French Pancakes
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French Pancakes

This recipe for Pancakes was submitted by scrambler on 5/5/2002. Click here to view the recipe.

Recipe number 203.

Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)

By Q-Zeen

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

To get the right batter consistency, I needed more milk than listed. I just kept adding more little by little until the batter drizzled off of the whisk. I also added 2 pinches of salt and a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. With those adjustments, this recipe was pretty good.

Comment submitted: 2/27/2013 (#15247)

By Nora

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Thank you! I love crepes :)

Comment submitted: 2/19/2013 (#15201)

By Lizzie

I've made these before according to the recipe and if you spread the mixture out with a spoon in a circular motion or rotate the pan as the directions say, it will make the pancake thin. These are not supposed to be crepes. They are supposed to be crepe-like.

Comment submitted: 12/3/2012 (#14933)

By TryingNewThings

Tried this recipe yesterday, and the milk quantity is wrong. I used almost 3 cups of milk instead of 1 to make them as thin as they should be. Please can you correct the recipe as when people find it they don't read all the comments and reviews (I didn't) and they'll be disappointed when it doesn't work. Thank you.

Comment submitted: 11/21/2012 (#14883)

By adjuster

The numbers are reversed. It should be one cup flour and two cups of milk. French crepes are thin, and are not called pancakes.

Comment submitted: 4/24/2011 (#12499)

By schwenjky

This is NOT a crepe recipe. It is a French pancake. Different things.

Comment submitted: 8/22/2010 (#11109)

By dustie

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Try the recipe by Schmitty in the comments here. It turned out absolutely perfect. Thanks Schmitty!

Comment submitted: 7/22/2010 (#10947)

By kaen

Use 3 cups of milk instead of one. They are supposed to be thin.

Comment submitted: 7/1/2010 (#10807)

By CheFrank

This recipe is WRONG! Either there is too much flour or not enough milk... Anyway, if you follow the above recipe you end up with something that looks more like Aunt Jemima''s pancake mix then crepe mix... If what I have is "thin" then I don't understand the definition... This recipe isn't correct... Don't follow it!

Comment submitted: 6/28/2010 (#10792)

By PolishPancake

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This was an awesome recipe. They are similar to crepes and great filled with sweet cheese (a traditional Polish crepe is filled with farmers cheese mixed with egg yoke and sugar).

Comment submitted: 6/4/2010 (#10608)

By Schmitty

I have been making French pancakes for many years and I will give you the correct recipe and the right way to make them. First of all, the french word for pancakes is crepes so they will be very thin compared to American pancakes. We spread a thin layer of butter on them and then sprinkle them with sugar and they are wonderful. You can also use fillers such as jams,and roll them up or just use syrup. It is really just a matter of taste but everyone we have made them for has liked them with butter and sugar. These pancakes will be as big as your plate and are very filling, however, they are so good I always eat two. Okay, let's get to the recipe and directions.


2 Eggs
1 Cup Milk
1 Cup Flour
1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 tspn. salt
1/2 tspn. Vanilla


Mix flour, sugar and salt
Add milk and stir until perfectly smooth
Add Eggs and vanilla and beat thoroughly
Melt butter on griddle then pour enough batter to simulate the size of your plate.
Turn when golden brown on bottom side of pancake.
When ready to serve spread a thin layer of butter on pancake and sprinkle with sugar.

Yummy, yummy, good for the tummy!

Comment submitted: 3/11/2010 (#10028)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy celinespr (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This entree breakfast was soo awesome it turned out great with apples in it... I thought that this wouldn't work out great because since I'm only 12 years old but the crepe turned out awesome.

Comment submitted: 11/7/2009 (#8991)

By Robbie

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This is an awesome recipe and this website is the greatest. Thanks, Robbie Petros

Comment submitted: 11/7/2009 (#8989)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy CJBreakfast (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

If you follow the above recipe it is terrible because they turn out like regular pancakes and are tasteless. You need to add 3 cups of milk to make them thin like a crepe and add a little more sugar, some vanilla and salt. Then they are edible, but I still won't make the recipe again.

Comment submitted: 11/1/2009 (#8944)

By Pudding

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Works best with 3 cups of milk and try putting vanilla or chocolate pudding on top my family loves them.

Comment submitted: 8/1/2009 (#8482)

By JamieMacpherson

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This worked out great and I shared them with my whole class... I'm only 11 but I think this is a perfect way for kids my age to start cooking 10 out of 10 for me!!!!

Comment submitted: 6/15/2009 (#8288)

By A. Queen

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Great with powdered sugar and a little lemon for topping and yes it does need a little more milk than ingredients say.

Comment submitted: 6/1/2009 (#8200)

By Richard

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Thanks. Worked great with a little more milk.

Comment submitted: 2/25/2009 (#7653)

By pancake mike

Recipe is all wrong. way too much flour. use half that amount, add vanilla, get mixture real thin, pour on thin, cook till golden, add syrup, rool up and walaaaa!

Comment submitted: 2/15/2009 (#7589)

By CoCo

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Awesome! We added a touch more milk to thin the batter per the comments.

Comment submitted: 2/10/2009 (#7560)

By mica

Sorry, I am French and this pancakes is not awesome les français les font mieux vous etes trop nul - car vous etes américain mdr.

Comment submitted: 1/18/2009 (#7389)

By little more milk

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Just need to add more milk to thin them out!! Then they are just great!

Comment submitted: 11/3/2008 (#6734)

By I.M. Lovingit

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I love this breakfast. It is so good.

Comment submitted: 6/25/2008 (#5598)

By 10 Out Of 10

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I have tried these pancakes and man their awesome! Who started making them? Whoever it was they have good taste! 10/10

Comment submitted: 6/18/2008 (#5560)

By castle

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I was very pleased with this recipe. It was easy and everyone liked it.

Comment submitted: 6/6/2008 (#5465)

By De-caf

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This is the best breakfast recipe ever.

Comment submitted: 5/28/2008 (#5393)

By FrenchFan1

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Very awesome. Don't expect them to be thick like American pancakes and you will be very happy with the results.

Comment submitted: 5/16/2008 (#5279)

By Gaelan

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I like them a lot more than classic American pancakes. Makes good smallish pancakes. Fire 3 at a time on a 12 inch pan.

Comment submitted: 5/16/2008 (#5278)

By Try This Too

You an also add a little rhum to the batter , it's delicious. If you don't put sugar, you can eat your pancakes as main dish and not dessert: you can stuff your pancakes with chicken, mushrooms, bechamel sauce, cover with some grated cheese and put in oven for 20 minutes. You can imagine other stuffings (salmon, ham, etc.)

Comment submitted: 2/2/2008 (#4537)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy hotstuff (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

That was awesome!

Comment submitted: 4/28/2007 (#2284)

By chloe

This recipe is mad, dawg. But I'm wondering what the heck the French word for pancakes is.

Comment submitted: 4/28/2007 (#2283)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy chefjayman (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I thought it over again. I think the quantities of flour and milk could be mixed. Try two cups of milk and one cup of flour. A little vanilla is also nice.

Comment submitted: 2/14/2007 (#1526)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy chefjayman (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Very good, but you have to add more milk... plus, you have to shake it around on the skillet.

Comment submitted: 2/14/2007 (#1523)

By I Liked It

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

It was good.

Comment submitted: 2/1/2007 (#1392)


In my experience you need more milk than flour to make decent crepes. Liz's idea sounds about right.

Comment submitted: 9/8/2006 (#288)

By Liz

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Regarding the recipe for French Pancakes. I have made Fr. pancakes before and tried your recipe, you just need to increase the milk to 2 and 1/2 cups in order to make the batter thin enough to turn in the pan.

Comment submitted: 7/1/2006 (#52)

By Andrew

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

The mix for the french pancakes is more thick than it is thin. It is really tough to make a thin crepe-like pancake from this recipe as well.

Comment submitted: 8/18/2006 (#51)