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Whole Wheat Crepes…A Brunch Idea!

Mother’s Day is under a week away!

If you are still looking for a fantastic 
Mother’s Day Brunch idea, how about crepes?  

Crepes are the best!


They are easier to make than you might think!
And crepes are a crowd pleaser!

You can load them up with all kinds of fruit, 
add some yogurt, honey and a dash of cinnamon…

Heaven on Earth!


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  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • pinch salt
  • Fillings
  • Berries! Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries
  • Bananas
  • Yogurt
  • Custard
  • Whipping Cream
  • Syrup or honey
  • Nutella
  • Cinnamon & Sugar


  1. Combine all of the above ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Then place the batter, covered, in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  3. When ready to cook, preheat your pan over medium heat, and coat it with a little butter.
  4. Stir your batter, and pour about 2-3 tbsp into the pan. Then lift the pan off the burner, tilting and rotating it so the batter forms a thin circle.
  5. Cook until the top is set, then flip.

(adapted from the Joy of Cooking)

  • You can make the batter the day before, making breakfast time a cinch!
  • This recipe feeds about 4 people, so if you have a larger crowd you may want to double, or even triple the recipe!
  • Crepes can be eaten as they come off the pan, or you can stack them in between sheets of wax paper until the batter is gone, and you are ready to eat.  You can even freeze them at this point.

Filling up your crepes!

  • You can use all kinds of fruits and fillings for your crepes!  Here are some ideas that we love!
      • Berries!  Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries
      • Bananas
      • Yogurt
      • Custard
      • Whipping Cream
      • Syrup or honey
      • Nutella (thanks Stephanie!)
      • Cinnamon & Sugar

My favourite crepes are filled with vanilla yogurt and bananas, then topped with whipping cream, honey and cinnamon!


So there you go, a brunch idea that might make your Mother’s Day a little more special!


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  • Reply Stephanie @ henry happened May 7, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    I’ve never tried making my own before but it sounds totally doable! I’m dreaming of them now with banana and nutella πŸ™‚

  • Reply Cassie @ Primitive & Proper May 7, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    YUMMY! i am pinning this! i love crepes and whole wheat even better!

  • Reply Catie @ Catie's Corner May 7, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Jo-Anna, your photos are gorgeous!! Crepes have never looked prettier.

    I love crepes! I’ve made them lots of times. The first time I made them, I wondered why I was soo scared to make them before.

    ~ Catie

  • Reply Mandy May 8, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    I love your food photography! It makes me want some big, yummy berries πŸ™‚

  • Reply Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things} May 10, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    Hmm.. This looks heavenly! And your photos are amazing!! πŸ™‚
    Yum yum yum! Now I want crepes.. But it’s already past 11pm. Haha
    I hope you’re having a wonderful week, Jo-Anna!
    XO! Vanessa

  • Reply Jesseca May 12, 2012 at 4:07 AM

    I LOVE your pictures. The placement and lighting is perfect. Looks like we will be having crepes on sunday!


  • Reply Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage May 12, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Looks scrumptious!

  • Reply Ruth H. May 13, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    I love making crepes and I use whole wheat flour all the time…I just never dared try making whole wheat crepes, before. I’ll definitely try, now!

  • Reply Six Sisters May 14, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    What a great idea! We would love for you to come share this at our weekly link party and enter to win a $50 gift card to Mikarose Clothing!

    The Sisters

  • Reply hardydanielle May 15, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    I am definitely making these this weekend! Yummy πŸ™‚

  • Reply Abbie May 16, 2012 at 6:51 AM

    Mother’s Day may be over, but these still look incredible! I’ll be featuring you this weekend! : )

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    YUM! I just bookmarked this page. Thanks for sharing!

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