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Crêpe Pancake Recipe

Crêpe Pancake Recipe

Crêpe Pancake Recipe

This Crêpe Pancake Recipe gives you some delicious thin French styles pancakes. They can be served up in whatever manner you fancy.

These are the easiest crêpes (or crepes) style Pancakes you can make. They are a real kiddie’s favourite. It is great fun to make these with your kids if you are trying to teach them to cook.

This crepe pancake recipe produces thin French crêpes style pancakes, not the fluffy American style ones.

They are also not to be confused with French galettes which are similar but made with buckwheat flour instead. Galettes tend to be used to make more savoury dishes.




You should try to make these types of French pancakes as thin as possible.


Crêpes Pancakes


We used to eat pancakes just on Shrove Tuesday, but there have been times when my daughter asks for these several times per week!


thin pancakes


She absolutely adores them. It is so rewarding to see her face light up when she knows I am going to make them for her. 


Crêpes Pancakes

The easiest crêpes style Pancakes


We normally use half the quantity below to give us both 3-4 pancakes. The quantity given below in the recipe card will make about 12-16 good size pancakes, enough for the whole family.

If you do not use all the batter you can keep it in the fridge for a few days, as long as you re-mix it again before using.


Crêpes Pancakes Nutella

Nutella Pancakes

Cultural differences

Everyone and every country have different types of pancakes or crepes.

If you were in the Netherlands you would have a slightly different type of batter, which is a bit thicker, for example.

In the Netherlands, they like to serve up sweet and savoury pancakes, and the pancakes are so thick they are considered an entire meal! 

Often bacon will be added to the pancake dough in the pan and they add a type of thick syrup (stroop) to sweeten it. In Holland they call pancakes ‘Pannekoeken’ and you have entire restaurants that specialize just in pancakes (savoury and sweet)!

The beauty of this crepe recipe is that it is flexible. You can add whatever you want to them to make them as you wish.



Crepe pancake


Banana crepes, Nutella crepes, sugar and lemon crepes, bacon and syrup crepes, fruit crepes. Whatever takes your fancy basically!

And I think the thinner pancakes just taste better. They are lighter and not so stodgy.

They are also a good idea to make upfront and can be filled with Nutella for a tasty road trip or picnic snack.

I personally like to eat them with sugar and lemon juice as a dessert crepe. 


french crepes

Dessert Crêpe


My daughter likes them with fruit and Nutella and Maple syrup.


nutella crepe

Nutella crepe


Each to their own I say!

Whatever your preference, I have yet to find a kid that does not love them!

How to make the easiest crêpes style Pancakes

The easiest crêpes style Pancakes

Crêpe Pancake Recipe

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

This French Crêpes Pancake Recipe will give you about 12 delicious thin pancakes. Easy to prepare and quick to cook.


  • 220g Plain Flour
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp Salted Butter, and more to fry each pancake
  • 400ml Milk
  • 150ml water


  • Nutella
  • Sugar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Fresh berries
  • Maple Syrup
  • etc etc


  1. Weigh the flour in a bowl and measure the milk/water in a measuring jug
  2. Mix the flour, eggs, salt and then bit by bit add the milk/water into the bowl (I use a simple hand blender to do this). Make sure all the lumps are gone and then pour back into your measuring jug.
  3. Melt some butter in a light pancake pan and pour back into the jug and mix with the batter
  4. Then get the pan to a good heat and add the mixture, rolling it around in the pan until you have an equal layer. Try to keep the layer as thin as possible!
  5. Let the pan side cure before flipping to the other side – either by literally flipping (always good fun) or by using a spatula carefully. Make sure the pancake is cooked on both sides before eating. [Note: Flipping is easier if your pan is not too heavy. Kids love it when you flip them, but get some practice before you stick them to the ceiling!]
  6. For successive pancakes add a small amount of butter to the pan and swirl it around before adding the next portion of batter.


How to eat pancakes is very personal. I like to eat them with some sugar in the middle, rolled and then covered in lemon juice. But you can also use all sorts of different ingredients such as Maple Syrup, Lyle’s Golden Syrup, Nutella to get them to your taste.

Everyone and every country is different with their pancakes.

If you were in the Netherlands you would probably want a slightly different type of batter, but you could try frying a piece of bacon first and then adding batter to it in the pan, before covering with stroop (syrup) and powdered sugar to finish it off on the plate.

Whatever your preference, I have yet to find a kid that does not love them!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 106mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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For the kids, you may also wish to try this:

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Make Your Own Pizzas
Cinnamon Donuts
Cinnamon Bread French Toast
Road Trip Snacks For Kids
Recipe for Banana Fritters (Pisang Goreng)
Butter Sponge Cake Recipe
French Crème Brûlée Recipe
Kletskoppen - Crunchy Dutch Almond Cookies


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