Grandma Knobel's Crepes


This tasty yet simple crepe recipe has been used by my family for generations.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 crepes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 3 large eggs

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil, divided, or as needed

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Sift flour, sugar, and salt into a large bowl. Add milk, eggs, and vanilla and whisk until smooth and slightly thinner than a regular pancake batter; do not overmix the batter or it will result in tougher crepes.

  2. Heat an 8- to 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to the center of the pan.

  3. Pour about 1/2 cup batter into the dot of oil. Hold the skillet by the handle and tilt the pan around so the batter evenly coats the entire skillet; the crepe should be about 1/8-inch thick. Cook until the bottom is medium brown, the top is dry, and the edges are starting to curl, about 1 minute. Flip the crepe and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 30 seconds. If each crepe takes longer than 2 minutes to cook, the batter may need to be thinner or you may need to use a higher heat.

  4. Place crepe on a plate with a dab of butter on top. Drizzle with maple syrup, roll up, dust with powdered sugar, and serve.

  5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4, adding more avocado oil to the skillet as needed.

Cook's Note:

Use raspberry or strawberry jam or fresh berries in place of maple syrup, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

525 Calories
16g Fat
80g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 525
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 206mg 69%
Sodium 285mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 186mg 14%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 325mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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