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Apple Cinnamon Crepes

May 21, 2020

Apple Cinnamon Crepes are the perfect fall breakfast! Thin pancakes filled with chopped apples and fall spices, it just like having apple pie for breakfast! 

Crepes are one of the favorite things to make on Sunday mornings.  Pair them with a cup of french press coffee and a couple slices of bacon, and you have the perfect morning.  They are so easy to make, they’re sure to become a family favorite of yours, too! The best part? You can fill or top them with whatever your heart desires.  Today I chose sautéed cinnamon apples, which were perfect for the fall.

How do you make crepes from scratch?

crepe batter in bowl with whisk

These thin pancakes are so simple to make! Simply combine flour, eggs, milk and water in a large mixing bowl until no lumps remain. You’ll want the batter to be thin enough to easily cover the bottom of the pan.

Heat a lightly oiled saute or frying pan over medium-high heat. I like to use a pastry brush and brush canola or vegetable oil over the entire pan.

Using a 4-ounce ladle, fill with batter and pour the batter into the frying pan while swirling the pan around. Swirl until the batter has lightly coated the entire bottom of the pan. You can see a step by step video here.

Cook the crepe for about 1 minute, until the bottom is light brown. Flip and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove to a plate and set aside. Repeat this process until all the batter has been used.

plain crepes on plate

Can you make apple cinnamon crepes ahead of time?

These apple cinnamon crepes are a great breakfast you can make ahead of time! These are great served at room temperature, so they’re easy to make ahead, then fill or top right before serving!

overhead shot of apple cinnamon crepes with whipped cream

How do you make the apple cinnamon crepe filling?

Melt butter in a small non-stick skillet on low to medium heat. Add apples, stirring occasionally until apples begin to soften, this should take about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with brown sugar and spices and continue to stir until the apples begin to caramelize, which should take another 4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

You can use the cinnamon apples to top the crepes, or put them inside like an apple pie filling!

apple cinnamon crepes on plate with whipped cream served with coffee and fruit

Apple Cinnamon Crepes

  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Saute
  • Cuisine: French



For the crepes:

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 eggs

3/4 cup milk

1/2 cup water

For the apple topping:

2 apples, diced (I chose honeycrisp)

2 tbl brown sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

3 tbl butter

Pinch of nutmeg


In a medium-sized bowl, combine all of the crepe ingredients and mix with a whisk until no lumps remain in the batter.

Heat a small, non-stick pan.  Using a small brush, brush a small amount of vegetable oil, enough to lightly cover the bottom of your pan.  Pour 1 ounce of batter into the center, while simultaneously swirling the pan to spread evenly.  Cook for 30 seconds and flip.  Cook for another 15 seconds and put onto a plate and set aside.  Repeat until all your batter has been used.

To make the topping/filling:

Melt butter in a small non-stick skillet on low to medium heat.  Add apples, stirring occasionally until apples begin to soften (about 4 minutes).  Sprinkle with brown sugar and spices and continue to stir until the apples begin to caramelize, about 4 minutes.  Remove from heat.

To assemble, you can either fill each crepe with your apples, or fill with jam and top with apples.  This time, I had some delicious cinnamon pear preserves that I filled the crepe with, then topped them with the apples.  Dust with powdered sugar and serve.

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