Celebrate National Chocolate Milk Day with Chocolate Milk Crepes

National Chocolate Milk Day is Sep. 27 and while chocolate milk is delicious on its own, why not try a different spin on chocolate milk? Chocolate milk crepes are a perfect celebratory treat, full of chocolate flavor and dairy goodness. This super-simple recipe will soon be a family favorite.

Dairy is an important source of nutrients for growing children and teens. Naturally packed with high-quality protein (8 grams per cup), milk also offers eight other essential nutrients including calcium, Vitamin D and potassium, that help build and maintain strong bones, build and repair muscle tissue, and maintain blood pressure, making it a nutrient-rich beverage for the entire family.

This basic crepe recipe uses low-fat chocolate milk and white whole wheat flour to decrease the total fat and increase the fiber. Boost the nutrition and taste by filling it with your family’s favorite fruits, yogurt, or nut butters. By doing so, you can add extra protein, healthy fats, or a punch of antioxidants. Improving your family’s dairy nutrition has never been easier or more delicious!

Tip: Make a large batch and freeze in freezer-safe baggies. Take out of the freezer and microwave to reheat.

Chocolate Milk Crepes Recipe

Yield: Makes 8-10 crepes
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat chocolate milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Toppings:

  • 1 large banana
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
  • peanut butter drizzle
  • 1 1oz piece of dark chocolate bark, shaved

Directions:

  1. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add chocolate milk and water, stirring to combine. Mix in salt and beat until smooth.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Pour or scoop 1/4 cup batter onto pan or griddle. Tilt pan with a circular motion so batter coats the surface evenly.
  3. Cook crepe until bottom is light brown and bubbles cover the top of the crepe, about 1-2 minutes. Loosen with a spatula, turn, and cook other side. Serve hot, filled with yogurt, bananas, and topped with peanut butter drizzle and chocolate shavings.

Other filling and topping ideas:

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Fruit (fresh or frozen)
  • Jam
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • Nut Butter
  • Nutella
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Granola
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chopped nuts

Southeast Dairy Association - Chelsea LeBlancChelsea LeBlanc is a registered dietitian nutritionist and owner of the blog Chelsea’s Choices. She shares quick and easy recipes that put a healthy spin on popular dishes. Her background is in clinical nutrition and nutrition communications. Follow her blog and find her on Instagram and Facebook.