Morning Pastries Don’t Have to be Unhealthy

Happy Saturday!  I love having morning pastries, especially on the weekends.  I don’t go out very often and buy them, but I do bake my own on a monthly basis.  They are so homey, warm, and delicious to pair with breakfast.  The trick is to have a small portion and not make it your WHOLE breakfast.

Pair with breakfast eggs, nuts, plain yogurt, cottage cheese, oatmeal, a smoothie and so much more!  The other trick I like doing is spreading the pastries with healthy toppings like natural peanut butter, low fat cream cheese, fresh berries, etc.

In my pastry recipes, I tend to use unsalted butter or vegan butter, whole wheat pastry flour, nuts and seeds, dried fruit, and buttermilk or milk alternatives.  Usually when a recipe calls for sour cream or heavy cream, I use plain Greek yogurt because of its thickness, protein, low fat content, and probiotics.  All the recipes are simple enough to make vegan or gluten free.  

Photo Credit:

Wild Sonora Photography – Rachel Richards

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One response to “Morning Pastries Don’t Have to be Unhealthy”

  1. Yay! It brings me so much joy when you mentioned that morning pastries can still be nutritious as long as we consume them in small portions. Alright, my wife has to be reminded about this so she can buy some food from the right bakery sometime later. There are some Sicilian pastries she’d like to have this weekend since her friend from Italy will be visiting our place.


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