Having apple cinnamon crepes for breakfast is like having apple pie for breakfast.
Is there such a thing as a crepe buffet? If not, then I think we invented one. If so, then I think we had one at our house too.
Two Sundays ago, Don asked me the fateful question: What do you want for breakfast today?
Now had he asked me, “What are we having for breakfast today,” maybe my answer would have been different, like “Scrambled Eggs” or “French Toast” or whatever we usually have for a typical breakfast on the weekends.
What I wanted, what I was craving, was Nutella Banana Crepes.
But on that day he asked me what I *wanted* for breakfast. Well what I wanted was crepes with bananas and Nutella in them. Yup, ever since National Nutella Week, when I saw them somewhere on some yummy food blog out there, I have been craving that very item. So when he asked, that was my answer.
“I want crepes with bananas and Nutella in them.”
His answer: “WHAT????”
We went back and forth for a bit, as in, “I’m not making that,” and “Fine, I’ll make it,” to “No, fine, I’ll make it.”
The kids were having fun garnishing their plates with whatever we had on hand that day.
It was settled. We were having crepes for breakfast. I was SO excited. The kids were excited too, when they heard.
Don found a recipe on Allrecipes.com for Basic Crepes that he followed to a “t” with one exception, which I’ll note later on when I post the recipe.
I cut up some apples to saute, as we decided to make a whole bunch of different kinds of crepes: the banana Nutella as requested, some apple cinnamon, some scrambled egg with ham, and some with just egg and cheese.
It was a regular ole’ crepe buffet at our house that morning!
There’s a commercial on TV now, I don’t even know what it’s for, come to think of it, but it has couples being asked “what’s the most romantic thing he’s done for you lately?” It’s a very funny commercial, and I thought of it that morning as Don handed me a crepe on a plate, just for me: a chocolate peanut butter crepe. There was just one, and I could’ve easily polished it off myself, but I shared.
Yes, I shared my peanut butter and chocolate chip crepe with my kids!
I know, that’s big for me, sharing my food.
I cut off some pieces for each of the girls and I ate what was left.
And so, that is the story of how we very possibly invented, or not, a crepes buffet at our house that day. It was so successful that our kids now want to have that for breakfast EVERY Sunday.
Basic Crepes Recipe from AllRecipes.com
It was crazy-busy in Don's Kitchen that morning as he prepared all kinds of crepe varieties for us!
(we doubled this recipe)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and the eggs. Gradually add in the milk and water, stirring to combine. Add the salt and butter; beat until smooth. *This is where we changed the recipe. Mix all the wet ingredients together first and all the dry ingredients together and then combine them and whisk. The very first comment alludes to the same fact.
- Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.
- Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side. Serve hot.
A crepe buffet...who would've thought?