For a while I tried tons of different single-serving recipes, particularly mug cakes. But the results were typically underwhelming and significantly higher-calorie than just having one serving of a normal recipe. But this one is an exception.
I stopped eating breakfast a couple years ago, and generally on weekends I just have tons of strong coffee to start my morning. Every so often, though, I’m struck with an intense craving for hot biscuits and honey. That’s basically what scones and biscuits are to me—an excuse to pile on jam or honey. You can’t say I don’t have my priorities straight.
Especially this jam. I got it in a little jam shop in the tiny town of St. Paul-de-Vence, in the south of France. I’m a sucker for anything apricot, but apricot and lavender is totally divine. I was dying for an excuse to use it, so a few weeks ago I whipped up my go-to single-serving recipe and took it out on my patio to enjoy the last gasp of warm(ish) weather.
Now don’t confuse healthy and low-cal. The texture of this is definitely not a traditional light and flaky biscuit, or the nice dense (but dry) crumb of a traditional UK scone. Due to the whole wheat flour and coconut oil, it’s a bit heavier but also very moist. And super easy to make, versus taking the time to cut butter in and roll things out nicely. This recipe clocks in at about 300 calories total, which is totally acceptable for a treat. [Read more…]