Low Carb Breakfast Crepes With Cheese Filling
By Susan Feliciano frenchtutor
I love crepes, but cannot afford the high carbohydrate content. I've worked on this recipe for a while to get it as low as possible. I discovered Bob's Red Mill Low-Carb Baking Mix which really helped, and it works well. This product is available at health food stores, or on-line.
I also use the Ideal Brand Xylitol sweetener instead of Splenda, but either will work.
Hope all of you enjoy this. They are quick to put together and make an elegant breakfast or brunch dish. Feel free to double the recipe if you want to serve more than two. Also, try using other fruit - peaches, blueberries, even oranges and marmalade, with a complementary preserve.
Fat 10 grams
Carbohydrates 15 grams
Fiber 3 grams
(12 grams net carbs)
Protein 16 grams
The creamy cheese filling is just as delightful as the subtly sweet crepe. Oh, and they're pretty as a picture too!
Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Feb 14, 2011
Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - Feb 14, 2011
Thanks for this recipe Susan!!! Love it!
Terrie Hoelscher Blessed1 - Feb 14, 2011
Susan, have you ever tried substituting cottage (fat free?) for the neufchatel? It would e lower in calories, wouldn't it? I have made a "spreadable" cottage cheese that I think would work in this.
Pour your cottage cheese into a blender and really make it smooth. Then pour it into a colander that is lined with a coffee filter. Let it sit for a long time, so all the liquid, whey, etc., drain into a bowl underneath the colander. (there MUST be something you can do w/ that great protein-filled whey ... let me know!)
After the liquid it drained out of the cottage cheese, you have a firmer, more spreadable product. Kind of like a ricotta cheese. I found this idea many years ago in a magazine in a doctor's office somewhere, and made it ONE time, and it was great .... don't know why I haven't thought to make it again!
I'll bet it would work in this recipe. Even if you don't put it thru a blender, just buy the extra small curd, drain it in the coffee filter/colander set up, and I think you'd have something you could use here, that would cut your calorie count even more... maybe??