Crepes or French Pancakes Batter

Skip Davis


I learned to make these as a young boy standing by my mother's side.(65 years ago) I make them all the time and always keep a stack of them in the freezer.


★★★★★ 1 vote

Makes about 20
15 Min
30 Min


  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    cane sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
    table salt
  • 3 large
  • 3/4 c
    milk (regular or low fat)
  • 1/2 c
  • 6 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, melted (3/4 stick)

How to Make Crepes or French Pancakes Batter


  1. Whisk flour, sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Place eggs, milk, water and melted butter in blender. Add all of the flour mixture into eggs a little at a time while blender is running to avoid or remove any lumps.
  2. Strain batter into a large glass measuring cup.
  3. Cover and refrigerate batter at least 1 hour to let bubbles dissipate.

    FOR CREPES: Have the following items available at
    stove-top -- crepe batter, melted butter, pastry brush, cooling rack, 7 or 8 inch diameter crepe pan, and 1/3 cup measuring cup.

    Heat crepe pan over medium-high heat until very hot. Brush with some melted butter. Whisk batter, then pour a scant 1/3 cup of batter into pan. Swirl batter around by tilting pan to fully coat bottom. Cook until golden brown on bottom, about 1-1/2 to 2 minutes. Flip crepe over with large flat spatula or your hands and cook second side until browned in spots, about 45 seconds. Transfer crepe to rack to cool. Brush skillet with butter (each time) and repeat process with remaining batter. (Make sure to gently stir batter every few crepes.)

    Once crepe has cooled, place it on a sheet of wax or parchment paper. Pile crepes on top of each other with wax/parchment paper between each. Place stack of crepes in plastic bag and refrigerate or freeze until ready to use. (If frozen, thaw in refrigerator before filling.)
  4. Suggested fillings: Any fruit pie filling, jelly or jam, peanut butter and sprinkle powdered sugar over top.

Printable Recipe Card

About Crepes or French Pancakes Batter

Show 4 Comments & Reviews

23 Blissful Blueberry Recipes

23 Blissful Blueberry Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

I mean, who doesn't love blueberries? From breakfast to dessert, these blueberry recipes are berry phenomenal.

Blue Ribbon Recipes That'll Have You Thankful For Pumpkin Season

Blue Ribbon Recipes That'll Have You Thankful for Pumpkin Season

Kitchen Crew

You know what's right around the corner... pumpkin season! It's that time of the year again when everywhere you look there is something pumpkin. Every year I get on the...

15 Coffee Break-worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

15 Coffee Break-Worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Acceptable as a breakfast treat or a light dessert, no one can pass up a piece of coffee cake. Brew an extra pot of coffee today, because we've found 15...