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Festive French Pancakes Recipe

Festive French Pancakes Recipe

Not quite as thin as true crepes, these light-as-a-feather pancakes are topped with preserves and a dusting of confectioners' sugar. They're elegant, so easy to make and say "Joyeux Noel" with delicious French flair!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Preserves of your choice, optional
  • Additional confectioners' sugar, optional


  • 1. In a blender, combine the milk, eggs, water and vanilla; cover and process until well blended. Combine the flour, confectioners' sugar, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture. Cover and process until smooth.
  • 2. Heat a lightly greased 8-in. nonstick skillet over medium heat; pour 2 tablespoons batter into the center of skillet. Lift and tilt pan to coat bottom evenly. Cook until top appears dry; turn and cook 15-20 seconds longer. Remove to a wire rack.
  • 3. Repeat with remaining batter, greasing skillet as needed. Spread preserves over pancakes if desired; roll up. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 8 pancakes.

Nutritional Facts

2 pancakes (calculated without preserves and confectioners' sugar) equals 163 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 447 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.