La la la YUM! 25 Days of Yum – Scones and Mimosas

Here are two extra special holiday breakfast recipes with festive ingredients such as cranberries and apricots or your favorite holiday fruit! These recipes are perfect for a wonderful holiday brunch…waking up to the smell of these scones is sure to making the season bright.

Apricot Scones

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups gluten free flour (choose your favorite)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup buttery spread (such as Earth Balance)
  • 3/4 cup diced dried apricots.
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup rice milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a divided scone pan, or grease (or line with parchment) a baking sheet.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Work in the cold buttery spread till the mixture is crumbly.
  4. Stir in the dried apricots.
  5. Whisk together the eggs, rice milk, and vanilla till frothy.
  6. Add to the dry ingredients, stirring till well blended. The dough should be cohesive and very sticky.
  7. Drop dough by the 1/3-cupful into the scone pan or onto the baking sheet. Let the scones rest for 15 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle the scones with sparkling sugar or cinnamon sugar. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, till golden brown. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes or so before serving. Best enjoyed warm, with  your favorite buttery spread or jam!

Cranberry Mimosa

This holiday twist to a great breakfast cocktail is sure to be a hit at any holiday brunch at any time of day! Guest will surely be asking for seconds! Serves 12.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cranberry juice, chilled
  • 4 cups orange juice
  • 2 (750 ml.) bottles of your favorite fruity Champagne, chilled
  • 12 slices fresh orange, for garnish
  1. Fill twelve 12-ounce glasses with ice.
  2. Pour 1/3 cup cranberry juice into each glass.
  3. Top each serving with 1/3 cup orange juice and about 1/2 cup of champagne.
  4. Garnish with orange slices
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