Love it, Like it, Hate it: Breakfast Breads & Sweets

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Baked sweets and treats for breakfast are always a crowd-pleaser, but it’s nearly impossible to find a ready-made cinnamon roll, muffin or scone that’s actually nutritious, especially when it comes to pre-made versions in stores.

 In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it segment, we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on the best + worst breakfasts breads, sweet and treats!

 

LOVE IT!

 

Paleo Muffins | by Muffin Revolution | GF, Vegan

  • 180 calories – 21 grams carbs – 5 grams fiber – 13 grams sugar (0 added sugar) – 5 grams protein
  • Ingredients: Almonds, applesauce, carrots, dates, raisins, flaxseed, ginger, spices…

 

Monkey Bread by Swerve | recipe here

  • 120 calories – 2 grams net carbs – 2 grams sugar
  • Naturally gluten-free

 

PLUS: Swerve Scones: As Breakfast Sandwiches, recipe here --- and as Cranberry Scones, recipe here

 

 

LIKE IT!

 

Pancake Puffs | by Good Food Made Simple

  • Per 3-piece serving: 80 calories – 7.5 grams carb – 3 grams sugar
  • Ingredients aren’t great, but not terrible, including: White flour, eggs, oil, sugar, buckwheat flour, oatmeal, whey powder, wheat fiber, skim milk powder.

 

Two-Bite Orange Cranberry Scones | by WFM 365

  • Per scone: 80 calories – 13 grams carb – 6 grams sugar
  • Ingredients still mostly just white flour, sugar, oil, but at least size is smaller, offering built-in portion control

 

 

HATE IT!

 

“Mini” Orange Cranberry Scone | by Trader Joe’s

  • Per scone: 240 calories – 29 grams carb – 15 grams sugar
  • First ingredients are white flour, sugar, sugar-sweetened cranberries, and oil.

 

Morning Glory Muffins with Carrots, Pineapple, Raisins & Walnuts | by Trader Joe’s

  • Per serving: 270 calories – 40 grams carb – 23 grams sugar
  • First ingredient is cane sugar, followed by white flour. Carrots are 6th ingredient, after oil and eggs.

 

Bakery Cinnamon Rolls

  • Per serving: 510 calories – 85 grams carb – 53 grams sugar
  • Ingredients are primarily white flour, margarine and sugar.

 

Pillsbury Reduced Fat Cinnamon Rolls         

  • Per serving: 130 cals – 24 grams carb - <1 gram fiber – 10 grams sugar – 2 grams protein
  • First 3 Ingredients are white flour, sugar and oil
  • Lower in calorie and sugar than bakery cinnamon rolls, but marketing is misleading:  “Reduced Fat” Cinnamon Rolls are only 10 calories lower than the regular version, with the same carbs & sugar

 

 

 

###

 

Want more from Molly?  Click here to sign up for Nutrition Bites, her weekly e-newsletter with links to her Get the Skinny TV segments here on WGNO, and her weekly column in NOLA.com|The Times-Picayune!   And you can follow Molly on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram:  @MollyKimballRD