Recipe Monday: Hearty Crêpes

Posted by – December 26, 2016
Categories: Excerpt Food & Nutrition

Crêpes are the perfect solution to the bounty of holiday leftovers. Whether you desire something sweet or savory, this hearty breakfast crêpe recipe from The Blue Heron Ranch Cookbook is the perfect base for creating a light breakfast or building a hearty brunch.

Hearty Breakfast Crêpes

Serves 4 – 6

This is one of my favorites. I love the delicacy of crêpes and the variety of fillings you can use. You will need a large flat skillet. Butter the pan well. Preheat pan on medium heat so that a drop of water balls up.

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2½ cups milk or soy milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 4 Tbs butter melted
  • 9 eggs
To Make:
  • Mix the flours and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Add the milk or soy milk, vanilla, and melted butter gradually, to avoid lumps.
  • Add the eggs one at a time
  • Pour ⅓ cup of batter onto the heated skillet. Tip skillet around so that the batter spreads evenly over the entire pan. Cook until small brown spots appear, about 2 minutes. Flip over and cook for a few more seconds until done.
  • Roll crêpes up with your favorite filling, cover with a dish towel, and place them in a heated oven to keep warm.
Suggested Fillings for Sweet Crêpes
  • Jam
  • Apple sauce
  • Bananas
  • Cooked apricots
  • Ice cream and nuts

For savory crêpes, get creative with your leftovers!

Tags: Recipe Vegetarian & Vegan
About the Author

Katherine is a California native, though she has spent time as a student in India and as a teacher in Japan. She attended Humboldt State University on the California coast where she earned her degree in religious studies and a minor in botany. Her love of all things books and reading led her to North Atlantic Books where she is currently working as a marketing intern. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys volunteering at her local library and writing about books on her blog.