Who has leftover cranberry sauce? Who wants an awesome breakfast? I got you covered.
Actually, whether or not you have leftover cranberry sauce, this is more than worth making. A traditional crepe would also be great here, but I opted for part buckwheat flour, part all-purpose flour for a slightly nutty flavor.
The crepes are filled with a delicious, simple honey-ricotta spread. If you can find fresh ricotta, it’s completely worth the extra few dollars! I mean really worth it. I found fresh ricotta from Whole Foods. I seriously ate some straight out of the container. That’s how you know it’s good. It’s also a thicker consistency and won’t sog-up your beautiful crepes.
I topped off the crepes with my Spiced Orange Cranberry Sauce, pecans and a little powdered sugar. Doesn’t this breakfast remind you that Christmas is coming?! Jeez, I think I need to start shopping.
- 2/3C buckwheat flour
- 1/3C all-purpose flour
- 1C milk
- ¾ C water
- 3 large eggs
- 3T unsalted butter, melted, plus more for greasing pan
- 1 tsp sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
For ricotta filling
- 2C ricotta cheese (I used fresh)
- 2T honey
- ½ tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
- Pinch of salt
- 1C leftover cranberry sauce (see my recipe)
- ¼ C pecans, roughly chopped
- Powdered sugar, for dusting
For crepes, combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Allow batter to rest for 1 hour on the counter or up to 24 hours in the fridge. Preheat a 10-inch nonstick pan over medium heat. Lightly grease pan with butter. Pour ¼ cup of batter into the pan; immediately lift pan by the handle and rotate in a circular motion to coat pan evenly with a thin layer of batter. Cook crepe about 1- 1 ½ minutes on the first side, or until top is dry and bottom side is lightly browned. Flip, using a spatula, and cook on opposite side for 45-60 seconds or until lightly browned. Repeat process with the remaining batter.
For ricotta filling, stir together all ingredients in a medium bowl. For assembly, spread about 2 ½ tablespoons of filling onto each crepe. Fold in half and in half again to create a triangle shape. You can also roll the crepes in a cigar shape. Top with warmed cranberry sauce, pecans and powdered sugar. Enjoy.