My homemade strawberry buttermilk crepes are a delicate and light breakfast treat that everyone will enjoy! They are super simple to make and can be whipped up in a pinch! These thin delights are a perfect weekend breakfast treat, especially once the strawberries are in season!
Easy Strawberry Buttermilk Crepes
Serve this delicate treat for Mother's Day, brunch, any special occasion, or just because! They are delicious any day of the week!
Crepes are a spectacular classic French dish, but you can now easily make them at home! They take less than 15 minutes to make and use common baking ingredients!
🥘 Strawberry Buttermilk Crepes Ingredients
These super easy-to-get crepe ingredients are found at virtually any grocery store! Most of these ingredients are typical baking staples, so you could already have them at home!
- Flour - 1 cup of all-purpose flour (or bread flour).
- Salt - ½ teaspoon of salt.
- Sugar - 1 tablespoon of sugar.
- Buttermilk - ⅔ cups of buttermilk (divided into 2 portions of ⅓ cup, if you don't have any, check out this buttermilk alternative).
- Eggs - 2 large eggs.
- Water - 1 cup of cold water.
- Butter - 2 tablespoons of salted butter (melted and cooled).
- Vanilla Extract - 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.
- Vegetable Oil - 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil.
- Strawberries - 2 cups of fresh strawberries.
*Be sure to see the recipe card below for ingredients, amounts, & instructions!*
These yummy crepes are super easy to make! All you need to make these strawberry buttermilk crepes is a mixing bowl, whisk, and a nonstick skillet!
- Combine ingredients. In a medium mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of flour, 1 tablespoon of sugar, ½ teaspoon of salt, ⅓ cup of buttermilk, 2 eggs, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Whisk the ingredients until smooth (will be sticky and somewhat thick).
- Add remaining ingredients. Add the remaining ⅓ c of buttermilk, 1 cup of water, butter, and 1 teaspoon of oil and whisk until combined. The batter should be smooth, silky, and fairly thin.
- Chill. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Cook. Heat an 8" nonstick skillet or crepe pan to medium heat and ladle out the crepes onto the skillet in ¼ cup portions.
- Turn the pan. Roll the pan in a circular motion when pouring the crepe batter so that the batter is dispersed quickly in a circular shape on the pan.
- Flip. Allow the crepe to cook for about a minute, and then use a rubber spatula to loosen the crepe edges to flip the crepe once the first side is done. Cook the second side for an additional minute.
- Remove and serve. Remove from the heat and serve with 2 cups of fresh strawberries.
💭 Tips & Notes
- I recommend a crepe pan for this but a non-stick skillet will work too. The lower the sides on the skillet, the better.
- I also recommend refrigerating the batter for at least thirty minutes prior to cooking the crepes, especially with buttermilk crepes.
- If you're having problems with the crepes breaking, add flour in little portions of a tablespoon at a time. Also, I typically use a small towel with a light amount of oil to wipe the cooking surface clean between each crepe.
❓ Which Flour Is Best For Crepes?
Typically any flour you choose should work fine for crepes. They will all create slight variances in how dense the crepes turn out. Cake flour or whole wheat pastry flour will make your crepes light and tender. However, all-purpose flour will work as well!
❓ What Is The Difference Between Pancake Batter And Crepe Batter?
The biggest difference between pancake batter and crepe batter is that pancake batter includes a rising agent such as baking powder or baking soda. This is what causes pancakes to be thicker and fluffier than crepes.
❓ Why Are My Crepes Rubbery?
If your crepes are turning out with a rubbery consistency, you may have added too much flour, are cooking them too slowly, or possibly overmixing the batter. Make sure your pan is fully heated and they should only cook for 60 seconds per side!
🥞 More Sweet Breakfast Ideas!
- Raspberry Crepes
- Sheet Pan Pancakes
- Chocolate Pancakes
- Thick Fluffy Japanese Pancakes
- Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes
- Blueberry Pancakes
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📖 Recipe Card
Strawberry Buttermilk Crepes Recipe
- In a medium to large mixing bowl, combine the 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, ½ teaspoon salt, ⅓ c of the ⅔ cup buttermilk, 2 large eggs, and 2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Whisk the ingredients until smooth (it will be sticky and somewhat thick).
- Add the remaining ⅓ c of ⅔ cup buttermilk, 1 cup water, 2 tablespoon butter, and 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and whisk until combined. The batter should be smooth, silky, and fairly thin. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Heat an 8" non-stick skillet or crepe pan to medium and ladle out the crepes onto the skillet in ¼ c portions once heated fully. Roll the pan in a circular motion when pouring the crepe batter, so that the batter is dispersed quickly in a circular shape on the pan.
- Allow the crepe to cook for about a minute on each side, use a rubber spatula to loosen the crepe edges to flip the crepe once the first side is done. Serve with sliced 2 cups strawberries, whipped cream, powdered sugar, or syrup (if desired).
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!