These crepes aren't just topped with strawberry whipped cream and sliced berries, but they have actual strawberries right in the batter! Strawberry Crepes are easy to make and perfect for serving at a brunch party or for a weekend morning at home.
Is anyone else dreading the end of strawberry season? I've been incorporating the seasonal berries into my meals every single day during the spring and summer and I don't want to stop.
These strawberry crepes are my new favorite breakfast item, perfect for a brunch party or lazy Sunday morning. They're unique to other similar recipes in that they have fresh berries blended right into the batter!
At first I was a little hesitant to mix fresh strawberries into the crepe batter because I wondered would it water the crepes down too much.
But then I did some research and learned that lots of people make crepes with water instead of milk. In fact, there are some crepe recipes that just involve flour and water. Those probably aren't the crepes for me, but I knew replacing some of the milk with strawberry puree should be OK. And I was right!
Crepes are super versatile and there's really so much you can do with them. Of course, I still added more fresh berries on top... And made a delectable strawberry whipped cream, too.
❤️ Why you'll love this recipe
You'll love these strawberry crepes if you're looking for a delicious breakfast recipe that's a little bit outside the box and totally seasonal.
The crepes have a light strawberry flavor to them, thanks to adding the fresh fruit, and you can fill them and/or top them with any ingredients you want.
I highly recommend strawberry whipped cream and fresh sliced strawberries. But maple syrup is always a winning topping, too!
Not only do the fruity crepes make a great breakfast, but they're also perfect for a summer dessert (these ice cream pancakes are similar to crepes and would also make a delicious summer dessert!)
Despite the fact that they're super easy (and you can even make them ahead of time!), crepes are generally pretty impressive. Lots of people have only had them out and have never made them at home, so it can be our little secret as to how simple they are to make!
You don't need anything too crazy to make these crepes. Here are all the ingredients required:
- All-purpose flour
- Granulated sugar
- Sliced strawberries
- Whole milk
- Large eggs
- Vanilla extract
- Unsalted butter
- Strawberry whipped cream
🍓 How to make strawberry crepes
The incredible thing about this recipe? You basically just need to put all the ingredients (sans the strawberry whipped cream) into a blender and process until smooth!
That's your crepe batter right there!
I do recommend letting the mixture rest in the refridgerator for at least 30 minutes. This allows the gluten to relax and results in more tender crepes. However, it's not completely necessary if you don't have the time.
You can also feel free to make the batter the day before and keep it in fridge overnight. This is a great time saver so you can get right to cooking in the morning.
Now that your super easy strawberry crepe batter is made, you're ready to make those crepes! Again, this is quite easy, but may require a bit of a learning curve if it's your first time.
I recommend using a 9- or 10-inch nonstick skillet for the crepes. You don't need a crepe pan!
Place the skillet over medium heat and coat with a little bit of butter. Pour about ⅓ cup batter in pan and gently tilt and swirl pan until batter evenly coats the bottom.
If I'm using a 9-inch pan, I use a little less than ⅓ of a cup. Otherwise the crepes are a little bit thick (which isn't necessarily a bad thing!).
Let the crepe cook for about 1 ½-2 minutes until it's turning golden on bottom and edges are pulling away from pan.
Now, you can either use your fingers or a spatula to pull edges up and when ready, flip. Cook for another minute before removing crepe from pan to a plate.
This is a little bit of a learning curve and even though I've made crepes hundreds of times, I often have to throw away the first one! After a couple, you should definitely get the hang of flipping.
Keep cooked crepes warm and continue with remaining batter, adding a little butter to pan in between each.
When your strawberry crepes are all cooked, you can fill them and/or top them with whatever you want.
I decided to make an easy strawberry whipped cream and utilize more fresh strawberries.
😍 How to make strawberry whipped cream
Homemade whipped cream is so easy to make and this one uses a little bit of strawberry extract for flavoring. You can also feel free to use fresh strawberry juice if you want, but you don't want to add a lot of liquid to the whipped cream, so I find that extract with give you the best flavor.
In the bowl of a stand mixer with whisk attachment or in a medium bowl with a hand mixer, beat together heavy cream, sugar, and strawberry extract on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form, about 4-5 minutes.
There are SO many ways you could use this whipped cream, but it's especially delicious on strawberry crepes!
🥞 How to assemble crepes
I like to fold the crepe in half and dollop some whipped cream on one half of it. Then I top with a few sliced strawberries.
Fold the crepe over and pipe or dollop a little more whipped cream on the top and a strawberry garnish!
And you're ready to serve a breakfast that will impress! You can serve the crepes assembled or if you're having a brunch party, you can set up a crepe bar. Serve homemade crepes along with various toppings and guests can assemble their own dream concoction.
Despite the fact that these are served with fresh whipped cream, I still recommend drizzling a little maple syrup on, too. I will never turn down maple syrup at breakfast time!
You could also make a batch of this strawberry syrup.
⏲ How to make crepes ahead of time
As I mentioned above, you can make the crepe batter ahead of time and then just cook the crepes right before you're ready to serve them. You can even make the batter two days ahead of time.
However, it does feel like the actual crepe making is the most time-consuming part and chances are, you want to avoid standing over the stove making crepes one at a time while your hungry family or brunch guests are waiting for you.
Luckily, you can make them ahead of time and then just re-heat right before serving. Crepes are actually still delicious when re-heated and these strawberry crepes are no exception.
For best results, let the crepes cool and then stack them with wax paper in between each. Wrap tightly and keep in fridge for up to 3 days.
You can either pop back in a pan with a little butter to reheat or simple put them in the microwave.
Just be sure to wait to add the whipped cream and strawberries until right before serving (though you can feel free to make the whipped cream ahead of time and keep it in the fridge in an airtight container).
Though these strawberry crepes are super easy to make, there are certainly some things you can do to make them even easier! Here are some ideas:
- You can actually make the the crepes with pancake mix, which will cut down on some ingredients. If you're using my pancake mix crepe recipe to make strawberry crepes, just be sure to only use 1 cup of milk. I also recommend adding the additional sugar and more vanilla extract.
- If you can't get fresh strawberries, you can use strawberry extract in the batter instead. Replace the fresh strawberries with an extra ½ cup milk and add in about 1 Tbsp extract.
- If you don't want to make homemade whipped cream, you can easily use store-bought instead! You can mix a little strawberry extract into it or just use it as is. You could also replace with homemade strawberry fluff!
👩🍳 More crepe recipes
As soon as you learn just how easy homemade crepes are to make, you'll want to make them all the time! I have lots of recipes for all kinds of varieties of crepes so you'll never get bored of them. Here are some of my favorites:
- Banana Nutella Crepes
- Fruity Pebbles Crepes
- Pumpkin Crepes
- Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Crepes
- Shrimp Crepes
- Apple Pie Crepes (from Unicorns in the Kitchen)
You can have a crepe for every occasion! Or at least every weekend!
I'll be savoring strawberry season as long as I can and enjoying the seasonal berries in every recipe possible.
I hope you enjoy these homemade strawberry crepes! If you make them, please leave a recipe review below!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup sliced strawberries, plus more for topping
- 1 cup whole milk, room temperature
- 4 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 ½ Tbsp vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted (plus more for coating pan)
- Strawberry whipped cream (recipe below)
Strawberry Whipped Cream
- 1 ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tsp strawberry extract
- Place flour, sugar, salt, strawberries, milk, eggs, vanilla, and butter in blender and process until smooth. Let mixture rest for at least 30 minutes in fridge. Alternatively, you can make the batter the day before and keep it in fridge overnight.
- Place a 9- or 10-inch nonstick skillet (or crepe pan) over medium heat. Coat with a little bit of butter. Pour about ⅓ cup batter in pan (use a little less if using a 9-inch pan) and gently tilt and swirl pan until batter evenly coats the bottom.
- Let cook for about 1 ½-2 minutes until crepe is turning golden on bottom and edges are pulling away from pan. You can either use your fingers or a spatula to pull edges up and when ready, flip. Cook for another minute before removing crepe from pan to a plate. Keep warm.
- Continue with remaining batter, adding a little butter to pan in between each.
Strawberry Whipped Cream
- In the bowl of a stand mixer with whisk attachment or in a medium bowl with a hand mixer, beat together heavy cream, sugar, and strawberry extract on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form, about 4-5 minutes.