French Breakfast Crepes

French Breakfast Crepes

(5 servings)    Printable Version
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 and 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • solid shortening
  • fresh slices of strawberries
  • maple syrup (best if warm)
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and milk with a wire whisk and add to flour mixture. Whisk until lumps are smooth.

Melt 1 Tablespoon of shortening in a pan over moderately high heat. When shortening begins to smoke, it's time to add the batter. Place 2 serving spoons of batter in a circular direction. Using the back of the spoon, quickly spread the batter to cover the bottom of your pan (cast iron pans work best) and fill any holes.

Flip when underside browns and sides begin to curl. Brown this side and serve immediately. Repeat with rest of batter. Garnish with fresh fruit and serve with warm maple syrup. This makes about 10 crepes. 2 crepes make a nice serving.


You don't have to be some kind of fancy-pants to enjoy a good crepe. This recipe makes it easy.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of French Breakfast Crepes?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 16 votes.


From Cook w/ Beth
Rating (out of 5):  

Add a little more milk to make the batter thinner and it works great. The crepes are too thick if you don't. Almost 1/4 cup more worked good.

Comment submitted: 6/2/2013 (#15991)



From bumpers
Rating (out of 5):  

Needed more water. They are more like pancakes than crepes otherwise. I added 1/4 to a 1/3 cup water and that helped.

Comment submitted: 10/9/2011 (#13002)



From Top Chef

Batter is too thick for crepes, they came out more like pancakes.

Comment submitted: 2/19/2011 (#12154)



From 1946 Scorp

Good recipe with tweaking. I had to add about 2 1/2 cups water to it to thin it out otherwise they just looked like thick pancakes.

Comment submitted: 11/21/2010 (#11597)



From XM101.3
Rating (out of 5):  

It is very good. Thanks.

Comment submitted: 6/20/2010 (#10734)



From Cabcalla
Rating (out of 5):  

I needed to add about 2 Tablespoons of milk more than the recipe says and I also added two drops o vanilla for more flavor, but they turned out very good... light.

Comment submitted: 8/20/2009 (#8571)



From Ed the Bunny
Rating (out of 5):  

Maybe I screwed up but when I made this recipe the "crepes" puffed up almost as much as pancakes instead of cooking into proper, paper-thin crepes as I know them. Tasted good though.

Comment submitted: 4/27/2009 (#8029)



From b-fast
Rating (out of 5):  

I like it. dunnn dunn dunnnnnnnnnnn. I really want to be part of the breakfast club :(

Comment submitted: 4/27/2009 (#8028)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom i<3me (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Wow!!! I can't believe I found this!! I <3 FRENCH!!! lololololol peace!

Abigail age:12

Comment submitted: 3/2/2009 (#7685)



From Starbuckle
Rating (out of 5):  

Mmmmm. Mmmm. Good. A+

Comment submitted: 5/28/2008 (#5394)



From Chantal
Rating (out of 5):  

I'm french and grew up eating lots of crepes! I've tried many different recipes, and although nothing compares to family recipes, this is the best one so far. I use it often!
Delicious, light crepes!

Comment submitted: 5/8/2008 (#5216)



From tweeter
Rating (out of 5):  

These are so much better than pancakes!!!

Comment submitted: 4/19/2008 (#5085)



From Just Made 'Em
Rating (out of 5):  

Oh yeah! That was good.

Comment submitted: 2/13/2008 (#4620)



From Frenchy
Rating (out of 5):  

Very good but had to add milk to thin it out.

Comment submitted: 12/16/2007 (#4190)



From Mrs. Blank
Rating (out of 5):  

Great recipe for kids.

Comment submitted: 9/23/2007 (#3624)



From love_to_cook
Rating (out of 5):  

Tasty but a bit thick. I had to add some water to thin it out.

Comment submitted: 9/16/2007 (#3577)



From Frenchie
Rating (out of 5):  

Good but the crepes turned out a little thick

Comment submitted: 4/21/2007 (#2213)



From CrepeLover
Rating (out of 5):  

Very tasty.

Comment submitted: 2/18/2007 (#1564)





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