Wednesday, July 24, 2013

An Oxymoron // Healhty Fat Rascals

If you have ever been to England, or know anything about the country's culinary culture then you have probably heard of Betty's Tea Room in York. If not, then let me tell you that it is such an experience that eager customers will wait outside in a line out the door. Maybe they come seeking this little fella here. A Fat Rascal.

In esscence, a fat rascal is a scone type good filled with dried fruit and the secret is that its made with little to no liquid, just some sort of cream to bind it together.  So I thought, I can make that healthier, maybe with some added nutritional value while still keeping the taste. And oh yes, it worked.

For My Recipe You'll Need: 
  •  6 tbls. coconut oil
  • 1 cup rolled oats pulsed to a flour like consistency 
  • 5 tbls. dried fruit (I used blueberries and apples)
  • 3 tbls. candied citrus peel
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2-3 tbls. cane sugar (depending on your preference)
  • 1/2 non fat plain greek yogurt 
  • 1 egg for eggwash
  • for an extra protein punch add 2 egg whites to the mix as well
To Prepare: 
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and grease or line a baking sheet. Mix the oil into the oat flour, baking powder and sugar until it just comes together in a crumbling way. Next, add the dried fruit along with the candied peel. Lastly, add the yogurt and mix well to combine all ingredients. Section off the dough into rounds about 3 inches wide and 1 inch thick. Press the dough down slightly and place on the baking sheet. Cover with the egg wash and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and slightly risen.

Compared to the original recipe which contained 371 calories, 18g of fat and 48g of carbs, my little guys ended up coming in at 216 calories each with 13g of fat and 20g of carbs! Just to name a few comparisons.

I really enjoyed making this otherwise unhealthy treat into something that can be eaten guilt free!

Have you ever tried a fat rascal? 
Whats your favorite breakfast pastry? 


  1. These look delicious! Chocolate chip scones are definitely my fav breakfast pastry :)

  2. Those look so yummy!!! And healthy too!

  3. I love love love scones. They look amazing. I will have to save this recipe! :)

  4. I love healthy AND yummy things! Anything with chocolate chips has to be good, right?

    Also, thank you so so much for checking out my blog. I'm sorry it took me ages to get back to you. The vacation schedule I'm on is really messing me up!

  5. Oh my goodness - all of your food looks delish!