Olive-Me & Co. Zucchini Scones

zucchini scones

Adapted from www.thehealthyapple.com

Gluten-Free and Vegan!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups brown rice flour
  • 1/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ cup vegan butter
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. Olive-Me & Co. Balsamic Vinegar (Cinnamon Pear, Maple, Honey Date, Butter Pecan, Espresso, Chocolate, etc.)
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 small zucchini, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. flax seeds, ground
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free cereal
  • 2 Tbsp. dried fruit leather, finely chopped
  • Topping: 2 tsp. Olive-Me & Co. Balsamic Vinegar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder and sea salt in a medium mixing bowl. Mix in butter.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, milk and vanilla extract. Add to dry ingredients and mix well with hands. Add zucchini, flax seeds, cereal and dried fruit leather and continue to mix.
  4. Roll out golf ball-sized portions onto a cookie sheet.  Drizzle each scone with balsamic vinegar and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool before serving.

Olive~Me & Co’s Baked Cinnamon Apples: Crock Pot Style

Olive~Me & Co’s Baked Cinnamon Apples: Crock Pot Style

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 6 Large tart apples, cored, sliced and peeled (peel on is okay too)
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons butter, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Olive ~Me & Co’s Cinnamon Pear Balsamic

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients EXCEPT BUTTER into crock pot; stir well, coating all apple slices, and place slices of butter on top
  2. Cook on HIGH for 1.5 to 2 hours or cook on LOW for 3/5 to 4 hours, stirring once half way through
  3. Drizzle Olive~Me & Co’s Cinnamon Pear Balsamic over plated dessert
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Olive~Me & Co’s Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Bruschetta

cinnamon pear balsamic bruschetta

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole grain baguette, sliced into rounds
  • 2 pears, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive~Me & Co’s Cinnamon Pear Balsamic
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400. Lay baguette rounds on a baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes until they are toasted… Set aside.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-low heat and add butter. Add pears, then sprinkle with salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Allow to caramelize slowly approximately 10-15 minutes.
  3. In a bowl, combine mascarpone and honey. Spread on baguette slices.
  4. Once pears are caramelized, add balsamic vinegar and cook for 1-2 more minutes. Add spoonful of pear mixture on top of mascarpone on baguette. These can be served warm or cold.