Why do I do it? It’s easy. Family.
Sure, some of the recipes are enjoyed by all, but some are just for me. I used to try to force my family to eat healthy, but it only led to fights and upset feelings. So now I try to find a balance between healthy and delicious, with some treats that only I enjoy. I figure that they can make the decision to eat healthier for themselves.
And, to be honest, I like making things that are sticky-good.
But for me, I make nutritious things that I can love. These scones certainly fit that bill. They fulfilled all my autumnal wishes for flavor and still were healthy.
Plus they also utilized one ingredient that I had on hand from a failed project: xylitol. It had been hanging around my cupboards feeling forlorn after its rejection. It was good to give it a purpose.
These scones were super easy to make. The only problem I encountered was in sifting the dry ingredients; some of the xylitol grains wouldn’t make it through the sifter. Other than that, mixing and baking were a breeze.
And the taste? Good! They were soft in texture with a subtle flavor. Definitely a must for autumn mornings.