Spiced Applesauce Biscuits

>> Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Generally speaking, most items stored in a deep freezer stay fresh for about 12 months. (New to freezing? Here's how to do it.) When I found this guy -- a batch of 15-minute Applesauce -- hanging out behind some chili I made last October, I remembered it was nearing it's 1-year birthday.

What to do?

I love applesauce, but my favorite texture is smooth. This jar was extra chunky, likely made for Stephen. Not that I couldn't deal. However, we also had a guy over doing some routine maintenance on our furnace. When he told us we'd need to buy a new one before the chilly temps set in, I needed a distraction.

So, I mixed together these delicious biscuits. The house smelled "like breakfast" (words of the heating/cooling tech, not mine) in no time at all.


What you'll need . . .

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour 
  • 1 cup bread flour 
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup 
  • 1 heaping tablespoon baking powder 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves 
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 
  • Pinch tsp salt 
  • 3/4 cup chunky applesauce 
  • 1/2 cup olive oil 
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup almond milk or water

Method . . .

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Spritz olive oil onto a baking sheet and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. 
  3. Add all the wet ingredients into that bowl, then mix with a spoon or spatula until just combined.
  4. Scoop onto baking sheet in heaping 1/4-cup-fuls. 
  5. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Inhale the spices as they fill your kitchen. Biscuits done when they're lightly browned. 
  6. Let cool before serving with Earth Balance or extra applesauce . . . or just on their own.

Yeah. Baking is my coping mechanism. This batch did the trick. (Though, I think Stephen ate most of them already.) And on the bright side, a new furnace means a toasty winter. Right?

Check out today's post on Writing Chapter Three. Some tips on saving where we can on baby (toddler?!) clothes.

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