Pancake Crepes with 3 Variations!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Here are three options when making crepes using pancake mix. My personal favorite is chocolate chip pancakes because I love chocolate! Thank goodness Medifast has plenty f products with chocolate in it otherwise I think I would already be off plan! The first crepe is my personal favorite. The filling is actually from the South Beach Diet Phase 1 plan. I used to love the different variations of ricotta creme. I would always have it as an evening dessert so I thought this would be really nice in a crepe. It makes an elegant dessert or breakfast. Try using different extracts such as lemon or almond extract to vary the flavors. You could even try using Torani or Da vinci sugar free syrups to change up the flavors. I just thought vanilla would go great with the new Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup I picked up today. Vanilla goes with everything! The chocolate syrup is so delicious. I may be in trouble putting chocolate on everything now LOL. Well, almost everything! I have the caramel syrup as well and I think I like the chocolate one a tad bit better. They are both great to have to mix it your meals such as the puddings, brownies, shakes, etc. My local grocery store sells them a lot cheaper than the Walden Farms website so I buy them there.The original recipe yields a 1/2 cup mixture so I cut all the ingredients in half. If you want the ricotta creme sweeter, you can add the full packet of Splenda, but I am greedy with my condiments on the meals and I thought 1/2 a packet was good enough for me with the sweetness of the chocolate syrup. I like to save my condiments for my lean and green meals because I know that chicken breast needs some help LOL. This would be great to have if you are having egg beaters for your lean and green meal that day. Those egg beaters are difficult for me to get all down! If you use egg beaters then you can have 1 1/2 cups to complete your lean that day. That is still alot of egg beaters!  Anyways, this is a really yummy dessert so give it a try!


#1) Vanilla Ricotta Creme Crepes with Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients:
Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix (1 Meal)
Little more than 1/4 cup water
1/4 cup part skim ricotta cheese 2-3 grams fat/oz (1/4 Lean)
1/2 packet Splenda (1/2 Condiment)
1/8 tsp vanilla extract (1/8 Condiment)
1 tbsp Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup (1/2 Condiment)

Directions:
Combine chocolate chip pancake mix with water. The consistency should be a little thinner than pancake batter. Spray non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Pour batter into pan and cook until done. Set aside.
Combine ricotta cheese, Splenda, and vanilla extract until blended. Put mixture inside crepe. Drizzle 1 tbsp chocolate syrup over the top.

1 Meal with 1-1/8 Condiments and 1/4 Lean




The second one I made is basically the same recipe for the crepe, but different filling. If you like cream cheese, you will like this one. The fruit spread I used was grape, but my personal favorite from Walden Farms is strawberry. If you don't have fruit spread, use a 1/2 packet of Splenda for some added sweetness. It is still very good. You may not even want to microwave the cream cheese and fruit spread together, but I find it easier to spread when it is nice and soft. Voila! Breakfast is served! This is my second favorite crepe.


#2) Chocolate Chip Crepes with Cream Cheese Filling

Ingredients:
Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix (1 Meal)
A little more than 1/4 cup water
1 tbsp light cream cheese (1 Condiment)
1 tbsp Walden Farms fruit spread (1 Condiment)
or
1/2 packet Splenda (1/2 Condiment)

Directions:
Combine chocolate chip pancake mix with water. The consistency should be a little thinner than pancake batter. Spray non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Pour batter into pan and cook until done. Set aside.
Combine cream cheese and fruit spread or splenda until semi blended. Microwave for 15 seconds and stir until completely mixed. Put mixture inside crepe.

1 Meal and 2 Condiments for fruit spread and cream cheese
or
1 Meal and 1 1/2 Condiments for splenda and cream cheese


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This is the third variation of what to put inside your pancake crepes. You can use any pudding you like whether it be banana, chocolate, or vanilla. I am trying to get rid of my vanilla pudding so I decided to put some PB2 in it. It tastes kind of like butterscotch. One other Medifast member called it Butterfingers pudding which it does kind of taste like it. Hmmm, maybe I should have added chocolate syrup so it would be like the candy bar! Another great reason for me to use my chocolate syrup! This counts as 2 meals, but you really aren't going to eat both meals at the same time because you will have some pudding left for later. Turned out tasty and did not even require many condiments! So which one is your favorite?


#3) Butterscotch Crepes with Caramel Sauce

Ingredients:
Pancake Mix (1 Meal)
A little more than 1/4 cup water
Vanilla Pudding (1 Meal)
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp PB2 (1/2 Snack)
1 tbsp Walden Farms Caramel Syrup (1/2 Condiment)

Directions:
Combine pudding with 1/2 cup water and 1 tbsp PB2 with a whisk until blended. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Combine pancake mix with water. The consistency should be a little thinner than pancake batter. Spray non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Pour batter into pan and cook until done. Set aside.
Spread 2-3 tbsp of  pudding in crepe and reserve the rest of the pudding for later. Drizzle 1 tbsp caramel syrup over the top.

2 Meals, 1/2 Condiment and 1/2 Snack


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