Quick and Healthy Blueberry Blintzes


I had a big container of blueberries in the refrigerator and was wondering what to do with it.  I wanted to make something healthy but quick and simple.  I have seen a lot of blueberry blintzes recipe.  But most of them have a lot of cheese filling with blueberries or just cheese filling with blueberry sauce.  So I thought to replace the cream cheese filling with ground almond.  Almonds are very healthy and have a lot of nutrients.  When I made it, I loved it and addition of ground almonds gave a slight crunchy taste to the filling.

Ingredients

For Crepes:

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Butter or oil spray for skillet

Blueberry Filling:

  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ¼ cup ground almond/almond flour
  • Pinch of cinnamon (optional)

Blueberry sauce:

  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon butter

Method

Crepes:

  • Beat egg white lightly and mix in the oil
  • Add this egg mixture and milk to flour and mix well without any lumps
  • Add salt and leave for about 30 minutes
  • Add a little bit of butter (or oil spray) to skillet and add a spoonful of batter
  • Cook on both sides until the edges turn lightly brown and crisp

Blueberry filling:

  • Add blueberries, water and sugar to a saucepan and cook on medium flame until the sauce thickens
  • Add ground almond and cook for another minute

Sauce:

  • Add butter to a skillet and let it sizzle
  • Cook blueberries with water uncovered for about 3 – 4 minutes
  • Mash the blueberries with the back of a spoon

To assemble, place a spoon full of blueberry filling on the crepe and fold in the ends and roll up.  Drizzle with blueberry sauce.  Serves: 2

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