If you’re looking for a healthy yet decadent way to start your day, you have to try these easy Breakfast Crepes with Smoked Salmon, eggs, red onions, capers, and chives!
If you want an easy, no-fuss breakfast recipe that happens to look and taste gourmet, these breakfast crepes with smoked salmon fit the bill!
I don’t know about you, but I feel like there’s something extra-special about crepes. Although I love to make healthy versions of pancakes and waffles, crepes remind me of something I’d order for brunch from a fancy café.
Good news: no fancy café necessary for this recipe!
You can make this gourmet breakfast in your kitchen in just a few minutes. You don’t even need to dress up—you can wear your comfy robe and slippers while you sit on your couch, sipping your coffee.
How to make breakfast crepes with smoked salmon
These stuffed crepes may be packed with restaurant-quality flavor, but they are surprisingly easy to whip up right in the comfort of your own home!
Step 1: Whisk together the crepe ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Step 2: Pour about 1/3 cup batter into a hot small pan and cook the crepe for approximately 1 minute on each side. You should end up with four crepes from the batter.
Step 3: Set the crepes aside.
Step 4: Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl and pour on a hot pan.
Step 5: Move the egg mixture around with a spatula while it cooks to make scrambled eggs. It should only take 2-5 minutes depending on how wet you want your scrambled eggs.
Step 6: Slice the red onion finely.
Step 7: Place scrambled eggs, salmon, onion, and capers on the crepes and sprinkle with chopped chives.
The key to perfect crepes
The crepe-making process is really easy, but I do think there is one critical factor in the process: a hot pan.
In order for your crepes to turn out well, your pan has to be evenly hot. If you try to add the batter while the pan is still warming up, it turns into a disaster. Yes, I speak from experience!
To make perfect breakfast crepes, wait until your pan is hot. Then, pour in your crepe batter and swirl it around quickly to evenly coat the bottom of the pan.
After approximately one minute on the first side, gently flip the crepe with a spatula to the other side and cook for about one more minute. Your crepes should be a lovely brown like in these photos.
Adding your healthy fillings
Once your crepes are ready, it’s time to stuff them with a bunch of healthy ingredients. In this case, that includes smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, diced red onion, capers, and chives!
The flavors are so delicious, you’ll want to make this breakfast every morning.
Best of all, these salmon and egg crepes are packed with nearly 40 grams of protein per serving! They also contain 23 grams of healthy carbs and 17 grams of healthy fats.
What a great way to start your day. You’ll have plenty of energy and likely stay full for hours!
Once you’ve tried this recipe, you can also feel free to experiment with your own healthy fillings. If you’re wondering what else goes well with crepes for breakfast, a few ideas are:
- Cream cheese with berries
- Nut butter and strawberries
- Ham, zucchini, cheddar, and scrambled eggs
The crepes will taste good with most ingredient combinations, so have fun with them!
If you find yourself with any leftover crepes, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. When you’re ready to enjoy them, reheat them gently in a pan over low heat.
It will be harder to store leftover crepes once you’ve added the salmon and egg filling, so I recommend only making as many as you can eat in one sitting.
Want more high-protein breakfast recipes?
Looking for a few more ways to start your day the right way? I think you’ll love these breakfast dishes:
You can also check out this roundup of 10 low-carb breakfast ideas for diabetics for even more inspiration.
When you’ve tried this recipe, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Breakfast Crepes With Smoked Salmon
- ⅓ cup fat-free milk
- ⅓ cup whole grain flour
- ⅓ cup egg whites (3 egg whites)
- 1 whole egg
- Snippet salt
- ½ cup fat-free milk
- 4 whole eggs
- 5.25 oz. smoked salmon
- 1 oz. red onion
- Whisk together the crepe ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Pour about 1/3 cup batter onto a hot small pan and cook the crepe for approximately 1 minute on each side. You should end up with four crepes from the batter.
- Set the crepes aside.
- Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl and pour on a hot pan.
- Move the egg mixture around with a spatula while it cooks to make scrambled eggs. It should only take 2-5 minutes depending on how wet you want your scrambled eggs.
- Slice the red onion finely.
- Place scrambled eggs, salmon, onion, and capers on the crepes and sprinkle with chopped chives.
Bethany @ athletic avocado says
I love eggs with smoked salmon, such a delicious combo! These crepes look so yummy! I love the high protein content!
Tobias Oerum says
Thank you Bethany. It’s definitely one of our favorite brunch recipes.