- Prep Time : 5 minutes
- Cook Time : 20 minutes
In an electric mixer bowl combine the eggs and vanilla. Mix until foamy.
Once foamy, add the salt, milk, and flour until well combined without lumps. You want the mixture to be perfectly smooth.
Heat a medium size frying pan to medium heat. Add a sliver of butter to the pan.
**You'll be using only 1/2 Tablespoon of butter TOTAL. You'll be using only a sliver of that before each crepe. You'll need 8 slivers in all, so very little, really.
Heat the butter. Once melted and the pan is hot using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour 1/4 cup of batter into the pan.
Immediately lift the pan up, swiveling it in a circle to coat the bottom of the pan evenly with the batter. Let the batter sit for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Using a spatula, carefully lift one edge of the crepe to check if that side is done. It will lift easily and will be a very light golden color. Flip the crepe and repeat on the other side.
Tip: You'll know the crepe is done when it can easily move around the pan without sticking.
TIP: The lighter your crepe, the tastier it will be.
Prepare for your next crepe with another sliver of butter. Repeat the 1/4 cup pouring process, swirling and waiting 30 seconds to 1 minute before flipping.
This recipe will make about 8, 8 inch crepes. Each crepe is 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus.
This is a recipe that I’ve perfected over the years and it’s a regular at our house. I like this recipe because it’s far fewer calories than most crepe recipes (using far less butter and eggs) and it’s made with whole wheat flour. If you’re gluten free, substitute the flour with almond flour.
We typically make these for breakfast on the weekends. My kids like to load their crepes with fruit and flavored Greek Yogurt. We LOVE The Greek Gods Honey Orange or Honey Strawberry Greek Yogurt. Bonus: It doesn’t contain nasty chemicals or ingredients I don’t want myself or my kids eating. And of course, my family can’t have crepes without maple syrup.
Each crepe is Weight Watchers PointsPlus 2. I load mine up with tons of fruit (sliced bananas, peaches, mango(!!) and blueberries) and put about 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce over the fruit. Then roll it up and eat it like a burrito. The fruit and unsweetened applesauce don’t add any additional points. You can eat two crepes and still stay within your desired point value for breakfast! How great is that!?!?
Sorry, I get pretty pumped up about finding delicious food that is also healthy for me. -wink-
If you’re looking for a fun and easy dessert crepe, fill your crepes with homemade whipped cream. (In a metal electric mixing bowl you’ve put in the freezer for a few minutes, add whipping cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 Tablespoon sugar. Beat on high until thick.) Add shaved chocolate or chocolate syrup. Mmmmmm!