How To Make The Best Crepes A Lot Healthier

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Do you want to make a healthier version of crepes? Today I experimented and I am so excited to share the recipe with all my readers. Who doesn’t love crepes? You can choose any fruit, pudding, custard and whipped cream to top your crepes. Yep, I am in love with these crepes!

I have been wanting to try making my old family crepe recipe I grew up with (we called them Swedish Hotcakes) with some healthier ingredients. My daughter, Heidi was here so we started to experiment: vegetable oil exchanged with coconut oil, plain sugar traded out with honey, woohoo! We all loved the new version!

Healthier Crepes

Want To Make A Healthier Version Of Crepes

I started with my Blendtec blender and dumped all the ingredients in and turned it to the “batter/whisk” option! You can also use your whisk to stir the batter! So easy!

Want To Make A Healthier Version Of Crepes
I heated the crepe pan and poured 1/2 cup of batter into the pan and twirled it around with a crepe wand. You don’t need one, I just like using this new kitchen tool! *Grease pan if needed. This is the crepe Wand I use: Perfect Size Crepe Spreaders (Handmade in USA) By Cucina Galli (Variety 3 Pack). My daughter, Stacie makes her yummy crepes on an electric griddle. She scoops a 1/2 cup of batter on to the hot griddle and spreads the batter very thin with the measuring cup. She bakes two to four at a time. She uses an electric griddle as we would use for pancakes or grilled cheese sandwiches.

Want To Make A Healthier Version Of Crepes

Here you can see that we have flipped the crepe and will now cook the other side for about 15-20 seconds…

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Want To Make A Healthier Version Of Crepes

We use this tortilla warmer for tortillas, pancakes, waffles, and of course today we used it for our crepes! This is my favorite warmer: Norpro Tortilla Pancake Keeper. I’ve listed below our favorite topping choices, you may have others you would like to try. No wrong answer here, most any fruit of choice is the right one.

The kids particularly like to add the toppings, and they will sometimes mix and match by adding some items together, like strawberries and bananas. Anytime you can eat fresh fruit, particularly now the summer fruit harvests are taking place, you can feel good that you’re looking out for your loved ones by serving healthy and delicious breakfast items or desserts for other meals.

Toppings For Crepes:

1. whipped cream

2. bananas

3. raspberries

4. blackberries

5. strawberries

6. peaches

7. apple pie filling

8. blueberries

9. Nutella with bananas

10. Lemon curd

I might need to plan a luncheon at my house and make these crepes for friends! Let me know your favorite toppings for crepes.

Homemade Healthier Crepes

Homemade Healthier Crepes
Prep Time
10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 6 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1-1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1-3/4 Cups Milk
  1. Heat the crepe pan and pour 1/2 cup of batter into the pan and twirl it around with a crepe wand. Cook until lightly brown about 40 seconds and flip it over and cook the other side for about 15-20 seconds.

8 thoughts on “How To Make The Best Crepes A Lot Healthier

  • April 19, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Yum! I want to make this with strawberries. Did you use all purpose flour?

  • April 26, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Would you please tell me how you prepared the strawberries that are in the bowl. The strawberries we are getting from the store are quite firm and are bland in flavor. They need some help. Thank you.

  • June 20, 2015 at 6:48 am

    Oh, yum! My hubby loves to make crepes…I’ll have to show him this!

    • June 20, 2015 at 8:13 am

      Carol, my mouth was watering for these just updating the post! I love crepes! Linda

  • June 20, 2015 at 7:51 am

    I use all whole wheat flour in my crepes and everybody loves them. Pastry flour is best but any finely ground variety work.

    • June 20, 2015 at 8:15 am

      Hi Alice, I like to substitute my freshly ground wheat flour in these as well! I want to try the pastry flour, great idea! Linda

  • June 21, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Hi Linda! So I just got called to be the Provident Living Specialist in our ward and I have a lot to learn so I’ve been absorbing the info on your blog today! This is going to help me a ton! Have you had that calling before? Do you have any tips?? I can use all the help I can!


    • June 21, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      Hi Debbie, I missed seeing you three at SNAP this year and BYBC. I was asked to write a book on food storage and emergency preparedness. That’s why I had to pass this year. It’s available pre-sold now under Linda Loosli in 5 stores online. I was never planning on writing a book, but they had been stalking me for some time I guess. They emailed me and asked for a conference call. I told them I am not a writer. They said we don’t want a writer, we want an expert and that’s you. YIKES! I have my own PR sales team from MacMillian. Enough about that, lets get you started. Debbie, I would start with this printable: I am suggesting that one because that’s what I used when I used to teach classes on food storage. The most important thing people need is water. Lots of water. I have some downloads for 72 hour kits for adults, kids and pets. Ask me anything about anything, I will help you! Hugs, Linda


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