Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Recipe: Low-Fat Crepes for One

UPDATE: In the original recipe, I talked about the wonders of yogurt, but I've recently discovered it's what was making my pancakes and crepes tough. Apple sauce makes a way better oil substitute! Yogurt is still a delicious topping :)

I reworked Jacques Pepin's classic recipe to make it lower in fat and easier on my poor, dumb gallbladder.

They turned out pretty excellent. Make sure you mix the batter just long enough to get out the lumps, but no longer!


1 whole egg
1 egg white
1/2 cup non-fat milk
3 Tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar
1/2 cup cold water
Cooking spray


1. Heat a mid-sized, non-stick frying pan over medium heat.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and apple sauce. Then add the dry ingredients and mix just enough to get rid of lumps. Now stir in the cold water.

3. Spray the hot pan evenly with cooking spray. Use a small ladle to spoon the the batter into the pan. Two scoops should be enough. Pick up your pan and tilt it around to spread the batter evenly. The movement is in the wrist. This takes a little practice to get perfect, but, remember, even ugly crepes taste delicious!

4. Let the crepe cook for 2-3 minutes and then flip (cooking times may vary).

5. Fill with your choice of toppings. Fresh fruit, jam, more yogurt, or just cinnamon and sugar! I went with all 5 toppings ;)

1 comment:

Yasmin said...

Those crepes look delicious and I'm always looking for recipes for one. Thanks for sharing!

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