August 29, 2014

Healthy Poptarts

Healthy Poptarts.  I did just use those two words together in a sentence.  Davy and I tried them out today and we like them!   My neighbors gave their approval too.  (I think I might be a fun neighbor… we don’t have a loud dog and we like to share our baking.  Don’t you want to come and live next door?)  
Anyway, the poptarts are simple – only 5 ingredients.  I felt a bit like we were making Christmas cookies, with all the dough rolling.
The recipe is here. 
As usual, I have a few modifications/notes.  Next time around, I would roll the dough out thinner.  Thin is good.  I would also use more jelly.  Be generous with your jelly.   (Do check your jelly and make sure it doesn’t have high fructose corn syrup in it.  Then you can feel good about eating your poptarts).
I’m going to keep my eyes open for some sort of glaze for the top – hopefully one without too much sugar, so I can continue to feel good about eating poptarts.  If you see something with potential, send it my way!  
Here’s my awesome helper working on his poptarts.


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Who loves pumpkin scones?

I do!  I’m always excited when fall comes around because the pumpkin scones reappear at Starbucks!  I found a great recipe this week, tried it out, and gave it two thumbs up!  It’s simple, quick, and YUMMY!  Enjoy!  
BTW, my recipe modifications are in brackets to give you some other ideas.  If you have spelt flour, rapadura, and Celtic sea salt, go for it!  Otherwise, I offer some suggestions of items you are more likely to have that are still on the healthier end of the specturm.


Pumpkin Scones (akin to Starbucks but healthier) – from RiddleLove
Makes 6 large scones (picture the ones at Starbucks)
Prep time: 15 minutes.  Bake time: 14-16
2 cups spelt flour (freshly-milled is preferred) [I used whole wheat flour]
1/4 cup rapadura [I used brown sugar]
1 Tablespoon non-aluminum baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt [I used regular sea salt]
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon ginger
6 tablespoons chilled butter
1/2 cup pumpkin (or kabocha) puree
3 Tablespoons buttermilk
1 egg

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 
  2. Combine dry ingredients (flour through spices) in a mixer.
  3. Set the mixer to a low speed and cut in chilled butter (slice butter like your’e generously buttering a slice of bread and drop the pieces of butter into the mixer, one at a time, while the mixer is on low).
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the wet ingredients (pumpkin, buttermilk, and egg) together.  Keep the dry ingredients mixing on low and slowly pour the wet mixture in until it’s well incorporated.  
  5. Form the dough into a ball.  Now squish the ball into a 1-inch-thick circle on a lightly-foured surface.  Slice the circle into 6 even pieces and set them on a baking sheet (preferably stoneware).  Into the oven they go.
  6. Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until the edges begin to slightly brown.
For the Glaze
2 cups powdered sugar (if you want to avoid refined powdered sugar and you own a Vita-mix, get your Vita-mix recipe book out and make your own powdered sugar from evaporated cane juice, turbinado, or even rapadura)
2 Tablespoons milk (whole, raw milk is preferred)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1 pinch cloves

  1. When scones are cool, mix ingredients until smooth.
  2. Dip the top of the scones into the glaze until they’re well-covered, or drizzle glaze over the scones with a spoon.
Eat up, share with your neighbors, and bring me one if you live close by!  =)


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