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01/07/11: Apple Cinnamon-Cherry Walnut Drop Scones & Smoothies!

In the summer we have smoothies almost every day for breakfast. In the winter...not so much. Instead our staple foods have been hot bran cereal or eggs & toast. The past month or so I've been pretty picky about breakfast foods and we've ended up eating a lot of dry cereal. Toasted O's mostly. Not very exciting, but I just haven't had the motivation to make our usual...and it just hasn't sounded good. Lately I've really wanted to start making smoothies again. This morning, finally, we did!

Andy & I made some scones first to go with the smoothies. The recipe is a rough version from Clean Eating Magazine a few years ago. It's fast and easy and we put our own spin on it by adding a handful of walnuts and dried cherries to the mix. Here's the recipe:

Apple Cinnamon-Cherry Walnut Drop Scones

  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • dash of sea salt
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup apples (recipe called for peeling and chopping..we just threw 2 apples in the Ninja and chopped them up w/skin on...extra fiber)
  • 1 cup Greek yo
Topping
  • handful of oats mixed w/agave
Mix your dry ingredients separate from your wet ingredients. Add the wet to the dry...don't over mix. Drop a heaping tbsp of mix onto a greased cookie sheet and sprinkle on your topping. Pop in a 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. 
Before baking
Post baking
Andy was in charge of smoothie making this morning. Smoothies in our house don't consist of a "recipe", just ingredients. We just toss stuff in the Ninja and blend it all up. Today's smoothie was very tropical: 

Cherry, Pineapple, Banana Smoothie
  • Frozen cherries, pineapple and banana
  • Greek yogurt
  • Orange juice
  • Knudson's unsweetened cranberry juice
  • Milk (skim, soy, coconut or almond...doesn't matter which)
  • Agave



Great way to start the day! 

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