This healthy Weight Watchers breakfast option will give your breakfast a certain je ne sais quoi. Okay, I really don’t speak French but I speak crepe, and that’s sort of the same thing. A citrusy sauce tops these ricotta-filled crepes and the result is a not-too-sweet alternative to your basic bowl of oatmeal. One thing I know for sure: it was a winner in my household. In a perfect world, it would be a very clever idea to top the dish with chopped mint to complement the citrus and the colors, but as we had already sent dear husband to the store three times, we decided to just let it go.
For the crepes:
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cups fat-free milk
- 1/2 cup white or wheat flour (the points are the same)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- Cooking spray
For the ricotta filling:
- 8 oz fat-free ricotta
- zest of one orange
- 2 tsp honey
For the orange sauce:
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1 TBS Cointreau or Triple Sec
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp honey
- one orange, segmented plus more for garnish
Make the crepe batter. In a blender, mix all ingredients until well combined. Chill for at least one hour.
For the filling, mix together the ricotta, honey, and orange zest into a small bowl and set aside.
For the sauce, heat a saucepan to medium and add in orange juice, Cointreau, honey, and vanilla. Once warm, sift in the cornstarch, whisking constantly to avoid clumps. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes until slightly reduced. Add segmented oranges at the very end.
While the sauce is thickening, make the crepes. Spritz pan with cooking spray, add a thin layer of batter, and cook on each side for a couple minutes each until light golden brown and thoroughly French.
To assemble the crepes, lay one cooked crepe on a plate, fill down the center with ricotta mixture, roll it up like a cigar, and top with a heavenly drizzle of orange sauce.
By using fat-free ricotta and honey for the ricotta filling and sauce, I was able to keep the Weight Watchers points down, at only 3 points per crepe! I hope you and your family enjoy this as much as we did!
- Category: breakfast
- Method: stovetop
Keywords: crepes, French breakfast, Weight Watchers breakfast ideas