Crêpes with warm maple oranges

Crêpes with warm maple oranges

Something for Everyone
Ben Dearnley

Everyone loves crêpes and this recipe, which uses eggs, wholemeal flour and no sugar makes for a guilt-free breakfast treat. If you’d like a little more zing, add a teaspoon of finely grated orange zest to the maple sauce.


Quantity Ingredient
200g wholemeal plain flour
3 eggs
375ml milk, plus extra for thinning
10g butter, melted, plus extra for cooking

Maple oranges

Quantity Ingredient
20g butter
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 orange, juiced
2 oranges, peeled and cut into segments


  1. To make the maple oranges, heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the butter, maple syrup and orange juice. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 6 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and is a syrupy consistency. Stir through the orange segments. Remove from the heat and keep warm.
  2. To make the crêpes, place the flour in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the eggs and milk. Start whisking the wet ingredients, gradually drawing in the flour until combined. Stir in the melted butter. If you have time, let the mixture stand for 1–2 hours or overnight. (If the mixture thickens while standing, add a little more milk before cooking for a thinner consistency.)
  3. Melt a little butter in a small or medium nonstick frying pan over medium heat. When the butter is bubbling, pour in enough batter to cover the base of the pan, and swirl to spread evenly. Cook the crêpes for about 1 minute on each side, or until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and keep warm while cooking the remainder.
  4. Serve the crêpes with the maple oranges and sauce.

Baby’s serve

  • For a younger baby, wait until your baby is managing some finger foods (which may not happen until 8–9 months or older), before offering him these crêpes. Cut into strips that he can easily hold and serve with fresh fruit (it’s best not to serve the maple oranges because babies under 12 months shouldn’t be having any added sugar, but fresh orange segments are fine). For an older baby, serve as for a younger baby.

Toddler’s serve

  • Serve as is, cut into small pieces.
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