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Birthday Breakfast: How Kids Can Make Crepes

Birthday Breakfast Crepes

One of the best things about birthdays in our house is that you get to choose your favorite meals for the entire day. We start thinking about our menu about six months in advance. There is just something so exciting about getting your first choice all day. Although we love to have our usual buttermilk pancakes every weekend, crepes somehow feel more fancy and special to us. They usually end up as our choice for our birthday breakfast. And guess what? Kids can make crepes!

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Making the Batter:

Well, I will clarify. Kids can easily make the crepe batter, but it does get harder. I will get to more on that later. But making the batter was actually much easier than pancakes, as all we did was add all of the ingredients into a blender and it was ready.

Tips for Cooking Crepes:

Now that the easy part was done, we followed these specific instructions for cooking our crepes. We started by heating our pan, but instead of adding oil, we rubbed some butter on the bottom. It just felt like it would taste better than the oil. We then poured a thin layer into the pan.

Thin Layer of Crepe in Pan

So far so good. We watched until it seemed like our edges were cooked and then put aside our nerves, and flipped the crepe.

Hmm. Not perfect. The middle just seemed to fall apart. Good thing my Dad was too hungry to care about the presentation. He gobbled up our first mistake without any concern.

This was not the last imperfect crepe of the morning. However, we did start to learn some tips that made a large difference.

Tip #1:

It is tempting to pour a thick layer into the pan, almost like you were making a large pancake. But we found that the more we put in, the harder it was to flip. So just pour until you have the bottom covered and stop.

Thin Spatula for Crepe

Tip #2:

We started using a thin spatula and this really helped us get under the edge without breaking the crepe. We also slid the spatula around the edge to test whether the bottom would hold together before we actually flipped the crepe. A few times we realized it needed more cooking time, and this saved it from falling apart.

Sliding Spatula Under Crepe

Tip #3:

Try to take your time when flipping. We were so nervous on the first few, that we almost flipped them on the floor! But if they are cooked well enough, then you should be able to take your time to carefully turn them over.

Successful Crepe Flip Tip

Tip #4:

Lift your pan to slide them onto the plate instead of using the spatula to lift them off. We had to have some help from our Mom on this step, as the pan was a bit heavy for us to pick up and maneuver safely.

Stack of Crepes

Our Conclusion: Kids Can Make Crepes!

After the stress of flipping the crepes, deciding what to put them was a breeze. We opted for melon, strawberries, leftover chocolate spread from our dessert pizzas, and loads of whipped cream. Don’t forget the powdered sugar though, as that turns this into a fancy birthday breakfast.

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Birthday Breakfast Crepes

Birthday Breakfast: How Kids Can Make Crepes

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Kids can make crepes for the perfect birthday breakfast! We learned a few important cooking tips to share. Be prepared to make 2 batches!


  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter, Melted
  • 1 Stick of Butter for Oiling Pan

Options for Fillings and Toppings

  • Melon
  • Strawberries
  • Chocolate Spread
  • Jam
  • Whipped Cream
  • Powdered Sugar


    1. Mix all the ingredients in a blender well and let sit for a few minutes.
    2. Heat a nonstick frying pan to a medium temperature. You will most likely adjust to get the right temperature for your specific stove and pan. Rub a stick of butter on the bottom to coat before each crepe is poured.
    3. Slowly pour a thin coating of batter into pan. If needed, roll the pan to make the batter evenly spread out. Allow to cook for 1 to 2 minutes until the edges are firm.
    4. Using a thin spatula, slide under the edges of the crepe to make sure it is cooked well enough to flip without breaking.
    5. Slowly flip the crepe and allow to cook for another 2 minutes, or until light brown.
    6. Slide crepe onto plate and add your choice of filling. Wrap and serve with powdered sugar.


Adapted From Jo Cooks

*Be prepared to make more than one batch.

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