Simply Made Crepes Three Ways

Simply Made Crepes Three Ways

There's no arguing crepes are a popular food. However, people are passionate about their favorite fillings. Here's a variety of options sure to satisfy.

Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American, French-inspired
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3 Servings
Calories 423 kcal
Author John Vargo


Crepe Batter

  • 3/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/4 Cup Whole Milk (add a little at a time)

Nutella Topping

  • 1/4 Cup Nutella

Banana-Strawberry Compote

  • 1/4 Cup Strawberries (diced)
  • 1/4 Cup Bananas (diced)
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Sugar

Brown Butter and Sugar Topping

  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon


Preparing the Crepes

  1. First, preheat a flat-iron griddle or large saute pan over medium heat. While it heats, make the batter.

  2. Next, in a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and milk a little at a time. Whisk the ingredients together until the batter is thin and smooth. If needed, add a little more flour or milk to reach an extremely thin pancake batter.

  3. Last, pour about a 1/4 cup of the mixture on to the hot griddle. If possible gently lift the pan and roll it around, so the crepe spreads out. Let it cook for one to two minutes on the first side, then flip it and let it cook an additional minute. Remove the crepe from the heat and fold it into a triangle.

Nutella Topping

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the Nutella. Microwave it on high-heat for 20-second intervals until it's smooth and creamy. Stir the sauce in between intervals. Drizzle it over the finished crepes.

Banana Strawberry Compote

  1. First, dice your bananas and strawberries into bite-sized chunks.

  2. Next, in small mixing bowl, toss the fruit with the lemon juice and sugar,

  3. Last, let the compote set for a minute or two, then spoon it over the finished cakes.

Brown Butter and Sugar Topping

  1. First, in a small saucepan, over medium-low heat, melt the butter. 

  2. Then, add the sugar and cinnamon and increase the heat to medium.

  3. Last, stir the mixture as it cooks for three to five minutes. The butter should brown, and the sugar should crystalize creating a crunchy garnish. Sprinkle the topping over the finished crepes.

Recipe Notes

The calorie count listed in an approximation based on all the ingredients. Actual calories will vary by serving size based on which crepe variety is eaten. A serving size is equal to approximately three crepes. Storage of the dish is not recommended, serve while hot.