Raspberry Cream Cheese Pan-Crepes

by Marla on January 24, 2011 · 99 comments

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Raspberry Crepes with Cream Cheese filling & walnuts Are you thinking of something delicious to make for Valentine’s Day breakfast or brunch? Do you want it to be filled with great flavor, love & awesome good for you ingredients? Look no further. I have your back. See these heart shaped beauties-we have officially named them the Pan-Crepe.They are a cross between a crepe & a pancake. Filled with bright red raspberries & cream cheese, a combo that is always a hit over here. Yes indeed.

Heart shaped pancake recipe with cream cheese filling & raspberries I love naming recipes. Essentially the title of a recipe needs to include a few of the key ingredients found inside & perhaps part of the technique, method or something to inspire.

Here we have heart shaped pancakes that are thinner than the usual fluffy stack. They have some baking powder in them so they fluff up a bit, but not much.

They become sort of a pancake-crepe hybrid, my husband (shall we say Mr. Fresh) came up with Pan-Crepes. Genius indeed.

Heart shaped pancakes with raspberry sauce & cream cheese filling

This breakfast stack becomes more special with the lightly sweetened raspberry cream cheese filling. I used my vanilla stevia drops to sweeten this recipe, you can use whatever natural sweetener you wish.

I like to use low fat & full fat cream cheese, just depends upon my mood for the day. I do not use additive filled fat free cream cheese.

Heart shaped pancakes/crepes with cream cheese filling.

Remember my Chocolate Pumpkin Pancakes from Halloween? The technique used here is just like the one used for those. The batter needs to be nice and thin for shaped pancakes. I put mine in the blender and then in plastic squeeze bottles.

You make your shapes by squeezing the batter into a heated pan. Here is a great video tutorial by Jim’s Pancakes to see how to make the shapes you desire. I do not flip our Pan-Crepes, the color is not as pretty if you do. Just watch them carefully so they do not burn.

Heart shaped crepes for Valentines Day brunch or breakfast.

It is always fun to experiment with different flours. I use whole grain Spelt flour in this recipe to mix things up. Spelt does not have a big wheat flavor like a buckwheat or whole wheat flour.

If you can not find it try using your favorite flour & let us know how it goes.

Heart shaped pancakes-crepes for festive holiday breakfast & brunch.

Are you planning a special breakfast for your Valentine?

*The winner of my Valentines Day ScarffenBerger chocolate giveaway has been chosen. Thanks for all your entries, looks like you guys love chocolate as much as me!

Raspberry Cream Cheese Pan-Crepes

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Raspberry Cream Cheese Pan-Crepes

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces softened reduced fat Cream Cheese (not whipped) - divide into 2 & 4 ounce portions
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen raspberries, thawed, mashed & divided into two 1 cup portions (for the pan-crepes & raspberry sauce) and a 1/2 cup portion (for the cream cheese filling)
  • Vanilla Stevia Drops, or your favorite natural sweetener to taste
  • 1 cup Spelt Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 cup Fat Free Milk
  • Cooking Spray or Butter
  • a few ounces of fresh Raspberries for topping
  • toasted Pecans or Walnuts for topping

Method

    Cream Cheese Filling
  • Combine 1/2 cup thawed, mashed raspberries with 4 ounces cream cheese. Add stevia or natural sweetener to taste. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Raspberry Sauce
  • Mash 1 cup of thawed raspberries with some stevia or natural sweetener to taste. You can heat in a saucepan or microwave if you wish. This sauce is best hot or at room temperature.
  • Crepe Batter
  • Whisk together spelt flour, baking powder and salt. Puree flour mixture in blender with egg, milk, stevia drops, softened cream cheese and 1 cup thawed raspberries. Put batter in the plastic squeeze bottle.
  • Method
  • Spray or use a small pat of butter into a large non stick skillet or griddle with heat set to medium high. Make a heart shape outline with the batter. Fill the heart by squirting in more batter. Let pan-crepe cook a few minutes until it is lightly browned on the bottom and appears cooked through. If they start cooking too quickly reduce the heat to medium. Spray or butter pan in between batches of crepes. Set cooked pan-crepes aside and finish cooking the batter.
  • Assembly
  • Layer pan-crepes with cream cheese filling, some raspberry sauce & top them with fresh raspberries and toasted nuts.
  • Notes
  • It is helpful to have a [plastic squeeze bottlehttp://astore.amazon.com/familyfreshcooking-20/detail/B000QJBNII] to make the crepes.
  • Make sure your batter is quite thin so it does not clog the squeeze bottle. You might need to clean the tip periodically with some hot water and a toothpick. Add some milk or water if it starts to thicken too much.
  • I used frozen raspberries for the pan-crepe batter, the cream cheese filling and the sauce. Fresh berries for the topping. Use the back of a fork to mash the thawed raspberries.
  • I cook these on one side only. You can flip them if you wish, but then the color will brown on both sides if you do.
http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2011/01/24/raspberry-cream-cheese-pancake-crepes-recipe/

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{ 91 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jessica @ How Sweet January 24, 2011 at 6:06 am

Not only do these look delicious, but they are SO pretty!

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2 Jenny Flake January 24, 2011 at 6:10 am

How adorable are these?! Love the colors and bet they are as good as they look :) Have a great week with your family, talk soon! xoxo

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3 Estela @ Weekly Bite January 24, 2011 at 6:10 am

These are the cutest Pancake crepes ever!

My whole family will LOVE these :)

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4 Amanda January 24, 2011 at 6:15 am

Stunning. Gorgeous. Brilliant!!! I LOVE these Marla!! Oh how you rock my world. You know breakfast is my favorite meal right? And you make it SO special!!! :0

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5 Marla January 24, 2011 at 6:28 am

Amanda: I think you need to come over some day soon to enjoy our favorite meal of the day together! I would love to make you these pancakes :)

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6 Rosa January 24, 2011 at 6:17 am

So pretty and delicious looking! A great way to start the week…

Cheers,

Rosa

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7 Marla January 24, 2011 at 6:28 am

Rosa: I know-wish I could start every day with these pancakes. They made us smile big. xo

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8 Deliciously Organic January 24, 2011 at 6:29 am

These are adorable! You are definitely the stevia queen!

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9 Katrina January 24, 2011 at 6:33 am

This IS special!! I want to make it for my Valentine. You’re the cutest.

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10 Liz January 24, 2011 at 7:12 am

Perfect healthy breakfast recipe for Valentines Day, I love it Marla!

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11 TidyMom January 24, 2011 at 7:22 am

Marla…….these are TOO pretty to eat! lol…..I’m a huge raspeberry lover, need to give these a try!!!

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12 Heather @ Heather's Dish January 24, 2011 at 7:30 am

These look so amazing! I love anything raspberry and crepe!

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13 Holly@ Life as a Lofthouse January 24, 2011 at 7:31 am

Wow this is beautiful and looks amazing! I’m new to your site.. and lovin it!!

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14 Marla January 24, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Holly: Thanks for your visit to my blog. Looking forward to seeing you around, I am gonna go check out your blog now.

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15 Laura January 24, 2011 at 7:36 am

YUMMY, I’ll have to swap the raspberries for strawberries with my family. I, however, would LOVE the raspberries!!!!!!!

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16 Marla January 25, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Laura: Strawberries or blueberries would be awesome too. Hmmm, come to think of it mango could work. So many possibilities – can you tell I am craving this right now :)

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17 Marly January 24, 2011 at 8:50 am

I don’t know how you do it. These recipes of yours just look so amazing! Now I’m craving raspberries…

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18 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. January 24, 2011 at 8:56 am

Lovely! I love this idea!

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19 Heather January 24, 2011 at 9:20 am

Beautiful!! Pan-crepes IS genius – love, love, love
it!!!!

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20 Lucy January 24, 2011 at 9:32 am

I heart you and your Mr Fresh!

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21 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking January 24, 2011 at 9:50 am

Now that is one gorgeous Valentine’s Day breakfast! I would
love to try this for me and my hubby, but he’ll be dashing off to
work that Monday without much time for anything fancy. Dinner,
however, will be a nice little feast, I think! Thanks so much for
sharing this, Marla. Your crepes and photos are just
beautiful!

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22 Marla January 24, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Georgia: If you cannot make these for your hubs perhaps you can try them on a lazy weekend day. Don’t just think of these pancakes as breakfast, I have enjoyed them for an afternoon snack too! I bet the dinner you make will be amazing!

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23 FoodFitnessFreshAir January 24, 2011 at 10:09 am

Super cute. I love the idea of the raspberry filling. I
also love spelt flour because it doesn’t have an overbearing taste
but is super healthy!

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24 Marla January 24, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Grace: I agree, the spelt flour has a nice delicate wheat flavor & it is not too heavy on the taste buds. I enjoy a rich wheat taste, but I know many folks do not. The cream cheese in the batter gives a nice rich edge, but it too is subtle. The sauce & the creamy cheese filling add the boost!

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25 Kristen January 24, 2011 at 10:09 am

Such a pretty pink breakfast treat!

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26 naomi January 24, 2011 at 10:17 am

Marla, these are adorable! What a great way to make anyone
feel special.

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27 Peggy January 24, 2011 at 10:19 am

I’m looking forward to trying these…are there nutrition
facts for these? I am using Stevia as I am really trying to lose
weight, but I still need to watch the nutrition part of what I eat
:)

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28 Marla January 24, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Peggy: Thanks for stopping by. I do not have a calorie count on these pancakes, down the road I would love to provide my readers with that. I suggest enjoying a mindful portion size, the ingredients I use are awesome for folks watching their calories. This recipe is a great way to start the day with a small amount of fat, protein, fruit and whole grains. I have found that I can enjoy mostly anything as long as I pay attention to how much I eat. Small portions 6X a day works best over here. Avoiding sugar is very helpful too.

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29 the urban baker January 24, 2011 at 11:07 am

heart shaped crepes! when can i come for breakfast? these
are so festive and adorable!

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30 Marla January 24, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Susan: If you are willing to make the trek to the OC then you are more than welcome anytime at all. I look forward to seeing you in February – can’t wait to catch up in person!

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31 A Canadian Foodie January 24, 2011 at 5:15 pm

OMGOSH! Miss Marla! You are again in pink and pretty heaven. I love it. First, nothing is better than fresh raspberries (and cream) and your heart shaped crepes are too cute… Your children must be absolutely delighted with such loving dishes and I bet all of the kids in the block love to come to your house for snacks!
Beautiful perky fun post!
:)
Valerie

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32 Amy January 24, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Your raspberries look great! I love these, and I know my 10 year old daughter will too! Anything pink, hearts, and sweet she likes!
Take Care Marla!

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33 Marla January 24, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Amy: I know these pink pancakes are a little girls best friend. Come to think of it they would be super fun to make for a sleep over party breakfast. The kids could mix the batter, adults could work the griddle & the girls could decorate.

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34 foodies at home January 24, 2011 at 5:44 pm

I think these are the most beautiful pancakes I have ever seen! I am definitely surprising my family with these!

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35 Jeanette January 24, 2011 at 6:00 pm

What a fun way to eat whole grains, fruit and nuts for breakfast! Gorgeous!

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36 Kat @ Cupcake Kat January 24, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Wow these looks so good thanks to your gorgeous photos. I love the name!

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37 allison [Haute Box] January 24, 2011 at 7:27 pm

These are adorable! They also look so tasty :P

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38 Betty @ scrambled hen fruit January 24, 2011 at 7:27 pm

What a beautiful breakfast! So perfect for Valentines Day. :)

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39 Jennifer (Delicieux) January 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Awww these are SO cute. I love that they are heart shaped! I am sure they would make anyone smile.

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40 Angie January 24, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Pretty in pink has a whole new meaning. The perfect breakfast for your valentine, the morning after! Yummy and sexy. Fat, protein and fruit so yummy and healthy. Love this! Xo

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41 Georgia Pellegrini January 24, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Crepes are delicious and these crepes are adorable. The raspberries make the perfect tart yet sweet filling

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42 Lisa January 24, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Wow, I’ve never even seen something this good looking in a restaurant. What a delicious sweet treat for the upcoming Valentine’s Day. I bet this would make a fantastic breakfast in bed. I have a dessert linky going on at my blog and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link this up. htttp://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/01/sweets-for-saturday-1_21.html

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43 Erica January 25, 2011 at 2:17 am

Could these be any cuter? I just book marked this- I totally want to make them for my husband for Valentine’s day. The toppings look fabulous!

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog ;)

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44 Joyti January 25, 2011 at 3:08 am

So completely pretty! And as you said, perfect for V-day. Yum!

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45 Angie's Recipes January 25, 2011 at 4:09 am

Those heartshaped pancakes are so beautiful and tempting with raspberry cream.

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46 Heather @ Multiply Delicious January 25, 2011 at 6:18 am

These are adorable Marla and the perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast treat for everyone in the house. I’m glad I’m not the only one with Valentine’s on the mind too.
Have a great week! :)

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47 Lisa@ButteryBooks January 25, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Thanks for providing me with my Valentine’s day breakfast recipe. These are so lovely!

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48 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather January 25, 2011 at 3:24 pm

These are adorable Marla! I love spelt flour. It’s so much fun to experiment with different flours.

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49 Jennifer (Savor) January 25, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Will you be my Valentine (and makes me these crepes?) XO

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50 Marla January 25, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Jennifer: You got it, I would love to be your Valentine :) Come on over anytime & i’ll make you some pan-crepes.

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51 Megan January 25, 2011 at 4:57 pm

I would be thrilled to have these on Valentines Day or any day. I love raspberries and they look perfect with pan-crepes! :)

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52 My Man's Belly January 25, 2011 at 5:34 pm

I have decided that you are the breakfast queen! Between these pan-crepes, pancakes and that french toast of yours. I’d be eating breakfast for all three meals if I was at your house.

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53 Marla January 25, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Pamela: “Breakfast Queen,” I could go with that title. I do LOVE breakfast ’cause I get a big dose of carbs and sweet. Truly, I dash out of bed to drink steamy cup(s) of coffee & have one of my healthy breakfast treats. I also have small portions of this stuff for mini meals throughout the day. Happy food :)

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54 Angie January 25, 2011 at 5:44 pm

These look so nice. I have almost the same thing planned to make tomm.

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55 Marla January 25, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Angie: Can’t wait to see what you are gonna come up with tomorrow. I hope you post your pancake/crepes on your blog. Always love your recipes.

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56 Tickled Red January 25, 2011 at 6:32 pm

OMW,you’re my new found yummy buddy darlin’ !! :) Those are awesome and I want to know more about getting that heart shape with your crepes.

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57 Marla January 25, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Shari: If you have any questions about how to get the shapes just ask. They are really easy as long as the batter is thin enough. The good thing is they still taste great not matter what you do. Carbs with cream cheese & berries, you can’t go wrong! xo

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58 Shaina January 25, 2011 at 8:01 pm

These are adorable, Marla!

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59 Lisa @ www.bakedinmaine.com January 25, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Marla~ What GORGEOUS and DELICIOUS photos!!!
I’m getting sooooo hungry, lol! I can’t wait to make pan-crepes!

Lisa
xo

I’m going to get a squeeze bottle tomorrow, ha ha!

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60 Kaitlin January 25, 2011 at 8:35 pm

If these aren’t the cutest and yummiest looking things EVER!

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61 Mariko January 25, 2011 at 11:18 pm

These are adorable. I love thin pancakes, which is what this reminds me of. And cream cheese? What’s to stop me from gorging on these?

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62 Shelby January 26, 2011 at 1:33 am

These are gorgeous. I would love to have these presented to me!

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63 Jackie (Phamfatale.com) January 26, 2011 at 2:31 am

Wow already ready for Valentine’s Day :)! I love the mini heart-shaped pancake with the single raspberry, so cute!

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64 grace January 26, 2011 at 2:44 am

i am such a GIRL! i squealed with delight upon seeing your heart-shaped AND pink crepes. very lovely, marla!

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65 Winnie January 26, 2011 at 5:08 am

These are too adorable and I love that you used spelt flour. YUM!

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66 stephchows January 26, 2011 at 5:42 am

OOO! I love crepes and pancakes! These look beautiful but I have a feeling my technique wouldn’t result in such perfect hearts :)

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67 Joanne January 26, 2011 at 9:57 am

I generally have serious issues making pancakes and
crepes…they almost always turn out to be a cross between the two.
I’m so glad they have a real serious name now! That raspberry cream
cheese on top is the perfect V-Day indulgence. Or any given day of
the week indulgence!

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68 food-4tots January 26, 2011 at 10:11 am

These pan-crepes look so pretty and definitely will melt the heart of your loved ones. In fact, they are perfect for all occasions!

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69 zerrin January 26, 2011 at 10:52 am

Wow! These are adorable! I love its color and the cream
between layers looks so tempting!

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70 Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets January 27, 2011 at 11:32 am

What an absolutely fabulous v-day idea! Thanks for sharing
a way to make these without a mold. I try to avoid one-use gadgets
and there’s simply no way I’d buy a heart mold for one day a
year.

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71 Marla January 27, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Xialolu: I know, those pancake molds never seem to work anyway. They always seems to leak & get all messy. You will LOVE the squeeze bottle technique. You can make whatever shape you want whenever you want to make it! Easy peasy.

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72 Faith January 28, 2011 at 4:44 am

This is such a sweet idea for a Valentine’s Day breakfast! They sound really delicious too, I love how they’re a cross between a crepe and a pancake…what a beautiful way to start the day! :)

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73 Nina January 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Ohhhhh these are so lovely….perfect for Valentine’s day!
Great post!

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74 soul + food January 28, 2011 at 8:25 pm

oooooh my gosh, I think I just died and went to valentine-foodie Heaven…

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75 Leslie January 29, 2011 at 9:47 am

What a beautiful presentation. As you said, perfect for
Valentines morning. Thank you for stopping by my blog!

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76 Jenn {Cookies Cupcakes Cardio} January 29, 2011 at 10:28 am

Your crepes are so pretty! Love the raspberry and hearts
combo for Valentine’s day.

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77 peachkins January 29, 2011 at 4:03 pm

wow! This looks fantastic!

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78 Pancake Dude January 29, 2011 at 9:01 pm

What a great idea! I am going to make this recipe tomorrow, thanks for the recipe!

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79 Jessica January 30, 2011 at 10:44 am

Yum. I need my BF to make these for me. Thank you.

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80 Tiffany Rosenberger January 30, 2011 at 1:13 pm

So beautiful! I’m so glad I found your site. So
elegant.

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81 Jennifer January 30, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Can’t wait to try these! What a great alternative to
chocolates!

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82 Kristi Rimkus January 30, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Very sweet presentation. Perfect for Valentines day for kids and husbands!

Kristi

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83 FOODESSA February 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Ohh…what do we get treated with today…adorable pancakes
‘a la Marla’…too sweet ;o) Your personality certainly shines in
this preparation…not to mention how stunning the photos are. Ciao
for now and flavourful wishes, Claudia

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84 Damaris @Kitchen Corners February 1, 2011 at 10:36 pm

This is so beautiful. I love how it looks and how healthy it is. I’m positing a link to it on my food design blog on Thursday. The url is http://www.thetastydesign.com

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85 Marla February 2, 2011 at 4:58 am

Damaris: I had no idea you had The Tasty Design Blog….is it new?? Loving it over there. I am always up for more eye candy & inspiration. Thanks for including my Pan-Crepes, I will be on the look-out.

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86 Aria Foodie Sullivan October 17, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Wow, this looks so stinking delicious! The foodie in me just wants to eat those right off my computer screen! I can’t wait to make these and share the results on my blog. Thanks for posting!

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87 Marla October 18, 2011 at 5:27 am

Hi Aria, awesome. Let me know when you try them & you post. Can’t wait to see :)

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88 Lori @ RecipeGirl February 7, 2012 at 6:43 am

These are deliciously beautiful!!

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89 Jeanette February 8, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Love how cute these Valentine pancake crepes are – so bright and cheery!

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90 Kathy Patalsky February 9, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Aw, so pretty Marla :)

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91 Melinda Pharis February 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Not sure how I stumbled upon your BLOG! But what a great way to start my day. This recipe is perfect for our house. We celebrate Valentin’s Day with our Daughters Birthday. This year she is 14 and with Crepe’s being one of her favourite breakfast meals, this will be a supper hit for the whole family!

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