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