Recipe: A Green Crepe for You and Your Kids

baby green crepe recipe

These crepes are very delicious and wonderfully emerald green. Their lovely color comes from (don’t tell your kids)…spinach!

Green Crepes:

This is a very relaxed recipe that is mostly to help inspire you, rather than something you have to follow exactly.

You will need:

  • A blender (very important)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 – 1½  cups of milk
  • a big dollop of honey
  • ½ – ¾ cup of flour
  • A few big handfuls of thawed frozen bagged spinach. Frozen bagged spinach seems to be leaps and bounds better than frozen boxed spinach. It’s brighter, tastier, and not stringy at all. You can also use (I recently discovered when we were out of frozen) fresh spinach. Just stuff as much as you can into your blender and that should be just perfect.
  • Pinch of nutmeg (because spinach always tastes better with a pinch of nutmeg!)
  • butter, for cooking

What to do:

Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until the batter is smooth. If you are using fresh spinach, you might need to stir once or twice in between blendings to get the batter to coalesce.

Heat a frying pan on medium heat and add a little butter. I like the technique of holding the end of a stick of butter with a paper towel and using it to draw/scribble the butter into the pan.

Pour in just enough batter to coat the bottom of the pan. You’ll need to swirl it about to get it all over. The making of crepes has a bit of a learning curve. The first few might look funny, but keep at it!

Stack them in a big luscious pile and keep them in a warm oven until you are all ready to eat. Or you can give them out to your impatient and hungry family fairly, starting with one person and calmly moving in a circle so everyone has an equal chance.

You can eat them plain (our favorite way), or for the more adventurous, filling the inside with finely chopped sautéed vegetables and bits of cheese would be fantastic.


baby green crepe recipe