Valentine’s Breakfast in Bed: Coconut Crepes!

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Valentine’s Day is coming up, and I must say…breakfast in bed is one of my favorites. We’ll be skipping on the pancakes this year and are trying something a bit fancier – crepes! To keep our bodies lean and our bellies happy, we’ll be doing this healthier version of coconut crepes (filled with berries and a light yogurt topping). While this would not be a recipe we recommend for your high or low carb days, enjoy this cleaner indulgence on your reward day… and make it Valentine’s! One thing I particularly love about this is the additional fiber from the coconut flour. In fact, for every two tablespoons of coconut flour, you consume five grams of fiber. Awesome, right?! I hope you like it as much as we do!

Coconut Crepes with Berries and Yogurt
Serves 5

What you’ll need:

3 tbsp coconut flour
1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
4 large eggs
2 egg whites
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 lb strawberries, tops removed and berries quartered
6 oz raspberries
6 oz blackberries
1 (6 oz) cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
zest of 1 orange

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What you’ll do:

1. In a bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, almond milk, eggs, and salt. Allow the batter to sit for 10 minutes.

2. When ready, spray an 8-inch pan with nonstick spray and heat on medium-low heat. Whisk the batter once more, and pour a 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan. Swirl the pan so the batter spreads evenly across the surface. Lower the heat between low and medium, and cook for 1 minute, or until the bottom is marbled golden brown. Flip the crepe carefully, and remove from the heat to cook for an additional 30 seconds. Transfer the finished crepe to a plate.

3 Leaving the heat between low and medium, repeat the cooking process until all the batter is used. It will make approximately 10 crepes. Make sure to whisk the batter each time before use.

4. When the crepes have cooled, fill each with berries and roll.

5. Make the yogurt topping by mixing together the yogurt, cinnamon, and orange zest. Top the crepes with the yogurt.

6. Enjoy with your sweetheart!

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What’s in them:?Each serving has 166 calories, 9.7 g protein, 20.1 g carbs, 6.7 g fiber, 5.7 g fat, and 197.4 mg sodium.

Xoxo,

Heidi

28 Responses

  1. Thank you for the great recipe , I am low income and go to food pantry’s and got some coconut flower from there and had no ideal what to do with it now I know .

    1. Two crepes should be in one serving. This recipes makes 10 crepes and serves 5, so there could be a bit of a difference depending on how you make your crepes. Enjoy!

    1. Ooops…we missed it on that one. We’ll get it added in the next few days. Thank you for bringing this to our attention!

  2. I tried making these this morning and they wouldn’t work for me. They just crumbled every time I tried to lift them to flip them. Any advice?

  3. Those sound great! But I always make pancakes, only a healthier version.
    -1 bananna
    2 eggs
    1/4 cup of oats
    Blend in bullet and poor in slightly buttered pan. Makes 10 mini pancakes!

  4. Yummy, I’ll try it too! Coming from Europe, we know crapes.Never done it this way so I can’t wait to see what my family will say.
    Thank you

  5. Hi there,

    I love what you and Chris do!! You both are such an inspiration to me and a lot of other people!! I am a mother of 3 as well, I am 5’8″ and weigh about 230lbs. I have been debating to try out for the show but I fear I don’t have 50% body weight or more to lose. I should be between 130-150 for my weight accordingly to my age and height. Could I still try out? I do own “Chose more, Lose more for life” and I love the book so much.

    1. The casting website says “around 50%,” so whether or not you try out is totally up to you. But in the meantime, since you already have “Choose More, Lose More for Life,” choose a cycle and get carb cycling! You can do this! πŸ™‚

  6. Can I use regular flour with these if I cannot find coconut? In rural areas we tend to struggle in finding healthier or organic ingredients. I’ve never made crepes but it doesn’t sound too hard!

    1. If you can’t get coconut flour, then use what you can. If you can get white whole wheat flour, that might be a good option too. Enjoy!

  7. another off topic question – Lima beans – carb or veggie?

    Recipe looks great – thanks. I’m going to make them.

  8. Was curious if there is a way to incorporate protein powder in this recipe? Either the crepe itself or mixed into the yougurt? Mixing in the yougurt sounds great to me!

  9. Do you happen to have the nutritional info on these? Can’t wait to try them! We also enjoy your protein waffles and garlic lime chicken! Thanks for sharing all of these yummy recipes!!

  10. Yum! Crepes are a great make ahead too. You can roll or fold separating with parchment in-between and freeze. Then slip them into a zip top bag. They thaw and reheat beautifully.

  11. Yum!!! I will definitely be making these! Thank you for the recipe!
    You & your hubby are such an inspiration!!
    Thanks again!!

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