Cinnamon Sour Cream Biscuits

These actually have more the consistency of muffins, but they are wonderful, regardless!  I make them for me and our grandsons with raisins, but substitute chocolate chips for the raisins for my husband.

Cinnamon Sour Cream Biscuits
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Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Cinnamon Sour Cream Biscuits
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6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Ingredients
Glaze
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. If you are using a baking stone, place that in the oven. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Cut in butter. You can make up a large batch and store it at this point, in the freezer or refrigerator.
  3. Add sour cream, milk and raisins or chocolate chips, stirring just until combined.
  4. If you are not using a baking stone, line the cookie sheet with parchment paper. Scoop out onto baking sheet (I use a 2 oz. scoop). Bake for 12 minutes. Cool slightly, then drizzle with glaze.
  5. This will make 11-12 mini muffins. Just use a 1 oz. scoop and bake in the mini muffin maker for 5 minutes.
Recipe Notes

The biscuit ingredients before adding the milk, sour cream, and raisins or chocolate chips measures 1 3/4 cups and weighs about 236 grams, so if you want to, you can mix up a big batch of the flour mixture, store in the refrigerator or freezer, then measure out just what you need and continue with the recipe.

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Easy Flatbread

This recipe is so quick and easy, it can be made in about half an hour.  We use it in place of bread for sandwiches or just eaten plain.  We are hooked on it!

If you would like the bread to be flatter, you can leave out the baking powder.

Easy Flatbread
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6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Easy Flatbread
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6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Optional: If you are using garlic, finely mince garlic and saute briefly in medium hot skillet with some olive oil.
  2. Meanwhile in a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. If you have sauteed garlic or onions to add to the bread, this is a good time to add them. Add yogurt. Add olive oil as needed for a nice soft, easy to use dough.
  3. Heat cast iron griddle or skillet to medium high heat (5 on my gas stove).
  4. Divide dough into 6 portions. Roll each portion into a ball, then roll out flat into a circle, 1/8" thick or less. Brush a little olive oil onto skillet or griddle and add a flatbread. Cook 1 minute on each side, then remove to a dinner plate and keep covered with clean dish towel to keep warm as you finish with the remaining flatbreads.
  5. While it is cooking, you can be rolling out the next flatbread and cook as described above until all are cooked.
Recipe Notes

This would also be good with seeds added to the dough, such as caraway, fennel, sesame, finely chopped sun dried tomatoes, and/or with garlic or onion, minced and sauteed, then added to the flour mixture.  The seeds can be added to the dough, or sprinkled on top of the dough as you are rolling it out into rounds, then use the rolling pin to press them into the dough as you are shaping it.

Although spelt is an ancient form of wheat, it is safe for most people with wheat allergies.  It does, however, contain gluten.  If you know you have a wheat allergy or wheat intolerance, eat at your own discretion.

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Healthier Buttermilk Pancakes

This recipe came from www.thebusybaker.ca/2015/04/healthy-buttermilk-pancakes.html.  The idea is that the butter and sugar is replaced with mashed banana, which makes it healthier.  They were pretty good, light and fluffy, had a bit of a banana taste, but not too much.  I cut the recipe down because it made a huge batch!

Healthier Buttermilk Pancakes
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Servings Prep Time
8 4-5" pancakes 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 4-5" pancakes 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Healthier Buttermilk Pancakes
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Servings Prep Time
8 4-5" pancakes 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 4-5" pancakes 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: 4-5" pancakes
Instructions
  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
  2. Mash banana. Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth. I just used a fork.
  3. Add banana mixture and buttermilk to flour mixture. Stir everything just until combined.
  4. Heat well seasoned cast iron (or your choice) griddle over medium heat. Add a little butter or oil if necessary. Ladle about 1/2 cup batter at a time onto griddle. When you see some of the bubbles around the edge begin to break, flip the pancakes over. Cook on the other side just until a nice golden brown. Serve immediately!
Recipe Notes

Although spelt is actually a type of wheat flour, most people with wheat allergies can digest spelt flour with no problem.  Obviously, you should not eat spelt if it is a problem for you.

Nutrition info for 2 pancakes (1/4 of the batch):

179 calories, 4 g fat, 301 mg potassium, 30 g carb, 2 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 8 g protein

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Easy Belgian Waffles

These are easy and only use 2 bowls (not 4 like the recipe I used to make)!

Easy Belgian Waffles
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6 waffles
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6 waffles
Easy Belgian Waffles
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Servings
6 waffles
Servings
6 waffles
Ingredients
Servings: waffles
Instructions
  1. In large bowl, mix together dry ingredients; set aside. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the milk, butter and vanilla. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture; beat until blended.
  3. Generously spray your waffle iron with no-stick cooking spray. Ladle the batter into a preheated waffle iron. Cook the waffles until golden and crisp.
Recipe Notes

Although spelt is actually a type of wheat flour, most people with wheat allergies can digest spelt flour with no problem.  Obviously, you should not eat spelt if it is a problem for you.

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Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Pancakes

This is our grandkids’ favorite breakfast!!!  I make the batter and my husband makes the pancakes.  You can also make them without the chocolate chips if you prefer.

Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Pancakes
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8 pancakes
Servings
8 pancakes
Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Pancakes
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Servings
8 pancakes
Servings
8 pancakes
Ingredients
Servings: pancakes
Instructions
  1. Beat egg with mixer until fluffy. Beat in remaining ingredients just until smooth. You may have to add a little more buttermilk if it is too thick. Drop by 1/4 cup onto hot greased griddle. Cook until edges start to cook, then flip and cook on other side. Continue with rest of batter. Serve warm with powdered sugar.
Recipe Notes

The buttermilk powder makes a more fragile pancake than the real buttermilk.  We like to use the full fat buttermilk.

Although spelt is actually a type of wheat flour, most people with wheat allergies can digest spelt flour with no problem.  Obviously, you should not eat spelt if it is a problem for you.

Nutrition info for 2 pancakes:

399 calories, 19 g. fat, 263 mg potassium, 53 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 29 g sugar, 11 g protein

If you make this without the chocolate chips, 2 pancakes contain: 212 calories, 8 g fat, 263 mg potassium, 29 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 8 g protein

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Irish Soda Bread

This is much faster and easier than making bread from yeast, but is very delicious!  Total time for preparation and baking is about 35 minutes if you are using buttermilk.  This is a moist, tender bread rather than the crusty bread that I usually make.  This is wonderful for sandwiches, but also makes good toast.

If you desire sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or caraway seeds on the bread, that is an option.  If you want to add 1 cup of raisins or cranberries, you can do that too!  This is very versatile!

I like to brush the top of my loaf with one of these choices:  egg wash (makes a crustier bread), butter or milk.  These will help make the crust a pretty brown.  However, it is totally up to you whether you do this or not!

Irish Soda Bread
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Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Irish Soda Bread
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Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. If you are not using buttermilk: In a cup or small bowl, stir together the milk and vinegar. Let stand for 10 minutes, or until curdled.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder. Stir in the buttermilk and honey until smooth.
  3. Scrape the dough out of the bowl onto a floured surface, and shape into a disc. Place the disc into a cast iron skillet. (Mine is 9 1/2" and was plenty big enough for a batch and a half.) Lightly cut a cross in the top of the loaf. Brush top of loaf with egg wash, milk, or butter (opt.) Now would be the time to add sesame seeds, poppy seeds, caraway seeds, etc.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the crust feels firm to the touch.
Recipe Notes

Although spelt is actually a type of wheat flour, most people with wheat allergies can digest spelt flour with no problem.  Obviously, you should not eat spelt if it is a problem for you.

The first instruction image was my first attempt at this bread.  It tasted great, but was pretty ugly because I did not brush the crust with any milk, butter or egg.  The other images were my second attempt.  I made a batch and a half and baked it for 30 minutes.  I forgot to cut the cross in the top of the loaf, but brushed it with butter before baking and shaped it better with my hands.  It is a much prettier loaf.

I made a double batch, used the same medium sized cast iron skillet and baked it for 35 minutes.  It was perfectly done!

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Garlic Cheese Biscuits

Garlic Cheese Biscuits
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10 biscuits
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10 biscuits
Garlic Cheese Biscuits
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Servings
10 biscuits
Servings
10 biscuits
Ingredients
Butter for top of biscuits
Servings: biscuits
Instructions
  1. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cream of tartar, baking soda, and milk powder. Cut in 1/3 cup butter. Add milk and cheeses. Stir together until soft dough forms. Drop by spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  2. While the biscuits are baking, melt butter and stir in garlic powder and parsley flakes. Brush over warm biscuits.
Recipe Notes

You can also use 2 cups baking mix (like Bisquick) instead of the flour, baking powder, salt, cream of tartar, baking soda, nonfat dry milk and 1/3 cup butter.

Although spelt is actually a type of wheat flour, most people with wheat allergies can digest spelt flour with no problem.  Obviously, you should not eat spelt if it is a problem for you.

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Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

A very easy biscuit recipe baked in Lodge cast iron biscuit pan.  The flour mixture can be made up ahead of time, cut the butter in, then refrigerate or freeze until needed.  Then just add the buttermilk, drop biscuits into pan with an ice cream scoop and bake.

These are great with sausage gravy:  http://www.cherylsrecipes.net/recipe/sausage-gravy/

This recipe works great in a mini muffin maker.  This size works better for us since it is usually just the 2 of us, so we don’t really need 7 enormous biscuits between us.  It also worked out great for Christmas morning when the oven temperature for the biscuits was 100 degrees warmer than the oven temperature for our egg casseroles.  We really like how the edges come out kind of crunchy.

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
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Servings Prep Time
7 Biscuits 10 minutes
Cook Time
15-18 minutes
Servings Prep Time
7 Biscuits 10 minutes
Cook Time
15-18 minutes
Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
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Servings Prep Time
7 Biscuits 10 minutes
Cook Time
15-18 minutes
Servings Prep Time
7 Biscuits 10 minutes
Cook Time
15-18 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Biscuits
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, stir dry ingredients together. Cut in butter to coarse crumb stage. This can be covered and stored in the refrigerator or freezer at this point. Add buttermilk. Stir just until blended. Drop dough into Lodge biscuit pan, using 3 oz. scoop. Bake 15-18 minutes in 450 degree F oven. Serve warm.
  2. This works great in a mini muffin maker. Use 164 g. of mix and 100 g. (7 T.) buttermilk.
  3. Use 1 oz. scoop and cook for 6-7 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Although spelt is actually a type of wheat flour, most people with wheat allergies can digest spelt with no problem.  Obviously, you should not eat spelt if it is a problem for you.

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