How To Make Crepes With Pancake Mix

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How To Make Crepes With Pancake Mix

Learning How To Make Crepes With Pancake Mix, is easy and tastes fabulous! We are excited to show you how easy and delicious it is to make your own crêpes with pancake mix and a few other ingredients. Be sure to check out the recipe with step-by-step instructions below for how you too you can enjoy this delicious recipe! 

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Easy Pancake Mix Crepes

Did you know that crêpes can be made using pancake mix? Surprisingly, you can easily make crêpes using your pancake mix, and a couple of other ingredients, then voilà you have amazing crêpes in just a few minutes. This recipe is super easy, we are so excited to share it with you because you are going to love it. 

Can You Make Crepes with Pancake Mix?

You can make crêpes using pancake mix. Below we will share a recipe with you and how you can easily create a simple crêpe recipe with pancake mix. This pancake crêpe recipe is very simple to make and will require just a few minutes of your time. Then, you are rewarded with a fabulous tasting crêpes that you can use as a breakfast, brunch, or for dessert crêpes. 

What’s the Difference Between Crepe Mix and Pancake Mix?

The difference between crêpe and pancake mixes is that your pancake mix typically includes a type of leavening agent, such as baking powder or baking soda. On the other hand, your crêpe mix typically does not include a leavening agent. 

This difference is important because your pancakes are meant to be light and fluffy whereas your crêpes are intended to be thin and flat. So, you might wonder why you can use pancake mix to make crêpes. 

Surprisingly when you combine your pancake mix with our recommended ingredients, you don’t run into a whole lot of fluffiness that would hinder your crêpes, well from being crêpes. 

Using a pancake mix to make your crêpes works out well because it is very easy to do and allows you to make amazing crêpes in a matter of minutes. 

Learn How To Make Crepes With Pancake Mix

Well, let’s turn our attention to what ingredients you will need in order to make crêpes using pancake mix, then how to go about making some amazing crêpes on your own.

Below are the details for all you need to know, and helpful hints that will make your crêpes turn out perfectly. 

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Pancake Mix Crepes

Ingredients Needed

pancake mix

milk

eggs

vanilla

How To Make Pancake Mix Crepes

Make The Batter

In a mixing bowl, you’re going to combine all of your ingredients, and then whisk until no lumps remain. If time allows, we strongly recommend letting your batter rest in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes before making your crêpes. This is not a requirement; however, your crêpes are likely to turn out much better if you allow the rest time. 

Make The Crepes

When you’re ready to make your crêpes, take a medium or large (approximately 7 inches in diameter or larger) and place it on your burner over medium heat. Allow just the pan to heat until the pan itself is hot. 

Spray your pan with non-stick cooking spray. Then take ¼ cup of batter, and pour it into the center of your pan. 

Immediately pick the pan up from the burner and tilt it every which way so that your crêpe spreads out thin and covers the bottom of your pan.

Place the pan back on your burner and allow your crêpe to cook until it is ready to turn over. 

How to tell when your crepe is ready to turn

While cooking, watch for it to turn a light golden brown on the bottom, and you should see the edges of your crêpe begin to pull away from the pan. These are both ways to tell when your crêpe is ready to turn over. 

When you see your crêpe bottom begin to turn light brown, near the edges of your crêpe, and it is pulling away from the pan, carefully use a spatula and flip your crêpe over. Allow the crêpe to cook for approximately one minute on the remaining side before placing your crêpe onto a plate. 

How to Fill and Fold Crepes

When your crêpes have finished cooking, you can plate them, then add your desired fillings before folding them. To fold your crêpes, you can either fold them in quarters so that they end up being a triangle shape, or you could fold them in thirds, like a taco. Either way works, then simply, serve and enjoy!

Filling Ideas

There are different ways that crêpes can be filled anywhere from savory, to sweet. Below are a few ideas that we enjoy, which you might as well. Feel free to add whatever fillings you desire to your crêpes. 

Cream cheese

Whipped cream

Fresh fruit

Chocolate 

Nutella

Chocolate chips

Jam

Pie fillings

Favorite Toppings

Whipped cream

Chocolate syrup

Powdered sugar

Fresh berries

Chocolate chips

Caramel syrup

Tips for the Perfect Crepes

Don’t sweat the first. Usually, the first crêpe does not turn out quite right. This is because your pan has not been seasoned yet, so don’t sweat the first one if it doesn’t turn out perfectly. 

Use non-stick spray. Be sure to spray your pan after every crêpe is made. This will ensure that your crêpe does not stick, and you can move it without having your crêpe stick to your pan. 

Keep warm. Keep your crêpes warm until you are ready to serve. To do this we recommend placing them into a cake pan in the oven and covering them with foil on your oven to warm setting. 

Avoid lumps. Sometimes it is difficult to avoid lumps when making crêpes with pancake mix. We recommend adding your liquid slowly, and mixing as you go this way, you’re less likely to end up with as many lumps.

Non-stick trick. The best way to keep your crêpes from sticking to the pan is first to use a fresh nonstick pan. If your pan has scratches or dings in it, it is not likely to work as well. Also be sure to use a nonstick spray in between crêpes so that your crêpes will be easily removed from your pan. 

Flip crêpes. Knowing when to flip crêpes can be a challenge. Ideally, you want to watch for them to start pulling away from the pan around the edges of your crêpes. Then take a spatula and insert it underneath, you can raise the edges slightly, and you should see a lovely golden brown color on the bottom. That is when you know they are ready to flip.

Use a thin spatula. To flip your crêpes, it works well to use a thin spatula. Take your spatula and insert it underneath your crêpes then carefully flip them over and continue cooking for a short amount of time, or just until they turn a light golden brown on the bottom. 

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Serving Suggestions

Crêpes made with pancake mix are best served fresh and warm. You can serve crêpes for breakfast, brunch, or as a dessert. 

You can also fill crêpes with items such as ham and cheese, then serve your crêpes as an appetizer or even a main dish. 

No matter how you choose to serve your crêpes, you will find them to be the best when they are fresh and warm. 

What to Serve with Crepes

What If I Don’t Want to Use Pancake Mix?

If you prefer to make crêpes not using pancake mix, you can also choose to make them from scratch if you want. All you need is all-purpose flour, eggs, milk, water, salt, and butter. Mix these ingredients together, then allow them to rest in the refrigerator. You can then cook them in a nonstick pan as instructed above. 

Pancake Mix Crepes vs. Regular Crepes

The main difference between regular crêpes and pancake mix crêpes is that regular crêpes are more likely to be flat and crispy. 

Pancake mix crêpes are easy to make, but they may be slightly different in texture, and they are slightly fluffy. 

Both kinds of crêpes are delicious and can be enjoyed with a variety of fillings and toppings. 

Storing & Reheating

Storage: Any leftover crêpes should be stored in the refrigerator. To do this, you will want to wrap each individual layer of your crêpes with parchment paper. Place your crêpes in an airtight container or seal them inside a plastic storage bag. Refrigerate for up to three days. 

Reheat: You can reheat your crêpes made with pancake mix in the oven, microwave, or in a skillet. 

To reheat in the microwave, place them on a microwave-safe plate, and microwave for 30-second intervals until warm. 

In a skillet, place your pan over low heat and warm your crêpes. 

In the oven, preheat your oven to 175°F, or the lowest temperature your oven will set to. Allow your crêpes to warm for approximately five minutes or until they are warmed through. 

Make Ahead

Batter. Your batter can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for up to 12 hours before use. 

Prepared. Your crêpes can also be prepared and stored in the refrigerator for up to three days. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Crepes?

Crêpes are a thin kind of French pancake that is curled and filled with delicious goodies. They are known as a delectable treat, breakfast, or dessert. 

Can you make crepes with Bisquick?

Yes, you can use Bisquick mix to make crêpes. This is another easy and delicious way to prepare crêpes to enjoy. 

Does Crepe Batter Need to Rest?

Allowing your crêpe batter to rest is highly recommended. Although it is not an absolute must, we strongly encourage you to allow your crêpe batter to rest between 30 minutes to 2 hours for the best results.  

Easy Crepe Recipe with Pancake Mix

Making crêpes with pancake mix is easy and delicious. This is a simple way to prepare crêpes at home and enjoy the fancy delicious goodness of amazing crêpes. This recipe is one that everyone can tackle, and enjoy the great taste. 

Crepes with Pancake Mix

Crêpes made with pancake mix are surprisingly easy to do and they taste fabulous. You can have a great tasting dish, and fill it with your favorite fillings and toppings. Give this amazing recipe a try! It’s still good, you might have found a new favorite! 

Have you tried this recipe? If so, send us a picture, or tag us on social media. We love to hear from you. We hope that you like making crêpes with pancake mix as much as we do! 

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