Lemon Poppy Seed Crepes

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Lemon Poppy Seed Crepes

When’s the last time you made yourself a super damn nice breakfast? If you can’t remember when, this weekend you have werk to do. Honestly I asked myself this question a few weeks ago and this shrug emoji was my response: ¯_(ツ)_/¯

I dunno. I’ve been busy. Sometimes I skip breakfast. Sometimes I’m lazy. Sometimes I’m trying to eat healthy All really terrible answers, minus the last one. I decided I was going to make an effort on Saturday morning and made a version of these. They’re everything you want in crepes: light and airy, sweet and lemon-y, and the poppy seeds give them texture. Yas.

Lemon Poppy Seed Crepes

They deserve a place on your Saturday morning table. If you’ve never made crepes before, please don’t be super alarmed. Here are a few rules to keep in mind when making crepes:

1. A non-stick skillet is a must. You don’t HAVE to have a crepe pan (I do but don’t recommend the brand that I have).

2. The first one goes to the pan. This is an old idea but it still rings very true.

3. Cook for the full 1 to 3 minutes per side. I know this is a long gauge but they really do need to cook or else they’ll be too fragile to flip and too fragile to handle.

Lemon Poppy Seed Crepes

4. You might burn the tips of your fingers a teeny bit when you flip. WOMAN UP! (Do you see what I did there?) I’m kidding, well, not all the way kidding. I ended up using a fish spatula and it worked best.

5. Crepes don’t need to be filled with things to be awesome. I was going to fill these with honeyed-ricotta but forgot the ricotta at the store. When I ate them, I instantly knew that the filling would’ve been a bit too intense, too decadent. It probably would’ve been great for Pinterest but we don’t make food for it to just be Pinned around these parts.

Lemon Poppy Seed Crepes

Lemon Poppy Seed Crepes

Lemon Poppy Seed Crepes

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serving Size: 8 crepes

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Butter, for the crepe pan
  • Powdered Sugar, for garnish
  • Fresh blueberries, for garnish

Directions

  • To a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, water, and melted butter until thoroughly combined. Fold in the flour, lemon zest, sugar, poppy seeds and salt and give it one last mix. Cover with plastic wrap and place the batter in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  • Place a crepe pan, or nonstick skillet, over medium heat. Brush the pan with a very light coating of butter. Add 2 ounces (1/4 cup) of batter to the center of the pan, and swirl it around until the bottom is coated evenly. Cook until the edges of the crepe pull away from the pan, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip and cook on the opposite side for another 30 seconds. Transfer the crepe to a baking sheet and place in a preheated 200 degree F oven to keep warm. Repeat the process with the remaining batter, adding more butter to the skillet when needed, stacking the crepes on the baking sheet.
  • You can stuff crepes with all sorts of awesome stuff or you can sprinkle them with powdered sugar and arrange blueberries on top.
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17 Comments

  • Reply stephanie @ iamafoodblog April 8, 2015 at 12:26 am

    styling on point! absolutely in love with all of your stoneware and those forks. lemon poppyseed is actually one of my faves and i love how you didn’t fill them 🙂

  • Reply Stephanie Hartley April 8, 2015 at 12:39 am

    I always end up putting chia seeds in the blender with my ingredients to add a little something special. It’s so great to have a nice breakfast – really sets you up for a good day

    Steph – http://nourishmeclean.blogspot.com

  • Reply Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 8, 2015 at 5:43 am

    Oh my!! These sound so delicious!!

  • Reply Mollie April 8, 2015 at 7:28 am

    These look so simple and divine!!

    xoxo Mollie
    http://www.molliebellezza.com

  • Reply S Lauren | Modern Granola April 8, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Yum! This sounds amazing! I love the lemon and blueberry combo. So good!

  • Reply Eileen April 8, 2015 at 11:18 am

    These crepes sound so delicious! I’ve never had a seed-filled crepe before, so now I am thinking about the possibilities of toasted sesame seeds… 🙂

  • Reply Ana @ Ana's Rocket Ship April 8, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    This is fantastic! I love the lemon poppy seed combo but I’d of never thought to have put it into crepes like this!

  • Reply Kalli April 8, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    I am such a huge lemon poppy seed fan and can’t wait to treat myself to these. Also I totally agree with your crepe making tips. I used to be so intimidated by the idea of making crepes, but they really aren’t that hard to make. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Christina @ The Beautiful Balance April 10, 2015 at 8:57 am

    I love everything about this. I’m half hungarian and we make something called Palacsintas which are the hungarian version of crepes. The first one is always a tester to see if the batter needs to be adjusted. And I use my hands to flip them after loosening the edges with a silicone spatula. Swooning over your lemon poppy seed version!

  • Reply Sister Links April 10, 2015 at 10:52 am

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  • Reply Lynn | The Road to Honey April 10, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    How beautiful are these? Lemon and Poppyseed is one of my favorites. I love that you didn’t fill them because it makes them lighter…which is always my preference for breakfast (gotta wake the system up before its kicked into full gear).

  • Reply Megan April 14, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    I just made it for dinner for my family. We all loved it! I only changed the flour to whole wheat pastry flour. It was delicious! Thank you!!

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme April 14, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      YAYY! I love breakfast for dinner. So glad they loved it xo

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  • Reply Christine August 26, 2015 at 11:50 am

    These are the first crepes I’ve ever attempted and they are ridiculously yummy. And I agree, honeyed-ricotta would’ve been good, but standalone with powdered sugar and fruit is the BEST.

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme August 26, 2015 at 2:54 pm

      Oh this feedback makes me so happy. Thanks for reporting back!

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