How to Make Crepes with Pancake Mix Easy Crêpes Recipe

Learn how to make crepes with pancake mix for a delightfully delicate and effortlessly prepared easy crepe recipe.

These easy pancake mix crepes embody thin elegance with simple ingredients.

Plus, this post not only shares how to make delicious crepes but also shares a delicious recipe using fresh strawberries to create sweet fillings effortlessly. 

Crafted from basic ingredients such as pancake mix, milk, a large egg, and a touch of vanilla, these easy crepes come together in a heartbeat.

No special appliances or a crepe pan are required—just your trusty stovetop and a few minutes of your time. 

This simple recipe promises to become your go-to crêpe batter for whenever the craving hits. 

how to make crepes with pancake mix

Can You Make Crepes with Pancake Mix?

Yes! In fact, after you learn how to make crepes with pancake mix and try your first crepe, this will be your favorite way to prepare these lacy pancakes.

Whether you are making regular crepes with a sweet filling or you want to make savory crepes with savory fillings, these simple steps are the perfect way to start.

While I have always enjoyed traditional crepes and sweet crepes, sometimes referred to as dessert crepes, I have also made this crepe mix for a wide variety of savory dishes as well. 

One of the best crepes I have ever had was when I poured a small amount of batter at the bottom of the pan and filled it with cheese, bacon, eggs, and these savory skillet potatoes. 

No matter your favorite toppings, this easy recipe for thin pancakes is the best way to start. With this simple process for making crepes, you don’t even need to use all-purpose flour, baking soda, or baking powder.  

This recipe is made up of simple ingredients and only takes a few minutes to make.  

how to make crepes with pancake mix

Pancake Batter Crepes Ingredients 

Pancake mix– I use a variety of pancake mixes from American pancakes to Aunt Jemima pancake mix, so whichever box of pancake mix you have on hand will work.

I have even used a waffle mix but keep in mind that leavening agent-based waffles tend to be thicker and fluffier, while crepes made from pancake mix are notably thin and delicate.

Milk– For best results, use whole milk but if you only have almond milk on hand you can use one cup of milk, and a little butter.

Melted butter works best. Let the batter rest to get a good idea of the consistency of the batter before adding in more liquids. 

Egg– I usually use one large egg but have used jumbo eggs with similar results. 

Vanilla extract- This ingredient can be skipped for savory crepes.

If you plan on filling the cooked crepe with a bruschetta filling, or some other savory ingredients, add in a pinch of salt for flavor. 

Nonstick Spray– You can use any non stick cooking spray you choose, a nonstick skillet isn’t usually good enough to protect the bottom of your pan.

Even with a non-stick pan the first side of the crepe usually sticks and the second side will crumble.

For the best-looking finished crepes, I suggest spraying an olive oil-based spray on the frying pan before adding a cup of the crepe batter.

cream cheese fresh fruit strawberry filling

How to Make Crepes With Pancake Mix

These homemade crepes come together by combining all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Using a whisk, whisk the batter until all of the lumps disappear. 

Place a non-stick skillet onto your stovetop’s burner. Crank up the heat to a medium-high heat setting and allow the pan to reach an impressive level of sizzling-hot readiness.

You want a hot pan perfectly heated to medium heat.

To ensure a flawless non-stick experience, give the pan a spritz of non-stick spray and use a thin spatula when working with these light crepes.

With swiftness, pour a modest portion of batter (around 1/8 cup of batter works well.

Don’t use too much batter and be sure to pour right into the center of the pan.

Immediately take hold of the pan, executing a graceful tilt and twirl to ensure that the batter blankets the entire pan surface.

Carefully return the pan to its designated stovetop domain and let it work its magic. Keep a watchful eye as the edges of your creation gracefully begin to remove itself from the bottom of the pan. 

With a little finesse gingerly lift and remove the golden brown crepe, place it on a dish, and repeat this process with the remaining batter.

Head to the bottom of this post for the recipe card with all of the measurements and instructions for making this simple crepes recipe using pancake mix.

ingredients needed to make crepe filling

Crepe Filling Ingredients

2 Cups fresh strawberries or your favorite fresh fruit

1/4 Cup of Sugar

1/4 Cup of Powdered Sugar

8 Ounces Cream Cheese softened

1/4 Cup of Sugar

How to Make Strawberry Crepe Filling

Combine cream cheese and powdered sugar, blending until a velvety smooth consistency is achieved. Gently fold in the strawberries until the mixture becomes luxuriously creamy.

Take each crepe and generously spread one tablespoon of this delightful mixture onto it. 

Carefully roll up the crepe, securing the contents inside, and finish with a gentle dusting of powdered sugar for an exquisite touch. 

filling in bowl

​Crepe Filling Ideas

Maple Syrup and Chocolate Chips: Drizzle some warm maple syrup over your crepes and sprinkle them generously with chocolate chips for an indulgent treat.

Lemon Curd: Spread a zesty lemon curd across the center of the crepe, giving it a burst of citrusy goodness.

Chocolate Sauce and Peanut Butter: Combine velvety chocolate sauce and creamy peanut butter inside your crepes, creating a heavenly blend of flavors.

Chocolate Chips and Your Favorite Filling: Mix chocolate chips with your favorite filling, like strawberries, bananas, or even a dollop of whipped cream.

Peanut Butter Banana Bliss: Indulge in a high school favorite with the ‘Peanut Butter and Banana Bliss’ topping. Spread creamy peanut butter on your crepe, add banana slices, and drizzle with honey for a nostalgic, comforting treat.

​Breakfast Time-Saving Tips

To save time, prepare your favorite fillings in advance and store them in an airtight container. Measure your fillings with a measuring cup to ensure the perfect amount for each crepe.

Reheat and fill your crepes over medium-low heat to keep them fresh and delicious. Once filled, place your crepes on a serving plate and dust them with powdered sugar before serving.

You could also make a larger quantity of crepe batter and store it in the refrigerator for a day or two. This allows you to have freshly made crepes on multiple occasions without the hassle of preparing the batter from scratch each time.

how to make crepes with pancake mix

Storing and Reheating Crepes

Store any leftover crepe filling in an airtight container or Ziploc bag for up to three days for optimal freshness.

When reheating and filling your crepes, use medium-low heat to keep them fresh and delicious.

Once filled, present your crepes on a serving plate, and a final touch of powdered sugar before serving adds an extra layer of detectability.

If you’ve made extra crepes or have leftover filled crepes, consider freezing them individually.

Wrap each crepe in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place them in an airtight container.

When you’re in a hurry, simply thaw and reheat them for a quick and satisfying meal or snack.

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For a delightful twist, dive into the world of donuts with the Biscuit Donut Recipe, where humble biscuits are transformed into fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth donuts. 

If you’re longing for the taste of summer all year round, whip up a batch of the Easy Homemade Grape Jelly, or indulge in the vibrant sweetness of the Homemade Raspberry Syrup to elevate your breakfasts and desserts. 

And for those cozy moments, savor the warmth of the Apple Cinnamon Pastry, a comforting delight that’s perfect for any occasion. 

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How to Make Crepes with Pancake Mix & Strawberry Crepe Filling Recipe

how to make crepes with pancake mix

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of pancake mix (American pancakes, Aunt Jemima, or any variety you have)
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk (whole milk for best results, or use almond milk with a bit of melted butter if necessary)
  • 1 egg (large or jumbo)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional; skip for savory crepes, add a pinch of salt for flavor)
  • Nonstick cooking spray (preferably olive oil-based)

For the Strawberry Filling

  • 2 Cups fresh strawberries or your favorite fresh fruit
  • 1/4 Cup of Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup of Powdered Sugar
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/4 Cup of Sugar

Instructions

These homemade crepes come together by combining all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Using a whisk, whisk the batter until all of the lumps disappear. 

Place a non-stick skillet onto your stovetop’s burner. Crank up the heat to a medium-high heat setting and allow the pan to reach an impressive level of sizzling-hot readiness. You want a hot pan perfectly heated to medium heat.

To ensure a flawless non-stick experience, give the pan a spritz of non-stick spray and use a thin spatula when working with these light crepes. With swiftness, pour a modest portion of batter (around 1/8 cup of batter works well. Don’t use too much batter and be sure to pour right into the center of the pan.

Immediately take hold of the pan, executing a graceful tilt and twirl to ensure that the batter blankets the entire pan surface.

Carefully return the pan to its designated stovetop domain and let it work its magic. Keep a watchful eye as the edges of your creation gracefully begin to remove itself from the bottom of the pan. 

With a little finesse gingerly lift and remove the golden brown crepe, place it on a dish, and repeat this process with the remaining batter.

For the filling: Combine cream cheese and powdered sugar, blending until a velvety smooth consistency is achieved. Gently fold in the strawberries until the mixture becomes luxuriously creamy.

Take each crepe and generously spread one tablespoon of this delightful mixture onto it. 

Carefully roll up the crepe, securing the contents inside, and finish with a gentle dusting of powdered sugar for an exquisite touch. 

Notes

Store any leftover crepe filling in an airtight container or Ziploc bag for up to three days for optimal freshness.

When reheating and filling your crepes, use medium-low heat to keep them fresh and delicious.

Once filled, present your crepes on a serving plate, and a final touch of powdered sugar before serving adds an extra layer of detectability.

The Hobby Wife

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