Low Calorie Crepes Recipe

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Enjoy this simple and healthy crepe recipe today with strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream! These crepes are all you need to have a great breakfast.

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Without butter or extra sugar, this fool proof classic crepe recipe turns out perfect every single time! The only thing missing is the high fat and calories of a classic crepe. You and everyone you serve this to will love them.

One thing to note about crepes is that they can become unhealthy very quickly. Many crepe recipes are very high in calories. You can reduce the number of calories by using skim milk rather than whole. Additionally, the toppings you use can have a big impact on the resulting calorie count.

What is a crepe?

A crepe is similar to a pancake, but much thinner, and almost more flexible. It can wrap up delicious fillings without breaking apart. People love to make savory and sweet crepes and will fill them with everything from cheese and chicken, to berries and cream!

Are crepes healthy?

Most crepes are made with butter and sugar. The excess calories, fat, and carbs make them a “sometimes food”. However, this version tastes just as good without the butter and sugar, so YES. This recipe for crepes is healthy.

Crepe Nutrition

Each crepe in this recipe has 75 calories, 4 g protein, 12 g carbs, and 1 g fat. You can alter the filling to keep it low in calories, or add something indulgent to make it a dessert that’s higher in calories. My preference is greek yogurt with berries to keep the nutrition high and the calories down.

How many calories are in a crepe?

Classic crepes have as much as 220 calories per crepe! These only have 75. So, you can either eat 3 of them, or just save 150 calories and use it for filling instead.

Why you will love this Low Calorie Crepes Recipe

I love recipes like these crepes because it feels like I’m cheating on my diet, but in reality, I am sticking to the plan. I love counting calories for weight loss, because it’s the ultimate in fitting in flexible meals like these crepes.

Simple Crepe Ingredients

  • Eggs are a staple in crepes. Eggs help the structure of the crepe stay together, while being flexible.
  • Sugar – I used regular sugar in these, but you can certainly substitute a zero calorie sweetener to save a few calories. There is only two teaspoons of sugar, adding only 5 calories per crepe, so I kept it in.
  • Vanilla extract is used to add flavor to a crepe.
  • Salt is used to enhance the flavor of baked goods.
  • Skim milk – I used skim milk as it’s only 80 calories per cup, and thins out the batter to ensure we get a super thin crepe.
  • All purpose flour – and finally flour! It is like a pancake after all. Some people have asked if you can substitute almond flour or coconut flour, but I haven’t found the consistency to turn out smooth and thin the way a crepe should be.
ingredients for classic crepes

How to make Healthy Crepes

  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender. Pour 1/2 cup batter into a skillet, sprayed with cooking spray. Tilt pan around until crepe is thin.
  2. Flip to cook both sides.
  3. Fill with your favorite low calorie berries!

How to serve Healthy Crepes + Topping Ideas

Here are my suggestions for healthier crepe toppings:

If you use my crepe recipe, share what toppings you added! I love hearing new ideas, especially if they are a healthier option!

Healthy Crepe Filling Suggestions

Crepes are traditionally a breakfast food when filled with sweet ingredients. I like to serve them with a side of fruit, yogurt, granola, turkey bacon, or turkey sausage. You can also serve them with scrambled eggs to add some protein to your breakfast.

Storing this Simple Crepe Recipe

After cooking, crepes should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I’d use them within 3-5 days, otherwise, they will dry out and crack.

Reheating this Low Calorie Crepe Recipe

To reheat crepes you’ve left in the fridge, heat them in the microwave for 30-40 seconds, before you add the filling. They will warm up quickly.

You can also eat these cold, and I think they taste just as good!

Low Calorie, Healthy Crepes Recipe

Each crepe is under 100 calories and delicious for breakfast
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Keyword: blueberry crepes, crepes, healthy crepes, strawberry crepes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 crepes
Calories: 75cal
Author: Amy Roskelley

Ingredients

  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 3/4 cup flour

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients in blender
  • Pour 1/4 cups of batter into a skillet sprayed with cooking spray
  • Tilt pan around until crepe is thin . (feel free to use a real crepe pan if you have one)
  • Fill with fruit of your choice.
    how to make classic crepes fool proof

Nutrition

Serving: 1crepe | Calories: 75cal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g
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4 Comments

  1. I think the calorie count listed with the recipe is too high. I added up the calories of all of the ingredients and get 75 per crepe rather than 93! I am looking forward to try this recipe.

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