Sunday, March 30, 2014

Chocolate Crepes, Filled with Sweet Ricotta

Chocolate Crepes, Filled with Sweet Ricotta
Serves 8

1/2 cup flour
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 tablespoon Splenda (or you can use any other non-calorie sweetener, or table sugar)
8 ounces (250g) low fat ricotta cheese (approximately 1 cup)
2 tablespoons Splenda  (or you can use any other non-calorie sweetener, or table sugar)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup water
1 tsp melted butter

  1. Combine flour, cacao and sugar in a small bowl.
  2. Mix together ricotta, sugar and vanilla in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine milk, water, egg and melted butter in a blend. Pulse to mix. 
  4. Add flour mixture, and process until smooth. The batter will be like thin pancake batter.
  5. Preheat a non-stick 6" skillet over medium high heat.
  6. When hot, spray lightly with cooking spray, and pour a scant 1/4 cup of batter in the middle of the skillet. Immediately pick the skillet up and tilt/turn it until the batter coats the surface. 
  7. Return to heat. When the edges start to curl (approximately 1 minute) carefully flip. 
  8. Cook another 30 seconds. Remove and lay on wax paper that you previously lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Do not skip that step. They WILL stick to wax paper as they cool.
  9. Repeat with remaining batter.
  10. When all are cooked, spread about 2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture over the surface and roll. Set aside and repeat until finished.
  11. Cut into 1 inch long pieces and serve. 
Nutritional data:
Calories:       96
Fat:             3.6g
Sat fat:        1.8g
Chol:         43mg
Sodium:     45mg
Carbs:         9.6g
Fiber:             1g
Protein:       5.1g

Okay. A question for you! Would you consider this a dessert or a breakfast? Why? Please leave a comment below!


  1. I would consider it a dessert because of the chocolate nature of the crepes. I always think that chocolate is best for dinner not breakfast. If the crepe were without chocolate I could make an argument for it being good for breakfast.

    1. Ashley, thanks for your comment. I would tend to agree with you....but chocolate is its own food group (in my mind) and can be eaten anytime! (Again, in my mind!) I hope you try this recipe!