Less Sugar Chocolate Crepes with Rainbow Fruit

Lighten up your chocolate crepes with fresh fruit and Swerve sweetener.

Lighten up your chocolate crepes with fresh fruit and Swerve sweetener. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

[Disclosure: As co-owner of The Recipe ReDux I was compensated to manage this recipe contest.]

Admittedly, I’ve never baked much with alternative sweeteners as I’ve never liked the taste of them, let alone the end results.

That is until I got to try out Swerve Sweetener, thanks to their recent Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Recipe ReDux sponsored contest.

Lighten up your chocolate crepes with fresh fruit and Swerve sweetener. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

Here’s the lowdown on Swerve:

  • It tastes, bakes, and measures just like sugar – you can swap it 1-to-1.
  • Swerve contains zero calories and does not affect blood sugar levels.
  • It’s made from all-natural ingredients and does not contain any artificial ingredients, preservatives, or flavors. Ingredients are non-GMO verified and sources from North America and Europe.
  • The main ingredient is erythritol, which does not cause the digestive issues associated with other sugar alcohols.
  • Swerve is born and raised in New Orleans! Ingredients are non-GMO verified and sources from North America and Europe.

These crepes were delicious and I couldn’t detect the “cool burn” taste that sometimes I taste with erythritol.

Lighten up your chocolate crepes with fresh fruit and Swerve sweetener. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com Lighten up your chocolate crepes with fresh fruit and Swerve sweetener. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

BUT it’s worth noting that I only used a bit more than 1/2 cup of Swerve in this recipe. If your recipe calls for more than 3/4 cup of sugar and you want to try Swerve, I’d recommend replacing half of it with Swerve vs. a 100% substitution if you don’t want to detect that taste.

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Less Sugar Chocolate Crepes with Rainbow Fruit

Lighten up your chocolate crepes with fresh fruit and Swerve sweetener.

  • Author: Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • Yield: 15-16 crepes 1x

Ingredients

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For the crepes:

  • 1 1/3 cup reduced-fat milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Swerve, Confectioners
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Dash of salt

For the whipped cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Swerve, Confectioners

For the fruit:

  • 4 cups of an assortment of fruit colors such as raspberries, sliced strawberries, chopped mango, clementine sections, banana slices, chopped kiwifruit, sliced green grapes, blueberries, sliced purple grapes
  • 1/4 cup of Swerve, Confectioners for dusting
  • Fresh mint leaves

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, butter and vanilla extract.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together flours, 1/3 cup Swerve, Confectioners, cocoa powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet and whisk until just incorporated.
  3. Using a skillet with a 6- or  7-inch diameter, coat with cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
  4. Pour a scant 1/4 cup of batter in middle of pan. Grab handle and swirl around until batter coats entire pan (crepe will be thin.) Cook about 1 minute and then flip. Coat about other minute or until cooked through. Repeat with remaining batter.
  5. For whipped cream, add heavy cream and 2 tablespoons Swerve, Confectioners to a bowl for mixer stand. Whisk on high until stiff peaks form.
  6. To serve, fold one or two crepes into triangles and place on plate. Dust with remaining Swerve Confectioners (about 3/4 teaspoon per crepe.) Serve with assorted fruit, whipped cream and mint leaves.

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Lighten up your chocolate crepes with fresh fruit and Swerve sweetener. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

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Lighten up your chocolate crepes with fresh fruit and Swerve sweetener. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

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