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Homemade French Pancakes

French pancakes or crêpes are one of France's culinary masterpieces! They are thinner than American pancakes and typically stuffed with delicious sweet or savory fillings. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: French
Keyword: crepe, crepes, french pancakes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 219kcal
Author: TipBuzz


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted, plus more for cooking
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • To a large bowl, add the flour, milk, eggs, sugar, salt, butter and vanilla.
  • Whisk until the mixture is silky smooth and get frothy on the top.
  • Grease an 8-inch skillet with butter over medium-low heat.
  • Once the butter is melted, add about 1/4 cup of batter to the center of the pan. Tilt the pan so that the batter fills the entire bottom of the pan.
  • Cook for about 1 minute, then gently flip the crepe using a spatula.
  • Cook for one minute more or until golden.
  • Transfer to the plate, and repeat making additional crepes with the remaining batter. Stack the crepes on the plate, adding a layer of parchment between each to prevent sticking.
  • To serve, place one French pancake on a plate. Add fillings such as sliced banana, Nutella, or berries to the middle. Fold up the edges to make a semi-circle and fold once more. Repeat to make 2-3 pancakes per person.


  • Make Ahead: You can make the batter up to 24 hours ahead of time. Store covered with plastic wrap in the fridge until ready to cook.
  • Filling ideas: Some popular fillings for French pancakes include: 1) Nutella and sliced bananas, 2) Sliced strawberries and chocolate sauce, 3) Berries and whipped cream, 4) Fruit compote with caramel sauce.


Serving: 2crepes | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 353IU | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 2mg