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2 Ingredient Crepes {Macedonian-Style Crepes}

You’ll love these 2 Ingredient Crepes, which are light, fluffy, and delicate Crepes made with just 2 ingredients including, all-purpose flour and carbonated water. Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, but definitely NOT taste-free!

DAIRY-FREE EGG-FREE CREPES

Grab a full on European breakfast with my foolproof Crepes recipe involving only 2 ingredients!

Currently I am daydreaming about walking into a Pancake House, but one that’s not about Pancakes and it’s all about Crepes. So, a Crepe House. I do love pancakes, though… But not as much as Crepes.

You know I love Crepes, and you know this to be a fact because I’m forever trying new things with ’em; Lemon Crepes, Blueberry Crepes, Bananas Foster Crepes… the love is true.

If you have always wanted to make crepes, but were scared that you couldn’t whip up these pancakes like the creperies in France, this recipe is exactly what you need to get started. 

stacked crepes with strawberries

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THE CREPES: 

The two ingredients in this simple Crepe recipe are seltzer water and flour… so they are vegan too! 

  • Flour– All-purpose flour works best here. Any other flour, such as wheat flour, would make the crepes chewy.
  • Carbonated water – also known as, Seltzer or Club Soda.  You can also use flavored Seltzer Water, but that will be much higher in calories and sugar.
  • Non-stick pan – You can also use a crepe maker if you have one, but it’s not necessary, a nonstick pan works great. 

seltzer water and flour in a pan

HOW TO MAKE TWO-INGREDIENT CREPES

However, today’s 2 Ingredient Crepes are brought to you by my one and only, my very beautiful country of Macedonia 🇲🇰 where Crepes are a traditional breakfast food. Using seltzer water in place of butter and eggs, is a popular way to make them. 

It’s how we do Crepes – flour and water. Done. We keep it reaaaaal simple.

  • First we start by placing the flour in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Next, we slowly pur in the Seltzer Water while whisking the mixture with a whisk. Whisk until well combined. Set aside and let stand for 10 minutes. 
  • Then, we lightly grease a large nonstick frying pan, or a crepe pan, with cooking spray and set over medium heat. 
  • Next, add 1/3-cup batter to the pan and swirl to completely cover the bottom. Cook until edges of crepe curl-up and underside of crepe is golden brown; 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Then, flip the crepe and continue to cook for 45 seconds to 1 minutes, or until lightly browned. 
  • Remove the crepe from the pan and repeat with the remaining batter. Lightly coat pan with cooking spray in between each crepe. 
  • Keep the crepes covered so to prevent them from drying. 
  • Finally, fill or top the crepe with your favorite filling or topping, and enjoy! 

FILLINGS FOR CREPES

Let’s talk fillings and toppings, my favorite part. 😍 

When we were little, my Mom used to turn out a hundred of these (I’m not exaggerating) at a time. She would then stuff them with either honey and ground walnuts, sometimes with feta cheese, OR even minced garlic and olive oil. Best stuff on Earth, I tell you. I’d lick my fingers clean each and every time.

You can use any kind of filling that you prefer, sweet or savory. Here are a few that I recommend. 

Sweet: 

  • Nutella and diced strawberries
  • Lemon Curd
  • Sweetened cream cheese or mascarpone and berry fruit compote
  • Yogurt
  • Sweetened whipped cream and fresh fruit.
  • Sliced bananas

Savory: 

  • Garlic and Olive Oil
  • Feta Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Ham
  • Scrambled eggs

stack of crepes

HOW TO STORE CREPES: 

Storing crepes is easy. Arrange a stack of cooled crepes between layers of paper towels or wax paper; place inside a heavy-duty resealable bag and refrigerate for up to five days, or freeze for up to 2 months. 

HOW TO REHEAT CREPES: 

  • First, if frozen, thaw in the refrigerator overnight. 
  • Next, remove the stack of crepes from the resealable bag; reheat in the microwave on HIGH for 15 seconds. Flip the crepe over and microwave for another 15 seconds. 

CAN I MAKE CREPES AHEAD OF TIME:

  • Absolutely, yes. The batter will keep for up to 2 days in the refrigerator.

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR CREPES ARE DONE? 

You can use a spatula to flip the crepes, but your fingers are your best tool: lift an edge, peel the crepe up, and then gently turn it over (be careful not to touch the pan). The second side cooks in about half the time as the first. You’ll know it’s done when the bottom is lightly golden. The first one is never perfect, just like pancakes. 

folded crepes filled with whipped cream and topped with strawberries

TIPS FOR PERFECT CREPES EVERY TIME: 

  • Cook over medium heat. Crepes are delicate and you don’t want to burn them by using a higher heat setting. 
  • Use a nonstick pan. This allows even heat and no sticking.
  • Use butter to grease the pan after every crepe. This method will help the batter from sticking to the pan. 
  • Let the batter rest. This helps gluten develop leaving you with soft and tender crepes. 
  • Measure out the portion of batter, that way your crepes won’t be too thin or too thick. You will always have just the right amount of batter.
  • Tilt and swirl! The pan will be warm so you’ll want to immediately start swirling around so the batter doesn’t just settle and cook in the middle. 
  • Add a layer of waxed paper between each crepe. This will prevent the crepes from sticking together and getting soggy. 

FUN FACT: 

These 2 Ingredient Crepes are also called Dieter’s Crepes and/or Poor Man’s Crepes. 🙂 Milk and eggs were too expensive back in the day. The struggle was real.

ENJOY!

2-Ingredient Crepes - Fluffy, light and delicate Crepes made with just 2 ingredients, including all-purpose flour and carbonated water. Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, but definitely NOT taste-free! Get the recipe on diethood.com

2-Ingredient Crepes {Macedonian-Style Crepes}

Katerina | Diethood
Fluffy, light and delicate Crepes made with just 2 ingredients, including all-purpose flour and carbonated water. Dairy-Free and Egg-Free.
5 from 7 votes
Servings : 6
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 27 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (12-ounces) Original Seltzer Water or Club Soda

Instructions
 

  • Place the flour in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Slowly pour in the Seltzer Water while whisking the mixture with a whisk.
  • Whisk until well combined.
  • Set aside and let stand 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Lightly grease a large nonstick frying pan, or a crepe pan, with cooking spray and set over medium heat.
  • Add 1/3-cup batter to the pan and swirl to completely cover the bottom.
  • Cook until edges of crepe curl-up and underside of crepe is golden brown; about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Flip the crepe and continue to cook for 45 seconds to 1 minute, or until lightly browned.
  • Remove crepe from pan and repeat with remaining batter.
  • Lightly coat pan with cooking spray in between each crepe.
  • Keep crepes covered.
  • Fill the Crepes with your choice of filling(s).

Notes

You can also use flavored Seltzer Water, but that will be much higher in calories and sugar.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 75 kcal | Carbohydrates: 15 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 0 mg | Potassium: 22 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 0 g | Calcium: 3 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 15 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dessert, Snacks/Breakfast
Cuisine: Macedonia
Keyword: breakfast pancakes, breakfast recipes, crepes, dairy free dessert recipe, egg free crepes, macedonian recipes
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43 comments on “2 Ingredient Crepes {Macedonian-Style Crepes}”

  1. I didn’t have carbonated water, so I just added baking soda to the flour-water mixture. Worked so well! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. I’m also from Macedonian and Bulgarian descent- was so excited to see that in your article! Loved all the foods my grandmothers made. Looking forward to trying these with some creative vegan fillings.
    Thanks!!

  3. What size skillet should be used? I tried them and although they tasted good, they were so soggy I couldn’t flip them or transfer them to a plate. They never browned and they seemed almost raw even after turning the heat up and cooking for longer than instructed. Any ideas?

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi! The pan should be at least 10-inches. You have to let the crepes sit at least 3 minutes before turning them over. It’s impossible for them not to cook when they’ve been set over heat for several minutes. Besides, if you’re looking for that deep color you get when making traditional crepes, you won’t find it here in this recipe, unfortunately. However, if you do want a traditional crepe recipe, with eggs and milk, I have a couple of those here:

      https://diethood.com/lemon-crepes-with-raspberry-sauce/
      https://diethood.com/blueberry-sauce-crepes-honey-whipped-cream/

      I hope this helps!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      They’re all pretty much the same thing. Seltzer water is just another word for club soda. You can use Perrier, as well.

  4. In the “old days” sparkling mineral water or seltzer were used. Still cheaper than milk and eggs … unless you lived in the village. These are the same as Bulgarian palachinki. My husband makes them every Sunday and we eat them with feta. So tasty!

  5. I tried these and I loved them! They definitely hold their shape and are so easy to make! Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Lisa! I haven’t tried making them with a nut flour so I can’t say for certain if it would work. BUT, thank you for the idea!! I’ll definitely give it a go! 😀

    1. I tried them. The shape holds and they flip well but there is absolutely no flavor. I added 2 Tbsp water, 1 tsp salt 2 tbsp sugar, and coated the pan in vegan butter. –they are much better that way. They still work.

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