Easy Protein Breakfast Crepes

I am working on fooling myself.

I’m trying to convince myself that I can eat all my regular favorites… with just a little twist to make them healthy.

So far it’s kinda worked.

(I’m not going to lie when I say I still have a mad craving for chocolate.  And homemade white bread.)

Anyhow, when I saw this east recipe at Sweet Samsations for a 2-ingredient crepe, made with peanut butter, I had to give it a try.

(I love me some crepes.)

The Recipe:

Protein Breakfast Crepes, adapted very slightly from Sweet Samsations

2 eggs, well beaten

3 T peanut butter

3 T water

a pinch of salt

Preheat small skillet at medium low.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until smooth (this took quite a while, but be patient, it will happen.)

Lightly grease pan.  Pour batter in, twisting your pan in a circular motion to cover evenly.

Cover and let cook for about 2 minutes.  Loosen edges with spatula and flip.  Cover and cook for an additional minute.

Remove from pan and serve.

{Printable Recipe}

The Results:

I have to admit, I was a little worried about this one… especially since I knew I wasn’t going to cover it up with a ton of delicious goodies.  But really, they’re pretty darn good.  I ate mine with fresh sliced banana (pb & banana are one of my (current) favorite flavor combinations).

I also had a small taste of the boys’ versions: one with 100% pure maple syrup – reminding me of a maple-bar flavor, and one with homemade strawberry jam – giving it a pb&j flavor.  All three were quite delicious.

(Also just think of how great they’d be slathered in Nutella!)

Simple, easy, and able to fool me into thinking I’m having something bad.

A perfect way to start the day.

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15 thoughts on “Easy Protein Breakfast Crepes

  1. Courtney, these are a great idea! I love the few simple ingredients…and that they are healthy 🙂 I could imagine alot of different fillings, veggie too. I’m going to have to try these over the weekend. I had crepes on my mind lately!

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  2. Courtney, what a great idea! I love the simplicity and few ingredients…and of course that they are healthy! I’ll have to try these over the weekend. I’ve had making crepes on my mind for awhile!

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  3. Those look awesome!! I’m glad you and your kids loved them! hehe.. Did you mix yours by hand? I gotta say I’m the laziest baker ever and I use my KA mixer all the time even when it’s pretty unecessary! So yeah, I used my KA for this! haha.. Oh yes and the jam would be soo good. If I make it again, I’d add some extra PB, some jam and cream cheese, roll it up and cut it up sushi style! 😀 Thanks for trying out my recipe! 🙂

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  4. I’ve never attempted crêpes but yours, here, sure make it tempting to try. When you mentioned eating them with bananas, all I could think of was adding chocolate. Your Nutella idea would do nicely, although I doubt I could be “good” and only eat 1 or 2.

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  5. I can definitely picture any one or all of the additions suggested by previous commenters. Nutella and cream cheese would thrill me the most.

    Keep writing…

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  6. Courtney, I honestly couldn’t believe that these require no flour. How amazing if you ask me! I will definitely try these. My daughter and I are HUGE peanut butter fans and I can think of any number of fillings that would be wonderful (strawberries and chopped almonds!).

    So glad your new eating plan is working for you. I think it’s high time I get on one too.

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  7. Mmm pb and banana is one of my favorite combos as well. I’ve never used the flavors in a crepe though–I’m sure this was delicious! I’m with Geni, I need to get on this healthier eating plan as well….and cut back on the fountain Coca-Colas. Ha!

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  8. My daughter made crepes for me one morning.. naughty, naughty crepes.. covered in strawberries, chocolate and whipped cream:) I like that these are healthy and (if I can resist) I’d like to try them with just the bananas and PB.. well, does a tiny smear of Nutella count?? xx

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