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Dark chocolate and orange scones – done healthy!

Ok, confession time.

A few years ago after the demise of a bad relationship and the start of a new relationship (with McDonalds and cheetos), I weighed over 90kgs/198lbs. With a lot of hard work and dieting I managed to drop 30kgs/66lbs and have spent the last year hovering around 63kgs.

Until I got laid up by a broken ankle, and went back to my comfort eating ways again. Not cool.

Well no more! No more sulking, no more making friends with deep fried chicken and chocolate biscuits and cake. I have made the challenging shift from years of dieting, to the much healthier mindset of “eating to be healthy”.

I’ve discovered what’s called the “clean eating” ‘diet’ (I say diet, but it’s not really a diet – it’s more just eating good wholesome food), and already I feel revitalised, energised, and even my skin looks better!

But that’s not to say that I don’t still have a sweet tooth! And this is why this recipe is soooo good – it’s healthy(er), but it’s just like having a piece of cake. Yum! And easy to make too, so what’s not to like! (Oh – and they’re high in protein so I love to have them as a post-workout treat sometimes – cause cake is the best way to end a workout!)

 

 

The secret is chopping up the choc chips really small, so that you still only use the same amount, but they feel like they go further – there’s tons of melty chocolate in each biteful! And the orange really gives them a zing! These are endlessly customisable with different flavours, so have a play and I hope you enjoy them!

 

 

Dark Chocolate and Orange Scones

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar substitute
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 egg white
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, chopped up
1 juiced orange
1 tbs orange zest (use the fine side of the grater to get zest, not chunks of peel)
1 cup milk (almond, if you can get it)

 

Steps:

Preheat oven to 200C/400F and line a baking tray with baking paper

Mix together all dry ingredients in a bowl: flour, sugar substitute, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, choc chips, salt, and protein powder.

In another large bowl, mix together the egg white, vanilla, orange juice, orange zest, and milk.

Fold the dry mixture into the wet mixture until a sticky dough is formed (it will be a wet dough).

Knead the dough with wet hands and place onto the lined baking tray. Form dough into a circle about 1/2 thick. Spray a pizza cutter with spray oil and cut dough into wedges (at least 8 wedges) and do not separate.

Bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

When they are done, recut along your previous cuts and plate them – and eat them! Best served warm (microwave for 15-20 seconds to re-warm at a later date).

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My name is Holly and I live in Australia. This is where I blog about the stuff I make (mostly quilts, stamps & plushies). Sometimes I also write about things that inspire me. Thanks for stopping by!

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