Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Like Coffee...Creativity Brews

The Superheroes who wake me up early
Like coffee...I believe creativity brews.  I have a few projects in the works right now that tap into my creative side.  I have 4 knit hats on order.  I'm making children's hospital gowns for our pediatrician.  Then this morning I tried a new muesli scone recipe from Elana's Pantry.  So last night in my dreams I reworked a knitting pattern multiple times in order to make it fit the right sized head.  I sewed and redesigned hospital gowns, and I baked.  At 5:30 a.m. I heard our smallest Superhero talking loudly in his sleep so I carried him to our bedroom so Superhero #1 stayed asleep.  Then in my half awake state, I continued to allow my creativity to brew.

This breakfast is a result of that...Thanks to Elana's Pantry for the recipe.  She is a genius with baking Paleo gluten free treats that are tasty for all to eat.  I typed my altered recipe here but all the credit goes to her for creating the original.  I just used the fruit and nuts that I had on hand.

A great start to my day

Chocolate Fruit & Nut Scones

2 cups almond flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup pecans (chopped)
1/4 cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
3 TBSP. Grade B maple syrup
2 small or medium eggs (or 1 Large egg...enough to wet dough and make it stick together)

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Mix dry ingredients together.  Add nuts and fruit.  Mix together.  Add egg(s) and maple syrup.  Mix with hands or heavy stand mixer until completely wet and it forms a dough.  Flatten dough to 6 1/2" by 6 1/2" square.  Cut into 16 squares.  Bake 10-12 minutes.  Enjoy!


  1. Love the costumes! Want the scones! :)

  2. You seriously have to make them. I was thinking about them again today but am waiting for our almond flour shipment to arrive.