If you’re looking for a decadent and healthy way to start your day, try these Breakfast Crepes with Smoked Salmon! They’re stuffed 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 (check the end of this post for two of my favorite high-protein pancake recipes) 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 these gourmet breakfast crepes 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.
The crepe-making process is really easy, but I do think there is one critical factor in the process: a hot pan.
In order to make the perfect breakfast crepes, your pan has to be evenly hot. You can’t put crepe batter in the pan while the pan is still warming up because that will guarantee a disastrous outcome. To make perfect breakfast crepes, pour your crepe batter into a hot pan and swirl it around quickly to evenly coat the bottom of the pan.
After approximately one minute on the first side, gently flip it with a spatula to the other side and cook for approximately one additional minute. Once you do that, your breakfast crepes should be a lovely brown like in these photos.
Breakfast Crepes With Smoked Salmon
Once you’ve created your perfect crepes (this recipe should yield four crepes), it’s time to make them into something even better. In the next step, you’ll stuff them with a bunch of healthy ingredients: smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, plus diced red onion, capers, and chives.
With the addition of smoked salmon and eggs, these breakfast crepes are packed with protein: nearly 40 grams in a single serving! They also contain 23 grams of healthy carbs and 17 grams of healthy fats. These crepes have some serious staying power, and you’ll likely stay full for hours!
Get creative with these breakfast crepes
Although this recipe uses salmon and eggs as the filling, feel free to experiment with your own healthy fillings. The crepes will taste good with just about any filling, so have fun with them!
Want more high-protein breakfast recipes?
If you liked this recipe, I’d like to recommend two more:
Easy Protein Pancakes: If you want a high-protein pancake recipe that tastes delicious, try Easy Protein Pancakes. Each serving contains 22 grams of protein, and when you top them with a little sugar-free syrup, your sweet tooth will be satisfied!
Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes: Although I call these pancakes, they’re thin like crepes. Each serving contains almost 25 grams of protein, and they taste great stuffed with berries, sugar-free jam, or peanut butter.
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. I got four crepes out of my 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.