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Broccoli Ricotta Cannelloni

Course: Main Course, Vegetarian
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: coconut flour recipes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Calories: 282kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
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  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion peeled & chopped
  • 1 cup tin tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons basil, fresh
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • 300 grams broccoli cut into florets
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 300 grams ricotta cheese
  • 1 lemon rind and juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oit
  • ½ cup Mozzarella cheese for topping grated



  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients except the butter together. Either whisk or use a hand blender until the mixture is smooth.
  • Heat the butter in a medium sized frying pan on a medium heat.
  • Gently pour a small amount of the batter into the pan until you have a circle. You can rotate the pan whilst you pour to get a larger crepe. I just pour about one sixth into the pan and just watch it form into a circle naturally.
  • Cook on one side for about 1-2 minutes until bubbles appear in the crepe, then flip over to cook for a further 1-2 minutes
  • Repeat with the remaining batter.


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan on a medium heat and add the onion. Saute for 5 minutes until soft.
  • Add the garlic and cook for a further 3 minutes. 
  • Add the tinned tomatoes, breaking them up with a spoon and add the basil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for at least 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and using a hand blender blitz until smooth. Or place the sauce into a blender.


  • Rice the broccoli by placing the florets into a food processor and blitzing until it looks like green breadcrumbs.
  • Heat one tablespoon of oil in a frying pan and add the broccoli, lemon rind and juice and cook for 3-5 minutes until the broccoli is soft and cooked. Not too mushy though.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the ricotta, Parmesan cheese, salt and black pepper until combined.


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees
  • Lightly butter a baking dish.
  • Spoon half of the tomato sauce over the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Place a couple of tablespoons of the broccoli and ricotta mixture into a crepe and roll into a “cigar”.
  • Place the filled crepe on top of the sauced lined baking dish.
  • Repeat until the baking dish is full of stuffed crepes.
  • Spoon the remaining sauce over the crepes.
  • Sprinkle the Mozzarella cheese over the sauce (Parmesan would work too)
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Eat and enjoy!


Serves 2 – 3 people  (6 filled crepes)
Nutritional info per filled crepe "cannelloni" :  282 Calories, 15g Fat, 16g Protein, 13g Total Carbs, 4g Fibre, 9g Net Carbs
The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols.
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 15g | Fiber: 4g