Citrus Fruit and Ricotta Stuffed Sweet Crêpes

Citrus Fruit and Ricotta Stuffed Sweet Crepes

Spring is finally here which means The Porto Bellas’ half-marathon extravaganza is fast approaching (holy crap, just three weeks left). So here’s a recipe that will surely put a “spring” in any runner’s step! (The quality of my puns amaze even me). The recipe for the crêpe actually comes from Robert, a personal trainer at Atlas Gym (www.atlasgym.com). It’s oatmeal and egg whites. That’s it. Nothing else. This is so simple it’s stupid and it tastes awesome. This is only a base so add whatever you’d like to the batter to make it sweet or savoury!

Ingredients (2 large or 4 medium-small thin crêpes):

  • 1 cup of oatmeal, whole
  • 1 cup of egg whites
  • 1 pink grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • 2 clementines, peeled and sectionned
  • Zest of one lime
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream, whipped
  • 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp of sugar
  • Maple syrup

Directions: In a blender, blend the oatmeal until it becomes a powder (about 2 minutes). Because I love you guys, here’s a before and after picture of the oatmeal 🙂

Citrus Fruit and Ricotta Stuffed Sweet Crepes

In a mixing bowl, blend together the powdered oatmeal, the egg whites and 1 Tbsp of sugar. This will yield a little more than a cup of batter. Set aside. In a second mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream for about 4-5 minutes while slowly adding 1 Tbsp of sugar (you can also use store bought whipped cream, I won’t tell). Add the ricotta, 1 Tbsp of minced lime zest (save the rest of the zest for garnish) and gently fold into the whipped cream. Refrigerate for now. In a non stick pan on medium high heat, add half the batter for two large crêpes or 1/4 of the batter for four medium ones, and cook for about 1-2 minutes on each side. When you’re ready to serve, add a scoop of the ricotta whipped cream mixture and the citrus fruit to the centre of your crêpe and wrap it all up. You can insert a toothpick at the top if the crêpe doesn’t stay folded. Add the rest of the lime zest for garnish. Oh and don’t forget the syrup!

Citrus Fruit and Ricotta Stuffed Sweet Crepes

Music: Every spring,  an artist sticks out and becomes my soundtrack for that season. I will forever be reminded of the spring of 2013 when I listen to Les Soeurs Boulay, a singing song-writing duo from Quebec. Here’s their single “Le coeur par le chignon du cou”. Enjoy!

JulieB

 

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12 thoughts on “Citrus Fruit and Ricotta Stuffed Sweet Crêpes

  1. Wow, I can’t believe that you can actually make a crepe from just oatmeal and egg whites… and it tastes good?! Gorgeous recipe, gorgeous photos and as always, you’re hilarious. Definitely trying this recipe but… maybe with strawberries and mint. Or peaches. Just cos I like my citrus au naturale 😉 Thanks Julie B!

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