Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Healthy Strawberry Shortcake...for Breakfast!


This weekend, I thought my special visitor should get a special breakfast. The first morning started with this:

 Strawberry Shortcake Scones
(adapted from bakingforhersoul)

Here's a shot right before it's eaten!!
 Ingredients:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Earth Balance Vegan Margarine (you can use butter too)
  • 1/4 cup SO Delicious Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • yogurt or whipped cream
  • tub of strawberries
Instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking spray.
2. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, light brown sugar, and granulated sugar together.
3. Using a pastry blender, or your hands, cut the cold Earth Balance into the dry mixture until it’s evenly mixed throughout the dough, like pea sized chunks.
4. Mix in the coconut milk and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined, and gather all of the dough into a ball.
5. On a floured surface, roll out the dough until it’s between 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch thick.
6. Using a cup, cut out even sized scones and place on sprayed baking sheet.
7. Make a mixture of a tiny bit of coconut milk with equal amount of powdered sugar and mix together. Brush onto the tops of the scones, and sprinkle with granulated sugar (optional).
8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned on top. Remove and allow to cool fully.
9. Top with yogurt or whipped cream and strawberries.


 SO GOOD! There was actually a comment from my boyfriend that this is one of the best recipes I've made him :)

It also gave me a chance to try out my new coconut milk:

 I'll post about Thanksgiving tomorrow!

 Happy living,
~Princess

3 comments:

Molly@hungryhungryrunner.com said...

Anytime I can have cake for breakfast, I'm on board! And healthy cake? Even better! I'm glad you didn't forget the whipped cream - it's the best part! :)

jimmychoosonthetreadmill.com said...

Oh yum!! These sound soo good!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

These look delicious! YUM!

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