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Light & airy, these traditional French-style crepes are filled with a sweet cinnamon cereal flecked cream cheese spread. Rolled up, sprinkled with powdered sugar and topped with whipped cream & cereal pieces- Cinnamon Toast Crunch Filled French Crepes are a gourmet dish, on a dime store budget.
My favorite breakfast cereal growing up was Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and to this day- I still love it. A bowl, some cold milk, and my favorite cereal equals a great start to any day. Sometimes though, I want those some familiar flavors, but in a slightly different form. Combining them with crepes turned out to be a genius idea, that made for a heavenly breakfast the whole family wants again and again.
So growing up, I had this obsession with anything that looked cool or had awesome packaging. Like the time I saw this awesome bottle of cinnamon sugar in a metal jar with a circus lion on the front.
I had to have it, had to. In one rare instance of Mom-guilt, or just plain giving into my impossible pestering, my Mom gave in and bought said bottle of cinnamon sugar. Turns out, it was the worst thing that I ever could’ve asked for.
Do you know how long it took me to finish that stupid bottle?! Years! And, truth be told, I never even actually got through it. It was still in the cabinet when I moved out at 18.
Turns out, I wasn’t nearly as fond of cinnamon as that one teensy, tiny taste implied. After a couple of cinnamon sugar dusted treats, including vanilla ice cream, pancakes, etc- I hated the flavor. Hated.
Which is totally weird when during my pregnancy, I craved cinnamon toast crunch cereal with cold, cold milk by the bowl full. I mean, I lived on that stuff. Even now it’s said baby’s favorite breakfast cereal, and he’s 8 going on 9.
So while I can’t do straight out cinnamon, or even most mixes of the spice and sugar, I can do that particular blend of sugar & spice. As I’m used to doing- I’ve begun experimenting with other combinations and ways to transform it into some sort of other amazing dish. These Cinnamon Toast Crunch Filled French Crepes fit the bill perfectly.
Traditional French-style crepes, these are seasoned with yummy cinnamon and just a pinch of salt. They’re little thin tiny bites of heaven.
A creamed mixture of cream cheese, Dixie Crystal powdered sugar, and a bit of the cereal I loved growing up. It gets blended into a mixture that’s so good- it can be spread on the inside of fresh crepes, on toasted bagels, or even your morning toast.
These silky smooth French-style crepes are spread with a delicious cinnamon cream cheese spread. Rolled up, and paired together they’re topped with powdered sugar, whipped cream dollops, and crushed cereal for a bite of the the real exquisite deal.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Filled French Crepes
For The Crepes
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 3 Eggland's Best eggs
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 1 1/2 tsp LorAnn vanilla emulsion
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup Dixie Crystal's granulated sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp salt
For The Filling
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened softened
- 1/2 cup Dixie Crystal's powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal slightly broken up
To Make The Crepes
- In a blender, whip together all of the ingredients for the crepes until the batter's smooth and everything's completely incorporated.
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium low heat. Spray with non stick cooking spray.
- Pour the batter into the pan, about 3/4 cup per crepe for an 8" skillet. Pick the pan up and tilt it to spread the batter evenly out over the pan, spreading out to all the edges.
- When the top is noticeably cooked, lightly flip the crepe over cooking the other side just until lightly browned. Repeat until all the crepes are cooked. Set each cooked plate on a clean plate with a piece of parchment paper in between each one.
To Make The Filling
- Using a hand mixer, whip together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and completely incorporated.
- Fold in the cereal.
- Spread filling on one side of the crepes. Roll up like a jelly roll. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Top with dollops of whipped cream and cereal pieces, if desired, and serve immediately.
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BrunchWeek Egg Dishes:
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Carrot Cake Overnight Chia Oatmeal from Love and Confections
Chinese Sugar Donuts from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Crepes from 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
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