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A crepe is a tasty and healthy option for breakfast. Unfortunately, it takes a bit of time to make them, so they will likely be a rare special treat.
Unless you have about an hour every morning for making breakfast, you likely won’t be making crepes very often for breakfast. While they are not difficult to make, they are time consuming as you have to cook them all one at a time. If you’re feeling like making something special for breakfast, crepes are perfect for that.
Crepes are also quite healthy as well. They’re made of eggs, milk, butter, and flour. There’s also a little sugar and salt in them as well. Where crepes can become unhealthy are with what you put inside of them. Fortunately, you have the choice as to what you do put in them, so you can make them healthy if you choose to.
How to make crepes
You’re going to need the following items:
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Pinch of salt
First off, get a frying pan on the stove, and let it heat up. You’ll want your stovetop turned on to a medium-high to high setting. Let your pan heat up.
Melt your butter. While it’s melting, mix your eggs and milk together (ideally with a mixer if you have one). Once the butter is melted, add it to your mixture. Finally, add the flour, sugar, and salt. Mix them all together until well combined.
Spray the bottom of your frying pan with some non-stick oil if needed. Take a ¼ cup measuring cup, and pour the batter into the frying pan. Pick the frying pan up and rotate it to cover the entire bottom of the pan with the batter. Place the pan back on the stove, and let it cook for about one minute. Flip the crepe over, and let it cook for about 45 seconds. Take the crepe off, and put it on a plate.
You will repeat this until all of the batter is gone. As I stated before, the recipe isn’t overly complicated, it’s just time consuming to make 12+ crepes. You’ll be glad to have that last crepe made by the end.
What to put in your crepes
There are tons of options for what you can put in your crepe. I’ll start with the healthy things that are quite tasty:
Fruit: most any fruit that you like can be cut up and put inside your crepe. Strawberries and peaches are probably the most common, but you can put any fruit you want.
Yogurt: Put this in by itself, or with your fruit. If you’re trying to eat healthy, then this can help give your crepe a bit of a creamy texture to it.
Peanut butter or nuts: I really like peanut butter in my crepes - probably because I love peanut butter in general. Sometimes, I just like to add some nuts as well. Just depends on how I feel.
Of course, there are plenty of less healthy options as well. I’m sure you can come up with plenty on your own.
- Cream cheese frosting: Super delicious with strawberries. Totally unhealthy as well. You can put less sugar in your cream cheese to make it a little healthier, but not much.
- Chocolate: Also really good. Melt the chocolate and drizzle it inside your crepe. Add some fruit or peanut butter, and you’ve got a tasty treat.
- Nutella: Nutella can go on most anything and make it delicious. Crepes are no exception. Just a couple spoonfuls inside and you’ve got a very yummy, and unhealthy, breakfast.
Crepes are delicious, and make for a great breakfast when you have the time. They’re not difficult, just time consuming to make. It’s a great choice for kids and adults alike.