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Lemon Crepes


So, the 16th is my birthday. I’m turning 27. Not that old, I guess. But to be honest with ya, I’m just not feelin’ it. I vote for staying 26 for one more year.

For my birthday I would like:
1. A shower uninterrupted. Yes, I have extremely well behaved children, but showering seems to send out some chemical that makes them start crying, screaming or just plain talking my ears off.
2. A little horseshoe necklace. For luck 😉
3. A butt. *GASP* Yes, mine seems to have fallen off with the birth of my babies. If you find it, I’d like it back. 😉
4. Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook. Or ATK or The Pioneer Woman or all of the above 🙂
5. A cake stand. White or milk glass please. Or 3 or 4 actually.
Ok get on it, that should be a start. I’m always here if you need more ideas 😉

Our little one is in love with crepes. I mean, the kid would much rather have crepes than pancakes. I am all for it. I too prefer crepes so I fully support her whenever I ask what she wants for breakfast and she says, “creeeeeeeeeeeepes, please crepes!!”

This is probably our new favorite crepe recipe, Lemon Crepes.  They are light and wonderful. PLUS they easily adapt to non dairy which is really hard to find a recipe that will sub out butter without sacrificing the flavor.

Are Crepes The Same As Pancakes?

Pancakes and crepes are two different things.

The main difference is that pancake batter has a raising agent in it, such as baking powder or baking soda, and crepe batter does not.

Pancakes are fluffier and thicker, and crepes are flat and thin.

Can Crepes Be Reheated?

Crepes can be reheated in the microwave.

Place a stack of crepes, separated with wax paper or paper towels in the microwave.

Microwave on high for about 15 seconds.

Do You Fill Crepes or Put Syrup On Them?

Crepes can be eaten in a variety of ways.

They can be eaten plain, like a pancake.

They can be filled with fruit or a savory filling.

They can be topped with whipped cream or syrup, or not topped at all.

Lemon Crepes

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Lemon Crepes

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
They are light and wonderful. PLUS they easily adapt to non dairy which is really hard to find a recipe that will sub out butter without sacrificing the flavor.



  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter cut into small pieces, plus about 1 tablespoon, melted, for pan (I used margarine)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup milk (not skim) (I used coconut milk)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs

recipe by me

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • zest of one lemon
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk or regular whole milk



  • Bring 2 tablespoons of water to boil in a low lipped saucepan.
  • Add in the butter and whisk until the butter is completely melted.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt.
  • Whisk to combine and set aside.
  • In another bowl, combine eggs, milk, and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the flour mixture into the egg mixture and add the water butter and whisk until just smooth.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat.
  • Spray with non stick spray or melt a little butter.
  • Add a scant 1/3 cup of the batter, picking up the pan to swirl in a clockwise motion to coat the entire bottom.
  • Let cook until just starting to brown and then using a rubber spatula carefully flip the crepe.
  • Cook on the other side until just starting to turn golden.
  • Serve with fruit and syrup.

Lemon Syrup

  • Heat the water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir occasionally until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Turn down to simmer.
  • Let the mixture simmer for 2 more minutes (it should be slightly thickening).
  • Remove from heat and whisk in the lemon zest and juice and the milk.
  • Serve over crepes.


To reheat: Arrange Crepes in a baking dish (overlapped is fine) covered with foil and warm in a 250 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Crepes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 392 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 118mg39%
Sodium 151mg7%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 44g49%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 551IU11%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

And then there’s the lemon syrup. YUM. Oh little, lemony, syrupy delight! I could (and so what if I did?) lick the whisk. Gosh it’s wonderful. It’s heaven. ‘S Wonderful, ‘s marvelous! (name that movie)

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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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  • Your blog is absolutely great. This post makes me hungry sitting here. I just did Lemon & Lavender crepes, too! http://www.mycookingtherapy.com!

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  • I love crepes, and the lemon syrup sounds divine!! Happy belated birthday!

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  • Aww happy birthday!! 🙂

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  • It's also in Funny Face. I thought so immediately, and then doubted myself when I saw the Gene Kelly reference, but I looked it up & we're both right. ; )

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  • Happy Birthday! The crepes look wonderful! And the movie reference? That's easy…'An American in Paris' staring the incomparable Gene Kelly!

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  • Oh yes, we share a birthday! However, I only wish I was turning 27 instead of 32! Happy Happy Birthday. Go out and do something fun!

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  • Happy Birthday! Mine is today. All the great people were born in April.

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  • Happy Birthday! The crepes look amazing!

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  • Well, I hope you at least get the shower. Happy birthday!

    I love crepes, but am somewhat intimidated by them. I'll have to give these a go.

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  • happy birthday! I wish you all the best. Lovely dish too

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