Festive French Pancakes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Feb. 28, 2023
Not quite as thin as true crepes, these light-as-a-feather French pancakes are topped with preserves and a dusting of confectioners' sugar. They are elegant, are so easy to make and say Joyeux Noel with delicious French flair! —Diane Aune, Nine Mile Falls, Washington
Festive French Pancakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 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


  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. If desired, spread preserves over pancakes; roll up. Sprinkle with additional confectioners' sugar if desired.

Nutrition Facts

2 pancakes: 158 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 470mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat.