Whole-Wheat Crepes

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Whole-Wheat Crepes

Whole-Wheat Crepes

This basic crepe recipe is a tasty wrap for sweet and savory fillings.

Serves 16

Prep Time 10 min

Total Time 40 min.


  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour, (see Variations, below)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, (for dessert crepes; optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted, or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup seltzer water, or club soda

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Combine whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar (if using), salt, eggs, milk and butter (or oil) in a food processor or blender; process until smooth, scraping the sides once or twice. Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.

Step 2

Slowly whisk seltzer water (or club soda) into the crepe batter. Lightly oil a small nonstick skillet with a crumpled paper towel; heat the skillet over medium-high heat. Ladle about 2 tablespoons batter into the skillet with a small ladle or measuring cup; immediately tilt and rotate the pan to spread the batter evenly over the bottom.

Step 3

Cook the crepe until the underside is lightly browned, about 30 seconds. Using a small metal spatula or a fork, lift the edge of the crepe, quickly grasp it with your fingers and flip. Cook until the second side is lightly browned, about 20 seconds longer. Slide the crepe onto a plate.

Step 4

If serving immediately, fill and roll or fold the crepe. Continue to cook crepes with the remaining batter, oiling the pan as needed and stacking crepes as you go. Variations: Buckwheat Crepes: Substitute buckwheat flour for the whole-wheat flour. Fill with sauteed apples or smoked salmon and cream cheese. Cornmeal Crepes: Substitute cornmeal for the whole-wheat flour. Try with a spicy chili or with blueberries and cream cheese.