Gluten-Free Ricotta Crepes with Blueberry Sauce

Gluten-Free Ricotta Crepes with Blueberry Sauce Recipe

Breakfast. It is an interesting meal. Most say it is the most important meal of the day. Literally it means to break your fast. Breakfast gives you the energy to tackle your day. Throughout the ages, breakfast has always been an important meal.

The English of Henry VIII’s days ate bread and ale to break their fast. The soldiers of the Roman Empire consumed watered down wine, bread and honey for their first meal of the day. Modern day brunchers have Eggs Benedict and Bloody Marys. Apparently, booze with breakfast has a long and honorable history.

Monday through Saturday I usually gulp down a fairly palatable greenish purple protein shake and rush headlong into my day. But Sundays I prefer a more luxurious, relaxed meal. For me, Sundays are a day of frothy cappuccinos, crispy bacon, and crepes – gluten free, of course.

My Gluten-Free Ricotta Crepes with Blueberry Sauce Recipe is one of my favorite Sunday morning meals. Start with quality eggs (I use Nature’s Yoke), some organic ricotta cheese and sour cream, fresh blueberries from the local produce stand (or frozen if need be), and soon you’ll have yourself a dish worthy of a relaxing Sunday morning. Oh yeah, and don’t forget the side of caffeine!

Gluten-Free Ricotta Crepes with Blueberry Sauce Recipe

4.43 from 7 votes
Gluten-Free Ricotta Crepes with Blueberry Sauce
Gluten Free Ricotta Crepes with Blueberry Sauce Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 177 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
Crepes
  • 2 large free range eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Pinch salt
Filling
  • 1⅓ cup ricotta cheese, part skim or full fat
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Pinch salt
Sauce
  • 1 ½ cups blueberries, frozen or fresh
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons agave syrup (or you can use sugar – may need less)
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • Pinch salt
Instructions
For the crepes:
  1. Mix egg with water and salt with a fork until well mixed and uniform in consistency. You want to beat that egg white into submission but you don’t want the mixture to get too frothy.
  2. Heat a small skillet or crepe pan over medium heat until hot.
  3. Spray pan lightly with gluten free cooking spray then wipe with a paper towel so only a thin layer of cooking spray remains (or wipe pan with a small amount of olive oil or butter on a paper towel).
  4. Return the pan to the heat for about 5 seconds then ladle into the pan about 2 tablespoons (or enough to create a thin coating on the pan) of egg mixture. Rotate the pan to evenly distribute the egg mixture. Cook about 2 minutes or until the edges come away from the pan slightly and the bottom is browned. Carefully flip over (I find a large silicone spatula the best tool for this job) and cook about 1 more minute, then slide crepe out of pan onto a plate. Continue until all egg mixture is used. You can stack these just like you would pancakes.

For the filling:
  1. Mix ricotta cheese, sour cream, lemon zest and salt together until well blended.
For the sauce:
  1. Heat the blueberries with water, lemon juice, Agave syrup and salt until hot and syrupy.
To assemble:
  1. Put a sixth of the filling in each crepe, roll like a cigar, and top with blueberry syrup.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Ricotta Crepes with Blueberry Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Potassium 106mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Sugars 11g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 7.3%
Vitamin C 4.4%
Calcium 12.8%
Iron 3.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Mansi Desai
    March 29, 2008

    Carol, this one’s a hit too, just like all your other recipes! I’m gonna try your crepes recipe as I’ve never made crepes at home yet:)

    thanks for a wonderful entry girl!:)

  2. White On Rice Couple
    March 29, 2008

    We don’t visit here for a week, and look at the bountiful display of pancakes and crepes! We really missed out! We’re you giving away free samples?
    We’re inspired to make some serious crepes now. Just need to get some blueberries. These are the perfect food for any time of the day, but they’re like desserts for us because we like to have them after a starchy, salty meal.

  3. RecipeGirl
    March 29, 2008

    These do sound delicious! First time on your blog too- thanks for visiting mine :) I’ll be back soon!

  4. bee
    March 29, 2008

    thanks for dropping by. you have a gorgeous site and array of recipes. we’ve added you to our blogroll, if you don’t mind.

  5. Flanboyant Eats
    March 29, 2008

    Hi Carol!

    I see you’re really doing it up with all these great breakfast type foods!!! Yum! Instead of going to nasty Ihop at 2 am I’ll try my hand at this the next morning. This and ur last post are great!

  6. Bellini Valli
    March 29, 2008

    I’m sure as I venture through your blog further I will find more delicious recipes throughout. I work for an allergist and it is surprising the number of people who have food restrictions:D Great job!!

  7. StickyGooeyCreamyChewy
    March 29, 2008

    Now, this is my kind of breakfast! They look fabulous! :)

  8. Helen
    March 30, 2008

    Those crepes look really delicious. Now that is a special breakfast! I love the blueberry sauce idea too.

  9. Nick
    March 30, 2008

    yum, yum, yum. I love ricotta. These sound to die for, this entry certainly will beat mine =/. Excellent work! Keep it up.

    The Peanut Butter Boy

  10. Cinnamonda
    March 31, 2008

    What a lovely recipe, Carol, and the photo is simply stunning! Oh, now I’m really looking forward to the blueberry season to try this recipe. :)

  11. aforkfulofspaghetti
    March 31, 2008

    Got room for one more at your breakfast table? ;-)

  12. Tiffany
    March 31, 2008

    Carol, these look absolutely delightful…and so simple too! Your pictures are always so lovley and elegant.

  13. Pixie
    March 31, 2008

    I seriously need to make myself some crepes!!!!!!!! they look so yummy

  14. Aran
    April 1, 2008

    Wow… do these look delicious or what! I made the pancakes over the weekend. A hit!

  15. Krysta
    April 1, 2008

    Ohhhhh! was the first thing I said when I saw that beautiful picture, then I had to wipe the drool off my keyboard.

  16. The HealthNOW Doctors
    April 3, 2008

    I want to thank you for such wonderful recipes that are completely starch-free in addition to being gluten-free.

    I can’t wait to try the pancakes and crepes, they sound delicious.

    Also I want to send some more accolades your way regarding not only how wonderful all your recipes are but, just as importantly in my opinion, the fact that you write them in a way that we “non-chefs” can make them easily and correctly.

    For example, I had never been able to make meringue. Almost 50 now, lots of cooking time under my belt, but never any success in that department. And how embarrassing when it basically consists of 2 or 3 ingredients! What’s the problem I kept asking myself??

    Anyway, when I saw your recipe for meringue I thought Carol won’t steer me wrong, so I went for it. They came out perfectly! I am no longer a “meringue-failure” – thank you!!

  17. Cynthia
    April 4, 2008

    You are cruel and killing me with all this great food!

  18. Dwiana P
    April 13, 2008

    Hello, first time landing on your blog here. Great recipe and I do enjoy those pictures.
    This crepes absolutely look delish!!

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