Czech Crepes with Berries and Cream

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These easy blender crepes are so easy to make, and are perfect to serve for breakfast or dessert. They can be filled with fruit, jam, yogurt, ice cream, you name it!

 These blender crepes are so easy to make, and are perfect to serve for breakfast or dessert. They can be filled with fruit, jam, yogurt, ice cream, you name it!
Czech Crepes with Berries and Cream

These easy blender crepes are part of my morning routine. I’ve been making this recipe since I was a kid, it’s the first thing I learned to cook! Crepes are also a great make-ahead breakfast, I whip up a batch and refrigerate the batter to use throughout the week. The batter stays fresh 4 to 5 days, refrigerated. Fill them with anything you wish!

These blender crepes are so easy to make, and are perfect to serve for breakfast or dessert. They can be filled with fruit, jam, yogurt, ice cream, you name it!

My father is from Prague and always made these delicious crepes, also known as Palacinky for us growing up and taught me how to make them at a very young age. I was probably about 8 or 9, I used to make them every night for my parents as a dessert.

It’s funny how life is, now as an adult I find myself making them every week for my daughter Madison. It’s her favorite breakfast and she begs me to make them for her. I whip up a batch in my blender on the weekends (it only takes a few minutes!) make her a few for breakfast and keep the batter refrigerated to make her two fresh each morning. You can also make them all ahead, cover with plastic and heat them up as needed. Whenever she eats them, she tells me how much she loves me – what more can you ask for.

Since my father’s passing last week, the only thing that brings me some comfort is cooking the meals he used to make. This recipe was posted way back in 2008 when I first started blogging and desperately needed new photos, which I finally came around to doing yesterday. While making them I could recall the countless nights cooking this with my Dad, memories I will cherish for a lifetime. His last few months here, he didn’t have much of an appetite, but he never lost his appetite for crepes which my Mom would make him every morning. If you’re new to making crepes, don’t be scared, with the right skillet you’ll get the hang of it!

These blender crepes are so easy to make, and are perfect to serve for breakfast or dessert. They can be filled with fruit, jam, yogurt, ice cream, you name it!

How To Make Crepes

  • Make your batter – Mix the flour, egg, milk and oil in the blender.
  • Start with the right pan. A crepe pan can be used, but it’s not necessary, a good 8 inch non-stick skillet with a 6 inch bottom will work just fine.
  • Heat the skillet. Wait until the skillet is hot before adding the batter, you should here it sizzle quietly when you pour it on the pan.
  • Oil your pan. Spray the pan, or you can use butter after making each one to prevent crepes from sticking.
  • Practice makes perfect. They aren’t hard to make, if you can make pancakes, you can make crepes, it just takes a little practice – adding the right amount of batter, swirling it around and carefully flipping. After you make the first one, you’ll be a pro!

Tips

  • Meal Prep – The batter can be kept in a container for about 4 days. I always make a batch on weekends, then make 2 each morning fresh for Madison which takes minutes to make.
  • Make ahead – You can make the crepes ahead, place on a plate and cover with plastic wrap then reheat a few at a time in the microwave.
  • For an added nutritional benefit you can use white whole wheat flour in place of all purpose flour.

How to Make Gluten Free Crepes:

To make them gluten-free, I had great success with Bobs Redmill 1 to 1 flour mix. Increase the milk by 2 tablespoons to thin the batter.

Crepe Filling Ideas:

  • Jam – My dad typically used fruit preserves in his crepes, then rolled them and topped them with powdered sugar.
  • Chocolate – Chocolate syrup or shavings can be drizzle over the top.
  • Fruit butters such as apple butter and pumpkin butter make great fillings for crepes.
  • Stewed apples or pears are delicious in crepes with cinnamon on top.
  • Make them into a cake by layering the crepes and spreading the cream in between the layers. See my Crepe Cake Recipe here.

These blender crepes are so easy to make, and are perfect to serve for breakfast or dessert. They can be filled with fruit, jam, yogurt, ice cream, you name it! These blender crepes are so easy to make, and are perfect to serve for breakfast or dessert. They can be filled with fruit, jam, yogurt, ice cream, you name it! These blender crepes are so easy to make, and are perfect to serve for breakfast or dessert. They can be filled with fruit, jam, yogurt, ice cream, you name it! These blender crepes are so easy to make, and are perfect to serve for breakfast or dessert. They can be filled with fruit, jam, yogurt, ice cream, you name it! These blender crepes are so easy to make, and are perfect to serve for breakfast or dessert. They can be filled with fruit, jam, yogurt, ice cream, you name it!

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These blender crepes are so easy to make, and are perfect to serve for breakfast or dessert. They can be filled with fruit, jam, yogurt, ice cream, you name it!
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Czech Crepes with Berries and Cream

180 Cals 7 Protein 30 Carbs 4 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 6 Servings
COURSE: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
CUISINE: American, Czech
These blender crepes are so easy to make, and are perfect to serve for breakfast or dessert. They can be filled with fruit, jam, yogurt, ice cream, you name it!

Ingredients

For the Crepes (makes about 12):

  • 1 cup all purpose or white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups 1% milk, or milk of your choice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon oil, olive or grapeseed
  • nonstick spray

For the Berries:

  • 6 oz package blackberries
  • 6 oz package raspberries
  • 12 oz package strawberries, cut in quarters
  • 12 tablespoons light whipped cream of your choice, or yogurt/cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar, for topping

Instructions

  • In a blender, blend flour, milk, eggs and oil until smooth.
  • Heat a nonstick crepe pan on medium-low flame. When hot, spray with cooking spray to coat bottom of skillet. Pour 1/4 cup crepe mixture into pan, swirling pan slightly to make crepe thin and smooth.
  •  Cook for 1 minute or until bottom of crepe is light golden brown. Flip; cook 30 seconds to 1 minute or until light golden brown. Set aside on a plate and repeat with remaining crepe mixture.
  • To serve, spoon 1 tablespoon cream or your desired filling into center of each crepe. Top with some berries and roll crepes.
  • Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar and more berries on top. Best if served warm.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2crepes, Calories: 180kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 63mg, Sodium: 50mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 10g
WW Points Plus: 3
Keywords: Crepes, Czech Crepes with Berries and Cream, Easy Blender Crepes, Palacinky

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285 comments

  1. This recipe is easy, quick and delicious, thank you for sharing your memories and recipe! 

  2. My Oma would make them and pile them up, then cut the whole stack like a cake, we each got a slice of German pancake (aka:crepe) My kids all make these for their kids too

  3. I grew up eating palicinkey (sp?) made by my Slovak grandmother. We always filled ours with homemade boysenberry jam and plum jam. Now I make it for my son with homemade jam of course! It’s so wonderful to hear your story of this, as I haven’t met anyone else in the States who knows what this is. Thank you! 

  4. These are absolutely amazing! Filled with coconut yogart and blackberries! I will be making these often! Thank you!!!

  5. My family is Slovak and I’ve never known of anyone else who’s heard of Polichinky! My mom used to make them for me on Saturday mornings sometimes. I used to put jelly or chocolate sauce down the middle (not the healthiest, I know!)

  6. Will this recipe work with gluten free flower and a non dairy milk?

  7. Could you use almond flour instead? Thanks

  8. How are these GF?

  9. Can you make with half milk and half water? At they sweet? Or can you add a bit of sugar? I quite like crepes with no filling myself, kids like with marshmallows.

  10. Wonderfully easy!
    Had mixed berry crepes tonight.

    Sorry for your loss.
    Thanks and best wishes in the new year.

  11. We makes this crepe recipe almost every weekend! I prefer it over other recipes because of its simplicity and lower calorie count. Plus they go well with any type of filling!