Keto Cannoli Stuffed Crepes you guys! Is it breakfast? Is it dessert? You decide! I’m just over here eating them at 1:45pm and I’m good with either! Perfect for brunch (and to make ahead,) because unlike traditional cannoli, these taste as good or even better the second day!
I could eat cannoli every day. In fact when we’re in Italy this fall, I might try. Unfortunately, the classic Italian cannoli is nowhere near keto friendly. Loaded with sugar and in a crispy pastry shell, it’s a no go if you’re forsaking carbs. While these Keto Cannoli Stuffed Crepes are lacking the crispy shell, they are an extremely satisfying substitute for the real thing – and they won’t kick you out of ketosis.
Also it’s a breakfast food – so guilt level = <0
While these Keto Cannoli Stuffed Crepes may not be something you’re going to eat every day (or maybe they will – no judgement here) they are perfect for special occasion breakfasts and of course, Sunday brunch if you’re into that kind of thing.
If that’s the case, you can make and assemble these cannoli stuffed crepes the night before, and keep them covered and refrigerated overnight. Then simply remove from the refrigerator and let sit about 10 minutes to take the chill off before serving. I recommend adding the chocolate drizzle (if using) right before serving as well.
Because ricotta cheese can be high in carbs, I used a combination of ricotta and mascarpone cheese, which made these decadent and rich and amazing! I kept the flavoring classic with a little lemon zest and cinnamon, and a dash of vanilla extract to round it out. You can play around with those flavors to customize the filling to your preference. I’d avoid the traditional candied fruit though, as that is quite high in sugar and carbs.
If you can get sugar free mini chocolate chips, that would be a fun touch, but I couldn’t get them here in Honduras so I opted for melted dark chocolate instead and it worked well. I would have also liked to have garnished these Keto Cannoli Stuffed Crepes with chopped pistachios, but I didn’t have those either. ?
Keto Cannoli Stuffed Crepes Recipe Notes
As an alternative to rolling these crepes as shown, if you’re feeding a crowd you could layer the crepes and filling in a casserole dish and then cut into squares for easy serving. This is also a great idea if your cream cheese pancakes come out less than pretty, or with a few mishaps that prevent them being suitable for rolling – shhhhh, no-one will ever know!
Just to be on the safe side, I’m giving you more batter than you actually need here. If you’re a pro, you’ll have extra pancakes and you can refrigerate or freeze them for another time. If your cream cheese pancake game is still sketchy, this will give you some room for error until you get the process down! You can watch the one minute video on how to make cream cheese pancakes here.
Aaaaand if you want to get really fancy for a shower or brunch, you could definitely make and roll these in miniature, then serve them individually in paper pastry cups like these. Now I wish I had a photo of that presentation because it looks super cute in my head, ha ha! If you try it and take a good photo, email it to me and I’ll add it here to the blog with credit to you! ?
Anyway, no matter how you choose to assemble these Keto Cannoli Stuffed Crepes, or even if you just eat the filling with a spoon (ahem… not that I’d know from experience,) they are going to taste amazing! Pinky promise!!!
Check out the video below to see how easy these cannoli stuffed crepes really are to make!
KETO CANNOLI STUFFED CREPES RECIPE VIDEO ??