Chocolate Hazelnut Crepes
If you’re a fan of Nutella or any other kind of chocolate-hazelnut spread, this crepe recipe is for you.
Enjoy them for breakfast, brunch, or make them as a dessert.
These chocolate crepes are:
The main ingredients are:
- Perfect Keto Chocolate-Hazelnut Nut Butter
- Almond flour
- Monk fruit sweetener
Optional additional ingredients
- Vanilla extract
- Cocoa powder
- Sugar-free dark chocolate chips
3 Health Benefits of Chocolate Hazelnut Crepes
#1: Enhances Immune Health
If you have allergies, then you’re all too familiar with that constant tickle in your throat or nose. Ever feel like you could itch all day and never feel satisfied? That’s thanks to an immune compound called histamine.
While it certainly serves its purpose, many people have an overactive histamine response that results in misery whenever the seasons change.
Luckily, there are some natural ways to lower your histamine response and subsequently lessen that incessant itchiness. And believe it or not, the sugar-free sweetener in these crepes is one of them.
Research shows that monk fruit consumption may inhibit the immune response, which leads to your seasonal allergy attacks. When administered to mice, monk fruit was able to inhibit nasal rubbing and skin scratching by inhibiting the release of histamine[*].
#2: Promotes Heart Health
If you want to protect your heart from cardiovascular disease, focusing on anti-inflammatory foods and antioxidants are essential. Inflammation and excess oxidation are two vital contributing factors to heart disease.
Hazelnuts are a rich source of antioxidant polyphenols. These phytochemicals are essential for your body’s inflammatory response, helping to neutralize inflammation as well as fight off oxidative stress[*].
Along with high levels of antioxidants, hazelnuts also contain a rich source of monounsaturated fats. These two factors combined make hazelnuts an excellent food for heart health. In fact, the consumption of hazelnuts has been linked to a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease as well as lowered LDL cholesterol[*].
#3: Supports Eye Health
Eggs are a fantastic source of the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. These two compounds provide the bright yellow color of your egg yolks, as well as the yellow hue of marigold flowers.
In your body, however, lutein and zeaxanthin’s benefits go far beyond providing a colorful meal. They have an affinity for the retina of your eye, where they protect you from potential harm from UV radiation.
Chocolate Hazelnut Crepes
Are you ready for some keto-friendly, gluten-free crepes? Grab a food processor, a skillet, and your ingredients, and get cooking!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 6 crepes
- 4 large eggs
- ¾ cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon monk fruit sweetener
- ¼ cup unsweetened nut milk
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 8 tablespoons Perfect Keto Chocolate-Hazelnut Nut Butter
- Optional toppings: berries, sugar-free chocolate chips, cacao nibs, whipped cream, sliced nuts
- Add eggs and milk to a stand mixer, large bowl, or food processor. Whip for 1 minute until light and fluffy. Slowly sprinkle in almond flour, and salt. Set aside
- Preheat a nonstick skillet or crepe pan and coat with a little butter or non-stick spray, place under low to medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into the pan and gently swirl to an even circle shape. Cook for 1-2 minutes until golden brown, flip and cook for an additional 1 minute. Total cook time will depend on how large and thick you make your crepe
- Spread Perfect Keto Nut Butter on each crepe and roll or fold to serve.
- Enjoy a sweet topping of whipped heavy cream and berries or add nuts, cacao nibs, and chocolate chips if desired.
- Serving Size: 1 crepe
- Calories: 219
- Fat: 20g
- Carbohydrates: 7g (Net: 4g)
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 6g
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