We are actually back from Japan now, but with the crazy long flights and being jet-lagged, I am very excited to bring you my good friend Erin, from Texanerin Baking. She is the master of turning a sinful treat into something you can feel less guilty about eating. Check out her: Whole Grain Peanut Butter Cup Filled Chocolate Brownies, Grain Free Cinnamon Roll Donuts, these Grain Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Dough Bites (which are kind of famous on Pinterest).
Hi everyone! I’m Erin from Texanerin Baking and I’m so excited to be here today! I was thrilled when Erin asked me if I’d like to do a guest post for her while she’s in Japan. Erin has been a huge help to me with all things blogging so I’m delighted to have the opportunity to do something in return.
I usually post about goodies that have been healthified in some way, but when Erin told me I could post whatever I wanted, I was really tempted to post something totally atypical for me. Somethin’ naughty. After all, it was my chance to break free! But then I realized something: I actually really like making things healthier.
So I’ve got some slightly healthier scones for you today. But fear not! They don’t actually taste healthy. So give these to the kids, husband, whomever… and they won’t know that they’re whole wheat. My husband, a disliker of all things healthy, normally only wants these orange chocolate chip scones, but these he readily accepted and devoured!
They’re 100% whole wheat but that whole wheat flavor is nicely covered up by some espresso powder. You don’t have to use the espresso powder, but if you don’t, cinnamon would be a nice sub (or addition!) I always like to add a little something extra to keep that “healthy” taste away.
If you don’t want to use whole wheat flour, you can use all-purpose. You could also do half and half, or if you’re really afraid of it, try using a fourth whole wheat. Some whole wheat is always better than none!
I normally use coconut oil in place of butter, but with scones? Butter all the way! And these have a great texture. Not too muffin-like, not too dry and hard. Just as a scone should be. And don’t forget the glaze! The scones aren’t that sweet on their own so the glaze is a really nice burst of sweetness and espresso. It sounds odd but it works!
That’s it for now. If you’re ever in need of some healthified baked goods, feel free to stop by any time. 😉
Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 326 Total Fat 15g Saturated Fat 9g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 5g Cholesterol 47mg Sodium 185mg Carbohydrates 46g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 4g Sugar 22g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 6g