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Nutella Crepes Only 4 Ingredients

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One of my favorite things to make and eat for breakfast are crepes. I just really love homemade crepes. Whether they are classic crepes or these yummy chocolate crepes. I just can’t get enough haha. Another favorite crepe recipe of mine is these Nutella crepes. They are so incredibly easy to make with just 4 ingredients, not including the toppings or filling that you may want to add.

Two Nutella crepes on a white plate.

If you are a crepe lover and you like Nutella you have got to give these delicious 4-ingredient Nutella crepes a try. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!

Did you know that February 5th is world Nutella day? Find out all about World Nutella Day here.

Crepe Ingredients

Nutella, flour, eggs, and milk in bowls on top of a wooden cutting board.

In order to make Nutella crepes you need just 4 ingredients for the batter. Of course, you may want to add other things for the filling and topping but the crepes themselves only need these four ingredients:

  • Milk – I use whole milk but any kind of milk will work like, 2%, skim, almond milk, etc.
  • Egg
  • Nutella – You can’t make Nutella crepes without Nutella. You certainly can use a store brand of hazelnut spread if you wanted.
  • Flour – Use all-purpose flour which is the same as plain flour in other countries. Do not use self-rising flour.

Toppings/Filling

  • Nutella, strawberries, bananas, other fruit, cream cheese, mascarpone, compotes, syrups, whipped cream, powdered sugar, and many more.
Three Nutella crepes on a white plate with a jar of Nutella behind them.

Tools/Equipment

How to Make Nutella Crepes from scratch

Hand scooping Nutella into a bowl with milk and egg.

Start by making the crepe batter. In a medium bowl whisk together the egg and the milk. Once done, add the Nutella. I normally just take a big heaping tablespoon and scoop it out of the container and put it into the bowl, but you certainly can measure more precisely if you want. It really doesn’t matter.

Whisk the Nutella in with the egg and milk.

Freshly made Nutella crepe batter in a medium glass bowl.

Now add the flour to the batter and whisk until well combined.

NOTEYou may throw all four ingredients in a blender and use that if desired.

TIPIf your flour is prone to clumping, sift it first before adding it to the batter. That will ensure a nice batter with no lumps/clumps of flour.

And voila, your homemade Nutella crepes batter is ready to go. At this point, you have two choices you can go straight to cooking the crepes or allow the batter to rest for 15 to 30 minutes in the fridge. I am usually too impatient to let the batter rest. Resting the batter will allow the gluten to relax and produces a little better crepe once cooked, but most people won’t notice the difference.

Cook those Nutella crepes

Pouring crepe batter onto a skillet.

Add a nonstick skillet to your burner and set the heat to medium. Lightly spray it with cooking spray or add a dollop of butter.

If you are using a crepe maker, you will allow the crepe maker to heat up before adding the batter.

Once the pan heats up, raise it off the burner then pour about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of crepe batter on one edge of the bottom of the pan, then tilt and rotate your wrist a little bit which will allow the batter to slowly spread out on the entire bottom of the pan.

If using the crepe maker, use the supplied wooden tool to spread the batter out evenly over the flat maker surface.

Nutella crepe cooking in a skillet.

Set the pan back down on the burner and let the crepe cook for 30 to 45 seconds. It won’t take long. It is ready to flip when the edges are dry and the top has some bubbles and is no longer “liquidy”.

Time to flip it. I usually take my turner and put it under the crepe and lift it a little bit then hold the edge with my finger then slide the turner all the way under and flip.

Finished Nutella crepe in a skillet.

The second side will take less time to cook 15 to 20 seconds. Once cooked remove the Nutella crepes from the pan and put them on a plate.

NOTE: You will only be able to do one crepe at a time per pan. If you want to do more at once you can use more burners and more skillets.

Finishing the Nutella Crepes

Fingers placing bananas, strawberries, onto a crepe.

Time to finish the crepes. You can certainly eat the crepes plain if you wish. I do that sometimes, and they are pretty tasty without any filling or topping, but they are so much better with some extras.

There are a handful of methods for creating the finished crepe, the rolling method, folding it in half, and then folding it into quarters. Either way, they will all taste the same, it just depends on how you want to present them.

My favorite way tends to be the rolling method for medium to small crepes and then folding in half or quarters for large crepes.

With the crepe flat on the plate add some filling like more Nutella. If you want to get fancy, heat up some Nutella and pour it down a funnel into a squeeze bottle. You could also use a piping bag. Other filling options are whipped cream, some kind of fruit sauce, syrup, etc.

Hands rolling up a homemade crepe

Then add some fresh fruit if you want or mascarpone or cream cheese. Keep it closer to one edge so it makes rolling them easier. Now roll them up.

Three homemade nutella crepes on a white plate.

Top the homemade Nutella crepes off with more Nutella, syrup, whipped cream, powdered sugar, fresh fruit, etc.

Then serve! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

How long do homemade crepes last?

Homemade crepes don’t last very long. You can wrap stacks of cooked crepes in plastic wrap or place them in a ziplock back and store them in the fridge for about 2 days or so, possibly 3. If you make too much batter you can store just the batter in the fridge for up to 48 hours. In case you want to make the crepes fresh the next day.

Can you freeze crepes?

Crepes can be frozen for 3 to 4 months. To do that, layer each crepe with a piece of wax paper in between, and then place it in a freezer bag and into the freezer.

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Nutella Crepes

These homemade Nutella crepes are awesome and only require 4 ingredients! If you like Nutella and you like crepes, you are going to love these!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: easy, quick, soft, sweet
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Matt Taylor

Equipment

  • Nonstick skillet or crepe maker
  • Turner
  • fork or whisk
  • Bowls
  • Squeeze bottle (if you want to get fancy)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of milk whole milk, skim, 2%, almond, etc. (118ml)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Heaping Tablespoon about 3 measured normal tablespoons, doesn’t have to be exact of Nutella (42g)
  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour may need an additional Tablespoon (30 to 40g)

Toppings/Filling (optional)

  • Nutella, strawberries, bananas, other fruit, cream cheese, mascarpone, compotes, syrups, whipped cream, powdered sugar, and many more.

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl whisk together the milk and the egg.
  • Then add the Nutella and whisk that in.
  • Add the flour and whisk until well combined. You may also throw everything in a blender.
  • Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray or use a dollop of butter. Set the burner to medium heat.
  • Once the skillet is hot, pour about 1/4 cup of crepe batter onto one side of the pan. Lift it up and tilt then rotate your wrist so the batter flows and spreads to the whole bottom of the skillet.
  • Cook for about 30 seconds or so until the edges of the crepe are dry and the top is a little bubbly and no longer liquidy. Flip the crepe with a turner, lift one side up a little then hold it with your fingers then slide the turner all the way under and then flip.
  • Cook the other side for 15 to 20 seconds or so. Then remove it from the skillet and place it on a plate. Cook the rest of the crepes. This amount of batter will make 4 to 5 medium crepes.
  • Finish the crepes by filling them with more Nutella, syrup, fruit compote or sauce, fresh sliced strawberries, bananas, whipped cream, mascarpone, etc. Then roll them up or fold them over. Top with more Nutella, chocolate, powdered sugar, fresh fruit, etc.

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4 Ingredient Nutella Crepes Recipe

Notes

NOTE:ย You may throw all four ingredients in a blender and use that if desired.
TIP:ย If your flour is prone to clumping, sift it first before adding it to the batter. That will ensure a nice batter with no lumps/clumps of flour.
NOTE:ย You may let the batter rest for 15 to 30 minutes before cooking them. I am usually too impatient for that. But resting does help the gluten in the flour to relax which can create a slightly better, finished crepe when cooked.
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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve never seen my kids eat something so fast in my life! So delicious. Will make again.

  2. 5 stars
    these crepes are super easy and super delicious! thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    These crepes were delicious! I loved the nutella flavor with the fruit. I’ve always been a little nervous about making crepes, but your instructions were so easy to follow that mine turned out perfect!

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