25 Fabulous French Crepe Recipes
If you’ve ever dreamed of having a delicious French lunch or dinner that looks like you got it from the Parisian streets, then these delectable French crepe recipes are for you! The advantage of using crepes to make an impressive course meal is that they’re incredibly easy to whip up and are packed with flavor.
Whether you're looking for something sweet and savory, or light and airy, there's a perfect French crepe recipe out there just waiting to be discovered – and we've gathered them all here in one spot for your convenience!
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Breakfast French Crepe Recipe Ideas
Create a little bit of France in your kitchen with these delicious breakfast crepe recipes! Impress your family and friends with this classic European-style brunch dish that is so delectable it feels like it came straight from Paris itself!
Get creative by adding some of your favorite fillings as an extra special treat for yourself, or keep things simple for an easy morning meal. Read on for some top French crepe recipe ideas made just for breakfast time – bon appetit!
These mango crepes are vibrant and refreshing for breakfast or dessert. You will need flour, milk, eggs, unsalted butter, fresh mangoes, cinnamon, and ginger! I like to drizzle them with coconut cream.
Fig & Brie With Prosciutto
Figs, Brie cheese, and prosciutto complement each other marvelously in this French crepe recipe! The main ingredients are flour, eggs, and milk. Figs are simple to cook with, just wash and remove the stem before slicing them thin.
If you are looking for a basic French crepe recipe this is the one for you. This traditional dish originated in the northwestern region of France known today as Brittany. They became popular practically overnight! This easy crepe recipe will get you started!
Strawberries & Cream Crêpes
Strawberries and cream French crepes are perfect for weekend mornings. Everyone will love joining together on a Sunday morning for this lovely breakfast! They’re light, airy, creamy, and scrumptious.
Ricotta and spinach crepes are amazing for a savory treat. The combination of ricotta cheese, spinach, and airy perfectly thin pancakes will put a smile on everyone’s face. This recipe takes 25 minutes to prep, 25 minutes to cook, and 39 minutes to rest.
French Crêpes Appetizers
I've put together several easy yet elegant crepe appetizer recipes all with a hint of French finesse. Whether it's an intimate dinner party or just having friends over for casual dinners, these beautifully crafted starters will definitely add festive flavor to any occasion.
So step into the kitchen now and start getting ready to wow your guests with succulent mouthwatering appetizers!
You will adore buckwheat crepes because they’re quick and easy. You can whip them up in 20 minutes in one single pan. Plus you can make the batter up to 4 days ahead of time too.
Traditional french crepes are either sweet or savory The savory ones are usually called galettes. Galette Bretonnes also use buckwheat flour but they’re stuffed with ham and eggs. These savory thin pancakes originated from the region of Bretagne (Brittany) in France. The prep time is 5 minutes and the cooking time is 20 minutes.
When you prepare the ficelle picarde you will mix the batter until smooth. Don’t forget to let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. You can chop the vegetables while it’s chilling.
Grain Free Crepes
These grain-free French crepes use cassava flour for a delicious taste and texture. Cassava flour is derived from the cassava root – it is peeled, dried, and ground. It has a natural and earthy flavor you will adore.
Chicken & Potatoes
If you love a savory recipe with chicken and potatoes this is the one for you. You will poach the chicken and pair it with tender potato, caramelized onion, and Gruyère cheese. Don’t forget the fantastic bechamel sauce and fresh tomato.
Dessert Crepe Recipes
With their light and delicate texture, sweet toppings, fillings, and sauces – sweet crepes make the perfect treat when it comes to indulging in something a little bit special. These French crepe recipes for dessert will have people finishing their plates to get to the sweet end!
What Ingredients are in this banana Nutella crepes recipe? You will need all-purpose flour, milk, eggs, unsalted butter, vanilla extract, salt, Nutella, bananas, and granola. For the granola, you can use store-bought or make some of your own.
Hazelnut crêpes are really nutty and light with a delicious chocolate filling. You can then add some fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, or bananas. Whatever type of fruit you like pairs well with chocolate and hazelnut.
These pumpkin cheesecake crepes are out of this world delicious and decadent. You will need flour, pumpkin pie spice, salt, eggs, milk, pumpkin purée, unsalted butter, and vanilla extract. For the amazing filling, you will need cream cheese, sugar, salt, cinnamon, ground ginger, and whip cream.
These delicious crepes are the loveliest mix of class and nostalgia. You will want to use fresh quality ingredients to truly capture the essence of the flavors. For example try Martinelli’s Apple Juice, Cider, or Sparkling Cider.
Lemon & Cream
Try some lemon and cream crepes that take one hour and 20 minutes total resulting in 10 to 12 portions. Key ingredients include eggs, milk, water, flour, butter, heavy cream, cheesecake pudding mix, powdered sugar, and lemon zest.
Vegan French Crepe Recipes
If you're craving a delicious vegan meal, then crepes should be at the top of your list! You don't need to worry about compromising on flavor as these recipes prove; vegan crepes can be every bit as tasty and indulgent as traditional French-style dishes.
Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner you're looking for – make sure to have some fun with your food and get creative in the kitchen!
You can make these French crêpes you will use regular all-purpose wheat flour. As well as non-dairy milk such as: unsweetened and unflavored, soy milk, almond milk, or cashew milk.
Why should you use oat flour for these vegan crepes? Well, that’s because it has an earthy oaty taste combined with buckwheat flour for a healthy alternative. Don’t forget to add a bit of cornstarch for elasticity otherwise, they will not hold well.
Banana Crème Brûlée
If you’re really looking to make an impressive dish with your French crêpes try this banana crème brûlée cake. It’s so impressive with paper-thin layers, vanilla bean cream, caramel top, and Brulé bananas!
Basic French Crepes
These basic crepes are perfect for lazy Sunday brunches, Mother’s Day, Valentine's Day treats, and so much more. You will need buckwheat flour for the base of your dairy-free recipe combined with arrowroot powder.
3-Ingredients Crepe Recipe
You will adore this simple three-ingredient recipe for homemade crepes. They are super soft, paper thin, and have a scrumptious crunchy edge. No special equipment is needed and they’re low in sugar and high in fiber.
Are you in the mood for something light, savory, and never the same? Then crepes are just what you need! Not only can they be endlessly creative but they’re also super-quick to make. With a few common ingredients and some pan-flipping skills, any of these French crepe recipes can become your go-to meal.
Smoked Salmon Crepes combine lightly scrambled eggs with shallots in delicate paper-thin pancakes. A creamy white wine béchamel sauce recipe is elegant, yet simple. This dish has the perfect balance of smokey and cheesy flavors.
Low-Carb Crepe Recipe
If you are looking for a low-carb option try these crepes with coconut flour, eggs, and cream cheese. The only downside is that for an optimal taste, they should be served right away. Good thing they only need three ingredients and cook up in an instant.
Keto Protein Crepe Recipe
You only need simple pantry ingredient substitutions to make your French crêpes keto and high protein. The author recommends using Pulsin whey protein isolate powder because it is unflavored.
When you make savory crepes they are also called Galettes! This recipe for gluten-free Galette does not use xanthan gum, is super simple to make with one bowl, and tastes amazing with add-ons like meat, cheese, and onions.
I had to add this one last dessert-style French crêpe recipe because it’s so much fun. During the holidays this treat will really inspire everyone! Although it can be tedious to make 25 paper-thin layers the end result will be worth it!
Classic French crepes are a delightful way to enjoy a meal. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or anytime in between there's something for everyone to explore. And don't forget the last course – dessert! Finish off your meal with one of the unique and specialty crepes and treat yourself to something special. Cooked crepes also make great leftovers!
From sweet and savory to vegan and vegetarian options, these delicious recipes will make your taste buds sing. So why not give them a try? Explore these French crepe recipes today and experience a culinary delight like never before!
To make any of these recipes at home you will need a non-stick crepe pan or a frying pan (that you keep on medium heat), crepe batter (from whichever recipe above) (without baking powder, which is the biggest difference between crepes and pancakes) and I always find some melted butter sometimes comes in handy!
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All of these recipes look incredible. I just love crepes!
I pinned a few of these recipes to share with my sister! he LOVES crepes… me I am a buttermilk pancake fail but she love sweet and savory crepes 😉 Thank you for this yummy list!
I love the one with the egg. I am going to have to make that one.
I haven’t had crepes in so long! Man, I’d love to try a few of these tomorrow.
Bookmarking for future reference! Thank you! What a helpful list! Some are so easy to do which is very nice.
Wow! These are all really great and awesome recipe that I must try!
I’m surely going to try these out! All of these are tasty and delicious for sure!
Yum. These crepes look so good. I’ll have to try a few but the cheesecake one is at the very top of my list.
Thank you for sharing these amazing French crepe recipes, Andi! I love how versatile crepes can be, perfect for any meal of the day or occasion. The Mango Crepes and Fig & Brie With Prosciutto Crepe sound absolutely delicious, and I can’t wait to try them out! Bon appétit!
The strawberry and cream would be a favorite here but I see several I would like to try.
I love crepes and literally all of these look so good! 🙂
wow! I am impressed of how many delicious ways to make crepes!
I love that you list some savory French crepe recipes in this entry as well!
I didn’t realize there are so many different ways to make a crepe. Thanks for sharing this with us.