes. It is one of the GREATEST meals my mom made! Don’t fret though, I was not pancake deprived…my grandpa made them quite frequently when we were at their house.

Now in the hubby and mine’s household, we do have the occasional pancakes, but we usually have crepes instead. I like how you can just eat them plain OR rolled up with syrup on top OR stuffed with Nutella, bananas and almond slices. Basically, you can eat them however you like.

So, to begin the Breakfast month, crepes is on the docket.

Ingredients (commonly found in the kitchen, might I add):

  • 1 cup of All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ cup of Milk
  • ½ cup of Water
  • ¼ tsp of Salt
  • 2 tsp of Unsalted Butter (melted)

Let’s Do This Thing:

To begin, you can use either a griddle or a flat frying pan for crepes. I have used both, but I usually stick with the griddle because it is easier to not have something else on the stove when I am trying to cook eggs and bacon/sausage to go along with the meal.

SO…whichever you decide, begin heating it to a medium-high heat.

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While whatever you chose is heating, you can start mixing up your batter. In a large bowl, mix together the flour and the eggs. I use an electric beater, but you can also use a whisk.

Next, gradually add in the milk and the water and mix until well combined.

c_03Lastly, add in the salt and the butter (make sure it is melted…like below).

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Mix until the batter is very smooth.

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Now it’s time to make some crepes. Scoop or pour out the batter onto your griddle or pan. Because I use a griddle, I use a soup ladle and then use the bottom of it to move the batter around and flatten it.

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If you are using a pan, put some batter down (about ¼ of a cup or so) and then tilt the pan turning in a circular motion. This will help spread the batter into a large area in a circle shape.

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c_08Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes on one side. The top side will start to look like it is cooking (see the picture below).

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Flip and then cook the other side for about 1 minute.

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And that’s it! Serve them with any sorts of sides you want and with any (and all) toppings or stuffings. Below, we have a few of our favorite combos, though Nutella, bananas and almond slices is my favorite combo, we were out of Nutella at this time :(

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c_13 Print off the recipe card to keep nearby by clicking here: Crepes Recipe Card

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