Crêpe Toppings Bar

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Crêpes are basically just a delicious vehicle for Crêpe toppings, and you know how much I love toppings bars! This Crêpe bar is full of fresh fruits and sweet spreads so you can make the best sweet Crêpes. It’s easy to prep ahead and every guest can tailor their Crêpes to their own tastes–it’s brunch perfection! 

You can even make this board gluten-free and/or vegan! If you make a hybrid board, just be sure to serve them separately for any guests with dietary restrictions. 

For more DIY breakfast and brunch recipes, check out my Oatmeal Toppings Board, Pancake Board, Waffle Board, Smoothie Bowl Board, and Yogurt Toppings Board.

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What Are Crêpes?

If you’re unfamiliar, Crêpes are basically just super thin French pancakes! The main difference is the absence of a leavening agent, which is what makes them so delicate and foldable. They’re also not just a breakfast food! 

They can be eaten at any time of day because they pair perfectly with so many different flavors. My board features all sweet toppings, but Crêpes are also commonly made with savory toppings, like: ham, cheese, mushrooms, eggs, avocado, and so much more. 

How To Make Crêpes

You can buy Crêpes pre-made at the store, but my favorite way to serve Crêpes is making them hot and fresh from scratch! But, they tend to be a lot more finicky than your average flapjack. Check out this homemade crêpe recipe from AllRecipes or this easy crêpe recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen.

If you want to make Crêpes ahead, you can either mix the batter a day before and store it in an airtight container in the fridge, or you can actually make the whole batch and store the Crêpes in the fridge for 1 to 2 days. To reheat them, zap them in the microwave or warm them in a 275°F oven (be sure to cover them with foil so they don’t dry out!).  

Pro tips:

  1. You can sift the flour before adding it to make the batter airier
  2. Don’t overmix the batter! Once the flour is incorporated, stop mixing
  3. Make sure to use a nonstick pan and/or butter to prevent sticking
  4. To check if the Crêpe is ready to flip, give the pan a shake to see if the Crêpe moves easily. Flip it too soon and it might tear; too late and it might get rubbery.

Checkout this super innovative homemade crêpe hack!

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How to Fold Crêpes

  • Classic fold: Spread the toppings out on the Crêpe, then fold in half twice to create a triangle.
  • Roll-up: Spread the toppings on one side of the Crêpe, then roll it up like a taquito (if you have a lot of filling, roll it like a burrito with the ends tucked in!)
  • Cone fold: Spread the toppings out on the Crêpe, then fold in half. Roll the half into a cone shape with the seam as the point.
  • Fold over: when you have a lot of filling to work with, add it in a line in the center of the Crêpe, then fold one side over the filling and the other side over top.

Toppings For Sweet Crêpes

  • Strawberry jam
  • Cream cheese
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel sauce
  • Chocolate hazelnut spread
  • Blueberries
  • Green grapes
  • Cara cara orange slices
  • Raspberries
  • Red grapes
  • Banana slices
  • Clementines, peeled and segmented
  • Blood orange slices
  • Strawberries
  • Crêpes, store-bought or homemade, folded

Note: If you or your guests have dietary restrictions, you can swap in dairy-free cream cheese and whipped cream. You can even buy gluten-free crêpes at the store! (Making this vegan crêpe recipe or gluten-free crêpe recipe adds a layer of difficulty, but it’s definitely doable!)

How to Make a Crêpe Toppings Bar

  • Add the strawberry jam, cream cheese, whipped cream, caramel sauce, and nutella to separate small bowls. Add them to the board in a line across the center.
  • Arrange the blueberries, green grapes, and cara cara oranges in separate sections on one side of the bowls. Then add the raspberries, red grapes, banana, and mandarins in separate sections on the other side of the bowls. 
  • Add the blood oranges, strawberries, and Crêpes in separate sections along the edges of the board.

Crêpe Toppings Combo Ideas

On This Board

  • Nutella and banana slices
  • Strawberries and whipped cream
  • Cream cheese and raspberry jam
  • Blueberries, raspberries, and whipped cream
  • Nutella and strawberries
  • Caramel and banana slices
  • Raspberries and cream cheese

Not On This Board

  • Ham and Swiss cheese
  • Spinach, mushrooms, and feta
  • Sausage, scrambled eggs, and cheddar 
  • Scrambled eggs and avocado
  • Brie and apples
  • Bacon with maple syrup and raspberries
  • Cream cheese with honey and walnuts
  • Brie, ham, and Dijon mustard
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Global Crêpe Toppings Ideas

Although Crêpes are French in origin, they pair beautifully with ingredients from all over the world! 

French: Fresh lemon juice and sugar

Mexican: Chorizo, avocado, and queso fresco

Italian: Mascarpone, sliced figs, and honey

Japanese: Matcha cream, red bean paste, and fresh berries

Chinese: scrambled eggs, scallions, cilantro, and soybean paste (inspired by Jianbing)

Russian: sour cream, butter, caviar, and smoked salmon (inspired by blini)

Crêpe Toppings Board Pairings

Beverages

  • Freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit juice
  • Mimosas or bellinis
  • Coffee or espresso
  • Prosecco or champagne

Sides

  • Fresh fruit salad
  • Sweet pastries
  • Sausage and/or bacon
  • Scrambled eggs

SHOW ME YOUR Crêpe TOPPINGS BARS

I hope this post inspires you to make this sweet Crêpe toppings board. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the beautiful snacks and sweets you create from my tips. If you make something inspired by this post, please tag me at @ainttooproudtomeg so I can see and share! 

And, If you liked this recipe, please rate and review.

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Crêpe Toppings Bar

Description

This Crêpe bar, with all the best Crêpe toppings, is the perfect breakfast idea if you love sweet Crêpe toppings.

Ingredients
  

  • Strawberry jam
  • Cream cheese
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel sauce
  • Chocolate hazelnut spread
  • Blueberries
  • Green grapes
  • Cara cara orange slices
  • Raspberries
  • Red grapes
  • Banana slices
  • Clementines peeled and segmented
  • Blood orange slices
  • Strawberries
  • Crêpes folded

Instructions

  • Add the strawberry jam, cream cheese, whipped cream, caramel sauce, and Nutella to separate small bowls. Add them to the board in a line across the center.
  • Arrange the blueberries, green grapes, and cara cara oranges in separate sections on one side of the bowls. Then add the raspberries, red grapes, banana, and mandarins in separate sections on the other side of the bowls.
  • Add the blood oranges, strawberries, and Crêpes in separate sections along the edges of the board.
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