Simple Crepes

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: crepe, easy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 crepes
Author: Nami

I love crepes and it's really easy to make. I served the crepes with maple syrup and powdered sugar or fruits and whipping cream inside.  If you add whipping cream or ice cream, wait till the crepe cools down a bit so it won’t melt!



  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp kosher/sea salt (use half for table salt)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cups milk
  • cup water (1 cup for original recipe)
  • 1 Tbsp neutral flavor oil (vegetable, canola, etc)

Toppings of your choice:

  • Nutella (maple syrup, powdered sugar, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, whipping cream, chocolate syrup, etc)


  1. In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Mix all together. Here my sweet little assistant is mixing it up.
    Simple Crepes 1
  2. First add about ¼ cup of flour and mix well.
  3. Add about ¼ cup of milk and mix well till you don’t see any lumps.
  4. Then add ¼ cup of flour again and mix while stirring in ¼ cup of milk. Mix well until you don’t see any lumps. Repeat this process until you run out of both.
  5. Add 1 cup of water. Mix well and check the consistency of the batter. It should be runny unlike the batter for pancakes. I added ½ cup more water to have a good consistency. Please adjust the water according to your mixture.
    Simple Crepes 2
  6. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. When it’s getting hot, grease the pan with oil using a silicone brush.

  7. When the pan is hot, use a ladle to pour the batter in the middle of the pan. Swirl the batter around to distribute it evenly.
  8. When the batter started to dry (see below), shift the pan to rotate the crepe. You can peek and check the color of the bottom side of the crepe. When it looks good, flip the crepe with a spatula and cook the other side until it becomes nice color.
    Simple Crepes 3
  9. Remove from heat. Serve with your favorite fruits or other toppings.

Recipe Notes

Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe in your own words and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.