Low Calorie Pepperoni and Cheese Scones Recipe

I love scones, cheese and pepperoni; so I put them all together yesterday and made delicious scones for breakfast. In the end they were medium size and around 160 calories each – not too bad! I love making scones and playing with ingredients to make different kinds (dill and feta is another favourite of mine.) These ones turned out so yummy I just had to post the recipe for them.

Low Calorie Pepperoni and Cheese Scones Recipe
    makes 8 scones

Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powered
1 tsp baking soda
couple shakes of cayenne pepper
3 turkey pepperonis, chopped
1/2 cup low fat cheese
2 tbsp light margerine
1 cup skim milk

Directions

1. Preheat over to 425.

2. Mix together flours, baking powder, baking soda, and cayenne pepper. Mix in chopped pepperonis and cheese.

3. Blend in 2 tbsp of margarine with a fork.

4. Stir in milk until dough forms.

5. Form into 8 balls and place on baking sheet. Bake for 13 mintues at 425.

Low Calorie Pepperoni and Cheese Scones – Nutritional Information
    1 medium scone
      157.8    calories
      2.5        grams of fat
      23.9      carbohydrates
      2.2        grams of fiber
      1.5        grams of sugar
      8.7        grams of protein

Delicious 100 Calorie Lemon Ricotta Cupcakes

I found this recipe for Low Calorie Lemon Riccotta Muffins. I found it on the same site as the Fettuccine Alfredo recipe I made on Friday. Again though, I found their calorie information to be incorrect; this time it was too high!

I followed her recipe almost exactly and it made 12 delicious 100 calorie muffins but I am calling them cupcakes. To me, these seemed much more like cupcakes and I love the word cupcake! I used all white flour for mine; maybe that’s why. Like a comment mentioned on her post, the cupcake/muffins were fantastic with some jam; I used Strawberry (jam icing!).

I will be making these again and again. Next time I am going to add more lemon and vanilla extract though, I did find these to be a tad bit bland. Also, I wouldn’t try muffin wrappers – they are VERY hard to get off these muffins, after a day they need to be cut off; just grease your muffin tray well.

And there weren’t little tiny half cupcakes either, my muffin pan was over-flowing with cupcake good-ness.

Once I get the recipe how I like it; I will post it here. Below is the calorie information for her recipe (all white flour).

100 Calorie Lemon Ricotta Cupcakes – Nutritional Information
    1 cupcake
      96.3    calories
      2.6      grams of fat
      13.4    carbohydrates
      0.4      grams of fiber
      3.5      grams of sugar
      4.7      grams of protein

Banana Bread: Sweet Home Alabanana

This Banana bread comes from the cookbook Eat Shrink and Be Merry. It contains delicious bananas (obviously), oat brand, pecans and mini chocolate chips.

It turned out fantastic and it was the first banana bread I have ever made. I am actually not normally a big banana bread lover; but, the boyfriend requested banana bread, and banana bread he got. (plus it was a good excuse to try a new recipe)

There was a downside to this fantastic looking banana bread. It was delicious and the recipe made two loaves. Being on a ‘diet’ with two wonderful loaves of banana bread sitting around… well enough said. At least it came from a healthy cookbook; right? 😀

Warm banana bread, mmmmm….

Would you like a slice?

The calories in the Sweet Home Alabanana actually were not too bad.

Sweet Home Alabanana; Banana Bread – Nutritional Information
  per slice, 1/8 of a loaf (a fair size slice)
    173     calories
    6.4      grams of fat
    28       carbohydrates
    1.9      grams of fiber
    4         grams of protein