Cinnamon Raisin Apple Scones

In a world of constant distractions, moments of uninterrupted quality time are cherished. In the past year Ian and I have started our weekend mornings by leaving our phones at home and going on a walk. It’s become my favorite tradition and I decided to take it one step further on Sunday mornings – unplugged breakfast. We sit down with a pot of tea and a pastry and talk about our goals for the day and how we can support each other as we gear up for a new week. It’s a simple change, but one that had brought us a lot of joy.

As part of this new tradition, we have been trying out new breakfast recipes. Blueberry muffins were a big hit until I came across these cinnamon raisin apple scones. Served warm with a spread of butter, these scones instantly win a place in your heart. They pair perfectly with a warm cup of chai tea and are sure to start your day off on a happy note.

Cinnamon Raisin Apple Scones

Ingredients:

  • 2 C. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 C. butter, chilled
  • 1 medium apple, finely chopped
  • 1/2 C. raisins
  • 1/3 C. honey

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400˙
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, spices, baking soda and salt together.
  • Add the butter and use a pastry cutter to combine until the mixture resembled coarse crumbs.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the apple, raisins, milk, and honey.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until moistened.
  • Knead the dough on a floured surface five to ten times to combine all the dough together.
  • Pat the dough to be 1/2 thick and use a circle cutter to form scones.
  • Place scones on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
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Homemade Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

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There’s nothing better than coming home and being greeted by a furry friend. Ian and I are still dog-less, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get our fair share of cuddles from our family members’ pets. This month we celebrate the newest four-legged family member, Poppy’s, one year birthday!

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I decided this was the ideal occasion to test out homemade dog treat recipes. I whipped together some dog-friendly ingredients and crossed my fingers that they would turn out. To my surprise, the first batch was a success! Luckily, this recipe is easy to follow and uses ingredients that are likely to be in your pantry already. Therefore, it’s perfect for dog owners who want to spoil their pets without having to make a trip to a specialty food store. Cue the tail wagging!

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Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 C rolled oats
  • 1/4 C peanut butter
  • 1/4 C flour
  • 1 banana, smashed

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350˙
  • Mix peanut butter and banana in a bowl until smooth
  • Add in the rolled oats and flour and stir until well combined
  • Sprinkle flour on your surface and roll out the dough to be roughly 1/2 inch thick
  • Use a cookie cutter to cut out dog treats
  • Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes
  • Let cool and store in an airtight container