Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  63
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  6 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  46 mg
  • Sodium  29 mg
  • Potassium  50 mg
  • Phosphorus  45 mg
  • Calcium  31 mg
  • Fiber  0.1 g

Basic Crepe

DaVita dietitian, Carol, traveled to Europe and brought back authentic French recipes. Her favorite find was the crepe—and she is delighted to pass along her kidney-friendly recipe for Basic Crepe.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Carol from Delaware.

Portions: 15     Serving size: 1 crepe


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup all purpose white flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Blend eggs and milk in a blender to combine.
  2. Slowly add flour and blend for 1 minute. Cover and let mixture sit for 1 hour..
  3. Pour crepe batter into a bowl and whisk in melted butter.
  4. Heat an 8-inch crepe pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with butter or nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Using a 1/4 cup measure, pour batter into skillet.  Make sure the batter lies evenly, moving the pan if needed.  Crepe will bubble slightly.
  6. Loosen edges of crepe and remove from pan when crepe is golden on the bottom and edges are slightly browned. (It needs to be browned on one side only as crepes will be rolled or folded.)

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 starch
  • 1/4 milk
  • 1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Adding flour slowly should prevent lumps, but if they do appear, strain the batter to remove before letting mixture set.

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Basic Crepe

Luepke217 says:


can you substitute rice milk? Dietitian comment: I'm not sure if the crepes will be as tasty but it's worth trying.

Jun. 21, 2014, 5:56 PM - Inappropriate review?

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Iasmyne says:


hi. i do not understand how come you put sugar, milk and egg in a recipe which is supposed to be CKD non-dialysis and diabetic friendly. Kindly explain. Thank you. Dietitian comment: The focus should be on how much sodium, potassium, and phosphorus the recipe provides. The amount of milk per serving is less than 1-1/2 tablespoons. You can substitute liquid low cholesterol egg substitute for eggs if cholesterol is a concern. There is no sugar in this recipe but if the fillings call for sugar you can use a non-caloric low carbohydrate sweetener instead.

Sep. 02, 2013, 4:02 AM - Inappropriate review?

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liberty1237 says:


I need a low potassium diet. Can I use any non dairy creamer and I'm assuming to use liquid creamer on all recipes that mentions this ingredient? Is original rice milk the same as unenriched? Dietitian comment: The original rice milk without phosphate additives has the words 'Original' and Classic on the front label and there are no phosphate or potassium additives. Potassium content is 28 mg/4 ounces. Nondairy creamers range from 40-150 mg potassium for 4 ounces depending on the brand. Most are lower in potassium than milk.

Apr. 15, 2013, 5:13 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Mar. 05, 2012, 2:28 PM - Inappropriate review?

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teachwalking says:


If you make no other recipe from Davita, make this one. It's just like all the best restaurant recipes for crepes. It comes out terrific, and you can use anything with it. I add a tiny bit of lemon rind to it, and my crepes are fabulous.

Oct. 16, 2011, 7:06 AM - Inappropriate review?

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1062 says:


I need low potassium diet. Can coconut milk be used in place of regular milk? It would really cut down the potassium. Moderator comment: Coconut milk is very high in potassium so not recommended. A better choice is unenriched rice milk or nondairy creamer.

Sep. 03, 2011, 5:23 PM - Inappropriate review?

Basic Crepe



excellent; good with just brown sugar or cinnamon sugar

Dec. 10, 2008, 3:58 PM - Inappropriate review?

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