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Basic Crêpes

Seeking an addition to your Mother’s Day brunch menu? Crêpes offer a tasty, flexible option. They can be sweet or savory, and two crêpes easily fit into most carbohydrate budgets. If you fill them with fresh fruit, you can enhance the fiber content. Dust with a bit of powdered sugar and you have a lighter version of the traditional pancake with syrup. If you prefer a savory option, spread a small amount of cream cheese on the crêpe and fill with grilled chicken or salmon and sautéed vegetables. Pair either option with a crisp salad, and surprise the moms in your life with a healthy, elegant and easy-to-prepare meal.


10 Min


20 Min






  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Optional toppings

  • Fresh fruit
  • Vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt
  • Powdered sugar
  • Canadian bacon
  • Grilled chicken or salmon
  • Low-fat cream cheese
  • Sautéed vegetables


  1. Whisk flour and eggs together in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add in milk and water, stirring to combine. Add salt and canola oil. Beat until smooth.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crêpe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.
  3. Cook until the top of the crêpe is no longer wet and the bottom has turned light brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Run a spatula around the edge of the skillet to loosen the crêpe. Flip and cook until the other side turns light brown, about 1 minute more. Serve hot.

Recipe shared by Michelle Eaton, MS, Registered Dietitian, ThedaCare. Adapted from

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