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Silk’s new Nutchello is the perfect accompaniment to these gluten-free, lactose-free, Raisin Scones and Mocha Breakfast Cookies on this Spring Brunch Party Table!

Hello Spring! Hello Nutchello! Easy Spring Brunch Ideas

Hello, Spring!
Well … almost!
Even though Spring isn’t supposed to hit us till March 20th, this past weekend we were graced with 2 gorgeous Spring-like days here in Atlanta. Cool, crisp mornings gave way to sunny, warm afternoons with temperatures almost caressing 70 degrees. Which meant that there was only one thing to do – abandon my 2-coats and spend most of the weekend outside with my daughter and Silk Nutchello!

Nutchello at Walmart

By the way, have you tried Nutchello yet? We grabbed a couple of bottles of Nutchello when we came across them for the first time at our neighborhood Walmart. Nutchello is Silk’s new dairy free, soy-free, lactose-free, gluten-free, carrageenan-free, nut-based beverage that comes in 3 delicious flavors: Caramel Almond & Cashew, Dark Chocolate & Walnut, and Toasted Coconut & Cashew. Each of these flavors come with no more than 9 grams of sugar and less than 100 calories, per serving!

From catching an old friend’s son’s soccer game to getting lost on the trails, we managed to stay outside for most of Saturday, but, in our haste to enjoy the gorgeous weather, we forgot to fuel up with breakfast and were so thankful for a refreshing afternoon indulgence – our pause button in a plastic cup, if you will – when we took a break on the trails! Clearly Spring fever has fogged my brain because I am not one to ever forget breakfast – or at least, that’s what I thought till Saturday!

Hello Spring! Hello Nutchello! Easy Spring Brunch Ideas

Well, Sunday we were determined not to make the same mistake so we started off our day with an (early) Spring brunch party with a couple of hiking buddies!As I am a huge fan of gluten-free and lactose-free breakfast treats that also double as snacks and dessert, I opted to make some gluten-free, lactose-free, Raisin Scones and some gluten-free, lactose-free, Mocha Breakfast Cookies. With a refreshing glass of fruit with coconut whipped cream on the side, as well as Silk yogurt and fruit trifles, this was one filling and fortifying brunch!

Spring Brunch Party-Table Set Up Tutorial:

• I wanted to have a spring-like rustic feel to my brunch table, so I set about decorating it with moss and fresh flowers both of which I picked up at Walmart, along with The Nutchello. 

• Then, my daughter had the idea to add some candles to the table and as we had seen these citrus filled glass containers on Pinterest, we set about imitating them by adding sliced limes, lemons, and oranges to tall glass containers which we filled with water and then added a floating candle into. I must say, not only did this arrangement feel “spring-like” but it smelled wonderful!

• As I am a huge fan of gluten-free and lactose-free breakfast treats that also double as snacks and dessert, I opted to make some gluten-free, lactose-free, Raisin Scones and some gluten-free, lactose-free, Mocha Breakfast Cookies to serve.

• We also added some tall wine glasses filled with chopped cantaloupe, honeydew, grapes, pineapple and mango and topped them with coconut whipped cream.as well as Silk yogurt and fruit trifles, this was one filling and fortifying brunch!

• I also added some mini trifle bowls filled with Silk yogurt and assorted berries – which, along with tall, ice-cold glasses of Nutchello, were the finishing touch to one filling and fortifying brunch!

How To Make These Easy, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Mocha Breakfast Cookies:

Hello Spring! Hello Nutchello! Easy Spring Brunch Ideas

Hello Spring! Hello Nutchello! Easy Spring Brunch Ideas

Mocha Breakfast Cookies Raisin Scones

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

These gluten and dairy free Mocha Breakfast Cookies also not overly sweet and are made with coconut oil instead of butter!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oat flour, I ground up gluten-free rolled oats in my blender and used that
  • 1/2 cup flaxmeal
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chopped up, I used 52% cacao
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted but not hot
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar, can also use brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup raisins, soaked in warm water for 5 minutes
  • 1 cup oat flour, I ground up gluten-free rolled oats in my blender and used that
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free flour of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil, melted not hot
  • 2 tablespoons Greek Yogurt
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar for coating

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrres
  2. Add the oat flour, flax, coffee, baking powder, brown sugar and salt to a bowl and mix well
  3. Add in the coconut oil, the egg and the chopped chocolate and combine well
  4. Roll into circles and place on a parchment lined baking sheet
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  6. Let cool and enjoy!
  7. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  8. Drain the soaked raisins and add them to a bowl, along with the oat flour, gluten-free flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and mix well
  9. Add in the coconut oil and Greek yogurt and mix
  10. Turn "dough" onto parchment paper and knead lightly till well incorporated
  11. Shape into a circle and cut into 8 pieces or scones
  12. Coat each scone with a light sprinkling of brown sugar
  13. Place each scone on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes

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Of course, we packed leftovers of the Raisin Scones and the Mocha Breakfast Cookies for our Sunday trail-hiking which made for a lovely mid-hike picnic along with a tall refreshing glass of Nutchello Dark Chocolate & Walnut for my daughter and Nutchello Caramel Almond & Cashew for me!

Nutchello contains no artificial colors, flavors or funny business. So, next time you are at Walmart, grab yourselves a bottle of Nutchello from the Dairy aisle so y’all can savor your “pause button in a cup” the next time you need a pick-me-up!

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Farrah

Friday 11th of March 2016

Yay for Silk! All those flavors sound so amazing! <3 I'm always up for any excuses for brunch food! :P

Traditionally Modern Food

Wednesday 9th of March 2016

This s new to me.. Cookies looks super yum will try

Ben Maclain

Wednesday 9th of March 2016

They say, breakfast should be about 40% of your daily intake. Well, with these delicious breakfast cookies, I agree to increase it to (at least) 60%;) Well done!

Emily

Wednesday 9th of March 2016

Set me a place this Sunday! I'll bring the Nutchello! #client

John/Kitchen Riffs

Wednesday 9th of March 2016

Sure feels like spring here! It's in the 60s, and rainy. Finished cleaning out the veggie gardens yesterday so we can plant new stuff. :-) Anyway, this looks inspired -- thanks!