Simple Crepes


Making the batter in a blender ensures it's smooth, not lumpy, and streamlines prep.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Makes 12 (8-inch) crepes

Crepes are easier to make than you think. In fact, we believe they're easier than pancakes. They're also more versatile, and can be dressed up with sweet or savory toppings and any number of flavorful fillings for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert.

Crepe batter is thinner than pancake batter because it doesn't contain leavener (that's why crepes are thin, flat, and delicate!). The batter for our simple crepe recipe comes together in the blender, which ensures a smooth crepe batter that has the consistency of heavy cream. You don't need a special crepe pan to cook them, either. Simply use a nonstick skillet.

simple crepes stacked on a plate

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  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 ½ cups whole milk, room temperature

  • 4 large eggs, room temperature

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for brushing


ingredients for simple crepes recipe

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  1. Make crepe batter:

    In a blender, puree flour, sugar, salt, milk, eggs, and butter until smooth, about 30 seconds. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 1 day; stir for a few seconds before using.

    simple crepes recipe ingredients in blender step 1

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  2. Prep pan and add batter:

    Heat an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium. Lightly coat with butter. Quickly pour 1/4 cup batter into center of skillet, tilting and swirling pan until batter evenly coats bottom.

    crepe in pan to cook simple crepes recipe step 2

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  3. Cook crepe and flip:

    Cook until crepe is golden in places on bottom and edges begin to lift from pan, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Use an offset spatula to lift one edge of crepe, then use your fingers to gently flip crepe.

    crepe cooked and flipped for simple crepe recipe step 3

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  4. Finish cooking crepe:

    Cook crepe on second side until just set and golden in places on bottom, about 45 seconds. Slide crepe onto a paper towel-lined plate.

    one cooked crepe for simple crepes recipe step 4

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  5. Repeat steps to cook more crepes:

    Repeat with remaining batter, coating pan with more butter as needed, and stacking crepes directly on top of one another. Let cool to room temperature before using.

    simple crepes stacked on a plate

    Maxwell Cozzi

How to Store Leftover Crepes

If not using your cooked crepes immediately, you can store them in the refrigerator or freezer:

  • In refrigerator: Stack cooked, cooled crepes with wax paper, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate up to three days.
  • In freezer: Wrap crepes in plastic wrap and freeze for up to one month.

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