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Basic French Crepes

A delicious French crepe recipe for thin golden crepes served with your preferred filling. You can make this basic crepe recipe for breakfast or to enjoy it as a traditional French dessert.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Keyword crepe batter recipe, french crepe recipe, how to make crepe batter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 Crepes
Calories 108kcal
Author Aline Cueni



  • Add all ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth. If you don't have a blender, mix it in a large bowl using a whisk. Let the batter rest for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • Preheat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add one tablespoon of butter or oil, let it melt and add about ¼ cup (60ml) of the batter into the pan. Swirl until the bottom is covered.
  • Cook each side for about 2 minutes until golden.
  • Repeat this procedure with the rest of the batter. 
  • Serve the crepes with your preferred filling.



  • If you don't use the whole batter, you can store it in your fridge for up to one day and make fresh crepes the next day with it.
  • If you like to use nut milk for this recipe, add ~¼ cup of water. Nut milk is usually thicker than cow milk, therefore it's the best to dilute it with water to prevent the batter to be too thick.


Serving: 8Crepes | Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 46mg | Sugar: 2g