Happy Fathers Day weekend to all the Dads out there! My husband is obsessed with Panera Bread orange scones so I thought what a better treat for Fathers Day than some homemade treats! Now I have never made these before and had to look up a recipe luckily I found one and it was out of a Vegan cookbook so that’s a bonus! Skinny Bitch-Everyday Ultimate Cookbook written by Kim Barnouin is a book I have had for a little while now but actually never made anything out of.
Recipe: Makes 10 round Scones
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon (I used Truvia Baking Blend)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I substituted Cinnamon instead)
1/2 cup orange juice, plus 1 tablespoon (I juiced two fresh oranges)
1 teaspoon orange extract (I skipped this and opted for more orange zest)
1 tablespoon orange zest, grated
1/2 cup vegan butter substitute, room temperature (I used Earth Balance)
Here is the nutritional comparison…
Panera Bread: Calories- 540 Fat-20g Sugar- 38g (Contains milk and wheat)
Skinny Scone: Calories- 104 (1scone) Fat- 4.4g Sugar-4.2g (Vegan and Delicious!)
Its not that my husband needs to watch what he is eating at all he is in awesome shape, I just try to cook as healthy as I can for my family. I think that this version is great. It still is not really healthy and I don’t think you should eat these everyday, but for a treat they are perfect! I was nervous for him to try them because he usually doesn’t like my “healthy creations” but he actually loved them! He did think they would be “even better” with orange glaze icing which I later made for him! (confectioner sugar, orange zest, and fresh juice to your desired consistency) I am so excited that they turned out so good and my daughter loved them too! The cookbook says that the recipe yeilds 4 scones, but I split the dough evenly into ten which equaled around 100 calories a piece you of course can eat as many as you like at a time! I can’t wait to make some more recipes from this cookbook!