5 from 5 votes

French Canadian Breakfast Crepes

My family's version of Crepes that we have for breakfast. Thicker than regular crepes, thinner than pancakes, and a crispy lacey edge unlike both. Serve with maple syrup for a yummy breakfast treat!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Canadian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 4 -6
Author Snappy Gourmet


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • Shortening (for best results)
  • Maple syrup for serving


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine flour and salt. Whisk in eggs and milk just until thin batter forms.
  2. Place about 2 tablespoons of shortening in large skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium heat. When shortening is hot, pour some batter into middle of pan then swirl pan around so that a large crepe forms.
  3. Cook crepes about 1-2 minutes per side or when crepe starts to get crispy around edges and bubbles. Continue until all batter has been used. Serve with maple syrup.

Recipe Notes

SNAPPY TIPS: Make sure your pan is hot before pouring in the batter so that the batter can almost “fry” in the shortening.

SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: We typically serve this with warm maple syrup but you could serve with a fruit sauce, powdered sugar, honey, etc.