French Crepes with Nutella and Apple Compote

To give these sweet crepes extra flavor, I’ve added an apple compote and Nutella spread for the ultimate decadent breakfast treat. If that’s too sweet for you (or you’re in a time crunch), swap it for honey and peanut butter, or go super savory with ham and cheese. Or, just keep it simple by eating the crepes plain, sprinkled lightly with sugar and a touch of lemon juice. Enjoy!

Servings: About 6 crepes

Crepe Ingredients
2 Eggs
1 cup Flour
3 tbsp Butter (I like to heat it up in the microwave to melt it)
1 tbsp Butter (for greasing the pan)
3/4 cup Milk (whole milk probably tastes better but all I had on hand was fat-free)
1/2 cup Water
1-2 tbsp of Sugar (depending on how strong your sweet tooth is)

Step 1. Mix dry ingredients flour, sugar then add everything else. Mix with fork until the texture of the batter is what I describe as “water-y”—which makes for a super light crepe.

Step 2. Heat a frying pan (ideally non-stick) to medium heat and grease with butter. Add about 1/3 cup of the crepe mixture onto the hot pan. If you want a thicker crepe, add half a cup of batter. Swirl it around so the entire bottom of the pan is covered. Let sit for about one minute, then VERY CAREFULLY flip (I use a spatula and my fingers). Give it about another minutes or 2 until both sides are lightly browned. You may need to turn down the heat at some point to ensure the crepes don’t get too hot.

Step 3 (optional). After first flip, add apple compote (recipe below) and Nutella/chocolate chips and spread over crepe, then roll it up! You’re done! Enjoy!

Apple Compote
3-4 red Apples (cut into slices, it’s okay to leave the peels on)
1/2-1 cup sugar (to taste)
3 tbsp butter
1/3-1 cup water

Step 1. Melt butter in skillet/saucepan then add apples. Stir constantly so apples don’t burn.

Step 2. After about 7-8 minutes, mix sugar and water, pour over apples. Let simmer for about 5 more minutes then serve with crepes (or is a great topping for vanilla ice cream!)

That’s it! Super easy right? I’ve also included a cute round up of some of my kitchen favorites (including a darling shibori table runner like mine!) below!


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