Welcome to my Strawberry And Cream Crepes Recipe. Delicious crepes filled with fresh strawberries, sweet soft cheese and completely healthy too. It is Slimming World friendly and a gluten free winner. A family go to recipe our household and great fun to make with your kids too.
I can’t actually take the credit for these delicious strawberry and cream crepes as I didn’t make them. I watched them been made and then I ate them! Which makes a change because 95% of the recipes on RecipeThis are personally recipe tested from me. But for today I got to have a day off.
Instead it was Kyle making these strawberry and cream crepes. My amazing 15 year old that loves to cook as much as his parents do, was showing me just how talented he is and being part of the latest recipe on the blog. Fresh healthy crepes cooked in the frying pan and then the filling made super fast in the blender.
At the time it was a Sunday morning and it was super hot and it was just one of those nice and tasty breakfasts that we should all have more often.
I sat on the chair in the kitchen as he crafted together some amazing crepes that were filled with soft cheese (Philly of course) along with honey and stevia, then loads of fresh strawberries. Because fresh strawberries rule the world right???
Then a sweet eggy mixture to make the crepes.
A very simple breakfast and a perfect start to the day. It is also rather quick to make too so perfect for if you’re in a rush. Though I may add it is hard to stop with just one of these strawberry and cream crepes as I want to eat loads and loads of them.
But first I am sure you’re probably wondering “why strawberries again”? After all they were only featured on the blog yesterday. Well we just LOVE fresh strawberries and right now in Portugal they are in season. They are everywhere and you can’t escape the beautiful red berry.
It is full of flavour and perfect for all kinds of summer treats.
Plus don’t forget its nutritional benefits:
I even got a shedload of strawberries from the market especially so that I could blog about them over 6 different strawberry recipes. We had an American cocktail on the 4th of July, Slimming World Eton Mess yesterday and then today these amazing strawberry crepes.
We got nearly 7 kilos of strawberries and in Portuguese culture got them for a real bargain. They cost just 3€ a kilo making them 15€. Plus we were charged for just 5 kilos and a couple of elderly ladies packed them all up for us and chose the nicest ones, as Sofia happily ate all the free cherries that they gave her. I don’t think I have ever seen her face so red!
We then brought them home and thought we had way too many of them, but then with how much Sofia loves her fresh strawberries we will be lucky if there is enough to make the recipes with!
In fact after we bought them she made a detour to the park to tuck into some before we went home:
We actually got our fresh strawberries yesterday and decided that the perfect use of them would be some fresh strawberry crepes for a summer Sunday breakfast. So out they came on a very warm late June morning. We have put Kyle in charge of them as he loves this kind of thing and he often has them turning out just so perfect. So if you want to teach your kids to cook then start out with something simple like this!
Crepes Vs Pancakes?
One question often asked is what is the difference between crepes and pancakes? Well the main difference is that crepes are made with plain flour compared to pancakes with self raising flour.
Though some recipes use self raising flour for both and then when they make crepes they just make them with much less batter.
A typical crepe is skinny looking and pancakes are thick and fluffy.
Crepes are more common in Europe served as dessert with chocolate or caramel sauce, compared to pancakes being popular in America as the go to breakfast.
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Strawberry And Cream Crepes
- In a mixing bowl add together the egg, vanilla essence and the stevia and mix with a fork until you have a light batter.
- Spoon the mixture into a frying pan over a medium heat cooking 1 at a time. Cook each of them for 1 minute on each side. Remember this mixture is enough for 8 crepes so make sure you don’t add too much batter at once.
- In a blender add all the ingredients (apart from the strawberries) for your filling. Blend until creamy and smooth.
- As you cook the crepes fill them with the creamy blender mixture along with some sliced strawberries.
- Serve while still warm.
The general rule is that 1 egg = 2 crepes and that for feeding four people to aim for 4 eggs = an egg per person.
Aim for a medium heated pan rather than a really hot one. This is because this strawberry and cream crepes are free of oil and contain stevia is the actual crepe mixture and otherwise they will stick to the pan and burn.
Strawberry And Cream Crepes Recipe Podcast
We also have created a short version of the recipe into a Podcast. We have loaded it up onto our Itunes account and it is great for a quick download and then you can save it to your phone and then have it in your kitchen with you as you cook.
Slimming World Strawberry And Cream Crepes
This strawberry and cream crepes recipe is both Slimming World friendly and gluten free. There is no flour whatsoever and great for the Slimming World diet. If you want a healthy breakfast then this is just perfect for you.
It works out at 1 healthy extra A for the soft cheese and 1 Syn for the honey. But this is of course based on 4 people sharing so in reality this recipe is ¼ HEA and ¼ of a Syn per person. Talk about a low Syn breakfast!
How Many Calories In Crepes?
I bet you’re panicking about the calories in these delicious strawberry and cream crepes? Well stop panicking now as they are incredibly low in calories.
In fact 123 calories per person is just how low they actually are. You could eat 2 of these crepes everyday and know that you are hardly having any calories and it is still giving you a much needed sugar kick.