I’m a big brunch person. And I’ve been trying to do more seasonal eating. So I’ve been eating pumpkin at every opportunity I can get.

Crepes are one of the easier brunch foods you can make. Pull out the ingredients early, let them sit as you do other things, then throw everything in a blender. Like a lot of the food I find myself making, it’s not complicated, but it does take some time.

What should you put on crepes?

Crepes are a wonderful base for just about anything. For these pumpkin crepes, I made a quick brown sugar and cream cheese spread. You can also fill them with fresh fruit and whipped cream, or go savory with some scrambled egg, goat cheese, and spinach.

easy brunch pumpkin crepes. lazy brunch ideas

Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Spread

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Spread
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: Brown Sugar, Cream Cheese, Vanilla
Servings: 4 People


  • 1 Fork


  • 125 g Cream Cheese slightly softened
  • 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract


  • Cream all your ingredients together in a bowl until thoroughly mixed.
  • Enjoy!

Pumpkin Crepes

Prep Time2 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time2 hours 25 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Canadian, French
Keyword: Pumpkin
Servings: 4 People


  • Standard mixer or blender


  • 3 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • ½ Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • Cups milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 166 g Unbleached Pastry Flour
  • tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp All Spice
  • ½ tsp Salt


  • Take all of your ingredients out of the fridge and leave them to warm to room temperature or for at least an hour.
  • In a bowl, whisk together your flour, salt, and dry spices.
  • In your standard mixer, cream your butter, then add your eggs and pumpkin puree.
    If using a blender, add all wet ingredients and pulse a few times.
  • Add your dry ingredients to the wet while continuing to mix. Avoid clumps.
  • Allow the mixture to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a pan over 2-3 on the stove. Allow it a few minutes at least to come to temp. You may want to use more than one pan to cook if you have the space, as you can only cook one per pan.
  • Add 1/2 a scoop of the crepe mixture to the pan, then swirl it gently to spread the batter out thin.
  • Cook each side for 45 seconds to a minute and a half. The surface should not be rubbery, if it is, continue cooking.
  • Fill, fold, and enjoy!
pumpkin crepes with icing sugar and brown sugar cream cheese frosting
organic pumpkin puree from well.ca
blume pumpkin spice blend at chapters

Additions and Substitutions for Crepe Recipes

Crepe batter needs to be nice and runny so that it will spread thinly across the pan. When making substitutions, keep that in mind. Make sure you use spices that match your fruit. For example, Strawberries with vanilla and cardamom, or banana with cinnamon and nutmeg.

You can also make crepes with flat beer or champagne. The possibilities are vast, so they can even make an easy dinner if you’re not feeling fancy.