Guilt-free recipes are sometimes not easy to come by. Today, however, I have for you not just one or two healthy recipes, but seventeen. Recently getting my act together and taking a better approach to eating and snacking, these are some of the guilt-free recipes that have gotten me through. That… and helping me lose 52lbs since the birth of my #baby girl. If you work the recipes just right, you will still be able to eat everything that you love. Here are 17 of my favorite guilt-free recipes.
1. Cinnamon Raisin Scone
If I can wake in the morning with a cup of Creamy Earl Grey alongside a sweet, dreamy scone…life is good. This recipe is brilliant for the tea sipper who just must have a snack alongside. Or the person who wants a little hug of sugary sweetness in the morning. That leaves you feeling like life isn’t too shabby on this new routine of health and happiness. It's definitely a healthy recipe that will have your mind and scale both fooled.
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp cold light butter
1/4 cup fat-free milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins (microwave with a teaspoon of water to plump)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp. fat-free milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in cold butter, using a pastry cutter or two knives, until mixture is in coarse crumbs. Add in milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon and slightly beaten egg and mix until blended.
Lay dough out on a lightly floured surface and add in raisins, kneading dough just a few times to combine. Then form dough into a 9-inch disc (about 3/4-inch thick). Using a pizza cutter (because that's all I had), slice dough into 12 equal pieces. Bake for about 15 minutes and allow to cool.
Meanwhile, whisk together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth and then drizzle over cooled scones. Enjoy!