Blueberry Crepes for Breakfast

blueberry crepes
blueberry crepes

How to Make Blueberry Crepes from Scratch

It has been ages since I’ve made crepes. I always think of them as being a bit, well, fussy. And I’m not all that into fussy foods. However, Joe asked for crepes the other day, the hens are in total overdrive with spring egg production, and I have frozen fruit to use before the garden bounty needs to find a home in our freezer. So crepes were on the menu this morning! I flipped open the Better Homes & Gardens recipe book my parents gave me as a wedding present and got cracking.

If you’re swimming in eggs this spring, check out my article What to do with Extra Eggs.

Crepes Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (I used unbleached)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil (I used safflower)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (or 2 Tbsp sugar if you want dessert crepes)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and beat with a rotary beater until well-mixed. I used an old-fashioned hand beater. Heat a lightly greased 6″ skillet on medium-low to medium heat. When the skillet is hot, remove from heat and pour 2 Tbsp batter in and lift and tilt the skillet to coat the bottom with the batter. Return to heat. When the bottom of the crepe is lightly browned, flip the pan upside down over a plate and the crepe will fall onto the plate. Add filling of choice, roll the crepe up, and top with garnish. Repeat with the remainder of the batter, adding oil or butter occasionally to coat the bottom of the skillet.

My notes: I used organic ingredients and greased the skillet with a touch of butter instead of oil. You can fill your crepes with sauteed green onions, mushrooms, and some grated cheese for a savory breakfast. You can also use cherry, blueberry, or apple pie filling for dessert crepes or a sweet breakfast. I made my own blueberry pie filling with frozen blueberries, sugar, and cornstarch. If you would like to make your own blueberry pie filling, here is the recipe.

blueberry crepes
Good to the last bite 🙂

Blueberry Filling

  • 4 cups Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch

Heat blueberries in a saucepan on medium heat until they are bubbling. (You may need to add a tablespoon of water to keep berries from sticking to the bottom of the pan.) When berries are cooked through and juicy, remove about half a cup of the juice to a small heat-proof bowl. Add cornstarch and mix thoroughly. Slowly stir the cornstarch mixture back into the pan and stir constantly until it thickens. If the mixture doesn’t thicken to desired consistency, remove more juice and add another tablespoon of cornstarch. Mix and add back to the berry mixture. The filling will need to reach a boil for the cornstarch to thicken properly.

Are you trying to use up extra eggs this spring? What is your favorite recipe for eggs?

12 Comments on “Blueberry Crepes for Breakfast

  1. Looks delicious! I always thought that crepes were difficult and ‘fancy’ also, but we found a recipe that looked great and now my husband is a pro. I fill them with a ricotta, honey, and 10x sugar, and cinnamon combo, then top with frozen raspberries I blitzed in the blender. Delicious!

    1. That sounds delicious, Katie! Once I got started on the crepes, I realized that it wasn’t much more demanding than making pancakes. 🙂 And it uses an extra egg…my fridge is filling up with eggs right now, so I might need to make them more often. Thanks for sharing!

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