Bread/ Breakfast

Pumpkin Scones with Spicy Glaze

I don’t know about you, but when its icky outside, I want to bake.  It’s been tough these past two weeks not to make my artisan bread in 5 minutes, or my chili stuffed baked potatoes.   Since I stocked up on canned pumpkin at Aldi the last time I was there, I decided to make pumpkin scones.

Thanks to Tastespotting, I found just what I was looking for at Cate’s World Kitchen.  I did improvise just a bit – I left out the cloves (because I don’t like them) and did the whole thing in my food processor – I think the butter incorporates best in a food processor – just be sure not to over process otherwise our scones will be really dense.

And after I drizzled my 12 mini scones, I still had 1/2 the glaze leftover, so I separated the two to get the right calories – each glaze adds 20 calories to the scone – not too bad!

Pumpkin Scones

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Makes 12 servings (without glaze:  165 calories, 6 fat, 25 carbs, 1 fiber and 2.3 protein)

A great to use up a bit of canned pumpkin.


2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
6 tablespoons butter, cut into slices
1/2 cup pumpkin


  1. Preheat oven to 425. Put parchment paper on your baking sheet.
  2. Put all the dry ingredients in a food processor with the regular blade. Pulse until combined.
  3. Add butter, and pulse until the butter is like tiny pebbles.
  4. Add canned pumpkin and pulse until just combined.
  5. Divide dough in half. Make each half into a six inch circle, and make 6 scones out of each. Bake for 15 minutes.

Spicy Glaze For Pumpkin Scones

Makes 24 servings (20 calories, .1 fat, 5.1 carbs, 0 fiber 0 protein)

A little drizzle over my pumpkin scones really kicks this up a notch!


1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ginger


Whisk the dry ingredients, then add milk and continue to stir until smooth. Drizzle over scones.

I love parchment paper because my cookie sheets are so old, everything sticks to them (not sure anyone in my family is taking notes on Christmas gifts) 😀

Hells yes I deemed this insulin worthy!  This is actually all I had for breakfast:  185 calories, 31 carbs, 2.3 fat, 6 protein and 1 fiber.

Tony and I went to Friday’s for lunch.  I wasn’t sure how South Beach friendly it would be because 1.  I love the deep fried green beans; 2. I love their Jack Daniel’s bbq bacon cheeseburger; 3. I love, love, love their fries!

I did good though!  I had a bowl of their broccoli cheddar soup and a bruschetta wedge salad.  Both were really good!

I may have saved my carbs for this:  Sam Adam’s Winter Ale on tap – its the first time I’ve seen it this year and I could not pass it up – maybe because I’ve been reading Andy’s Beer Monday’s – but I totally wanted it!

Lunch comes in at: 564 calories, 43 carbs, 13.7 protein, 25 fat and 5.5 fiber

We did a great grocery shop – the meat prices were insane so I stocked up:  homemade Italian sausage: $1.39 a pound, sirloin tip roast: $2.39 a pound, ground sirloin: $1.69 a pound and . . . . boneless, skinless chicken breasts . . .

isn't that price insane?!

They were sold in 10 pound bags, fresh, not frozen.  My job this morning is to trim it and vacuum seal all my meat products for the deep freeze.  I spent $100.01 and have the following menu:  (can you tell I got a deal on red lentils?  a 2 pound bag for $2!)


  • black bean egg burrito
  • Mexican baked eggs
  • broccoli cheese italian sausage casserole (I’ll have this 3 times this week – it makes a lot)


  • pizza stuffed peppers
  • spicy red lentil chickpea stew over brown rice
  • Moroccan style chicken with lentils
  • spicy red lentil and tomato soup
  • low carb cauliflower mac and cheese


  • sirloin tip roast, two cheese polenta and fresh green beans
  • Italian stuffed peppers
  • chicken marsala over homemade whole wheat pasta
  • rosemary garlic pork loin with roasted butternut squash with rosemary and balsamic vinegar
  • buffalo chicken chili

I bought some tomatoes to make the base for our stuffed peppers – simply cooked tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil and garlic – Tony is my best taste tester – he seriously has a much better palate than me – and I always lack salt to most of my dishes!

I made Tony his bacon wrapped meatloaf – the one leftover he is sure to eat 😀  Maybe I should submit this one to BSI bacon?   Nope, I am going to come up with something better – you have until next Sunday to submit your bacon recipes to Jen! 😀

I had the rest of my ancho chili Mexican soup – 2 servings since each serving is only 104 calories!  On the side I tried to make chili fries.   I saw Rachael Ray do a version using bread crumbs, I just used parmesan cheese.  While all the batter didn’t stick, the flavor was really good.  And while she baked hers, I deep fried mine – only took 2 minutes vs. 18 minutes in the oven.  I made a dipping sauce of 1 tablespoon of sour cream mixed with 1 tablespoon taco sauce and 1 teaspoon Chipotle Tabasco.

coated and ready to go

dinner comes in at 408 calories, 25 carbs, 33 protein, 19 fat and 5.4 fiber

I had almonds as a snack later on in the night.  I didn’t even realize until this morning that my calorie intake was so low yesterday!

  • 1295 calories, 105 catbs, 54 protein 62 fat and 14.8 fiber
  • 49% of calories from fat

So I am going to be bizzy in my kitchen this morning!  😀  After Hannah gets off of work we are meeting my Mom at Goodwill, then she’s coming over for dinner.  Since she lives alone, I try to make things she normally wouldn’t fix just for herself – she loves a good roast!

Have a great day! 😀





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  • leslie
    November 14, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I just told TJ she’s my hero, knowing full well she shares that distinction with you. (And I know you’re both proud to share the job!) I made a breakfast of hers this morning, and then a fritatta of yours for lunch! You guys really demonstrate how we CAN eat great even with modifying food to accommodate our needs and desires. The scones look sensational, and doable.

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat)
    November 14, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Those spicy scones look soooo good! I have a cast iron scone pan, I should try making your recipe in it! The glaze looks amazing.

    I love that broccoli soup from Fridays. So freaking good! I’ve tried recreating it but Fridays does it way better.

  • Marcia @Frugal Healthy Simple
    November 14, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    That soup looks insanely good. As do those prices on chicken and red lentils!!

  • Skippymom
    November 14, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    You are so amazing with your cooking – it is so great that you eat so well even with the restrictions of the South Beach. Fabulous.

    Every pic’ looks yummier than the last. Nice menu btw. YUM!

  • Tyler
    November 14, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Chili fries sound tasty and fun! I also had to restrain myself from licking my screen when I looked at your scones!

  • alfagee
    November 14, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Those scones look soooo good, and easy enough for the baking-phobic to attempt.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Veronica
    November 14, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Love your menu! I have one planned too but since I’m making a big cake this week (weddding sized), I don’t know if I’ll be able to cook at all! I sure hope so b/c all the groceries are bought and there’s none leftover for eating out.

    • biz319
      November 15, 2010 at 3:31 am

      Fingers crossed your wedding cake goes well this time! 😀

  • Erica
    November 14, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Those scones totally look “insulin worthy” (love this term) to me too! Great job on hitting up the sales at the food store. And Sam’s winter ale is my favorite beer. Great meal plan. I am having a pizza stuffed squash right now 🙂

  • Mo'Betta
    November 15, 2010 at 12:09 am

    I made spiced pumpkin scones this morning!! Great minds think alike 😉 Hopefully I’ll get mine posted tomorrow…they were delicious!

    • biz319
      November 15, 2010 at 3:31 am

      Nice – can’t wait to see how yours turned out 😀

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    November 15, 2010 at 12:09 am

    The scones sound wonderful! Maybe I’ll give baking another try… 🙂

    Have a great week!

  • Kerstin
    November 15, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Mmm, the scones look so tasty and I love the glaze on top!

  • Jessica
    November 15, 2010 at 12:56 am

    These sounds delicious! But then again I have never met a scone I didn’t like!

  • Kelly the Happy Texan
    November 15, 2010 at 1:44 am

    I about flipped my lid when I saw the carb count on those scones. I can have that! I’m tres excited.

    Would you please adopt me for a week and cook for me?

    • biz319
      November 15, 2010 at 3:31 am

      You live too far away! 😀

  • cheffresco
    November 15, 2010 at 2:45 am

    Your scones look delicious! I agree about wanting to bake now that it’s getting cold – been doing it all day!

  • Shelley B
    November 15, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Those pumpkin scones look so good – please mail me some? 😉

  • Debbi Does Dinner Healthy
    November 15, 2010 at 3:55 am

    I do the same thing when the weather is crummy, I bake. Yesterday was a snow day, it snowed all day and we hibernated. I made a super, duper low calorie pumpkin pie and not low calories brownies with pumpkin cheesecake.

    What an awesome deal on chicken!

  • Carol
    November 15, 2010 at 4:18 am

    Your whole post looks delicious! Especially the soup and the scones! And the fries! Love Chipotle Tabasco. I love chipotle anything 🙂

  • Jenn @ Cooking Aweigh the Pounds
    November 15, 2010 at 4:34 am

    I love good grocery deal! You always manage to find the best ones too!

  • Heather
    November 15, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Those scones look like what you can get a Starbucks – beautiful and tasty!!!

  • melindard
    November 15, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Haha, you would make some chili fries. Those scones look really good. I love pumpkin scones, but I better these are way better than store bought.

  • Eliana
    November 16, 2010 at 12:17 am

    These scones are making drool! They seriously look amazing.

  • suzanne
    November 17, 2010 at 3:01 am

    I made the scones today and they were awesome! Thanks

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    I just made your scones for breakfast! These are delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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