According to Wikipedia, crepes come from France,  and represent a very thin type of pancakes.

Today I will present you a crispy crepe recipe. If we want to analyze the types of crepes, we can summarize to the oldest and simplest form, namely:

  • sweet crepes, served as dessert – or
  • savory crepes, served as snacks or even main dishes.

Nowadays, however, things are a little different, at the moment there are many types of crepes, which can be classified according to the ingredients, the method of preparation or even their inclusion in a certain diet.

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In our family, fluffy and crispy crepe are used especially as a healthy dessert, filled with homemade fruits jam, homemade chocolate and hazelnut spread, cream cheese or honey and grounded nuts, which are Sofia’s favorites.

If you are interested in other kids friendly dessert ideas, feel free to check out the Kids friendly recipes here, on the BLOG.

History of crispy crepe recipe

As I already mentioned, crepes are original from France, but during time, the crepe recipe remained basically similar because standard recipe for French crêpe calls for flour, eggs, milk, salt, and butter. I like to stick to this basic recipe for crepes, because I think that these simple ingredients are healthy and organic and allows you to get a liquid batter that can be easily poured into a crepe pan. You don’t need special skills to be able to cook crepes at home and the time required for cooking thin crepes in several second on each side.

Essential Ingredients for crispy crepe recipe

crepes ingredients

Even though I like to stick to the basic recipe for crepes, today I have the opportunity to use different ways to easy my cooking.

So, using the same simple ingredients that defined the original healthy crepe recipe, I chose to use the Thermomix to achieve the homemade crepes batter effortlessly.

If you do not own this wonderful kitchen device, I recommend you to use a large bowl and a whisk, or even a mixer, if you want to make your work a little easier.

The list of ingredients needed for this crispy crepe recipe is extremely short and simple and contains:

  • butter
  • milk
  • flour
  • eggs
  • salt

Full step-by-step crispy crepe recipe

This is the easiest way to make homemade crepes in no time, using your favorite filling. Try this amazing healthy crepe recipe and I guarantee you it will suddenly become a star dessert in your family. I used the Thermomix to easy my cooking, but feel free to use a mixer or a bowl and a whisk just as simple.

Crispy Crepe Recipe

Fluffy and Crispy Crepe Recipe

In our family, fluffy and crispy crepe recipe is used especially as a healthy dessert, filled with homemade fruits jam,homemade chocolate and hazelnut spread, cream cheese or honey and grounded nuts, which are Sofia’s favorites.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine French
Servings 12 crepes
Calories 195 kcal


  • 1 Thermomix / Mixer / Whisk
  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 Crepe Pan
  • 1 Ladle
  • 1 Plate


  • 50 g Unsalted butter plus extra for greasing pan
  • 600 g Milk
  • 250 g Flour
  • 4 pcs Eggs
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract


  • First, place the butter into the mixing bowl of the Thermomix and melt it 2 MIN – 70 °C – SPEED 2; If you are using a mixer or a bowl with a whisk, melt the butter on the stove or in the microwave;
  • Add the rest of the ingredients for the batter and mix them well 20 SEC – SPEED 4; You can to the same thing by using the mixer or a whisk;
  • The batter has a liquid consistency, but it is bound, similar to a cooking cream. If you find it too thick, add a small amount of milk and mix again;
  • Leave the batter to rest 30 minutes in the bowl, before cooking the crepes;
  • Place a crepe pan on the stove, on medium heat and use a tiny piece of butter. Brush the pan with the melted butter; You have to repeat this for each crepe;
  • Pour one ladle of crepe batter into the crepe pan and move the pan with your hand to fully cover the cooking surface with batter;
  • Cook the crepe for 20-30 SEC then flip it on the other side; Cook for 20-30 SEC for each side;
  • Place the cooked crepe on a plate and cover 2/3 of its surface with the desired filling;
  • Fold or roll the crepe, to make sure the filling will not slip outside the crepe.


Serving: 150gCalories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 24mgPotassium: 99mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 187IUCalcium: 66mgIron: 1mg
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Different types of homemade crepes

As I said at the beginning of the article, the main two categories of crepes that have existed since the beginning of this sensational dish are:

  • sweet crepes, served as dessert; or
  • savory crepes, served as a snack or main dish.

Starting from these two types of crepes, I can give numerous examples of dishes where the crispy crepe recipe occupies a place of honor.

Among the sweet crepes, I will mention some types of crepes that I cook at home, namely:

  • crepes filled with chocolate and hazelnut spread, and I warmly recommend those who own a Thermomix to try the homemade Nutella spread from the Cookidoo platform;
  • crepes filled with sweet cheese, this can be ricotta or a mixture between mascarpone and cream cheese;
  • crepes filled with homemade fruit jam, and here you can use strawberry jam, sugar-free apple jam, sugar-free plum jam or any other homemade jam you have;
  • crepes filled with honey and grounded nuts, which are Sofia’s favorites and which are extremely tasty and healthy.

As you can see, even if I cook sweet crepes as a dessert, I always try not to use sugar, both for the crepe batter and for the crepes filling, thus obtaining a kids friendly dessert.

Among the savory crepes, I will tell you that the only ones I have cooked at home are the crepes filled with ragu sauce and then baked in the oven. They are extremely tasty and filling, besides the fact that they are also healthy.

But, as we told you earlier, nowadays crepes can be classified according to several criteria, and thus we end up with the following types of crepes:

  • gluten-free crepes, suitable for people with gluten intolerance;
  • keto crepes, for people who want to follow a diet based on the consumption of fats and proteins;
  • egg-free crepes, suitable for people who do not consume eggs or for vegetarians
  • diary-free crepes, suitable for people who do not consume dairy.

The list can go on, but I can tell you that this crispy crepe recipe, which is actually an egg crepe recipe, because the eggs contribute to their fluffy and crispy texture, can be considered a keto crepe recipe, because it contains a lot of eggs and milk.

In many cases, the milk used is in a smaller amount and water is used instead, even sparkling water, to obtain this fluffy and crispy texture, but I prefer to use eggs and milk with a minimum of 3.5% fat, because that way I can ensure the consumption of as much protein as possible for my family.

However, everyone can prepare crispy crepe recipe as they prefer, using ingredients that respect their family’s culinary habits, or according to a diet they want to follow.

In addition, crepes can be used as ingredients in themselves for much more complex recipes, such as crepes suzette, or crepes cake.

No matter which version you choose, I recommend you to use this crispy crepe recipe and thus you will get an absolutely fabulous result, in a very short time and without effort.

Cooking appliance useful for homemade crepes

As I already mentioned, I used the Thermomix to make homemade crepes batter, but you can successfully use a large bowl and a whisk or a mixer to obtain the same amazing result.

For cooking crepes, I recommend using a crepe pan in which you can pour the batter with the help of a ladle. By moving the crepe pan, you will be able to spread the batter over the its entire surface without needing a special tool for this.

There are crepe makers available on the market, but I have never tried to use one, but you can also confidently use such a machine to make this crispy crepe recipe.

Common mistakes to avoid when cooking homemade crepes

The most frequent mistakes in the preparation of homemade crepes are related to the incorrect use of the ingredients needed for homemade crepes batter.

Therefore, when preparing crispy crepe recipe, I recommend you to pay attention to the following aspects:

  • If you use too much liquid, regardless of whether we are talking about milk, or a mixture between milk and water, it is important that the crepes batter is liquid, but bound. You can compare it to the fluidity of a cooking cream, that is, it will flow from the ladle, but it will not be as liquid as milk or water;
  • If you use too few eggs, there is again the risk that the homemade crepe batter will not be bound enough. Thus, once you pour the batter into the pan to cook the crepe, it will not form a crepe, and it will be practically impossible to flip the crepe;
  • If you use too much flour, the crepes will be too dense. Basically, instead of making a crispy crepe recipe, you will obtain some thick, dense pancakes, which will not be airy and thin, as we want;
  • Also, please do not use a lot of melted butter in the pan for cooking the crepes. This will result in oily crepes, maybe even too crunchy, completely different from the ones we want to get when we use the crispy crepe recipe;
  • Last but not least, pay attention to the time needed to cook the creped. A fluffy and crispy pancake needs 20-30 seconds to be cooked on each side.

Storage Tips

If here are uneaten crepes left when they are freshly cooked, I recommend you to store them simple, spread out on a plate. Once filled with the desired filling, the crepes dough softens a little, and this makes the storage process quite difficult.

But, if you spread them on a plate, without the filling, you can cover the cooked crepes with plastic wrap and keep them in the refrigerator for 2-3 days without problems.

When you crave for a crepe, you can reheat it for a few seconds in the microwave and then fill it with the filling you like the most.

Obviously, reheated crepes will not be as crispy as fresh ones, but the taste will be as good as the day you prepared this crispy crepe recipe.

I hope you will try these amazing homemade crepes recipe. I am curious to find out what you think, so please remember to share your thoughts, reviews and suggestions in the comments section. Until the next easy and delicious homemade recipe, here on, I wish you all a great time spent with your loved ones. Bye 😊


What is the secret of a good crepe?

The secret for a good crepe is to let the crepes batter rest for 30 minutes before cooking. This is not mandatory, in the sense that you can get good crepes even if you don’t have time to follow this step. However, if you do this, success is guaranteed and you will get homemade fluffy and crispy crepes.

Is crepe batter the same as pancake batter?

Crepe batter is similar to pancakes batter, but the main difference is that in the case of pancakes batter, baking powder or another ingredient is used to make the batter slightly puffier. Instead, crepes batter does not have baking powder in its composition, the final result being some thin pancakes, fluffy and crispy at the same time.

How to make the best crepes?

The best crepes are obtained by respecting the necessary quantities of ingredients, first of all. Then, if we allow the crepe batter to rest for 30 minutes before cooking, this is a great advantage. Last but not least, to get the best crepes it is important to cook them as long as they need, namely 20-30 seconds on each side.

Are crepes healthy?

Judging by the list of ingredients used to prepare crepes, we can conclude that crepes are healthy. The combination of milk, eggs, flour and butter represents a healthy mix, which contains proteins and fats, necessary for a balanced diet. Also, if you follow by example and decide not to use sugar for the crepes batter and the crepes filling, you will definitely achieve a kids friendly healthy dessert.

Should crepe batter be thick?

Crepes batter has a liquid consistency, but is slightly thicker than plain milk. Its consistency is similar to that of a cooking cream. Basically, crepes batter is liquid, but bound.

What happens if you don’t let crepe batter rest?

Letting the crepes batter rest for 30 minutes before cooking is an important step to getting absolutely fabulous crepes, but it is not necessary. This allows the crepes batter to become slightly airy, but even without following this step, you can get delicious crepes.

How to cook homemade crepes?

Cooking homemade crepes is extremely simple. Using a bowl and a whisk, or a mixer, to mix the necessary ingredients for crepes, you will make homemade crepes batter in a short time. Then, let it rest for 30 minutes before frying some delicious homemade crepes using a crepe pan. At the end, use your favorite filling for the crepes.

Are chocolate-filled crepes healthy?

Yes, chocolate filled crepes can be healthy, especially if you choose to use homemade chocolate and hazelnut spread or melted dark chocolate to fill the pancakes.

What is a good filling for crepes?

For sweet crepes, I recommend using the following types of filling: sweet cheese mixed with a little honey and cinnamon, homemade fruit jam, preferably without added sugar, honey and grounded nuts or homemade chocolate and hazelnut spread.

Can you reheat filled crepes?

Reheating filled crepes is not impossible, but I personally do not recommend it. Rather, I suggest you keep fried crepes laid out on a plate covered with plastic wrap and reheat each pancake when you want to enjoy it. You will then add the desired filling and thus you can enjoy delicious pancakes.

How to make filled crepes?

It is extremely simple to make filled crepes. Basically, first you prepare the crepes batter, then fry each crepe in the crepe pan. At the end, fill the pancake with the desired filling and wrap it or roll it, to make sure that the filling does not leak.

Can I freeze chocolate filled crepes?

Chocolate filled crepes can be frozen for up to 2-3 months. to do this correctly, I suggest you use wax paper between the filled crepes, to prevent them from sticking. When you want to enjoy such crepes, I recommend letting them defrost overnight on a plate, at room temperature.