Desserts at Home: Crepes


Photo Courtesy: Makanaonalani Manuel

A banana Nutella crepe with a side of Neapolitan Ice Cream and Whip Cream.

Crepes are thin and delicate French-style pancakes that were invented in the thirteen centuries in Brittany. Not only is it a delicate dish, but it is a dessert that can be added with many toppings.


The COVID-19 pandemic limits us to where we can or can’t go so why not be able to make a simple but delicate dessert at home, crepes.

The ingredients needed to make the crepes. (Photo Courtesy: Makanaonalani Manuel)

Recipe: Crepes (Estimated Time: 10 minutes)

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ milk
  • ½ water
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter (melted)


  1. Mix all ingredients together for 2-3 minutes, make sure that everything is incorporated and mixed well. (Side note: The batter will look like pancake mix, but it is more liquid-like)
  2. Ready a saucepan on medium-low heat and put enough butter to lightly cover the pan.
  3. Pour half a cup of batter on to the pan and tilt the pan until the batter fills the bottom, let it rest until the edges lift off the side of the pan. Once they do, flip to the other side and let rest again.
  4. Put on a plate and serve with any toppings. Enjoy!


One popular way to eat crepes is having one banana and Nutella on the side. First, cut the banana into slices and keep on the side. Once the crepe finishes, lather Nutella on half of the crepe, fold the other half over put the banana slices on top. For a finishing touch, you are welcome to sift powdered sugar on top.


Crepes can be served with anything, from avocados to fruits like bananas and strawberries. Most of the ingredients are found at home, so there is no need to go to the store. You are welcomed to add some ice cream of your choice to your crepe.