Peanut Butter Crepes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Filling (Grain-free) SRC

July 26, 2015 at 10:00 pm 17 comments

When it comes to food ruts, breakfast is the meal that poses the most difficulty for me. My go-to option is a smoothie but switching things up a bit is always welcome. I am a sucker for pancakes, waffles, crepes, biscuits and bread in general so if I find a good (and easy) way to get my fix, I’m all over it! My quick Quinoa Buckwheat Skillet Bread is a great example, but a girl can’t live off this bread alone🙂 I’ve had crepes on my mind since a new creperie opened up in town and I can’t seem the shake the craving.

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I was stoked when I came across these Peanut Butter Crepes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Filling when browsing through Tara’s Multicultural Table blog after receiving this month’s for our Secret Recipe Club reveal! Tara’s site is full of recipes from around the world, and her recipe index is a breeze for search through, especially if you are looking for specific ethnic cuisine. Tara’s Brazilian Cheese Bread Waffles had me drooling, along with Armenian Tahini Bread and her Samoan Sweet Coconut Buns…can you tell I had carbs on the brain?😉

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Peanut butter crepes

Though oodles of her recipes were enticing, when Tara mentioned these crepes were naturally gluten-free and flour-less, I was sold. My crepe craving was satisfied! These are definitely best served warm, I had right off the pan and preferred it to the room temperature version I had after snapping photos :) Since these are grain-free, don’t expect the same exact texture from a traditional crepe, but they deliciously filling, sweet and packed with cinnamon-flavor.

I made two different versions, one for me with my limited food list and another batch basically as written with the sugar swapped out for a lower glycemic sweetener. For “my batch”,  I used sunflower seed butter for in lieu of the peanut butter, stevia for the sugar in both the crepe and filling and made a coconut cream cheese (recipe link in the notes section). I received rave reviews for the peanut butter version and I loved my allergen-friendly crepes! I served mine with some chopped cherries and apples and a tiny drizzle of maple syrup…they are sweet enough to be a dessert in my book!

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Peanut butter version on the left, Sunflower seed butter version on the right

Peanut Butter Crepes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Filling (adapted from Tara’s Multicultural Table)
Grain-free, Gluten-free, Nightshade-free, Soy-free, Paleo-friendly option, Sugar Free & Dairy-free Options, Vegetarian, Nut-free Option

Ingredients

For the Crepes:
1 egg
6 egg whites
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 Tbsp granulated sweetener or a pinch of stevia to taste
2 Tbsp creamy all natural peanut butter (almond butter or sunflower seed butter for Paleo and/or nut-free)
For the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Filling:
4 ounces cream cheese* (see notes below for allergen-friendly alternatives) softened
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 Tbsp granulated sweetener or a pinch of stevia
Options for serving
Drizzle of maple syrup, agave nectar, honey or coconut nectar
sprinkle of ground cinnamon
coconut whipped cream
chopped apples, cherries, sliced bananas or berries
chocolate chips or cacao nibs

Directions

1. To make the crepes, whisk the egg and egg whites in a medium to large bowl until foamy. Whisk in the vanilla extract, sweetener, and peanut butter.

2. To make the filling, mix together the filling ingredients in a small/medium bowl and set aside.

3. Grease a large skillet with coconut oil (butter/ghee or your favorite oil can be used) and heat over medium heat. Once thoroughly heated, evenly swirl about 1/4 cup crepe batter in the pan. Cook about 1-2 minutes, until small bubbles appear and crepe sets. Flip with a large spatula and cook another minute, until golden.

4. Remove crepe from pan to add filling while still warm and roll up. Serve immediately with maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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Sunflower seed butter crepes

Notes:
1. *Cream Cheese alternatives: Try this cashew cream cheese for a vegan, soy and dairy-free option or this coconut cream cheese for a vegan, paleo and nut-free version.
2. If you are vegan, I don’t have a good egg-free option for you unfortunately but the filling is delicious if you use a dairy-free option and can be slathered on toast, pancakes etc
3. If you like chocolate and peanut butter, these would be awesome if you reduced the amount of cinnamon and added some chocolate chips and banana added to the filling.

For other recipes from this week’s reveal, click the link below!

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17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Couscous & Consciousness  |  July 27, 2015 at 2:30 am

    I’m a bit like you – a smoothie is usually my go-to breakfast these days. Though I’m always looking for inspiration for something a little different on the weekends – I know I would love these.

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  • 2. JJ - 84thand3rd  |  July 27, 2015 at 2:58 am

    Oh yum is all I can manage – these sound so good! Love the nut butter in the batter too (also so glad my skillet bread is a regular in your kitchen!). Lovely pick this month🙂

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  • 3. karen278  |  July 27, 2015 at 4:46 am

    What a STUNNING breakfast and so easy to make by the look of it too! GREAT pick for SRC this month. Karen

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  • 4. Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm  |  July 27, 2015 at 4:53 am

    How interesting to have a crepe with no flour and they turned out so lovely. I am putting this on my to make list for sure.

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  • 5. Emily @ Life on Food  |  July 27, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Oh yes please! I have smoothies every morning but I would totally go for a few of these. They sound amazing! Happy Reveal Day!

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  • 6. sallybr  |  July 27, 2015 at 7:47 am

    I know a certain husband who would love a platter of these…. 😉

    great choice for your assignment this month!

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  • 7. Melissa  |  July 27, 2015 at 7:59 am

    I can hardly flip a pancake without ruining it, so flipping something as delicate as a crepe is one of those irrational kitchen fears of mine. Your crepes, however, look perfect!! That filling sounds amazing, too. Great pick this month🙂

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    • 8. naturalnoshing  |  July 27, 2015 at 9:43 am

      They are actually more sturdy than I thought!

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  • 9. Rebekah @ Making Miracles  |  July 27, 2015 at 9:40 am

    These look lovely!! Yumm!

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  • 10. Bean  |  July 27, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Oh wow! These crepes look amazing! I never would have thought to make crepes using nut butter!

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  • 11. Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories  |  July 27, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    I agree with you about breakfast ruts! These crepes sound amazing, and how cool that you took the time to make these. Tara’s blog is fabulous!

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  • 12. Christie Campbell (@AKitchenHoor)  |  July 28, 2015 at 3:05 am

    These look amazing! I am a sucker for anything with peanut butter so, of couse I have to make them.

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  • 13. turnips 2 tangerines  |  July 28, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Great src pick~ I’m not sure which sounds better, the peanut butter or the cinnamon cream cheese or both! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  • 14. lk529  |  July 28, 2015 at 8:08 am

    You had me at cinnamon. Then you had me at cream cheese! Inside a peanut butter crepe?! Yes, PLEASE!

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  • 15. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie  |  July 30, 2015 at 5:57 am

    PEANUT BUTTER CREPES!! IS THIS REAL LIFE!?

    Reply
  • 16. tara  |  July 31, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Ah! This was the second post on my blog. I definitely need to make it again to update the photos. So glad you enjoyed it!

    Reply
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    […] thought, “There’s no way!” But, I found the recipe from Natural Noshing’s Secret Recipe Club reveal of my dear friend Tara’s blog. I told myself that, if two people can succeed with these […]

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