Maple Walnut Scones

Source: Simply in Season
Date tried: April 26, 2012
Yield: 5-6 servings
Time needed: 25 minutes

 This is simple enough and quick enough to make for breakfast.  Of course, it is in the “Spring” section of the cookbook.

Maple Walnut Scones

Maple Walnut Scones
3 ½ cups (875) ml. flour
1 cup (250 mL) walnuts or other nuts, finely chopped
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2/3 cup (150 mL) chilled butter
1 cup (250 mL) milk
½ cup (125 mL) maple syrup

Preheat oven to 425oF (220oC)
Grease a baking pan.
Combine flour, nuts, baking powder and salt.
Add the butter, cutting it in until the mix is crumbly.
Quickly stir in milk and syrup.
Work mix into a soft dough.
Turn it out onto a board. Knead gently 5-6 times.
Roll out into a circle about ½” (1 cm.) thick and 7” (18 cm) across.
Cut into 10-12 wedges and place on baking pan.
Bake 15-18 minutes until golden.  Serve immediately.

Company Muffins

Source: Simply in Season
Date tried: April 24, 2017
Yield: 18 muffins
Time needed: 30 minutes

Jammed full of oats, apples, carrots, walnuts and raisins, these muffins certainly live up to their name.

Company Muffins

Company Muffins
1/2 cup/125 ml flour
1/2 cup/125 ml whole wheat flour
1 cup/375ml oat bran or rolled oats
3/4 cup/175 ml brown sugar
1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

2 large tart apples, peeled, cored and shredded
1 1/2 cups/375 ml shredded carrots
1 cup/250 ml chopped walnuts or flax seed meal
1/2 cup/125 ml raisins

2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup/125 ml milk
1/4 cup/60 ml oil

Set oven to 375oF./190oC.
Grease muffin tins.

In a large bowl,combine first set of ingredients, mixing well.
Add the shredded apple and carrots, walnuts and raisins to the flour mixture, stirring to coat.

In a small bowl, combine the final three ingredients.
Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in liquid.
Stir just until moistened.

Fill muffins tins about 3/4 full.
Bake 18-20 minutes.

Buttermilk Rice Pancakes

Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date tried: March 29, 2017
Yield: 16 4” pancakes
Time needed: 5-10 minutes + cooking time

These are so good! I love any pancakes made with buttermilk. And using rice flour is a nice light touch. This recipe is not found in the new book, but as a variation of Basic Wholegrain Pancakes in the original edition.

Buttermilk Rice Pancakes

Buttermilk Rice Pancakes
2 cups buttermilk
4 eggs, separated
pinch cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups brown rice flour
2 Tbsp. honey
2 Tbsp. melted butter

Beat the egg whites together with cream of tartar until stiff and set aside.
Combine buttermilk, egg yolks, honey and oil
In another bowl, combine baking soda, salt and brown rice flour.
Mix dry ingredients buttermilk mix to make a batter.
Fold in beaten egg whites.
Cook on lightly greased skillet or griddle.

Extras can be frozen for snacks or busy mornings.

Oat Waffles

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: April 14, 2015
Yield: 8 servings
Time needed: 30 minutes

Well, long time no see. I haven’t stopped trying new recipes, though I have slowed the pace somewhat.  But I took on a project last January that left me no time for anything else.  And this week, I finished it. So although I won’t be likely to put up something every day, I am back and intend to stay around awhile.

I don’t have a waffle iron, so I can’t make typical looking waffles. That is why the waffles below look like pancakes.  But they do have that crispy waffle texture and for those of you who do have a proper waffle iron to cook them in, I highly recommend them.

Oat Waffles

Oat Waffles

Oat Waffles
2 cups rolled oats
3 cups water
1/2 cup raw cashews
2 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp, baking powder
2 Tbsp. oil
1/2 tsp. salt

Combine all ingredients in a blender.
Process on high until chopped very fine and mixture is foamy.
Let stand 10-15 minutes.
(May be made to this point the day before and refrigerated overnight if desired.)
Bake in a hot, lightly-oiled waffle iron for 10-12 minutes until firm and brown.
Serve with maple syrup or natural fruit syrup.

Elisha’s Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Source: The Parkdale Potluck Cookbook
Date tried: August 9/16
Yield: 2 dozen
Time needed: 45 minutes

These are one of the staff-created variations on the basic muffin recipe used by Alternative Grounds, a popular fair-trade coffee roasters in Toronto. Sadly they no longer operate the restaurant where these muffins were served each morning, but the coffee is still available at various local outlets.

This is a very good muffin, moist and tasty. Good call, Elisha!

Elisha's Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Elisha’s Apple Cinnamon Muffins

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Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Made: November 4, 2013
Yield: 6 servings
Time to make: 2 days!!

Prior preparation needed
Lots of prior preparation needed for this dish, especially if you are using unrefined rolled oats.  The recipe suggests soaking the oats overnight.  Then it also suggests letting the completed recipe chill up to 24 hours “for even better results”.

So I quickly switched my day around and ended up having these pancakes for supper instead of breakfast. But nothing beats a buttermilk pancake.  These are beautifully light and very delicious.

Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

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Creamy Cottage Eggs

Source: Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried: September 10, 2012
Yield: 2 servings
Time needed: 5-10 minutes

A simple variation on scrambled eggs. The cottage cheese should melt and the mixture be very creamy.  Take care not to overcook the eggs or you will end up with chewy eggs in a puddle of water.

Creamy cottage eggs

Creamy cottage eggs

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