So every week I like to visit one of my fave fave fave stores – Fresh Thyme! I admit I don’t generally do my usual grocery shopping there. I more so like to go there to check out the new foodie finds. And my last haul had some especially awesome finds like cotton candy grapes and peach cobbler kettle chips:
And yes, the grapes did taste like cotton candy when you first bite into them. and yes, the kettle chips did have a surprisingly sweet peachy flavor followed by the traditional salty kettle chip flavor! I often get inspired by other foods so I knew immediately after trying those kettle chips that I had to make peach cobbler…something. So I made peach cobbler inspired scones:
And, of course, an up close and personal shot:
These scones are made with a whole grain and Kodiak Cakes base and then filled with fresh sweet peaches so they are not only full of nutritious goodness but also full of peachy flavor! I paired them with a dole whip inspired protein smoothie (recipe will be at the very end of this post) and, I gotta say, this was the perfect mid-day snack!
RD tip: Peaches, like any other fruit, are a great source of antioxidants. The deeper the color, the higher the concentration of antioxidants! But because of their soft skin, peaches also have a very high pesticide risk so it is better to buy organic.
If you wish to freeze your peaches; cut in half, remove the pits, and remove the skins before placing in freezer. Or, boil the skin for 30 seconds and then place in ice water to cool – this will prevent the skins from toughening in the freezer. Then let peach slices soak for a few minutes in a bowl of water with 1-2 tbsp lemon juice – this will prevent the peaches from browning – and place on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer safe bag. Label, date, and freeze.
So I went ahead and posted these on my other social media accounts (i.e. twitter, facebook page, and Instagram) as I generally do before posting stuff to my blog. When Fresh Thyme caught wind of my tweet about the peach cobbler kettle chips and how they inspired me to make these scones. And Fresh Thyme not only loved my recipe but actually requested it! I admit I was totally fan-girling over the fact that Fresh Thyme wanted something I created. And I may or may not have told them I was totally fan-girling over them – no shame lol But I of course hooked them up! And now I”m hooking all of you guys up with the recipe:
Summer peach cobbler scones – makes ~8 minis
– 1 cup white whole wheat flour (I use @kingarthurflour)
⁃ 1/2 cup @kodiakcakes buttermilk pancake mix
⁃ 1/4 tsp nutmeg
– 2 tbsp cold butter, cut into small pieces
– 5.3 oz plain Greek yogurt
– 3 tbsp pure honey
⁃ 1/2 tsp almond extract
– 1 peach, cut into small chunks
In a food processor Combine flour with kodiak cake mix, nutmeg, and butter. Process until mixed and crumbly. Add yogurt, almond extract, and honey and process just until a dough forms. Fold in peach chunks. Because peaches are more of a “wet” fruit, the dough will be quite tacky. Spray a cookie sheet then arrange dough into a circle and cut into 8 pieces. Sprinkle brown sugar on top then arrange scones so they aren’t touching (otherwise they won’t bake properly). bake at 425 degrees f for about 16-20 minutes (check on them at 16 minutes then bake longer, if needed). Let cool and Enjoy.
Vegan dole whip inspired protein smoothie
⁃ 1 banana
⁃ 1 pineapple ring
⁃ 1 scoop @livwell_nutrition vanilla protein powder
⁃ @vitacoco coconut water + pineapple
⁃ 2 ice cubes
⁃ Optional spoonful unsweetened coconut flakes if you love coconut like me
Add all ingredients to blender, starting with about 1/2 cup coconut water and adding more as needed. Blend until creamy and enjoy