A Gluten-Free Holiday V: Oatmeal Poppyseed Scones for Breakfast or Brunch

[On the menu today. . . recipe below!]

Welcome to Week V of A Gluten-Free Holiday, the event conceived by Amy of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, designed to bring you lots of GF holiday food ideas every Thursday right through to Christmas! This week’s topic is Breakfasts and Brunch–so of course, I just *had* to volunteer to host this one.  It’s no secret that breakfast is my very favorite meal of the day!  I’ve got a new favorite recipe to share, too (at the end of this post).

Here at A Gluten-Free Holiday, we’re giving away two cookbooks today–both filled with yummy vegan recipes! For information about how to enter to win, keep on reading! Here’s what’s on offer this week:


One reader will win a copy of Jennifer Katzinger’s Gluten Free and Vegan Holidays.  This book offers recipes for holidays throughout the year. I took a peek on amazon.com and it looks like a beautiful book!

And. . . .

A second reader is eligible to win a copy of my book, Sweet Freedom(If you eat gluten-free, please note that only about 30% of the recipes in the book are gluten free; the rest use spelt and/or barley flours.  You can always replace those with all-purpose GF flour, however; I’ve tried it on more than a dozen recipes and it works just fine!). All the recipes are free of refined sugars, wheat, eggs and dairy.

Here’s How to Enter the Giveaway:

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite breakfast food is.  And please do feel free to link up your own recipes so that others can find some inspiration as well!  Every recipe you link counts as an extra entry.

You can also enter again with any or all of the following additional methods. For each one, please come back and leave a separate comment telling me that you did so:

The giveaway will remain open until 11:59 PM my time on Wednesday, December 14th.

You can also check out what the other GF Holiday participants are cooking up for breakfast, here:

And Now for Today’s Breakfast/Brunch Recipe!

The first time I ate home-baked scones was a bit of a revelation for me.  I was in Windsor, Ontario, visiting my former university room mate over the Christmas holidays.  After an afternoon spent chattering like hungry chipmunks, we relaxed over a homecooked dinner of lasagna and one too many glasses of wine before calling it a night.  I awoke the next morning to the characteristic hissing and bubbling of the coffee maker, my nose leading me toward the beckoning aromas in the kitchen. There at the counter was my roomie (let’s call her Marilyn) slicing cinnamon scones from a pan, setting them on plates and topping each with a dollop of freshly whipped cream.  She proffered a mug of java and a plate; the biscuit was still warm, the cream melting and beginning to run in rivulets down the sides of the pastry.

I was in awe: you mean you could make those things from scratch?

In school, Marilyn was a lively, chatty woman with a hearty laugh, someone who embodied the term “joie de vivre“; clearly, she loved life.  Also, she  loved men.  She loved everything about them, and she made it look so easy: chatting was easy, laughing was easy, dating was easy–in word, Marilyn was easy.

Marilyn had perfected the art of flirting and could attract more men in five minutes than the words I could type in that time span (and I’m a pretty fast typist.  Then again, Marilyn was pretty fast, too.).  But apart from her social talents, who would guess that she could bake as well? I mean, one doesn’t usually associate scones and sex (though I suppose that whipped cream is another matter altogether.).  Once she shared the recipe with me as she baked up a fresh batch, I was astounded at how simple it was to whip up such delicious delicacies by hand.

I transcribed the recipe (which, as I recall, made use of an alarming amount of Crisco shortening), and once I returned to Toronto, I went to town baking scones.  I haven’t lost my admiration since.

A few weeks ago, I spied a recipe for Oatmeal Poppyseed Biscuits in an in-house magazine put out by one of our local supermarkets. My thoughts turned to a bulk bag of poppyseeds I’d bought a while back, sitting abandoned in the back of my cupboard, and I decided to whip up my own, ACD-friendly, version of the biscuits.

I couldn’t be happier with this recipe. The biscuits rise high and light, with a delicate crumb that’s just sturdy enough for slathering with coconut butter or homemade cranberry-apple compote. The oats add a lovely textural contrast and an alternate kind of flakiness,  that you might find in butter-laden ones.

The HH adored these little cakes and quickly scarfed down two of them.

“So, can I have another one of those?” he asked, the plate already in his hand, outstretched toward the cookie sheet.

I laughed and glanced back at him from my post at the kitchen table, where I was laying out the cakes to photograph them. “Ah, we’ll have to see,” I teased, lowering my chin and batting my eyelashes.  “I’ll consider giving you a taste, but then what will you give me?” (Hmm. Could it be Marilyn taught me more than simply how to make scones?).

He raised an eyebrow and smiled a crooked smile.  “Your wish is my command,” he replied.

And then, he reached for the whipped cream. *

*to put some on top of his scone, silly!  😉

I’m also sharing this recipe at Amy’s Slightly Indulgent Tuesday event.

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If you’re interested in previous Gluten Free Holiday posts, here’s what’s been going on so far:

Week One: Healthier Through the Holidays hosted by Simply Sugar and Gluten Free

Week Two: Thanksgiving Favorites hosted by Cook It Allergy Free

Week Three: Edible Gifts of Good Taste hosted by Tasty Eats at Home

Week Four: Holiday Entrees and Side Dishes hosted by Daily Bites Blog

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Last Year at this Time: Baked Apple Rice Pudding (gluten free; ACD Stage 2 and beyond)

Two Years Ago: Chiles en Nogada (stuffed chiles with pomegranate; gluten free; ACD Stage 2 and beyond).

Three Years Ago: Brandied Apricot-Ginger Spread (gluten free; not ACD friendly)

Four Years Ago: Fluffy Fruited Pancakes (not gluten free; not ACD friendly)

© Ricki Heller


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  1. Eggs, hands down, are my favorite. They make every breakfast better. I’m a particular sucker for quiche.

  2. Pancakes. Always been my favorite. Back in my gluten days and now in my non-gluten days! No doubt about it! 🙂

  3. My favorite breakfast food is fruit, I always incorporate it into my breakfast in some form or another. I love my morning smoothies!

  4. I love breakfast too. My old favorite before allergy diagnosis was a stack of peanut butter pancakes with real maple syrup. I haven’t tried recreating it yet with a different nut butter but should. Thanks for your recipe and giveaway!

  5. I like you on Facebook!

  6. You are so funny. 🙂 I haven’t made scones in a long while. These sound delightful!

  7. Winter spiced Buckwheat pancakes…with ginger, cinnamon, allspice, stevia and carob chips suitable for candida free diet…yum

  8. Breakfast is my all time favorite(I go to bed thinking about it!!),,,my fave ‘right’ now is 1/2 avocado, 1/2 banana, grated carrot/zucchini/cuke(one or all) spice(this morning was pumpkin),maybe hemp seed or chia seed, 2 dates and into the processor(if too thick I add a little coconut water. Makes a pudding layered with fruit(today was papaya) and homemade granola,,,that’s love!
    AND I love scones as well,,,will definately make this recipe,,,thankyou!

  9. My favorite breakfast is a green smoothie made with spinach, avocado, blueberries and banana.

    Audrey J

  10. I’ve recently become a fan of fruit smoothies for breakfast…I even put spinach in mine, and you don’t even know it’s there!

  11. Oatmeal or hot cereal with a spoonful or two of nut butter. Yum!

  12. If I had to pick ONE favorite, of course it would be donuts. But since I have yet to attempt making my own, I don’t eat them. So I usually eat eggs. And sometimes oatmeal.

  13. I am following you on Twitter.

  14. I like you on Facebook.

  15. I subscribe to your blog.

  16. I “looked inside” Jennifer’s book. Since I’m in a cookie mood, I have to say the Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars recipe looks good!

  17. I shared this post on Twitter

  18. My favorite breakfast food (when I eat out, at least) is pancakes, because they never turn out so good for me at home!

  19. I like you on FB

  20. and I follow you on Twitter!

  21. You just started my day out with the perfect laugh! You are too funny! But these scones sound amazing. I have not made scones in such a long time and I just received some really good organic certified gf oats that I have been using in all sorts of things. This recipe would be perfect to finish them off!! 😉 And beautiful photos!

  22. Hard to choose, but I think waffles are my favorite. I need to make some!

  23. I’m subscribed on Google Reader.

  24. Lots of great-looking recipes in Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays! I think I’d try the Christmas Fig and Spice Cake with Creamy Citrus Frosting first.

  25. I love, love, love scones…not sure why I didn’t think about making them for Christmas morning. Yours look so yummy. Can’t wait to try them!

    Thanks for hosting this week, Ricki!


  26. I love treating myself to pancakes for breakfast!

  27. I linked up my protein waffles…

  28. … and apple struesel muffins. Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Ricki!

  29. I have so many favorite breakfast foods – many grain-based (aka coffee-cake, muffins, scones), though I also love tofu scrambles with toast. That said, I find the breakfast that works best for me is a smoothie, which is why I submitted my smoothie recipe to this event too (as well as Wellness Weekend earlier in the week).

  30. Yum! My favourite breakfast is still steel cut oats, but lately I have been enjoying them with pomegranate arils, lime juice and flax seeds. Yum!

  31. I like DDD on Facebook.

    I should note that I already own your book (love it!), so is it ok if I am just entered for the Jennifer Katzinger cookbook giveaway?

  32. I already subscribe to DDD

  33. I linked up my banana chia super pancakes…

  34. I have so many favorite breakfast foods – many grain-based (aka coffee-cake, muffins, scones), though I also love tofu scrambles with toast. That said, I find the breakfast that works best for me is a smoothie, which is why I submitted my smoothie recipe to this event too (as well as Wellness Weekend earlier in the week).

    I should note that I already own your book (love it!), so is it ok if I am just entered for the Jennifer Katzinger cookbook giveaway?

  35. I follow you on twitter.

    I should note that I already own your book (love it!), so is it ok if I am just entered for the Jennifer Katzinger cookbook giveaway?

  36. … and my Indian-Spiced Superseed Porridge… both super yummy. 🙂

  37. I subscribe to DDD via google reader.
    I should note that I already own your book (love it!), so is it ok if I am just entered for the Jennifer Katzinger cookbook giveaway?

  38. Jennifer’s Cabbage Rolls with Chardonnay Sauce sound really good!

  39. Just tweeted!

    I should note that I already own your book (love it!), so is it ok if I am just entered for the Jennifer Katzinger cookbook giveaway?

  40. Poached eggs on top of my awesome gf pancakes is always a treat or one of my many smoothie creations.

  41. A really nutritious smoothie with some or all of the following: either berries or cacao, 1/2 banana, maca, goji berries, sunwarrior protein powder, coconut, lecithin, chia or flax, ice and almond or hemp milk – yummy!

  42. Definitely like you on FB … and definitely will try those scones, wowza, they look good! Do you have a recipe for your flour mix here on the blog? I have Sweet Freedom, maybe I ought to check to see if it is in there once I get home 🙂

  43. retweeted your tweet about this post 🙂

  44. veganwheekers says

    Fav breakfast food is scrambled tofu with toast. Fast and simple to make and filling. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  45. Ronnda Stapleton says

    My favorite breakfast food is a fried egg on a toasted English muffin with a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese, spinach, and a dash of pepper flakes. Yum, and so quick and easy to cook. 🙂

  46. I love overnight oats for breaksfast, especially topped with Dairy-free Nutella and Raspberry Jam.

  47. I like you on Facebook.

  48. Denise Fedor says

    my favorite breakfast is just a piece of cheese and a 20 Oz Coke Zero. I tend to be rather lazy when it comes to MY food.

  49. Denise Fedor says

    I follow you on twitter and would LOVE to win something

  50. I can’t begin to tell you how much I love scones. Can’t wait to make these.

    BTW I followed you on Twitter.

  51. Hmmm. I think I have an abandoned bag of poppy seeds in the cupboard. As for my latest breakfast rut, it’s polenta with olives and blackberry jam … You asked. 😀

  52. My favorite breakfast food is a grapefruit. Not fancy, but so easy!

  53. I “like” Diet Dessert and Dogs on Facebook. Thanks for the great recipes- keep them coming!

  54. The recipe that looks soo good is coconut pecan chocolate chunk bars

  55. These scones sound delightful. Scones were always something shared with my Scottish Grandmother, must make some in her memory !! Thanks

  56. I can’t wait to try these. New to GF (also corn, soy, peanuts, and dairy) so surfing several sites to find some good stuff to appease my picky husband.

  57. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. NEVER mess with my breakfast 🙂
    Looking forward to trying the recipes.

  58. breakfast? used to be peanut butter on my homemade whole wheat bread toast.
    any more? Breakfast is the hardest thing for me to figure out…usually something with eggs.

  59. P.S.
    Pistachio joys in the cookbook look yummy. I tried the sweet potatoes and red onions last week and they were great.

  60. I love scrambled eggs, gluten free toast, and a cup of coffee sweetened with coconut milk. But, I have been craving some gluten free scones. 🙂

  61. My favorite breakfast food is pancakes. I shared my Raspberry Pancake recipe. I can’t wait to try your scones!

  62. liked on facebook

  63. Witches stew, nut butter balls, brown sugar cake, green beans w/ tarragon…tzimmes…quite frankly A LOT peaked my interest!!

  64. hehe, that was cute! (the whipped cream) and these scones look wonderful, can’t wait to get back to my kitchen 🙂

  65. hippie4ever says

    buckwheat pancakes with coconut oil and hot black coffee 🙂

  66. I would like to try this recipe but I don’t do so well with oats. My current favorite breakfast is Pumpkin Bread in a Bowl by Chocolate Dovered Katie.

  67. eggs!

  68. breakfast is the best meal of the day! especially when you have it for dinner!

  69. you’re on my twitter list!

  70. the molasses spice cookies from the book sound very tasty

  71. shared your post on twitter!

  72. What a great idea. It can certainly be a challenge for vegetarians and vegans during meaty holidays and those unable to consume gluten, so the more ideas the better.

  73. My favorite breakfast is a GF bagel with tofu cream cheese on it. I then chop up blueberries or some other fruit and put it on top with a little sprinkle of sugar. Peach tea to top it off and the sun peaking out to greet me tops it off perfectly!

  74. Chrystal in Canada says

    I love eggs in the morning. I also LOVE pancakes.

  75. I am boring, but fruit. I love fruit for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks…I just love fresh fruit 🙂


  76. Amazon wouldn’t let me see many recipes in the book, but I think the Autumn Winter Salad sounds delish!


  77. my favorite breakfast lately is either korean sweet potato with almond butter OR quinoa with almond milk, pumpkin pie spice, and stevia. 🙂 great giveaways you have here! have a wonderful weekend!

  78. I like chocolate chip muffins for breakfast.

  79. I like you on fb.

  80. I subscribe to your blog via email.

  81. Just liked you on Facebook.

  82. Used to be anything peanut butter, but not anymore…sigh…I am the only one eating GF in our house so last week, it was almond banana bread, this week lemon poppyseed muffins, and I do believe, your yummy scones for next week!

  83. I love scones for breakfast! And for lunch, for dinner, with afternoon tea, sometimes sweet sometimes savory…
    I usually do my own gluten free version of the recipe from the Babycakes cookbook (they use spelt). Can’t wait to try out yours 🙂

  84. I generally drink Herbalife protein shakes for breakfast, but I love waffles.

  85. I have subscribed to this blog via e-mail.

  86. I also liked you on facebook.

  87. I’ve shared this on Pinterest.

  88. I would love to try her cookie cutter cookie recipe. I’ve been looking for one that really allows me to use all my awesome cookie cutters that have been out of commission. I would love to decorate cookies with my son this holiday season, but the effort has never worked out before.

  89. love these scones.. another way to use oats!!
    i linked up my savory oats!

  90. i like u on fb and twitter!

  91. I love my oat bran with peanut butter, maple syrup, and dark chocolate on top. Or green smoothies, on the odd occasions I decide that I shouldn’t have dessert for breakfast.

  92. Right now, I’m loving toasted Ezekial bread with smashed avocado, a little apple and a pinch of salt.

  93. I like you on FB.

  94. I’m following you on Twitter

  95. I subscribe to your blog via email

  96. My favorite breakfast, hands down, are smoothies! The best variations include avocado-spinach-carob, leftover juice pulp-banana-date, and fig-raspberry. YUM.

    The Coconut Dream Cake, Chocolate Apricot Chunk Cookies, Cumin-Scented Cornbread, Yam Bread, and the Spooky Spicy Garbanzo Beans from Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays all sound delectable.

    I also mentioned the giveaway on Twitter!

    Thanks, Ricki! Always a pleasure to read your blog.

  97. The easiest, most healthy breakfast that I enjoy is Egg Muffins! Simply mix whatever you’d like together in a bowl (in my case: eggs, rice milk, basil, broccoli, and onions) and pour into muffin tins!

    They’re great for brunch or to re-heat and eat throughout the work week!

  98. Great recipe…I’ve bought some xanthium gum – but still too scared to use it. I love this recipe though – so may have to try it.

    • I was scared of it, too, for a long time! Don’t be fearful. . . .it’s just like adding a bit of baking powder. . . blends right in. 😉

  99. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. I am new to the GF way of cooking and I am so excited! I shared you page on FB!

    So many recipes look fantastic, I am not sure which one to try first!

  100. My favourite breakfast has to involve eggs somehow. Either an omelette with mushrooms, asparagus and goat cheese or a poached egg on sauteed greens and toast. Mmmmm

  101. I peeked at the book on amazon, I think the first recipe I would try would be the gluten free spiced pear cake.

  102. And I follow you on Twitter 🙂

  103. I subscribed through yahoo to the blog!

    …quite like the recipes,and the sharing idea. ‘Tis lovely. ^_^

  104. Here are two favourite breakfast or brunch recipes, gluten free.

    I like to make buckwheat cakes–rather like oat cakes, don’t you know? I cook up whole buckwheat with a bit of honey or stevia, let it cool. Well, I ought to put the recipe:


    1/4 -1/3 cup uncooked whole buckwheat, cooked for 15 mins. in double the water (til it’s soaked it all up)

    1/8 – 1/4 cup corn meal

    egg white, shredded zucchini, and choc. chips (to taste)

    Mix em all up, form into rounds about 2′ by 2′. Bake on 400 F, or until slightly brown (on greased or parchment lined sheet.

    Serve warm with yogurt or cream cheese, or chilled. Best with cranberry or cherry preserves. ^_^

    Another one I love is PUMPKIN PARFAIT.

    3 tbs. canned pumpkin

    dash milk, tsp honey or dash stevia, pumpkin pie spices.

    Layer with yogurt in a glass. Top with Udi’s granola, crispy rice cereal and maybe chopped apple or pear. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

    (‘Tis extra good with Barlean’s Lemon Omega smoothie drizzled over.)

  105. It used to be scrambled eggs with tons of veggies, but I recently found out I’m sensitive to eggs, and I’ve started to really enjoy leftovers for breakfast

  106. Very entertaining post, I loved it! The scones look beautiful too. My favorite breakfast food?! Too hard to choose just one. I love oats, pancakes, waffles, smoothies, and the list goes on and on! Thanks for the giveaway!

  107. I like DDD on Facebook!

  108. I am now following you on Twitter!

  109. I would try the chocolate apricot chunk cookies from the book for sure!

  110. I love eating bananas in any form for breakfast – a simple and fresh yogurt parfait with bananas and granola always makes me happy!

  111. I looked at the book on Amazon and there are so many recipes that sound good! I would definitely keep that acorn squash and sweet potato pie recipe on hand for next Thanksgiving…I’d also like to get a peek at the recipe for Coconut Dream Cake!

  112. I also subscribe to your blog on my Google Reader!

  113. Looking forward to these scones…
    My favorite breakfast foods are smoothies (frozen bananas, almond milk, and anything else that looks good) and granola (currently enjoying pumpkin, sunflower seed granola).

  114. Hazelnut Buckwheat Shortbread dipped in Dark Chocolate sounds delicious! I’d love to win the cookbook and try many of the recipes including the smoothies! Thanks for the giveaway!

  115. Ricki,

    I am so glad that I was able to participate in this weeks line up. I just listed homemade cinnamon coconut granola. Hey, it’s ACD approved (not stage 1 ). lol
    I would love to win both os these cookbooks. I have been wanting your Sweet Freedom cookbook for sometime now.
    The Gluten Free Vegan Holiday cookbook, I would like to make the Coconut Dream cake. Yum!

  116. I shared this on facebook

  117. I would try lots of them. But the first would be the challah recipe. I haven’t found a decent gf challah recipe yet, maybe this one would be it!

  118. 🙂 This looks like a great book! Irish Soda Bread? This red-headed gal can’t wait to get a bite of that!

    Thank you for the breakfast recipes, Ricki! The one meal I rarely find time to be creative with, you always seem to come up with new ways to inspire me.

    Happy holidays!


  119. Favourite breakfast recipe is a big ask – I love so many breakfast foods – might try and think of something to share.

    meanwhile I occasionally have leftovers scones for breakfast but I never think to make them fresh for breakfast – but it makes sense – scones are never wrong – they are always delicious – I grew up on home made scones and it is rare to meet a scone from a cafe or bakery that measures up to home made (they are often microwaved rather than fresh in shops). Love the sound of your poppyseed scones

  120. OMG, scones are my favorite breakfast with a fresh cup of coffee. These will be a must try. Thanks.

  121. I know it’s boring but my favourite breakfast is porridge! I’m addicted to having grated carrot and mixed spice in it at the moment – so sweet and delicious – with blueberries on top for perfection 🙂
    Scones remind me of tea at my Nanna’s when I was little; we always had jam on top and pineapple juice to drink – happy days!

  122. Waffles and/or pancakes topped with peanut butter and syrup!

  123. Vegetarian refried beans and a poached egg on top with some salsa.

  124. Mmm I love a good scone like these! I’ve never tried a poppyseed scone though, great idea. My favourite breakfast is a green monster smoothie! 🙂

  125. My new favorite breakfast is vans waffles with blueberry butter.

  126. Phew. Been offline for a few days and thought I might have missed the give-a-way deadline.

    I already follow you on FB 🙂

  127. I already follow you on Twitter.

  128. I already subscribe to your emails. And, even though you didn’t ask for it, I follow you on StumbleUpon too 🙂

  129. I shared your give-a-way on FB 🙂

  130. I also Tweeted the give-a-way.

  131. I must say that pancakes are my favorite breakfast food! Especially with fruit topping and whipped cream. Yum yum!

  132. My favorite breakfast is plain coconut milk yogurt mixed with nut butter, a little granola, and maple syrup on top. It is so quick, good for me, and yummy. My four year old considers this one her fave, too! I love setting these examples from the start. Thanks for this site.

  133. Ronnda Stapleton says

    Chocolate chip pancakes with whipped cream is my favorite breakfast! =)

  134. I’m allergic to so many things my best breakfast these days is smoothies. They’re good for you and you can vary them so much. My favorite special breakfast USED to be waffles with strawberries and whipped cream. Sigh. BTW I was looking through “Sweet Freedom” in bed last night and I really feel the need to share this, Never, Ever let your husband see what you’re really feeding him. LOL

  135. Jennifer always comes up with the most interesting recipes. The Holiday White Bean Spinach Tart sounds really promising.

  136. My favorite breakfast food is bacon, by itself in something dont care, its yummy!!!

  137. I liked you on facebook!!

  138. Shared on facebook

  139. I love pancakes!

  140. I like you on FB – Suzanne Hill

  141. I’m following you on Twitter – DucktorWho82.

  142. I subscribe to your blog.

  143. I shared on FB.

  144. The Molasses Spice Cake sounds yummy.

  145. I love scones! I used to enjoy informal afternoon teas with a dear friend, but haven’t since going GF. These sound awesome!

  146. I know I am too late for the giveaway, but I wanted to let you know you have a new facebook follower!

  147. For my bro’s birthday breakfast I made french tofu (small bread-slice size cuts marinated in coconut milk, nutmeg, cinnamon and a touch of molasses, toasted in the toaster oven) with homemade coffee brown sugar nutmeg syrup simmered on the stove, topped with natural peanut butter and a sprinkle of trail mix with some homemade strawberry clove jam on the side. Also there were hash browns. Oh yeah. Best sister.

  148. Hello! I made these wonderful scones for breakfast today, and as I was copying down the recipe directions it mentioned baking soda, which was not included in the original ingredient list. Would adding baking soda make them rise even higher?

    • Joy, thanks so much for pointing out that omission! Yes, I’ve just added the baking soda back in. It acts as a kind of “failsafe” for the leavener–to help the baking powder rise appropriately, and to add a bit of leavening on its own. I’m glad they worked out without it, but yes, they’d be alittle bit higher and a little bit lighter with the soda. 🙂

  149. I’ve been baking quite a few vegan & anti-candida recipes lately and have been mostly disappointed. I’ll admit I was skeptical that this one would be good–but I made it yesterday for an English-inspired “high tea” treat for my husband’s birthday. It is BRILLIANT! Since poppy seeds readily go with lemon, I decided to add lemon juice and zest to the batter–and I was extremely pleased with the results — even despite totally forgetting to add the poppy seeds! LOL! I also made quite a few other alterations such as using a mix of almond, coconut and millet flour, grinding most of my oatmeal into flour, and omitting all but 1 tsp of starch in the GF flour mix. Here it is shown with some other high tea sweets: a carrot cake and sweet potato muffin.

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipe!


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