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Chocolate Crepes Recipe Perfect for Sunday Brunch

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 11, 2019 | Categories: Recipes
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One of my favorite breakfast and brunch foods is chocolate crepes. Crepes are very thin pancakes. A crepe batter doesn’t have a raising agent in it like pancake batter does, so crepes are thin and flat not thick and fluffy. Crepes are popular in France, making it a fancy brunch food to make on Valentine’s Day.

Chocolate crepes

Crepes aren’t always the easiest things to make, though. At least they didn’t use to be for me. I’ve had a lot of practice making chocolate crepes, so I’ve gotten much better at it.

Sweet or Savory Crepes

I also love that you can make crepes either sweet or savory. This is because you use less sugar in crepes. They are ideal for brunches since you can make them both ways. I love making ham and cheese crepes.

Make Crepe Batter Ahead

You can store crepe batter for up to 24 hours, so you can make it ahead of time, or the night before. Just store it in an airtight container in the coldest part of your fridge. And be sure to let it reach room temperature and whisk it really well before making your chocolate crepes.

Practice Makes Perfect

Crepes can break and stick easily, so it’s important to keep your stainless steel skillet on high heat. If you’re using a non-stick frying pan, you can set it on medium heat. I like using a crepe pan, but any good pan with a flat bottom will work, you just want the pan to heat evenly.

Folding a crepe also takes some practice. Check out this WikiHow on 3 ways to fold crepes.

Brunch

As I mentioned above, crepes can be either sweet or savory, so you can actually make both. Then you can start off with savory crepes and finish with a sweet crepe. Chocolate crepes are perfect for Sunday brunch, Valentine’s Day brunch, breakfast, or just anytime you want to treat yourself to the delicate deliciousness of a crepe.

Try this chocolate crepes recipe for yourself and I think you’ll love them as much as I do…

Quick & Easy Chocolate Crepes

chocolate crepes

Ingredients

  • 2 Medium eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted melted butter
  • 3/4 Cup whole fat milk (you can use 2% or fat-free milk if you want)
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 Cup flour, measured then sifted
  • 3 Tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 4 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of fine salt
  • Extra unsalted butter

chocolate crepes

Instructions

  1. Pour all of the ingredients (except the extra butter) into a blender and blend until you have a smooth batter. Check the batter to make sure there aren’t any lumps. If there are then blend until well incorporated. Pour batter into a bowl. You want the batter to be slightly runny. If it’s too thick you can always add a little water.
  2. Over medium-high heat, heat either a crepe pan or regular frying pan, and once hot melt about a half teaspoon of unsalted butter — making sure to coat the pan entirely. Quickly but carefully use a ladle to pour the batter into the pan, as you do so swirl the pan around to help create an even circle. Cook for about 4 to 5 minutes or until the crepe begins to pull away from the edge. Carefully flip over and cook another 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stack on a plate. Add more butter to the pan and repeat the process until all the batter has been used.
  3. Stuff the crepes with your desired fruit and drizzle with either caramel sauce or melted chocolate sauce, sprinkle some powdered sugar over the crepes and enjoy.

chocolate crepes

chocolate crepes

chocolate crepes

chocolate crepes

chocolate crepes

chocolate crepes

chocolate crepes

chocolate crepes

chocolate crepes

chocolate crepes

chocolate crepes

chocolate crepes

Makes 10 to 12 crepes depending on the size of your pan (pictured is a 9.5-inch crepe pan similar to this crepe pan).

Topping options: Caramel sauce, melted chocolate or chocolate sauce, whipped cream, powdered sugar, or any fruit of your choice.

chocolate crepes

For these chocolate crepes I made yesterday, I added chocolate, bananas, and powdered sugar.

Tip: If not eating chocolate crepes right away, allow them to come to room temperature before stacking cooled crepes between layers of wax paper or paper towels and placing them inside a heavy-duty Ziploc plastic bag. You can refrigerate crepes for up to five days or freeze them for up to two months. If frozen, thaw in the refrigerator. Remove crepes from the bag and reheat in a microwave on HIGH for approximately 15 seconds.

You can also make these best ever cake mix muffins for that special someone for Valentine’s Day.

chocolate crepes

Chocolate Crepes

This easy and delicious Chocolate Crepes recipe is perfect for Sunday brunch or Valentine’s Day brunch…

  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 tbsp unsalted melted butter
  • 3/4 cup whole fat milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup flour (measured then sifted)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch fine salt
  • 1 extra butter
  1. Pour all of the ingredients (except the extra butter) into a blender and blend until you have a smooth batter. Check the batter to make sure there aren’t any lumps. If there are then blend until well incorporated. Pour batter into a bowl. You want the batter to be slightly runny. If it’s too thick you can always add a little water.

  2. Over medium-high heat, heat either a crepe pan or regular frying pan, and once hot melt about a half teaspoon of unsalted butter — making sure to coat the pan entirely. Quickly but carefully use a ladle to pour the batter into the pan, as you do so swirl the pan around to help create an even circle. Cook for about 4 to 5 minutes or until the crepe begins to pull away from the edge. Carefully flip over and cook another 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stack on a plate. Add more butter to the pan and repeat the process until all the batter has been used.

  3. Stuff the crepes with your desired fruit and drizzle with either caramel sauce or melted chocolate sauce, sprinkle some powdered sugar over the crepes and enjoy.

Makes 10 to 12 crepes depending on the size of your pan.

Topping options: Caramel sauce, melted chocolate or chocolate sauce, whipped cream, powdered sugar, or any fruit of your choice.

Make this Valentine’s Day brunch special for your sweetheart and treat them to chocolate crepes… I promise they will be a big hit.

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