My apple love continues, this time with an “almost healthy” traveling treat. Since my job starts in a car, and I travel from audit to audit I try to think of fun snacks that are easy to eat while driving safely! This snack cake includes almond meal and Greek yogurt for a good source of calcium. The cake is packed full of apples, and has apple pie jam mixed into each bite. I promise this apple pie snack cake will not last long….you may want to double the recipe!
There is not a lot of sugar included in the recipe, the natural sweetness will come from the apples and the apple pie jam. So that is why this recipe is “almost healthy.” I have recently discovered that I need to include more calcium in my diet, but I still need the sugar for when I need a pick-me-up! Using foods that are rich in calcium, instead of taking too many supplements, is more fun to me!
Apple Pie Snack Cake
Author: Terra Baltosiewich
- ½ cup Apple Cinnamon Chobani Greek yogurt
- 1 cup apples, diced (one small apple)
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ cup apple pie jam with cranberries
- ½ cup almond meal
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease 9 inch pie pan with cooking spray, or scone pan.
- In medium bowl – Mix together Greek yogurt, diced apples, sugar, vanilla, and apple pie jam.
- In small bowl – Mix together almond meal, all purpose flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking powder.
- Mix the wet and dry ingredients together, and pour the batter into greased pan.
- Bake for 30 – 35 minutes, depending on oven.
Here are a couple other snack ideas that have been made at CafeTerraBlog – Apple Cinnamon Raisin Nut Butter Bran Muffins, Berry Nut Butter Energy Bites, Banana Bread with Greek Yogurt, Pumpkin Zucchini Bread with Cardamom.
What is your favorite snack when traveling?
There was a time when food with even a hint of spice would make me shy away. Now today, the spicier the better! Here is round two, and a happy success with Jamie Oliver’s Crumbliest Scone recipe. For the first round I stayed true to the original recipe. For round two, it was more fun to share the recipe with some added love. Breakfast that includes chocolate in the recipe is sure to please the tummy! To give the scones a little kick, I am excited to introduce you to a fabulous new flavor of honey! These Spicy Chocolate Scones are perfect for breakfast, or to satisfy any sweet tooth! Now Cloister honey is not new to CafeTerraBlog, I have shared their amazing honey in a few recipes. The honey is beyond delicious, and the owners are pretty fantastic too!!! If you live in Charlotte, there are several areas in town where you can pick up your very own jar. If you are too far away from Charlotte, no worries, Here is a link to browse and drool over all the different types of honey Cloister honey creates. I have tried many of their jars, but have to admit…..this ghost pepper honey rocked my world!
This recipe is easy to make, and was a hit with a few of our friends! You could add more spice to the recipe, by adding a few extra tablespoons of honey. Or if you just want the honey for the added dimension and flavor, but avoid the spice? Only add the three tablespoons of honey, and avoid the honey glaze at the end of the recipe.
The most important area to remember for any scone recipe…..do not over mix the batter.
Here are couple other recipes I have shared using the different types of honey that Cloister creates: Bourbon Bread Pudding with Leftover Pan de Muerto – using Bourbon Honey. Honey Raisin Brioche Cinnamon Rolls – using Wild Flower Honey. Squash Corn Muffins – using Chili Pepper Infused Honey.
Spicy Chocolate Scones with Ghost Pepper Whipped Honey
Author: Terra Baltosiewich
- ⅓ cup prepared hot cocoa, cooled to room temperature
- ¾ cup unsalted butter, cold and diced
- 2½ cups all purpose flour
- 3 Tbsp Whipped Ghost Pepper Honey (plus 3 Tbsp for glaze)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp demura sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Prepare your favorite hot cocoa and let cool to room temperature.
- In medium bowl – mix together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar. Then break up cold, diced butter, and honey in flour mixture, break up butter and honey until flour is in crumb size pieces.
- Next, add prepared hot cocoa, eggs, and chocolate chips to flour/butter mixture. Mix together ingredients, but do not over mix the batter.
- Carefully pour loose batter on greased cookie sheet, form into a round ball shape only about ½ inch thick, and make slices into batter to form edges for each individual scone during cooking process.
- Let scones bake for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown, depending on oven.
- (optional) For spicy glaze – In medium sauce pan over medium heat, warm 3 Tbsp Whipped Ghost Pepper Honey until loose and easy to spread over scones. Brush honey over scones for an extra added kick!
Cold weather calls for warm Cozy Tortellini Soup. It seems that everyone, everywhere are dealing with cold temperatures. Even here in the South everyone is preparing for the “possibility” of snow. No joke, people actually stock up on food when the meteorologist reveals snow “may” make an appearance.
This recipe is so easy to make, AND the best part….it really only takes 30 minutes to make from start to finish! I was a bit concerned sharing such an easy recipe here on my my blog, but many of my social media followers asked me to share away. This recipe has actually been made many times in the last 17 years.
When my hubby and I got married almost 17 years ago, one of our gifts was a lovely cookbook from my in-laws. The cookbook is packed full of delicious recipes, but this one recipe is the one that is near and dear to our hearts. We have augmented the recipe, and we really just go on memory to make it every time now.
Cozy Tortellini Soup (An Easy and Delicious Recipe!)
Author: Terra Baltosiewich
- 10 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
- (2) 9 oz pkgs tortellini
- (2) 14.5 oz cans stewed tomatoes
- (1) pkg frozen chopped spinach
- Salt, optional
- Pepper, to taste
- Garnish with shredded parmesan cheese
- Serve with crusty bread
- Bring chicken stock to a boil in large stock pot.
- When the stock starts to boil, add stewed tomatoes.
- Bring stewed tomatoes and stock back to a boil, then add frozen chopped spinach. Let the soup come back to a boil and let the spinach break up.
- Bring soup to a simmer and add tortellini, let cook for 8 – 10 minutes.
I plan to add a catagory in my recipe index for easy recipes. We all need a little relief in the kitchen with our busy weekday schedules. What is fun about easy recipes, is they can still be elegant and truly fun to make.
What is your favorite easy recipe to make?