Berry Crepe Recipe

When I was in college, there was a farmer’s market in Dayton called Second Street Market. At this market, there were several food vendors who made some of the most delicious foods I’ve ever eaten. Among those was a French woman who made sweet and savory crepes. One of my go-to meals from her was her berry crepe with Nutella.

Now, this wasn’t my first time having a berry crepe with Nutella. My first time was actually in Vegas at the Paris hotel with my mom. Those crepes will always hold a special place in my heart.

But in Dayton, early on a Saturday morning, was where I truly fell in love with berry crepes and Nutella.

After I graduated college and moved back to California for law school, I found that I deeply missed those Saturday mornings at the market for crepes. So I set out to learn to make them myself. It’s now one of the main foods my family and friends associate with me.

Crepes are my favorite breakfast. Although berry and Nutella crepes are classified as dessert crepes, I prefer to eat them for breakfast over a savory crepe (which is what Bret likes). [Side note: If you are in Orange County, I highly suggest go to Euro Cafe and having their crepes; they’re delicious!]

One summer during law school, I used to take my niece to her summer camp but not before bringing her back to my mom’s house to make crepes. Now she makes them for her family.

My last little story about crepes comes from a hard time that brought family together. My grandma passed away in January 2016. A lot of family and friends came to town from Minnesota, Montana, Colorado, and several other areas of the country. My grandpa planned a whole weekend of events (mainly, meals). One of those meals was breakfast at his house which involved me making crepes to order. My grandma was the one that made all the food and didn’t eat until everyone else had food. I truly felt like her in that moment, making crepes with my cousin for my entire extended family and friends.

This is an easy recipe!! I’m not joking. If my mom can make them, anyone can make them.

Crepe:
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup milk
1 tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup flour

Filling:
Nutella
Berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries)

Mix all the crepe ingredients together. That’s it!
Pour about 1/4 cup of crepe batter into a hot pan. You want a thin layer. A crepe is basically a thin pancake, so you don’t want it to be super thick. Similar to a pancake, flip the crepe when the bottom has cooked enough to where it’s not runny. I flip the crepe a couple times so there’s a little bit of browning on each side. Once it’s done, put it on a plate and immediately scoop some Nutella onto the hot crepe. I try to do this as quickly as possible so the Nutella melts a little bit and it’s easier to spread. Once the Nutella is spread, line the berries in the middle, as much as you’d like. Then role the crepe like a enchilada or burrito. Viola! You’re done!

My crepe helper! She likes to help me stir the batter!

I thought I’d share this recipe ahead of Easter in case you are looking for something different to feed yourself or your family for breakfast or dessert!

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