Cannoli Crepes

This past Saturday, I had intended to get back on my healthy eating horse.  The key word there is of course: intended.

I had really great intentions.  I was even going to make a new breakfast recipe and make light, no sugar added fruit crepes.

And then it started to snow.  It snowed the kind of snow that sticks to the grass and the trees and turns the world into a marshmallow fairyland, perfect for a Christmas card picture.  Naturally since it looked like a Christmas card picture outside, I turned up my Pandora and switched it to my Christmas station.  (I did pay a little homage to St. Patty’s Day and put in my Celtic Woman cd as well.  Not telling if it is a Christmas one or not…)

When it looks like that outside no matter what time of year, it’s like something in my brain goes haywire and all I want to do is make sweets and treats and sing carols.  It’s a genetic defect that I am looking into.

So, somehow my healthy and light fruit crepes morphed.  They lost the fruit and instead added cannoli filling made from mascarpone cheese (can we talk about how this may be my new favorite ingredient for everything?) and chocolate chips and chocolate sauce.

Cannoli crepe with mascarpone cheese filling... pretty much the best breakfast ever

Cannoli crepe with mascarpone cheese filling… pretty much the best breakfast ever

What can I say?  It tasted as festive as I felt.

Ingredients:

For the crepes:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tsp of canola oil
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

For the filling:

  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • chocolate chips (as many or as few as desired)
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract

To Make:

  1. Take your mascarpone cheese out of the refrigerator and let it soften a bit.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 egg whites, 2/3 cup of milk, 2 tsp of canola oil and your honey and vanilla.  Whisk until smooth.

    Making the crepe batter

    Making the crepe batter

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together your flour, salt and cinnamon.  Pour this into the wet ingredients in two small batches, whisking to combine after each batch.

    Adding the flour to the crepe batter in small batches

    Adding the flour to the crepe batter in small batches

  4. Whisk all the lumps out.  Then cover and refrigerate.

    Adding the flour to the crepe batter in small batches

    Whisk the crepe batter until smooth

  5. Your cheese should be fairly soft but still cool.  In a small bowl mix a cup of mascarpone cheese with 1/2 cup of powder sugar and 1 tbs of vanilla.  Stir until combined.  Set aside.

    Mascarpone cheese filling- seriously can we talk about how AMAZING this is?  Food heaven, right here people.  I kept eating the filling while we were making the crepes.

    Mascarpone cheese filling- seriously can we talk about how AMAZING this is? Food heaven, right here people. I kept eating the filling while we were making the crepes.

  6. Melt a tsp of butter over medium heat in a small round pan, nonstick pan.  Let the pan get nice and hot.
  7. When the butter is melted and the pan is good and hot, pour 1/8 cup of the batter into the center of the pan.  Tilt pan to coat the bottom evenly.  Cook for about 2 minutes or until the sides of the crepe start to pull away from the pan.

    Evenly distribute the crepe batter in a buttered pan.

    Evenly distribute the crepe batter in a buttered pan.

  8. Flip the crepe and cook an additional 30 seconds to minute.  (Flipping the crepes is sort of tricky for those of us that are a bit coordinationally challenged.  For my hubs, it was no big deal.  He flipped them without a spatula just by wiggling the frying pan.  It was almost magical.)

    The flipped crepe- nice and golden brown.

    The flipped crepe- nice and golden brown.

  9. Put crepe on a plate and put in a warm oven.  Repeat the process until the batter is gone.

    Filling the crepes with mascarpone cheese filling and chocolate chips.  Seriously.

    Filling the crepes with mascarpone cheese filling and chocolate chips. Seriously.

  10. When all the crepes are made, take them out of the oven.  In the center of each crepe, add 1-2 tbs of the filling.  Top filling with chocolate chips and roll the sides in so it creates a tube.  Repeat for each crepe.

    Roll the crepes up so they look like little tubes or soft tacos.

    Roll the crepes up so they look like little tubes or soft tacos.

  11. Serve with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

    Plate full of cannoli crepe goodness.

    Plate full of cannoli crepe goodness.

So there you have it, cannoli crepes!  Pretty much dessert for breakfast.  But they rocked.

 

Cannoli crepe with homemade whipped cream, mascarpone cheese filling, and chocolate chips.

Cannoli crepe with homemade whipped cream, mascarpone cheese filling, and chocolate chips.

 

It’s a breakfast of champions isn’t it?  Enjoy!

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Comments: 7

  1. [...] the past weekend when I swore I was going to do that and also make spring recipes.  Nope, I made these cannoli crepes instead, enjoyed a cozy blanket and a fire, and made a really yummy dinner.  The tree and my [...]

  2. Joanna March 26, 2013 at 3:23 pm Reply

    How many does this make!

    • JennaFletcher March 26, 2013 at 3:47 pm Reply

      Hi Joanna! This recipe makes 6-8 crepes. It can be easily doubled if needed :-)

  3. heather bell March 26, 2013 at 6:20 pm Reply

    Holy wow, great idea!! I made some banana split crepes a few years back that were pure heaven! http://bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com/2011/07/banana-split-crepes.html

    • SensationallySeasonal March 31, 2013 at 10:25 pm Reply

      Thanks Heather! I would love your banana split crepes and will have to try them sometime when my hubs isn’t around. He’s weird and doesn’t like banana.

  4. [...] for my dislike of breakfast meat, I find ways to may sneak dessert into breakfast like with my cannoli crepes.  I mean really, is there anything better than [...]

  5. [...] am able.   The feast may be an entire day long event.  It would definitely start with either my cannoli crepes or my coconut crusted stuffed French toast.  Somewhere in there these brownies will be made and [...]

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