Orange “Cream” Scones

Subtly sweet with a hint of orange, these scones are at their best when paired with a hot drink. Given their UK heritage, tea seems most appropriate, though this variety is not particularly dainty. Indeed, these are probably better suited for a farmhouse bed and breakfast than an old-fashioned drawing room. Dense and hearty, [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Oat Rolls

I’m still having fun experimenting with cinnamon chip and sweet potato combinations. Here’s the latest recipe to receive a stamp of approval from kids and adults alike. Look closely at the photos, and you might get a sense of how the cinnamon chips are swirled between layers of tender sweet potato oat rolls. Best [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

My favorite bagels are those with unique flavors, such as cherry, Asiago or peanut butter, which explains why we came up with the recipes we’ve chosen to run so far. For the sake of people who prefer more traditional fare, Matt wanted to create a homemade, whole grain version of the time-honored bagel flavor [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Butternut Breakfast Muffins

These muffins are incredibly moist, dense and tender. Packed with flavor, fruit, vegetables, fiber and nutrients, they are an excellent way to start the day, and thanks to the availability of fresh or frozen butternut squash in most large supermarkets, you can enjoy them any time of year. If you can’t find squash—or don’t [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Peanut Butter Gran-ookies

Imagine combining a chewy granola bar with a crispy marshmallow treat and trail mix, and you’ll have a sense of what these cookies are like. Packed full of nuts, fruit, cereal and flavor, the name Granola Cookie suits them perfectly. We thought Matt had coined a new term when he came up with Granookie, [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Peanut Butter and “Jelly” Bread

While our California Jelly Bread makes the most of grape juice and raisins to produce a jam-like flavor, you have to add peanut butter—if you want it—after it’s baked. This loaf, however, includes peanut butter as one of the main ingredients, so it’s baked right in with the jelly substitutes.

If your bread texture preferences [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Cranberry Raisin Yogurt Bread

Moister than traditional Irish soda bread yet heavier than a typical scone, this seems a bit like a hybrid of the two. Since it doesn’t include a step for “cutting in” butter, this is actually quicker to assemble than either of the others.

Loosely based upon a recipe for soda bread that calls for 2 [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

California Jelly Bread

Although this bread doesn’t contain jelly, the grape juice and raisin combination give it a surprisingly jelly-like flavor. A dense loaf, it yields firm, sturdy slices that hold up well when slathering on peanut butter. As with most homemade breads, it’s also tasty toasted with a bit ’o butter.

California Jelly Bread

Makes [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

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