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Easy Vanilla Crepes

I’ve partnered with Premier Protein to bring y’all these super simple, gluten free, Vanilla Protein Crepes with Apple Pumpkin Protein Filling. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that keep this Sri Lankan Runnin! #MyGoodEnergy

Protein Crepes With Apple Pumpkin Protein Filling #MyGoodEnergy

These last couple of years, after the first weekend in September, we become a house divided! I am not sure if it’s the changing weather, or all the football talk, or the anticipation leading up to turning our clocks back an hour – but September has my daughter and I having trouble seeing eye to eye. You see, she loves crepes and I adore pancakes!

It always boggles my mind how a tad bit of melted butter can change how my daughter regards a mix of flour, eggs, milk, sweetener, and salt. Even when she was a wee little one and could barely reach the counter-top, she would sneak crepes off the plate as I made them – a behavior she still proudly carries on now (hence the lonesome 2 crepes in these photographs). Speaking of what goes into crepes, I was surprised to learn that in the middle ages, crepes were made with a mix of wine and water instead of milk!

Premier Protein Crepes

On those weekend mornings when we plan on getting out of the house early to go hiking, I know that the only thing that will have my daughter not acting like a bear mid-hibernation is the smell and sound of crepes cooking! And, me being me, I have to make sure that the crepes I feed her have something good in them.

So, I made these with Premier Protein’s vanilla shake and even sneaked some protein shake into the filling! I also used coconut oil instead of butter and she didn’t even know these were good for her!

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Protein Crepes With Apple Pumpkin Protein Filling #MyGoodEnergy

Vanilla Protein Crepes

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Delicious, Gluten Free, Protein Packed, Vanilla Crepes with a delightfully scrumptious apple pumpkin filling that happens to also be protein fortified! You'll be ready to take over the world after this breakfast of champions!


  • 1 cup gluten free flour of your choice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Premier Protein Vanilla Shake
  • 1/3 cup water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 apple chopped up
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar, or brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons 100% pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 tablespoons of Premier Protein Vanilla Shake


  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, eggs, Premier Protein Vanilla, Shake, water, and salt with a whisk and a whole lot of elbow grease! Mix till batter is creamy and lump-free
  3. Then whisk in the melted coconut oil
  4. Place a pan over medium heat and grease it with coconut oil
  5. Add a ladlefull of batter to pan and twirl pan around so batter coats bottom of pan in a thin layer
  6. Flip and let cook about 30 seconds and transfer to a plate
  7. Repeat with the rest of the butter
  9. Add coconut oil to the same pan and add in the apple, coconut sugar, salt, pumpkin puree, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice and let cook till apple softens - stirring often
  10. Add the Premier protein shake and stir till excess liquid is evaporated
  11. Place a couple of tablespoons of batter in each crepe and roll and enjoy
  12. Can be enjoyed with plain syrup or pumpkin syrup

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Monday 14th of September 2015

These crepes are gorgeous, Shashi! I love that you added protein shake to them! An apple and pumpkin filling sounds delicious and perfect for fall!

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Sunday 13th of September 2015

Well, I'm on your daughters corner for this one! I too adore crepes but not pancakes so much. In England, our pancakes are not like American ones, they are more crepe like but a little thicker than crepes. Ive just always loved the non fluffy pancakes. I'm also a lover of waffles :) Like your use of the protein milk in this, I'm not sure about the pumpkin filling though ;)


Sunday 13th of September 2015

Nazneen - in Sri lanka, pancakes are not as fluffy either! They are a lot like crepes only slightly thicker! I have a Sri Lankan coconut pancake coming up in a couple of weeks, I guess Sri Lankans must have their pancakes from the British huh?

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