Our family’s Sunday morning breakfast tradition is to have crepes or pancakes each week. They are delicious filled with fruit and cashew cream. They also work great as tortillas. And they are healthier and taste much better than storebought.
Don’t be alarmed if your first crepes aren’t perfect. It’s a tradition to feed the first batch to the dog. :) Once the pan is fully heated, the crepes come out much better.
The batter tends to settle out very quickly, so it’s important to stir before every crepe.
IMPORTANT: You may want to multiply this recipe to get the number that you need.
Updated March 14, 2023 with minor clarifications.
Crepes -- or Tortillas
- Preheat your frying pans on low heat.
- Mix the dry ingredients with a whisk (to prevent flour clumping), preferably in a mixing bowl with a pour spout. Then add the wet ingredients and mix again. The batter should be about the consistency of heavy cream. If it is too thick, add a couple of tablespoons of water and mix again.
- Set out a saucer or small plate next to the bowl of batter.
- Turn up the heat under the empty pans to medium-high.
- Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to stir the batter.
- Use the measuring cup to pour batter into a pan. Use 1/4 cup batter in a ten-inch pan, or a scant 1/2 cup batter in a twelve-inch pan.
- IMMEDIATELY tilt the pan so that the batter coats the flat bottom of the pan.
- Turn the heat to medium.
- Cook the crepe until it looks cooked through and the edges start to curl up a little bit.
- Use a giant silicone spatula to flip the crepe to cook the other side.
- Gently press down and rotate the crepe with the spatula.
- In a couple of minutes, use the spatula to remove the crepe to the plate.
- Repeat for each crepe. IMPORTANT: Stir the batter before every crepe, so that the ingredients don't settle out. (I use the measuring cup to stir it.)
- For the last crepe, you can use the spout on the bowl to pour the last batter.
Storage tip: If you have leftovers, either store the tortillas flat, or fold each one individually, so that you can reheat it while it is still folded, because they stiffen in the refrigerator and then become supple again when reheated. The idea is to warm up the tortilla before you need to unfold it.
- the pan was preheated
- you included the oil in the batter
- the non-stick on the pan isn't wearing out with old age
- try letting the crepe cook for a few more minutes to see if it will release once it is fully cooked.