Apr 6, 2010

Light Crespelle Recipe


Crespelles are Italian crepes used in dishes such as manicotti, lasagna and other stuffed dishes in place of pasta. They have a lighter texture than pasta and are low in points. You can make them a day ahead and refrigerate them, or stack them and freeze the unused portions.

Light Crespelle Recipe
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 16  Serving Size: 1 Old Points: 1 pt • Points+: 1 pts
Calories: 52 • Fat: 1.4 g Protein: 2.5 g Carb: 7.1 g Fiber: .2 g  

Makes 16 crespelles

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups 1% milk
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Olive oil spray
Directions:
      Put all the ingredients in the blender. To make crespelles, heat a 6" non-stick frying pan on medium-low heat. Lightly spray pan using olive oil spray and pour 2 tablespoons of batter into the pan, slowly swirling the batter around the pan to cover evenly. Cook about 30 seconds. Flip and cook another 10 seconds. Remove and place on a plate and repeat the process with the remaining batter. Makes 2 cups batter.

      24 comments :

      1. Thanks for this recipe!!

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      2. I can't believe that these are only one point each! They look so yummy. I am definitely making them!

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      3. I made these last night and they were so incredibly easy. And tasty too. I can't believe they are so low in points and calories. A great substitute to unhealthy pasta. I only had a 12" skillet so the batter was a little out of control. All that meant though was mine weren't as perfectly as round, but still great none the less.

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      4. Great Allison! It's really hard to make them if you don't have a 6" skillet. Go out an buy a cheap non stick skillet if you don't already have one, it's worth it!

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      5. I used a 7" skillet and by the time I reached #14 they were coming out perfect!! They all tasted good. Wasn't sure if they were supposed to be brown at all. Most of mine weren't. Would definitely make them again.

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      6. No, they shouldn't be brown. It usually takes a few to get the hang of it!

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      7. Question: Can I make these tonight to use for dinner tomorrow?? I like to cut back on my cook time when I get home from work! :)

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      8. Absolutely! Make the crespelles and refrigerate. Make the filing and refrigerate. You can make the sauce too. Tomorrow fill them, roll them, top with sauce and bake.

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      9. I've made these a few times now, mainly for the manicotti. I always have a few leftover from the manicotti and while they are still hot, I put a few chocolate chips on them and after dinner some chopped strawberries. YUM! Perfect dessert to a great dinner

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      10. Gina--Thank you thank you thank you for your amazing website! I seriously plan all of my WW meals from this. They are all so yummy! My husband enjoys them as well since there is still so much flavor! =) -Amy

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      11. i'm allergic to dairy..do you think i'll get the same results using soy milk? thanks,love your site!

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      12. Great question, I've never tried. I don't see why not but would love to here the results if you do!

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      13. They can be used as breakfast crepes, too. In a warm crespelle, spoon some of your favorite yogurt and top with a few berries. Roll it up like a crepe. Top with some more yogurt and berries. Sprinkle about a tablespoon of granola or other crunchy cereal on top of all.
        Points would vary depending on yogurt and crunchy topping.

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      14. I just found your page a couple of days ago - and I must admit it is fantastic.

        Thanks for all those brilliant reciepees.
        wr
        Doris

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      15. I made these this weekend and am not sure what if the few changes I had to make resulted in the recipe making 26 of these! I only had one egg so used 1 egg plus 1/2 cup egg beaters type stuff, and I only had skim milk. I put it all in the blender, measured out the 2T, and ended up with 26 crespelles when done. Of course, this is fine with me as it might make the points less! I thought they were great!

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      16. Omg! I just made these tonight for the spinach manicotti! The creps were very similar to something my husbands Danish family makes for dessert!

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      17. Beth, I also ended up with over 20 crepes and I followed the recipe to a tee. Now, to figure out what to do with the rest - how many points in Nutella? ha ha. I was surpried how easy these were to make - thought it would take a few tries to get right, but they all came out well. it was time consuming though.

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      18. I'm allergic to dairy too and plan on trying them tonight using Lactose Free 2% Organic Milk. Hopefully it'll work!

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      19. Can you use these immediately after making or do they need to sit in the refrigerator for a day?

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      20. I made them using almond milk and used tsp of olive oil in the batter. I have an 8 in pan & it made 14 loved these!

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      21. It took me a few to get these right (due to my burner temp) but I finally got them perfect. I used them for the manicotti and then used the leftover ones plus leftover ricotta and made skinny crepes ;) Thanks for the recipe!

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      22. I am an experienced crepe maker and have made egg crepes a million times in order to make manicotti before, but for some reason, these were extremely difficult for me. It was virtually impossible for me to flip them without them tearing or sticking. Im not sure what happened. I will try again another time, but I was looking forward to these tonight.

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      23. Can anyone describe what the texture should be like? I was expecting them to be a little more rigid. Mine ended up being kind of like a tortilla texture almost. Is that right? It's not bad, I just want to make sure I did right lol

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      24. Do you have a recipe for the filling?

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