What do you do when you’ve had a box of Trader Joe’s pumpkin pancake mix in your cupboard for half a year? You make lemonade! Err, no, that’s lemons. Shoot. Okay, how ’bout scones? Yes, much better! Half the tasty box was consumed over New Years while in Tahoe for the hubby’s 30th Birthday, but somehow my willpower has prevented me from whipping up more batches since then. But if I bake something out of them, well that’s a whole different story because I’m recycling and being all green. Okay really, I’m not making any sense, am I?
I assembled some ingredients (note, I didn’t end up using all):
I definitely played this recipe by ear and was willing to turn off my type-A personality that requires precise to-do lists and highly repeatable actions and decided what will be, will be.
In one large bowl went:
- 1.5 cups Trader Joes pumpkin pancake mix
- 1 heaping cup old-fashioned oats
- 1cup whole wheat flour
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Dashes of pumpkin pie spice (as you wish!)
- 3/4 cup vanilla soy milk
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
Mix together well. The dough will be crumbly and not overly moist. Feel free to dig in with your hands to integrate the dry with wet ingredients.
Divide dough (eyeball it) into 9-12 chunks. Mold into triangular pieces with your fingers. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Next lightly brush the tops of each scone with soy milk or skim milk (I used skim) and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon sugar.
Make sure to preheat your oven at 375deg. Once ready, place your scone-adorned cookie sheet in the oven for 16-18 minutes or until your scones are firm, but not overly dry.
Best served slightly warm with a bit of butter, peanut butter (duh), or TJs pumpkin butter
Gotta tell ya, these turned out pretty fantastic. Not overly sweet, nice texture from the oats, and filling from the wheat flour. I’m patting myself on the back right now, fyi..ha!
So now that I’ve created my own pumpkin-y scone, I can say adios to my temptations when Sbux pumpkin scones wave at me behind the glass case
Have you healthified a commercial treat?
30 Days of Insight: Day 09- Five things you want to see change
- The War – let’s end it please
- Apathy towards making a change. Stop talking about what you may or may not want to do and just do it. Or at least spend some time thinking about your passions. Strive for them. Work towards them. Embrace them.
- More conscientious pet ownership. Spay and neuter your pets, unless somehow you can house and love millions of animals that are otherwise stuck in animal shelters.
- Societal emphasis on stereotypical beauty. Let’s look outside of the box people!
- My tight grip on life: perhaps if I loosen the grip, others will be there to help take some of the load?
What do you want to see change?