There are three things we require for a breakfast recipe to make it into our regular weekday rotation around here: First, it must be easy, because our mornings tend to be a little on the crazy side. Second, it has to be healthy, because when you're running a small business and chasing after a small human, you need energy that lasts. And third, if we're starting our day with it, it needs to be delicious.
To celebrate our newest biodynamic apple sauce flavor, Apple & Cinnamon, we decided to create a fun new recipe with it! We combined our sauce with a few of our other favorite ingredients, oats, raisins, Ceylon cinnamon and walnuts, and whipped up a delicious, wholesome cookie.
Don't fancy yourself a baker? Then this recipe is for you. Buttermilk scones might sound fancy, but this version is as simple as they come. We try to bake an item with our four-year-old son Keegan at least once a week, and this was one of the first recipes he helped us measure out and cut. This recipe is for a basic scone, but once you perfect it you can add dried fruit, chocolate, or spices to create your own version.
Who says produce picks are at their prime in the summer months? One of our favorite salad combinations is exclusively made with with the produce in season from November through March. This roasted beet, squash and orange salad is both bright and hearty, and the lime-yogurt dressing and toasted pistachios make well-balanced (and super flavorful!) finishing touch.
There are only six weeks of winter left, and while we're excited for spring, we also plan to indulge in the current season's richer recipes and bountiful product before warmer weather hits. One of our go-to dishes ever winter is a delicious Chickpea, Coconut, and Red Pepper soup--it's hearty and rich, but oh-so-healthy, too. Due to all of the health benefits and its earthy flavor we love adding turmeric to this recipe. You can also cut back or increase the chili if needed.
We recently tested out this amazing butternut squash soup recipe from the One Gun Ranch cookbook (which, if you haven't heard of it, is a wonderful cookbook by the founders of a biodynamic farm in California). It's simple to prepare, but hints of ginger, lime, and jalapeño complement the squash in an unexpected way. All we did was add some fresh cilantro and toasted sesame oil as a garnish, and it was a perfect lunch for our whole family.
We always try and get creative with the ways we incorporate our Biodynamic Apple Sauces into our recipes at home ... but a recent collaboration with Insta-blogger Kayla Mangione of @thefamilyfoodproject resulted in one of the most original recipes we've seen to-date: homemade fruit leathers.
You know what we love? When recipes taste complex and fancy, but they're actually straightforward and simple. Such is the case with our Chocolate Banana Applesauce cake. The flavor combination is decadent and elevated, but the process and ingredients are as straightforward as they come. And we even snuck in our apple pear sauce as a natural sweetener!
This is a really kid-friendly, easy breakfast recipe that makes an appearance on our table pretty often! Our four-year-old loves it and asks for it regularly. There are many variations on the classic Dutch Baby recipe, but this is our family favorite. We use organic ingredients, and top it with Crofters Biodynamic® Blueberry spread.
Give it a try!
We love Buttermilk pancakes … but sometimes we simply want to change things up! We find that adding our Biodynamic Apple + Pear Sauce to a classic buttermilk pancake recipe brings an interesting twist on this traditional breakfast staple. Try it for yourself with our recipe below ...