So who did I choose? I chose Vanessa Maltin, who blogs at Celiac Princess . Vanessa is the food and lifestyle editor of Delight Magazine , a magazine devoted to living the gluten free lifestyle and to those who live with other food allergies. She is also the author of two books - her most recent, The Gloriously Gluten-Free Cookbook: Spicing Up Life with Italian, Asian and Mexican Recipes (Wiley), was released in April 2010. Vanessa's blog is an incredible resource for those who live a gluten free lifestyle.
What drew me to adopt her was the most recent recipe she posted. I am always on the lookout for quick and easy ideas for breakfast for my kids. This is more true now that school is back in session - it's a mad scramble trying to get three kids up and ready for school in the morning! On school days, breakfast is more of a grab and go kind of meal.
Recently, Vanessa posted about the importance of breakfast , citing the same reasons we have heard from the school - a well balanced breakfast helps kids concentrate better at school, be more alert, and be more active. As part of this post, she shared a recipe for one of her favorite breakfast dishes, cinnamon raisin oatmeal scones. It sounded yummy and simple to make - definitely worth giving a try!
And I was not disappointed.
Simplicity? How easy is it to essentially measure the ingredients into your stand mixer and let it do the work, then use your ice cream scoop to place them on a baking sheet to bake? And is there a better smell to have wafting through your kitchen in the morning than cinnamon?
And yummy? You betcha. Even the finicky boy liked them, though he would have preferred chocolate chips over raisins. But I digress...
Being GFCF, I used Earthbalance Buttery Sticks instead of stick butter, and the milk I used was almond milk. Everything else, though, was true to Vanessa's recipe.
If you haven't already, I encourage you to visit Vanessa's blog , and give these scones a try.