let them eat crepes

I know, I know.  It is supposed to be cake.  Well, we did not have cake for breakfast today.  Instead, we had crepes.

The boys love crepes and it is an easy breakfast that they can help with. 

I created a little video about how I make them, along with Jacob helping me, that you can watch below.  I am also including my recipe and some filling ideas for you.

Now, bear with me – this was my first attempt to really video in the kitchen.  After editing and watching this, I am aware that we might need to be a bit better with the camera next time.  You’ll at least get the idea of what I am doing…

Enjoy!

Crepe Batter

  • 2 1/2 T. melted butter
  • 1/2 C. whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 C. + 2 T. white all-purpose flour
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 C. milk
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1/4 t. salt

Mix all of your ingredients together in the blender.  Blend well for about 1 minute.  Stop and scrape the sides of the blender.  Blend one more time for 30-45 seconds.  Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes for the batter to rest.  I try to do it the night before and let it sit overnight.  I find that works best.  If you can’t, you need to go at least 30-45 minutes in the morning for best results.

If you are making a savory crepe, feel free to take the vanilla out of the resipe, as it makes for a sweeter crepe.  You can also use more white flour if you prefer that to whole wheat.  If you choose to go the other route and go all whole wheat, just know that it tends to be a bit of a drier crepe with this recipe, so you might need to add a tad more butter to help with that.

Lingonberry Filling – an easy twist on Swedish Pancakes

  • 4 T. Lingonberry Preserves
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon

Warm through either on the stove or in the microwave.  Place in the crepes with toasted and warm almond pieces.  Roll and serve.

Banana and Chocolate Filling

  • 2 bananas chopped
  • mini chocolate chips

Cut bananas and place several pieces and about 1 t. of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, along with toasted almond pieces again, and roll. 

Other great ideas for filling include fresh blueberries and strawberries when in season, as well as cinamon apples and whipped cream.

I hope you enjoy these as much as we did!


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