These pancake mix crepes are perfectly light and thin, and they taste amazing. Every bite is better than the last, and you won't believe how easy these homemade crepes are to make with only 4 ingredients!
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My Take On Crepes With Pancake Mix
Crepes are one of those breakfast delicacies that seem difficult to make, but this recipe totally changes that! I messed around with making crepes with pancake mix and a few basic ingredients, and they came out just like traditional crepes you'd get at your favorite breakfast spot.
The pancake mix crepes are wonderfully thin yet fluffy and have a delicious natural flavor, but they're made even better with your choice of sweet and savory fillings. I love making sweet crepes, but this recipe makes some delicious savory crepes too. That's why I think this is one of the best crepe recipes!
Oh, and since these pancake mix crepes come together so effortlessly, you'll have tons of time to make some fun sides to serve with them. If you're looking for what to eat with crepes, my go-to is this million dollar bacon or this breakfast casserole with ham if I'm serving a big breakfast or brunch.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Simple to make. The homemade crepes couldn't be any easier to make, and they turn out perfect every time.
Versatile. There are so many filling choices for the crepes, no matter what mood you're in.
Crowd-pleaser. Kids and adults both love these easy crepes, so you can make them for breakfast or brunch, and they're guaranteed to be a hit!
The ingredients. I love that this recipe calls for just need four ingredients, and I can almost guarantee you have all of them at home already.
I just mentioned this crepes with pancake mix recipe only requires a few pantry staple ingredients. Check out what you need to make pancake batter crepes:
- 1 cup pancake mix
- 1 ½ cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
By the way, if you're using Krusteaz pancake mix or Aunt Jemima pancake mix and waffle mix for this easy crepe recipe, you can use any leftover mix to make these Krusteaz waffles, Aunt Jemima pancakes, or Aunt Jemima pancakes next!
HOW TO MAKE CREPES WITH PANCAKE MIX
1. Make the crepe batter. Mix all ingredients in a medium sized bowl with a whisk until there are no more lumps.
2. Heat the pan. Place a small non-stick frying pan on the stovetop. Heat the pan over medium-high heat until the pan is very hot.
3. Cook the crepes. Spray the pan with non-stick spray and then immediately pour a small amount of batter into the center of the pan. Quickly pick the pan up and tilt and twirl it until the batter covers the bottom of the pan. Return to the stovetop and cook until the edges start to peel away from the pan.
4. Serve. Carefully remove the crepe after cooking and repeat with the remaining batter. Serve warm, and enjoy!
My Tips For Making The Best Recipe
- Mix the ingredients until smooth but do not overmix the batter.
- Pour about ⅛ cup of batter if you're using a small frying pan.
- Twirl the pan around immediately before the batter starts to cook, or use a wooden crepe spreader to spread it out.
- Spray the pan with cooking spray between cooking each crepe.
- Use a crepe pan for cooking and a thin spatula for flipping the crepes for the best results.
- Transfer the cooked crepes to a baking sheet and keep them in the oven at a low temperature while you cook the rest of the batter.
My Favorite Ideas For What To Serve With Crepes
As I said earlier, there are a ton of sweet and savory fillings for crepes. And if you're not sure what to use, I have a few toppings and fillings for crepes that I always use.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Fresh fruit like fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries
- Sliced bananas and Nutella
- Chocolate chips
- Whipped cream
- Cream cheese
- Powdered sugar
- Maple syrup
- Breakfast Potatoes
How I Recommend Storing Crepes With Pancake Mix
In the fridge: Store the crepes with a piece of parchment paper between each one - they'll stick together if you don't do this - in an airtight container or sealable bag in the fridge for up to 3 days.
In the freezer: Put a piece of parchment paper between each crepe and store them in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag for about 4 months.
Reheating: I usually just put an individual crepe in the microwave for about 10 seconds. If you're reheating frozen crepes, either let them thaw or reheat them in the microwave for a few more seconds.
FAQS About This Crepe With Pancake Mix Recipe
Is crepe batter the same as pancake batter?
Crepe batter and pancake batter are similar, but there is one big difference. Pancake batter has a leaving ingredient - usually baking powder - to help make things fluffy. In order to make crepes with pancake mix, it's important that you don't let the batter rest. That way, the baking powder doesn't have much time to activate.
Are crepes made from pancake mix?
Crepes can be made from pancake mix, but they are typically made with a combination of common baking ingredients to make a homemade crepe batter. If you're looking to make crepes from scratch, you have to try this crepe cake recipe!
More Breakfast Recipes
- Nutella crepes
- No milk waffles
- Waffle recipe for one
- Pancake mix muffins
- Blueberry biscuits
- Biscuits with pancake mix
- Pancakes without baking powder
- Tater tot breakfast casserole
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl with a whisk. Whisk until there are no more lumps.
- Place a small non-stick frying pan on the stovetop. Heat the pan over medium-high heat until the pan is very hot.
- Spray the pan with non-stick spray and then immediately pour a small amount (I used ⅛ cup batter for my small frying pan) of batter into the center of the pan.
- Quickly pick the pan up and tilt and twirl it until the batter covers the bottom of the pan.
- Return to the stovetop and cook until the edges start to peel away from the pan.
- Carefully remove the crepe and repeat with the remaining batter.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g