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Friday, December 7, 2012

Cinnamon-Stevia Scones Recipe

Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 
- 1 Corinthians 15:57

Prior to my Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis, I shopped like pretty much any other American woman.  I used stuff from packages and cans and boxes and did not think much of it.  Since the diagnosis, however, I've leaned toward a diet that consists of raw fruits and vegetables, beans, nuts and whole unprocessed grains.

The healthiest flour available is a stone ground wheat flour, a healthy form of the whole wheat grain.  As I was shopping the other day, I passed by the boxes of baking mix and saw this one - we have a winner!!!!!  It is whole grain!

A whole grain alternative at last!!!!!!!!!!  I can eat pancakes again!  How exciting is that???????  This is not a breakfast to have every single day, but it offers some variety for me.  I still have the protein shake most days for breakfast, but at least I don't feel so much like a freak of nature.  I can have a couple of pancakes again once in a while with this stuff!  I do use a sugar-free syrup also, of course.  

I have a recipe to share with you today.  These scones are the perfect companion for all those wonderful Christmas teas you'll be enjoying!

Cinnamon-Stevia Scones
Makes 8 scones

Mix 3 cups whole wheat baking mix and 1/4 cup stevia powder.

Whisk together 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt, 1/3 cup 2% milk and 1Tbsp. vanilla extract.

Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.  Stir in 1 cup cinnamon chips.

On lightly floured surface, knead dough gently 10 times.  Pat into 9" circle.  Sprinkle with cinnamon-stevia powder. 

Cut into 8 wedges; place on ungreased baking sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden. 

These scones are wonderful with hot herbal tea!  So good - and good for you!  As we get closer to Thanksgiving, I am indeed thankful for all the little creature comforts in my life - the simple pleasures really are the best!   

Who says you can't still enjoy a little lovin' from the oven?  Not me!

While you're eating your scones and drinking your favorite tea, enjoy the comedy of Chonda Pierce!


Today is PEARL HARBOR DAY!!!!!!!!!!! 


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