Basic Whole Wheat French Crepes

READY IN: 8mins
Recipe by Sharon123

These can be used for desserts, breakfasts, snacks, even the main course! The batter needs to be refrigerated for at least 1 hour before cooking.

Top Review by Cook4_6

This is a very effective recipe. However, I was out of whole wheat flour and since my children like Spelt, I substituted it instead. I had to double the spelt since it isn't as thick as whole wheat so I used 2/3 instead of the original 1/3. I let the batter sit almost an hour because I had to make accessories and they were thick enough to flip easily. I am not a crepe aficionado so I might have committed a crepe crime with texture and flavor, but my family loved them and that is all that matters when I cook. (I am the husband)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Note: If you want to make regular crepes, not using whole wheat flour, use 3/4 cup milk, 2 tbs cold water, and substitute 3/4 cup white flour.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, milk, melted butter, and salt until well combined-about 20 seconds.
  3. Sift the flour into a medium size bowl or a 2 quart measuring cup, then add the liquid mixture, beating until well combined-about 1 minute.
  4. Or blend the eggs, milk, butter, and salt in an electric blender or food processor for 15 seconds; sprinkle in the flour and blend until smooth-about 30 seconds.
  5. Cover loosely with plastic wrap; let stand for at least 1 hour refrigerated or at room temperature. (The flour will swell to make a softer batter.) Will keep, refrigerated, for up to 4 hours.
  6. Brush butter on the bottom of a crepe pan or heavy 7-inch skillet.
  7. Set over moderate heat for about 30 seconds or until a drop of batter sizzles.
  8. Stir the batter well, pour 2 tablespoonfuls into the skillet, and quickly tip it back and forth so that the batter evenly coats the bottom.
  9. Cook until the crepe edges are golden brown-about 1 minute.
  10. Slide a spatula under the crepe, flip it over, and cook for about 30 seconds.
  11. Transfer to a warm plate.
  12. Repeat with the remaining batter, rebuttering the skillet when necessary.
  13. *At this point the crepes can be cooled to room temperature, separated by sheets of wax paper, and stored.
  14. Refrigerate, wrapped tightly with plastic wrap, for up to 24 hours.
  15. Freeze, wrapped with aluminum foil and labeled, for up to 1 month at 0°F.
  16. Serve with your own favorite crepe filling or try Walnut Crepes with Mocha Sauce or Cinnamon Crepes with Caramel Sauce and Pecans.
  17. Enjoy!

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