December 1, 2015

Easy Recipe: Whole Wheat Crepes Filled with Apples

During the Fall there is something to be said about recipes that involve apples. Picking apples from the trees or the smell of a freshly baked warm apple pie on a cold day really seems to enhance the cooler weather season.  Since my family and I enjoy apples, I was excited to try a new recipe that incorporated one of our favorite fruits.  This recipe calls for whole wheat flour, which is a healthier alternative to regular white flour.

Creating tasty and nutritious foods is something I’m trying to accomplish for my family.  For example, drinking low-fat or fat-free white or flavored milk helps kids get the 3 daily servings of milk recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and provides three of the four “nutrients of concern” that children do not get enough of – calcium, potassium and vitamin D.  The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans acknowledges milk and dairy foods’ contribution to bone health and improvement of diet quality.

Crepes are essentially a very thin pancake that is a popular delicacy for many European countries, especially France.  It can be made with everything from cheese to fruit fillings is a wonderful breakfast or brunch dish.

The following variation of crepes, Whole Wheat Crepes Filled with Apples, is derived from and would be a welcome new dish for families and overnight guests:

Whole Wheat Crepes Filled with Apples
Serves 4 (2 crepes each) servings
Nutrition Information: 356 calories; 12.4 g fat; 6.8 g saturated fat; 9.7 g protein; 128 mg calcium

Ingredients for Crepes
• 1 cup whole wheat flour
• 2 eggs
• 1 ½ cup low fat milk
• 1 tbsp unsalted butter
• Non-stick cooking spray

Ingredients for the Filling
• 2 apples
• 1 tbsp butter
• ½ cup brown sugar
• ¼ cup water
• ½ tsp cinnamon

1. Place the flour, low fat chocolate milk, one banana, butter and eggs in the blender. Mix well.
2. Pour ½ cup of batter for each crepe onto skillet or crepe maker lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Cook 1-2 minutes each side or until golden brown. Place aside.
3. To make the filling, peel the apples and chop them finely. In a saucepan at low heat, cook the apples with the rest of the ingredients until soft.
4. To serve, place a portion of the filling in the middle of the crepe and fold.
5. Recommend to serve with a glass of low fat chocolate milk.

To find more delicious recipes using milk or chocolate milk, visit the following sites:

This recipe is included in a weekly virtual recipe exchange called #SabrosoSaturday hosted by Latina On a Mission so be sure to check out the other “Yummy” featured recipes. Happy Cooking!

Disclosure: This is a paid post created in collaboration with Latina On a Mission and Milk Processors Education Program(MilkPEP). All opinions expressed herein are solely my own.
P.S. – This recipe can also be found on the Tasty Tuesday link hop on “a glimpse of our life” blog.
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Joscelyn, Owner of Mami of Multiples & Mami Innovative Media

Joscelyn Ramos Campbell has more than a decade of experience as an award-winning former federal government public relations executive under the Bush and Obama administrations. The “super-connected power mom“ was recently named by Latina Magazine as one of “The 10 Best Latina Mommy Bloggers on the Web“; by CBS News as one of the “Top Bloggers in the Business“; by NBC Latino Work-Life Balance series as a “Top Latina Mom Blogger“; an Empowering Latina in the Marketing Field; by as a Top Latino Social Media Stars and Leading Hispanic Bloggers. She is the owner of Mami Innovative Media and founder of Mami of Multiples, one of the nation’s leading Latina American parenting and lifestyle sites offering resources and helpful tips for families. She is a nationally syndicated Parenting Columnist and co-hosts a Talk Radio Show. Joscelyn is a public speaker, military wife and mother to a teen son and identical twin boys. Connect with Joscelyn at @JoscelynRC & @InnovativeTalk.

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  1. That looks so good. That would be great as a brunch item!!

  2. If only I was brave enough to do the crepes. It looks so yummy!

  3. I agree with Carolyn. This would make a GREAT brunch item!

  4. I’ve only had chocolate crepes but this recipe sounds yummy. I’m hungry now! LOL

  5. Crepes are my favorite. I can actually have some of these! Cannot wait to share this with my Mother In Law, she is also a huge Crepe fan she calls them blintzes. She will love the fact that they are WW!

  6. OH. MY. GOODNESS. Whole wheat AND chocolate milk? I might go crazy on the fillings, trying all different fruits. Ay que rico!

  7. I love the use of whole wheat and apples. A perfect thing to serve for healthy fall treat. yum!

  8. Very good recipe!!love it 😉

  9. I make Nutella crepes often, but this is a great way to use up all these apples I have!

  10. I never thought of making whole wheat crepes before. This looks yummy I’ll have to try it

  11. These look DELICIOUS! :)

  12. I’ve tried making the crepe itself and can never seem to make it right. Perhaps a crepe maker would help. I love crepes and this crepe recipes looks delish!

  13. These look great! Anything with apples is alright with me.

  14. Heatlthy and yummy, great combo!

  15. We love crepes, I’ve never attempted to make them at home. I may have to give it a try, you made it look easy.

  16. I love apples and I love crepes! I will have to try this one for sure!

  17. Thanks for this! I have been looking for a wheat recipe for crepes! : )

  18. Yum! That would definitely satisfy my sweet tooth!

  19. I have never seen an apple crepe recipe! yum!

  20. I’ve never had or made crepes, but these look amazing! I’ll have to try these one Sunday morning when my husband can share them with me. :)

  21. I love making crepes and never tried using whole wheat before. I’m definitely going to have to try this!

  22. my hub would faint if something i made looked like that!
    love it that it is whole wheat!
    except for milk i don’t do white!
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

  23. This looks really healthy for a dessert type breakfast item. I like that the crepes are made fresh and not packaged. I’d like to try these out Christmas morning. :)

  24. I’ve never tried to make crepes, but I do enjoy eating them. One daughter likes anything with apples so I will be attempting this. Thanks for sharing!

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