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Simple Buttermilk Crepes Recipe

Simple Buttermilk Crepes Recipe

These buttermilk crepes are packed with flavor and have a classic crepe texture. This easy to make recipe is perfect for a special family breakfast.

The subtle tang of buttermilk produces an amazing flavor perfect for any style of toppings or fillings. These crepes are wonderful base for sweet or savory flavor combinations.

It’s one of my family’s favorites, so I make them regularly.

They are super easy to make, and they make the perfect breakfast treat.

Add in your favorite toppings and fillings and you can let your creativity shine. I like to put a few poached eggs on the side and some homemade cinnamon toast for a real special buttermilk crepe breakfast.

How to Make Homemade Buttermilk Crepes from Scratch

With a quick prep time, just a few minutes, and cook time of about ten minutes, this is a great last minutes breakfast recipe.

I usually use a blender and my crepe pan, but you can use a mixer and mixing bowl and any medium skillet.

Prepare your toppings and fillings right before making your crepes so you can serve them hot. For a fun family breakfast, set up filling options and let every one fill their own crepes!

Ingredients

This crepe version does have a couple more ingredients than some of my simpler recipes, but the flavor is well worth it.

They have a wonderful flavor and soft and delicate texture that make them a great base for sweet or savory toppings.

Ingredient List

  • Buttermilk
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Water
  • Cake Flour
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Salt

Buttermilk: Buttermilk contains acidity which provides a subtle, tangy flavor as well as bringing together the other flavors. The fat content also aids our texture.

Butter: Melt your butter before blending it into your other ingredients. This provides structure as well as flavor to our crepes.

Flour: Combining cake flour and all-purpose flour produces the texture we are after. Use a 1:1 ratio of cake flour to all-purpose flour.

Filling and Toppings

The flavor of these crepes lends them to both savory and sweet fillings. Try different flavor combinations, this is a very versatile recipe.

Sweet Ideas

  • Berries
  • Banana
  • Jam
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate
  • Caramel
  • Nutella

Savory Ideas

  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Sausage
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Peppers
  • Onions

Instructions

You’re just a few simple steps away from having a wonderful batch of homemade buttermilk crepes.

Prepare your filling and topping ingredients first, so you can serve your crepes as soon as they are done cooking.

Step 1: Place all of your ingredients into your blender. Blend for twenty to thirty seconds. Scrape the sides of your blender with a spatula and blend for a few more seconds. Your crepe batter should be well combined.

Step 2: Spray frying pan and bring to medium low heat. Once pan is brought to temperature put a half tablespoon in pan. Tilt pan and batter should move freely. Remove from pan.

Step 3: Add two to three tablespoons of batter to your heated pan. It should thinly coat the bottom of your pan. Heat until firm enough to flip. Flip your crepe. Cook until you see brown flecks and then remove from pan. Repeat until all your batter is used.

buttermilk crepes with blueberries

Super Buttermilk Crepes Recipe

Great for family breakfast
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Frying Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Melted Butter
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Sifted Cake Flour
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Instructions
 

  • Place all of your ingredients into your blender. Blend for twenty to thirty seconds. Scrape the sides of your blender with a spatula and blend for a few more seconds. Your crepe batter should be well combined.
  • Spray frying pan and bring to medium low heat. Once pan is brought to temperature put a half tablespoon in pan. Tilt pan and batter should move freely. Remove from pan.
  • Add two to three tablespoons of batter to your heated pan. It should thinly coat the bottom of your pan. Heat until firm enough to flip. Flip your crepe. Cook until you see brown flecks and then remove from pan. Repeat until all your batter is used.

Notes

If you do not have a blender or food processor you can blend your buttermilk crepe by hand. Be certain your batter is completely blended.
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Conclusion

You can make your batter ahead of time. Simply refrigerate after making it and it will last up to three days.

Cooked buttermilk crepes freeze great! Make a large batch and put them in freezer bags. Simply take them out to thaw the night before you want to eat them. Do a quick heat in the pan and they taste fresh!

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