Finnish Crepes Recipe

Now, I know what you are thinking, but crepes are from France! Yes, crepes are eaten in France.  Crepes are also eaten in Finland.  Crepes are eaten just about everywhere, because by golly! Crepes are tasty and delicious, so everyone wants to eat them.  I’m so hungry right now I could eat a huge stack of peanut butter and Nutella crepes…..

Finnish-CrepesThis Finnish Crepes Recipe is very easy to make, and you can make it even more Finnish with your choice of crepe toppings.  You can top your crepes with Lingonberry or Cloudberry Jam, homemade almond or caramel glaze, or if you are simple crepes kind of person, you can leave them more on the plain side and just top with butter and syrup.

The main distinction between a crepe and a pancake is the thickness of the dough!  When making crepes, it is helpful to invest in a crepe pan, which automatically makes it nearly impossible to make your crepes too thick.  You can also find many hilarious videos on youtube of “Crazy Crepe Man”, who will really show you all the right moves for making crepes.  You think I’m kidding- just google it 🙂

This Finnish Crepes Recipe is perfect for a morning breakfast, and the possibilities are nearly endless with your choice of toppings.  In various parts of the world, particularly Asia, they also top their crepes with savory foods like hot sauce, onions, and meat!  So really, go CREPE CRAZY and explore your options!

Finnish Crepes Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 8 Crepes

Finnish Crepes Recipe

These Finnish Crepes are a quick and versatile dish which can be topped with your favorite ingredients!


1 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons melted butter


  1. Begin heating up your griddle, so that it is at a medium high heat before you put the crepes in the pan. I like to oil the griddle with melted butter. If you are using a standard skillet, you may want to brush it with butter using a pastry brush to make sure the entire thing is coated.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and eggs.
  3. Add in milk, water, salt, and melted butter.
  4. Beat all ingredients together until smooth.
  5. Pour batter onto heated griddle, using around 1/4 cup for each crepe.
  6. Tilt skillet until the crepe is the same thickness all the way around, or if using a griddle you can use a special smoothing tool (also used in cake decorating), to make sure the batter is even.
  7. Cook each crepe around 2 minutes on each side until golden brown on both sides.
  8. Prepare your toppings to put in center of each crepe before serving.
  9. If you are using various jams or fruit compotes as a topping, you can heat them up in the microwave or in a saucepan before putting them in the center of the crepe.
    *My favorite crepe is the peanut butter and Nutella topped crepe, with powdered sugar on top. I urge you to not try it, because you will become addicted.

Recommended tools for making the best crepes:

Professional Crepe Spreader:

For your enjoyment:

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3 thoughts on “Finnish Crepes Recipe

  1. Martin

    Our family has always made a similar recipe (though with a lot more eggs and milk fat). It was based on the recipe from our Grandma (whom we called Aiti). But I’ve never known what they are called in Finnish. According to Google Translate it’s “ohukainen” but I suspect there is probably a more homey name for them, with fewer syllables. What would you call them?

  2. Neil

    Latty applies to both recipes, it is just subtly different in mix rates for products depending from which part of Finland the ancestors were from

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