I can only eat so many eggs and cereal so I have continued to try to find and make low fat versions of delicious breakfast ideas.

Using this recipe as the base, I only modified it a little.  Instead of 4 TBSP of butter, I used 2 TBSP of butter and 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce.  It was a little sticky, but it was good and low fat. 

It was also so easy to heat up in the morning for breakfast. 

Low fat Blueberry Cake  Low fat Blueberry Cake  Low fat Blueberry Cake

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I was making some soup overa recent weekend and wanted to have some rolls to eat with it.  I settled on making some bread machine onion rolls.

It was a pretty easy recipe to make.  I wanted to make them smaller so I divided the rolls into 16 pieces.  They came out nice and fluffy with a good onion-y taste.  

Bread Machine Onion Roll  Bread Machine Onion Roll  Bread Machine Onion Roll

I would definitely makes these again.  And they are delicious with a little roast beef (or turkey!), Swiss, and horseradish!

I thought this was an OK recipe for cinnamon swirl bread.  What I liked was the fact it was using the bread machine for the dough.

As always with a bread machine recipe though, make sure to check your dough 5 minutes after it starts mixing.  You want to make sure that the dough isn’t too wet or too dry and everything is mixing well together.

Since I don’t have a loaf pan, I used my french loaf pan for the two loaves.  I think it worked out just fine, but the regular loaf pan would have made them prettier. 

It did remind me of making cinnamon rolls when I put the butter on the rolled out dough and then sprinkled the cinnamon and sugar mixture.  The only difference was that when I was done rolling into a log, I didn’t cut into 12 rolls.

Here are my step-by-step photos:

Bread Machine Cinnamon Swirl Bread/Kalacs  Bread Machine Cinnamon Swirl Bread/Kalacs  Bread Machine Cinnamon Swirl Bread/Kalacs  Bread Machine Cinnamon Swirl Bread/Kalacs  Bread Machine Cinnamon Swirl Bread/Kalacs  Bread Machine Cinnamon Swirl Bread/Kalacs  Bread Machine Cinnamon Swirl Bread/Kalacs

This recipe for “golden honey” pan rolls looked fantastic.  Look at that photo!  Unfortunately, I messed up when I was making them.  As usual, I was doing a million other things at the same time and forgot to put in the yeast.  So when the timer went off, I thought the dough looked strange.  That’s when I realized the yeast omission.  I put in the yeast and then let it go through the dough cycle again.

The rolls were good and while the extra kneading didn’t hurt it, I don’t think it helped it much either.  I didn’t put the glaze on the top because 1/3 cup of sugar on top seemed like an awful lot.  But the rolls themselves were good. 

Bread Machine Golden Honey Pan Rolls  Golden Honey Pan Rolls  Bread Machine Golden Honey Pan Rolls

Did they beat these bread machine rolls?  Even though I didn’t put the topping on the rolls, I’m going to say no.

Scones.  I’m on the record for saying I love them.  Since it’s the fall, I thought I’d create a recipe for easy pumpkin scones. 

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, cold
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of pureed pumpkin (unseasoned)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Coarsely mix all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and butter) until it’s crumbly.  Now add the milk, pumpkin, and vanilla. 

Don’t overmix!  Instead, mix until just combined. 

Pumpkin Scone Dough

Then knead a few times adding more flour so you can put the dough into a 2-3 inch thick circle.  Divide the dough into 6 pieces.

Place the 6 pieces on a baking sheet.  Bake at 400 for 20-30 minutes until brown. 

Pumpkin Scones  Pumpkin Scones

They’re very moist, pumpkin-y, and delicious.  Not overly sweet either, but if you want to add a little crunch, add some sugar to the top before you bake them.  Good stuff.

I found a pretty delicious TastyKake copy cat recipe.  The cake itself is spongy and moist. 

Copy Cat Tasty Kake Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake  Copy Cat Tasty Kake Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake

To make it easier on myself, I put the peanut butter layer on immediately after I removed the cake from the oven.  I put a pretty thick layer on. 

Copy Cat Tasty Kake Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake

Once the cake cooled down, I put it in the fridge.  Instead of melting chocolate, I made this dark chocolate frosting.  When the peanut butter was cold, I put on the frosting.

Copy Cat Tasty Kake Peanut Butter & Chocolate  Copy Cat Tasty Kake Peanut Butter & Chocolate

It’s seriously good!

I tried to make pretzels before and they didn’t turn out too well.  I thought I’d try again with this recipe

Perhaps the first try was a good practice because this second time, the pretzels turned out so much better.  They’re very pretty…I made them with three different toppings — Parmesan cheese, poppy seed, and sesame seeds.

They’re soft and delicious.  They are best out of the oven, but not bad if you have to heat them up.

Here are photos of my step-by-step process:

Homemade Pretzel Dough  Homemade Pretzel Dough Divided  Homemade Pretzel Dough Rope  Homemade Pretzel Dough  Homemade Pretzel Dough Egg Wash 1  Homemade Pretzel Dough Baked 1  Homemade Pretzels  Homemade Pretzels