Daily Archives: October 28, 2016

Apple Cinnamon Oat & Flax Scones

Apple Cinnamon Oat & Flax scones, made with Greek yogurt!!! You could only imagine what my apartment smells like when I bake these.. fresh apples & cinnamon, ahh love the Fall season! Eggless, Gluten Free, low sugar 😋 I’m excited to share this recipe with you! I love scones with fresh fruits baked in, and these also include oats, ground flaxseed and Greek yogurt which provides a boost of protein and calcium. Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast. Great for kids! And they freeze really well! Can it get any better?!

Ingredients

1 large apple, peeled, cored and chopped

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup gluten-free all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1/4 cup ground flaxseed

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

6 1/2 tablespoons cold butter

3/4 cup low fat greek yogurt

Topping:

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

milk or milk substitute for brushing

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine oats, flour, flaxseed, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and brown sugar. Whisk well.
  3. Add the cold butter in pieces. Using a pastry blender or your hands, mash in the butter until flour resembles course crumbs.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine Greek yogurt and vanilla extract
  5. Add liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and blend until combined.
  6. Fold in the apples
  7. Turn mixture onto a cutting board dusted with a little gluten free flour to prevent sticking and kneed about 5-10 times until all dry ingredients are incorporated well
  8. Shape in the a rectangle and cut one down the middle and across to form 4 squares. Now cut each of those squares diagonally
  9. Topping: brush scones with a little milk or milk substitute. combine brown sugar with cinnamon and sprinkle over each scone
  10. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!

Creamy “Race Car Wheels” Mac & Cheese

Who doesn’t love a creamy macaroni and cheese? Fun wheel shapes make this Mac and cheese extra special and fun! I remember reading one study that showed kids are more likely to try a new food when it has a fun name.. so we named this Race Car Wheels Mac and Cheese 😀 I made this using simple ingredients: cheese, milk, a little butter and flour for the roux. Then added in chopped spinach. I really wish more pasta brands would come out with more creative shapes!!  Or if you know of any brands that do, please share!

Ingredients:

1/2 box of Roselle or Wagon Wheels pasta

1/3 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 tablespoon all purpose flour

1 cup low fat milk

4 oz of mild cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions and drain well
  2. In a pot over medium heat, melt the butter
  3. Once butter is melted, immediately add the flour and quickly whisk until you see a frothy foam
  4. Next add milk
  5. Continue whisking vigorously until milk thickens. Once it bubbles, lower the flame and add cheese
  6. Continue to stir until you get a nice cheese sauce consistency. Add in spinach and continue cooking about 1-2 minutes
  7. Then add the pasta and stir to combine. Enjoy!