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Apple & Pear Scones made with Whole Grains

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Apple & Pear Scones with Whole Grains

Apple & Pear Scones with Whole Grains

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • ? cup whole wheat flour
  • ? tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ? tsp. salt
  • ? cup sugar
  • ? cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 cup diced apple
  • 1/2 cup diced pear
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients and cut in butter until the mix resembles small peas.
  3. Add the diced fruit and then add milk.
  4. Stir until combined.
  5. Turn dough out onto a cooking stone.
  6. Form a 9" circle.
  7. Top with extra sugar if desired.
  8. Cut circle into 8 pie shaped pieces.
  9. Separate the pieces so they don't touch.
  10. Bake for 22-28 minutes.
  11. Enjoy!

Apple & Pear Scones made with Whole Grains

 
Simplify breakfast time by making scone packets for your freezer. I get out 5 different bowls, mix all of the dry ingredients together (one recipe per bowl), and then dump each bowl into a freezer bag. Then next time I want scones, instead of having to get all of the dry ingredients out again, I just pull a bag out of the freezer! I got this idea from Jessica over at Life As Mom and it works great for me.

Have you ever tried whole grain baking, like apple & pear scones?

Homemade Easy Bake Oven Mixes Make Great Gifts!

Homemade easy bake oven mixes make great gifts! Not only is it easy to make your own, but it’s also a great learning opportunity for kids. Involve your kids in the gift giving production this year. Here’s how to make your own fabulous Easy Bake Oven Mixes!
homemade easy bake oven mixes

Homemade Easy Bake Oven Mixes

My daughter received an Easy Bake Oven last year from Grandma for Christmas. She LOVES it! And she makes some fun things.However, once the mixes that she got for Christmas were gone, we realized the downside to Easy Bake Ovens! The mixes are outrageously expensive. Not only are they expensive, they are also full of ingredients I’d rather my kiddos not eat.

My six-year-old daughter is a thinker, though. Since I have not bought her new mixes,  and she is out of the ones she got last year, she asked me one day if we could look for Easy Bake Oven recipes on line. I thought that would be a great homeschool activity, so we did. And we found all kinds of recipes! She picked out a few she liked and we decided that we would make a cookbook (I’m always thinking of ways to trick her to write), and homemade mixes for her cousin for Christmas.

We found lots of fun recipes at these websites:

http://www.budget101.com/frugal/easy-bake-oven-mixes-187/
http://www.eborecipes.com/
http://www.kitchencraftsnmore.net/recipe081.html

anna's easy bake recipe

Turn it into a learning opportunity!

It took some work to get a legible cookbook. Initially, I had her copy the recipes on blank, lined paper I printed from Donna Young’s Homeschooling Resources. However she is still perfecting her handwriting, and I quickly realized that we needed a different solution. So, I downloaded a dashed font here, typed the recipes out myself, and then had her trace them. That worked a lot better. After all the pages were complete, we had it laminated. Then we used a three hole punch to punch holes. She picked out a pretty ribbon and we “bound” the book.

anna and homemade easy bake oven mixes cookbook

Once the book was complete, we made the mixes. First, we mixed all the dry ingredients together and made baggies of mixes. We tried the baggies with pretty ribbon and I wrote out what wet ingredients to add to the dry ingredients to complete the recipes. Now, we have a fun, frugal, and educational gift to give to her cousin! If it is only half as much fun for her cousin to make the goodies as it was for us to assemble the book and the packets, we will have a very successful Christmas present on our hands.

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I’m always on the search for homemade gift ideas, especially for boys, as it seems easier to find ideas for girls. Do you have any ideas for homemade Christmas presents? I’d love to hear what they are!