This French Crepe Recipe is simpler to make than you think. Light, delicate and delicious, crepes are so versatile and great with a variety of fillings. The crepe batter comes together in less than 1 minute with the help of a blender.

French Crepes stuffed with strawberries on a white platter with fresh berries

French Crepes

Have you ever been to Paris? And enjoyed a crepe filled with chocolate at the foot of the Eiffel tower while taking in the magic of the City of Lights? Or perhaps, you’re a savory filling kind of person and order yours with gooey, stretchy cheese.

Would you believe they’re incredibly easy to make at home and without any special tools? I made you the best and easy Crepe recipe that’s super simple. The batter whips up in a blender and you can even make it in advance.

We may extra so we can pile them high to make a decadent but light crepe cake but they’re fantastic for brunch and breakfast.

French Crepes stuffed with sliced strawberries on a blue and white plate.

How to Make Crepes

  1. Make the batter. Add all the ingredients to the pitcher of a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Rest. Allow the batter to rest briefly so the bubbles subside, this ensures a perfectly light crepe.
  3. Cook. Pour a bit of batter in a skillet and cook until golden brown.
  4. Serve. Plate with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and fruit or fill them with a light whipped cream.

Don’t skip the rest period for the batter, it really does help your crepes become smooth and perfect. Even better, make the batter the night before and it will be ready for you in the morning!

Ingredients You Will Need

This easy recipe to make crepes has just a few simple ingredients with slight variations for savory crepes and sweet crepes.

That’s it! How EASY is that??? And if you want to make Gluten Free Crepes, you can use your favorite gluten free flour in place of the all purpose flour. I don’t find the texture to be much different at all so you can make a whole batch of gluten free crepes and nobody will even know.

French crepes dusted with powdered sugar on a white plate with berries

What is a Crepe?

A crepe is a very thin pancake without a rising agent and can be savory crepes or sweet crepes.

Crepes are, typically, served with a variety of fillings from the very simple like sugar or fruit to the super fancy like crepe suzette. They’re also used to create light, airy Crepe Cakes which is one of my favorite desserts ever!!!

The Difference Between a Crepe and a Pancake

Simply put, a pancake recipe requires a rising agent in it, such as baking powder or baking soda, which makes it fluffy and light. A crepe does not include a rising agent making them, flat, thin and pliable…perfect for your favorite fillings.

Crepe Filling Ideas

OR….how about artichoke, spinach and chicken for a hearty, yet light dinner. Or a little tomato jam and cheese. OR the toppings for these strawberry crostini.

strawberry crepe cake on a pedestal with berries and cream

Or you can make one of these amazing Crepe Cakes… favorite desserts ever.

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French Crepes stuffed with strawberries on a white platter with fresh berries

Get the Recipe: The Best French Crepe Recipe

Light and airy, this easy Crepe recipe comes together quickly in the blender.
4.41 from 5 votes


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


  • 1 blender
  • 1 skillet


  • Place all ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth. Allow the batter to rest for 1 hour.
  • Heat a small non-stick skillet over medium heat. Melt 1 teaspoon butter in the pan. Pour 1 ounce of the batter into the center of the pan and swirl with a spatula to spread evenly.
  • Cook for 30 seconds and flip. Cook for an additional 15 seconds and transfer to a baking sheet. Be sure the crepe is flat so it can cool. Repeat with remaining batter.
  • After the crepes have cooled completely, stack them and store in sealable plastic bags in the refrigerator for several days or in the freezer for up to two months.
  • Serve crepes with powdered sugar, jam, whipped cream or your favorite fillings.


  • To make savory crepes: Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs or spinach to the batter.
  • To make sweet crepes: Add 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 2 tablespoons of your favorite liqueur to the batter.
  • When using frozen crepes, thaw on a cooling rack before carefully peeling apart.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 119kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 50mg, Sodium: 52mg, Potassium: 56mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 0g, Vitamin A: 240IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 33mg, Iron: 0.7mg