Traditionally Unique:Crepes Your Way-Saundra’s Originally Crepes-German Pancakes

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We all have our favorite family recipe. One that’s been handed down generations by our grandmother’s grandmother. And most of us have our own preference of how we eat that recipe. It may be marinated beef wrapped in corn tortillas, served on rice or mixed into a stew.

In my family it’s my Oma’s crepes. Her crepes are a popular request among those who’ve had a chance to try them, including my co-workers. Soft, buttery, delicately thin pancakes that blanket jam or sweetened cottage cheese, are drizzled with honey, or simply dusted with powdered sugar, these babies will make your tongue dance.
*I’ve made one health alteration to this recipe as I use Nonfat Greek Yogurt in place of my grandmother’s traditional sour cream.
Saundra’s Crepes-Inspired by Oma
3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups low fat milk
5 large eggs
1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup salted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
Cooking spray

Using a large stand mixer or whisk by hand, beat eggs, vanilla and sugar. Slowly add milk. Add yogurt and combine well. Gradually add flour, half cup at a time to avoid lumps, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Finally add melted butter and mix until batter is smooth.

Heat a medium non-stick skillet, about 10 inches, on medium-low heat.
Spray with cooking spray. Using a ladle, pour crepe batter onto center of skillet, pick up skillet and rotate in a circle, coating entire pan with batter. (At this point my 2 year old will sing, “circle, circle, circle”) while I hold him on my hip.
Cook about one minute, then using a high heat spatula, careful flip over and cook another 30-45 seconds. Try to avoid browning or crisping of crepes.
Fold into quarters onto large platter and keep warm by covering with a clean towel.
Repeat process for each crepe, spraying with cooking spray once before each ladle is poured.
Makes 16-20 crepes.

Saundra

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 10

Per Serving 267 calories

Fat 9 g

Carbs 37 g

Protein 10 g

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Saundra

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 6

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups low fat milk
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Using a large stand mixer or whisk by hand, beat eggs, vanilla and sugar. Slowly add milk. Add yogurt and combine well.
  2. Gradually add flour, half cup at a time to avoid lumps, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
  3. Finally add melted butter and mix until batter is smooth.
  4. Heat a medium non-stick skillet, about 10 inches, on medium-low heat.
  5. Spray with cooking spray. Using a ladle, pour crepe batter onto center of skillet, pick up skillet and rotate in a circle, coating entire pan with batter.
  6. Cook about one minute, then using a high heat spatula, careful flip over and cook another 30-45 seconds. Try to avoid browning or crisping of crepes.
  7. Fold into quarters onto large platter and keep warm by covering with a clean dry towel.

Notes

Nutella and bananas; Fresh fruit and cottage cheese; Oma’s famous sweetened cottage cheese (add 1 Tb sugar per 1/2 cup; cottage cheese and combine); Any flavor creme or fruit pie filling; Peanut butter and honey

That’s IF they make it to the table. My boys tend to swipe them off the plate as I’m cooking. They taste great plain!
To serve, spread filling of choice down center of each crepe and roll like a burrito, leaving ends open. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.
Filling Suggestions:
Nutella and bananas
Fresh fruit and cottage cheese
Oma’s famous sweetened cottage cheese (add 1 Tb sugar per 1/2 cup cottage cheese and combine)
Any flavor creme or fruit pie filling
Peanut butter and honey
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Or my kids and hubby’s favorite version-just drizzle with maple syrup!
Any way you serve them up-family recipes stick-and they bring many years of memorable moments to your kitchen table.

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