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Whether you enjoy crepes stuffed with eggs and ham at breakfast or drizzled with chocolate and caramel at dessert, they will be a hit. Learn how to create thin, sweet French pancakes with our foolproof, easy crepe recipe.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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prep:
5 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
35 mins
Yield:
about 12 (8-inch) or 16 (6-inch) crepes
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine all ingredients in a blender container. For dinner crepes, add 1/4 teaspoon salt. For dessert crepes, add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon sugar instead of salt. Cover and blend until smooth. If desired, flavor batter.

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  • Heat a lightly greased 6- or 8-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Remove from heat. Pour 2 tablespoons of batter into center of skillet (use 3 tablespoons batter for an 8-inch skillet). Lift and tilt skillet to spread batter and coat bottom of pan. Return to heat. Cook for 1 minute or until light brown. Turn with a spatula, and cook second side for 30 seconds.

  • Slide finished crepes onto paper towels. For filled crepes, spoon filling into center; roll or fold crepe while still in the pan; slide carefully onto plate. Repeat with remaining batter, greasing skillet and stirring batter if needed. Makes about 12 (8-inch) or 16 ( 6-inch) crepes.

Dessert Crepe Ideas:

Flavor the basic crepe batter with one or two of the following ingredients: 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder, 2 tablespoons mashed ripe banana, 2 tablespoons fresh blueberries, or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Fill dessert crepes with one of the following combinations: sliced bananas; chopped toasted walnuts, and a touch of maple syrup; fresh fruit slices, granola, and fruit-flavor yogurt; mixed fresh berries and plain or vanilla yogurt; or soft-style cream cheese combined with fruit preserves or lemon curd.

Nutrition Facts

60 calories; fat 1g; cholesterol 20mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 9g; sugars 1g; protein 2g; vitamin a 97.2IU; folate 4mcg; sodium 26mg; calcium 40.4mg; iron 0.5mg.
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