Tuesday, November 11, 2008

healthy breakfast = scones?

Yep.  These little babies are good for you.  And they have less calories than the new mini scones they offer at Starbucks.  Seriously, I got one of those, thinking, "Well, it is petite".  Yeah, not so petite in the calorie department.  Anyway, here is a healthy and tasty alternative.  Have them for breakfast, have them for tea, have them whenever - they're good.

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten until kinda frothy
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup skim milk

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper (or just spray it with some Pam). 
  • Mix the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, salt, and dried fruit. 
  • Make a well in the center. 
  • Add butter, milk and applesauce to your frothy egg (sorry, I know that sounds a little unpleasant).  
  • Pour into the well, and mix until you have a soft dough. 
  • Pat into two 1/2" thick circles and put them on your cookie sheet. Score 8 wedges into each circle. 
  • Bake 15 minutes until they rise a bit and turn golden. Split them into wedges and serve.  
And be proud of yourself when you eat them!  My kiddo loves these "cones" - I hope yours does, too!

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