Easy Honeyed Apple “Cream Cheese” “Pastry”

apple-biscuitsI’ve been eating these for breakfast for a week and OMG what a treat.  They freeze well and warm up in the microwave easily – perfect for work.  My co-workers are jealous when they smell them…  😉

This is a sweet variation of the Quick Biscuits I posted last week. I wanted something easy for breakfast that tasted like it was off the diet radar.

The easy part is that they’re quick to make and you can make them ahead of time and freeze them.  The “yum” part is the honey and cardamom – they’re a nice hint of sweet and spice without being overwhelming.

The secret to the diet part is plain non-fat Greek yogurt; the extra thick yogurt cooks like soft cream cheese without all the extra calories. The other diet secret is that this uses biscuit dough instead of puff pastry. Trust me though, no one will notice. 😉

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Quick Biscuits

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I made these as a breakfast biscuit, but this recipe is so versatile it can be used for a lunch soup accompaniment or supper side dish.

In this version, I added a diced jalapeno because my other half is a little weird that way, but if you’d rather add 1/4 cup of grated cheddar or 2 Tbsps of dried herbs, feel free to customize.

Goes well with a slice of cheese and a good jolt of caffeine.  😉 Continue reading “Quick Biscuits”

Mini Apple Cinnamon Muffins

muffinsLosing a lot of weight is a real motivator for my other half. He’s seen the changes I’ve made and can now see the results, so he wants to make changes too. One of his particular quirks is that he usually doesn’t eat breakfast and when he does, it’s a horrible take-out type thing that isn’t exactly diet-friendly.

I usually have oatmeal for breakfast, but that’s too much of a change for him right now. He needs a grab-n-go, no-thought breakfast that can be varied enough to keep it interesting. I need to not spend a lot of time on this, because I have a life too. 😉

The solution last week was mini muffins. Each one is two bites (which is interesting), they freeze well (which saves time and keeps them fresh), and the fruit can be swapped out to accommodate any flavour combination (which keeps it varied).

To make mini-muffins, you need a mini-muffin pan, preferably a non-stick one. If you don’t have one and want to make regular muffins, this recipe can be used for that too. Continue reading “Mini Apple Cinnamon Muffins”