Crêpes are a French staple similar to pancakes. There are many reasons why crêpes are a fan favourite!
5 Reasons to love crêpes
1. They are easy
Crêpes are not only super easy to make, but they are also made out of ingredients that you most likely already have in your pantry. Our easy crepe recipes only take 35 minutes to make from start to finish!
2. Kids love them
Make-your-own meals like pita pizzas, omelettes or tacos are always a hit with kids. Now you can add crêpes to the list too.
3. Save time
Crêpes can be made ahead of time for quick meal options at any time of the day. By simply changing the filling, they can be sweet or savoury!
4. Crêpes can be healthy
Since the recipe is made using several eggs, the batter is full of 14 essential nutrients including hunger-curbing protein. By switching some toppings around, crêpes can make for a healthy meal at any time of the day. For example, if you’re making a dessert crêpe, go heavy on the seasonal fruit and light on the ice cream or whip cream. For savoury crêpes, add herbs to the batter to up the antioxidants, and load on the seasonal or frozen vegetables. You can also choose to add healthy protein options like cooked skinless chicken, shrimp, trimmed beef or salmon to boost the nutrition (and flavour!).
5. Crêpes are a great way to use up leftovers
Crêpes are a great way to revive֑ leftovers! Simply get creative with your filling options on your clean-out-the-fridge nights.
How are crêpes different from pancakes?
Unlike pancakes, crêpes don't incorporate baking powder or soda, making them much thinner than a regular pancake. Because crêpes are thin, they are usually folded or rolled. As a result, crêpes are usually larger in diameter than a traditional pancake.
Are crêpes Japanese or French?
Crêpes are traditionally French, although Japan has adopted their own twist on the French staple. Crêpes are considered a Japanese street food and are typically served in a cone filled with either sweet or savoury ingredients.
What is a crêpe batter made of?
Crêpes are super simple to make - the batter only consists of a small number of staple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen, like all-purpose flour, salt, eggs, butter and milk.
How do I make crêpes?
Learn how to make the perfect crêpes with one of these sweet or savoury crepe recipes!
Easy Sweet Crêpes
Easy Savoury Crêpes
What kind of pan to use for crêpes?
Crepe pans are designed specifically for making crêpes and can be purchased at most home good stores. They are similar to a frying pan, but with no walls around the base, making flipping your crêpes super easy. Although crepe pans are handy, they are not at all necessary. Crêpes can be made in a normal, non-stick pan.
How to store crêpes
To store your crêpes, place them in an air-tight container layered with wax paper between each crêpe . Crêpes will keep for three days in the fridge or a month in the freezer.
How to make crêpes ahead of time
Crêpes are simple to make ahead of time, which is why they can be so handy! If you are tight for time when frying your crêpes, make your batter the night before! Covered and stored in the fridge, crêpe batter can be made a day or two ahead. When you are ready to use your batter, simply give it a good mix and voila!
When making crêpes, always make a double batch! Ready-made crêpes can be stored in the freezer for up to a month, making for a quick breakfast. Simply place your frozen crêpes in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, and you have a quick and delicious breakfast option!