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!