Healthy Pumpkin Spice Scones
The best scones in the world come from here. This is debatable because in my uncultured ways I have only been on 2 continents during this life of mine…so those other places I’ve yet to visit might have some good scones. Don’t know.
Things I do know…you could not pay me in chocolate to go back to high school. Never ever, ever.
This past Friday I taught cooking demos at a high school. I demoed and fed them tofu brownies. I think they all thought I was crazy. At the end of the demo I asked if anyone had any questions and one girl raised her hand and I thought she was gonna ask a question about healthy ingredient substitutions or healthy meal planning or something even remotely related to food. But no. Instead she said, “how long have you and your fiance been together?”
To which I said, “6 years.”
And then the boy beside her raised his hand and said, “How do you stay with the same person for 6 years?!”
Oh, high school.
This weekend I ate the blandest sushi in my entire life. But the restaurant had at least one redeeming quality because I ordered a spicy margarita to go with it. One hundred percent luuuved it. Hoping I can get like bunches of those in Cabo. Speaking of Cabo, my wedding is only 41 days away and not a single one of you has given me any wedding advice. I neeeeed you.
Other than spicyritas, my favorite things lately include oatmeal bakes, tortilla quiches and cottage cheese. Back when I convinced myself I was lactose intolerant (not true), I stopped eating cottage cheese. But I made a tomatoes + red onion + roasted sweet potato + chicken pizza last night and I topped the whole thing with cottage cheese and I totally loved it. So many things to love. Margaritas. Cottage Cheese. Preferably not together.
So have you seen this video yet? I saw it on Kath’s blog and love it. It sums up in a unique way the mindset and strict restrictions women set for themselves about food and being thin. Or at least that’s what I thought it was about. But way back when, I didn’t get a 5 on my English AP test…so I could be wrong with that analysis.
Anyways, even though growing up my mom never stressed about food in an unhealthy way or influenced me to…I could still relate to the video. If you love food enough to read a food blog, you can probably relate too. We all just need to hug ourselves. And eat another piece of pizza sometimes. And then not spend 6 hours feeling bad about it. At least those are my thoughts.
Other thoughts, you should make some healthy pumpkin spice scones.
- 1 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 3/4 cup oat flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp banana, mashed
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 425F. In a large bowl, combine whole wheat flour, oat flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Add in pumpkin puree, mashed banana, honey and egg. Stir until a dough forms. Roll dough into a ball and place on a floured non-stick baking sheet. Press into a 1-inch thick oval. Cut into 6-8 triangles. Separate cut dough so there is about 2 inches between each scone. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until bottoms are JUST turning golden brown.
- 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter mixed with about 1 Tbsp almond milk...combine vigorously until smooth. Just keep stirring, it'll all blend together even if it seems like it won't.
Also, prepare yourself for Friday. Gonna be chocolatey.