Introduction: Light & Delicious Healthy Crepes Recipe

This is a basic crepe recipe that has no butter, fewer eggs than other recipes and is a bit healthier! It's so light and delicious - you'll love it!

This recipe has a filling of greek yogurt and blueberries - but you can modify this and fill it with whatever you like! A less healthy option that is delicious is melted chocolate and bananas on the inside - it's so good! PS - if you are looking for an incredible Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free (Paleo) Crepes recipe, I have one for you here!

Each crepe has about 100 calories, 5g protein, 16g carbs and 119mg sodium <- without toppings.

Step 1: Ingredients for Low-Fat Crepes

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of fat free milk (if you want less calories - or other milk of your choice)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • a few drops of vanilla
  • cooking spray
  • *powdered sugar, blueberries & greek yogurt are optional toppings

Step 2: Prepare Ingredients for Crepes

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt and whisk together. In a medium-sized bowl, combine milk, eggs and vanilla and whisk together. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and whisk together until all the clumps and bumps are gone and it looks smooth. Then cover with plastic wrap and put in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Step 3: Prepare Filling & Toppings for Crepes

Now is a good time to prepare any filling or toppings. I used oikos nonfat yogurt,blueberries and blackberries for filling. After the 15 minutes have passed, take out your crepe batter. If you have a 1/4 cup measuring cup, take that out too so you can use it to scoop batter to pour into the pan. Also, if you have wax paper you can take that out too and cut several pieces off or more - so you can place the crepes in between layers of wax paper while you continue making more crepes.

Step 4: Time to Make Crepes

Heat an 8-inch pan on medium to medium-high heat. You'll know right away if the heat is too high as your cooking spray will burn up and turn dark. So, please be careful not to burn your crepes. All stoves aren't made the same - and I found that I needed mine set on medium to begin with and as I went along I turned it up closer to medium-high. Let the pan heat up.

Once hot, spray the pan with nonstick spray and grab your 1/4 cup scooper and fill it with batter. I personally heat the pan, spray it and grab the 1/4 cup - then I lift the pan off of the heat as I quickly pour the batter into the pan - I then maneuver the pan and tilt it in lots of directions so that the batter evenly covers the pan. You need to do this quickly! If the first few don't look good - it's ok - you'll get it! As soon as I like how the pan is coated I set it back on the heat.

Your crepe can be flipped over whenever you shake or move the pan and you can tell that it will easily lift off the pan and move.

If you want your crepe crispy - then you'll want to turn the heat up a bit and let it stay on the pan longer. But, you might not be able to fold it inward if too crispy. An option is to cook it like normal and if you know you want it nice and crispy - then grab your toppings and put them on the crepe while the crepe is in the pan. Then fold the sides in and let it get crispy - you can also flip it. It works great!

Step 5: Toppings for Crepes

The last step is to fill the crepes with the toppings! The crepes taste great - but adding some powdered sugar on top really brings it up in flavor! Enjoy!

Comments

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prestinekennels (author)2014-10-19

the entire family loved them.

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awesome!

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CookieLover2142 (author)2016-09-25

About how many crepes does this make?

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HJOY15 (author)2015-05-14

can i use chocolate flavored milk

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jane.halverson.16 (author)2015-04-03

I used old fashioned oats-in blender to replace the flour and added about 1/4 c ground flax and about a tablespoon of chia seeds, almond milk, salt, eggs, vanilla and a little almond extract and no sugar. Excellent healthy crepes!

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omikeo (author)2013-07-16

I have blueberries and yogurt already, gotta try these, thanks for sharing

good luck with your studies, are you taking any online classes ?

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HollyMann (author)omikeo2013-10-25

Sorry for the late reply! Not taking online classes...all in the classroom! :) You? And did you end up making these? Hope they turned out well! I love them....:)

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omikeo (author)HollyMann2013-10-25

yes im taking classes at both edx and coursera (another good one maybe udacity) great(world class in some cases) instructors and it's free. have done the crepes yet, the last 2 things i made were stuffed cabbage and apple tarts. Take care, mike
ps the science of cooking started oct 8 at edx

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acuchetto (author)2013-07-01

You made it seem so easy, I'm going to try these today! (I'll post pics later.)

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HollyMann (author)acuchetto2013-07-07

Hey Acuchetto - how'd they turn out? :)

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jennikimm (author)2013-07-05

omg this is so easy and simple !! thanks :)

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HollyMann (author)jennikimm2013-07-07

No problem Jenni! :)

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jennikimm (author)2013-07-05

by the way.. do I have to put in the vanilla? I just ran out.

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HollyMann (author)jennikimm2013-07-07

No - definitely don't need to! :) Sorry for not replying sooner!

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darklotus (author)2013-07-02

Yum!

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Renee! (author)2013-07-02

Those look quite tasty! I <3 crepes.

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HollyMann (author)Renee!2013-07-02

Thank you so much Renee - they're good!

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spiceyweasel (author)2013-07-02

Looks like a fruity burrito to me.

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Kyle Frazer (author)2013-07-01

I'll second that, peaches in crepes are lovely.

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bnvillanueva (author)2013-06-30

these were great. I put sweetened sour cream and peaches in mine.

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HollyMann (author)bnvillanueva2013-06-30

Oh awesome to hear! The peaches sound good!

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armstk180 (author)2013-06-28

Delicious suggestion:
Use saffron instead Vanilla ! it's a little expensive but it makes very good and different taste !
My mom always use saffron in her cooking

Good luck !

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HollyMann (author)armstk1802013-06-29

Thank you so much! That sounds so good! I will def. try this!

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shazni (author)2013-06-29

you are coming up with some delicious recipes...will try it with my fussy kids :-)
thanks!

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HollyMann (author)shazni2013-06-29

Thanks Shazni - this is a good one for the kids :) esp fussy ones!

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Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2013-06-27

Holly Due to my personal obligations I had not been into my fitness routine for almost a month, your healthy recipes are contributing in great ways to motivate me to resume it back asap. Thank you so much :)

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No problem Tarun. I know what that's like with getting out of the routine of working out...it's happened to me so many times over the past year. It's hard to create that lifestyle/routine and stick with it! I am glad this is helping you :)

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lindarose92 (author)2013-06-28

Sooo good!! I haven't made crepes in a while...I need to start making them again following this recipe! :)

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HollyMann (author)lindarose922013-06-28

Awesome I hope you like them! :) I went two years without making them for some reason - they're so good. My son doesn't like pancakes at all and these sort of seem like super thin ones and he like these a lot.

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miamitreasure (author)2013-06-27

Truly nothing is better than crepes and fruit, try them you will see. Thanks so much for posting this!

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HollyMann (author)miamitreasure2013-06-27

I agree - so good! :) I used to make them fairly often and hadn't made them in a couple years up until today - my son was happy!!! He just likes them plain with some powdered sugar on them. They're also good crispy!

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M.C. Langer (author)2013-06-27

Awesome!!! Looks delicious!!!!! :-)

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HollyMann (author)M.C. Langer2013-06-27

Thanks Mario! They are!

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-06-27

Yum! I really need to try making crepes!

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Thank you Penolopy - they are so easy to make and fast too - other than waiting 15 mins. as the batter is in the fridge.

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