Raspberry Cream Cheese Pan-Crepes

Marla Meridith

January 24, 2011



Raspberry Crepes with Cream Cheese filling & walnuts

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 & raspberriesI 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!

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  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    Posted at 06:06h, 24 January

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

  • Jenny Flake
    Posted at 06:10h, 24 January

    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

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Posted at 06:10h, 24 January

    These are the cutest Pancake crepes ever!

    My whole family will LOVE these 🙂

  • Amanda
    Posted at 06:15h, 24 January

    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

    • Marla
      Posted at 06:28h, 24 January

      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 🙂

  • Rosa
    Posted at 06:17h, 24 January

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

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    • Marla
      Posted at 06:28h, 24 January

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

  • Deliciously Organic
    Posted at 06:29h, 24 January

    These are adorable! You are definitely the stevia queen!

  • Katrina
    Posted at 06:33h, 24 January

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

  • Liz
    Posted at 07:12h, 24 January

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

  • TidyMom
    Posted at 07:22h, 24 January

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

  • Heather @ Heather's Dish
    Posted at 07:30h, 24 January

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

  • Holly@ Life as a Lofthouse
    Posted at 07:31h, 24 January

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

    • Marla
      Posted at 17:22h, 24 January

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

  • Laura
    Posted at 07:36h, 24 January

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

    • Marla
      Posted at 19:51h, 25 January

      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 🙂

  • Marly
    Posted at 08:50h, 24 January

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

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
    Posted at 08:56h, 24 January

    Lovely! I love this idea!

  • Heather
    Posted at 09:20h, 24 January

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

  • Lucy
    Posted at 09:32h, 24 January

    I heart you and your Mr Fresh!

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
    Posted at 09:50h, 24 January

    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!

    • Marla
      Posted at 17:21h, 24 January

      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!

  • FoodFitnessFreshAir
    Posted at 10:09h, 24 January

    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!

    • Marla
      Posted at 17:16h, 24 January

      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!

  • Kristen
    Posted at 10:09h, 24 January

    Such a pretty pink breakfast treat!

  • naomi
    Posted at 10:17h, 24 January

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

  • Peggy
    Posted at 10:19h, 24 January

    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
    🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 17:13h, 24 January

      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.

  • the urban baker
    Posted at 11:07h, 24 January

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

    • Marla
      Posted at 17:05h, 24 January

      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!

  • A Canadian Foodie
    Posted at 17:15h, 24 January

    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

  • Amy
    Posted at 17:31h, 24 January

    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!

    • Marla
      Posted at 18:35h, 24 January

      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.

  • foodies at home
    Posted at 17:44h, 24 January

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

  • Jeanette
    Posted at 18:00h, 24 January

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

  • Kat @ Cupcake Kat
    Posted at 19:06h, 24 January

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

  • allison [Haute Box]
    Posted at 19:27h, 24 January

    These are adorable! They also look so tasty 😛

  • Betty @ scrambled hen fruit
    Posted at 19:27h, 24 January

    What a beautiful breakfast! So perfect for Valentines Day. 🙂

  • Jennifer (Delicieux)
    Posted at 19:30h, 24 January

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

  • Angie
    Posted at 19:49h, 24 January

    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

  • Georgia Pellegrini
    Posted at 20:47h, 24 January

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

  • Lisa
    Posted at 22:26h, 24 January

    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

  • Erica
    Posted at 02:17h, 25 January

    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 😉

  • Joyti
    Posted at 03:08h, 25 January

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

  • Angie's Recipes
    Posted at 04:09h, 25 January

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

  • Heather @ Multiply Delicious
    Posted at 06:18h, 25 January

    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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  • Lisa@ButteryBooks
    Posted at 14:12h, 25 January

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

  • Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather
    Posted at 15:24h, 25 January

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

  • Jennifer (Savor)
    Posted at 16:06h, 25 January

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

    • Marla
      Posted at 18:41h, 25 January

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

  • Megan
    Posted at 16:57h, 25 January

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

  • My Man's Belly
    Posted at 17:34h, 25 January

    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.

    • Marla
      Posted at 18:40h, 25 January

      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 🙂

  • Angie
    Posted at 17:44h, 25 January

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

    • Marla
      Posted at 18:36h, 25 January

      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.

  • Tickled Red
    Posted at 18:32h, 25 January

    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.

    • Marla
      Posted at 18:35h, 25 January

      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

  • Shaina
    Posted at 20:01h, 25 January

    These are adorable, Marla!

  • Lisa @ www.bakedinmaine.com
    Posted at 20:30h, 25 January

    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!

  • Kaitlin
    Posted at 20:35h, 25 January

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

  • Mariko
    Posted at 23:18h, 25 January

    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?

  • Shelby
    Posted at 01:33h, 26 January

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

  • Jackie (Phamfatale.com)
    Posted at 02:31h, 26 January

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

  • grace
    Posted at 02:44h, 26 January

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

  • Winnie
    Posted at 05:08h, 26 January

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

  • stephchows
    Posted at 05:42h, 26 January

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

  • Joanne
    Posted at 09:57h, 26 January

    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!

  • food-4tots
    Posted at 10:11h, 26 January

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

  • zerrin
    Posted at 10:52h, 26 January

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

  • Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets
    Posted at 11:32h, 27 January

    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.

    • Marla
      Posted at 15:42h, 27 January

      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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  • Faith
    Posted at 04:44h, 28 January

    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! 🙂

  • Nina
    Posted at 14:30h, 28 January

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

  • soul + food
    Posted at 20:25h, 28 January

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

  • Leslie
    Posted at 09:47h, 29 January

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

  • Jenn {Cookies Cupcakes Cardio}
    Posted at 10:28h, 29 January

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

  • peachkins
    Posted at 16:03h, 29 January

    wow! This looks fantastic!

  • Pancake Dude
    Posted at 21:01h, 29 January

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

  • Jessica
    Posted at 10:44h, 30 January

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

  • Tiffany Rosenberger
    Posted at 13:13h, 30 January

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

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 17:51h, 30 January

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

  • Kristi Rimkus
    Posted at 20:04h, 30 January

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

    Kristi

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    Posted at 16:44h, 01 February

    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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    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

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:58h, 02 February

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

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    These are deliciously beautiful!!

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    Posted at 15:13h, 08 February

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

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    Aw, so pretty Marla 🙂

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