Our kids only want crepes. And not just any crepes, Cade’s easy blender crepes. Every Saturday we let them pick breakfast and it used to be a variety of things, pancakes, waffles, crepes, ebelskivers, and more and now it’s just blender crepes. We never thought we would say this, but Cade and I are getting a little tired of making crepes.
Why do kids get stuck on one food? Do any of you have children and have you experienced that? For a while our daughter only wanted a “banana boat” every day for lunch. It’s basically peanut butter on one slice of bread, stick half a banana in it, fold up the sides with toothpicks as oars and a drizzle of honey over the top. Every. Day. Now she wont touch it. She burned out! So far that has not happened with the crepes. Man, they are so tender and delicious though. At least they’ve got great taste.
Are Crepes The Same As Pancakes?
The main difference in crepes and pancakes is that pancakes have a leavening agent such as baking soda or baking powder.
Crepe batter has no leavening agent.
Pancakes are thick and fluffy.
Crepes are thin and flat.
Can Crepes Be Made With Whole Wheat Flour?
You absolutely can make crepes with whole wheat flour.
The key to whole wheat crepes is the consistency of the batter and the heat of the pan.
The batter should be thin enough that it easily covers the pan.
The pan should be warm enough that as the batter hits the pan, it begins to cook.
Can You Substitute Something Else for Milk in Crepes?
Crepes can be made with water instead of milk, but they will not taste as good.
Soy milk or almond milk are both better substitutes for milk when making dairy-free crepes.
Easy Blender Crepes
Easy Blender Crepes
- 4 large eggs
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 2 cups flour
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup sugar* optional
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- Place the eggs, milk, flour, salt and sugar into a blend and blend until smooth.
- Add the melted butter and blend one more time for just 2-3 seconds.
- Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat.
- Add a little spray or butter and then add 1/3 cup of the batter to the pan.
- Lift the pan off the burner, and using only your wrist, swirl the pan in a circle to coat the bottom with the batter.
- Set the pan down and allow to cook for a minute or two and then using a rubber spatula, gently flip the crepe and cook for 20-30 more seconds or until set.
- Place on a pan and cover with tin foil then repeat until all of the batter is cooked.
- Serve with powdered sugar, nutella, or fresh berries.