National Apricot Day!

  January 9, 2014  |    Blog>Recipes

By now you know us—we’re all about feeling satisfied—and we love to conquer our sweet tooth with sweet, healthier and of course, lighter treats! If you’re trying to get more fruit (perhaps as part of your New Year’s Resolution), today is your lucky day! It’s National Apricot Day so we’re celebrating with these Apricot Honey Biscuits!!

While they are in season May thru August, there’s no need to wait to celebrate!

Apricot Biscuits 1

FYI:

This fruit is full of fiber and Vitamin A—which has an important role in the development and maintenance of skin and can help to help improve the skin’s texture, moisture and elasticity. Add thanks to its’ high water content, which hydrates the skin and apricots will leave you glowing!

Try this light dessert with your dinner tonight – Apricot Honey Biscuits!

Apricot Honey Biscuits

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 6 cups sliced ripe apricots (1/2-inch slices), fresh or frozen (It’s OK to peel ‘em if you like)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar mixed with 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • Combine apricots, honey, lemon juice and cinnamon in a pot with a lid (10 inch pan works well).
  • Bring to a boil, uncovered, stirring frequently. After about 5 minutes, when you see mixture start to soften, bring the heat to a low simmer.
  • For the topping: In a small bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  • In a separate small bowl whisk buttermilk and oil . Slowly drizzle the buttermilk and oil over the dry ingredients. Then use a fork to toss the ingredients just until the buttermilk-oil mixture is evenly distributed.
  • Evenly distribute 10 (about a tablespoon) equal portions of batter on top of the boiling fruit. Lightly sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar.
  • Cover the fruit mixture and cook, without taking off the lid.
  • Check biscuits after 15 minutes; if they’re are not set, put the lid back on and cook for another 5 minutes. When the biscuits are ready they should be firm and puffed.
  • Take the lid off and let cool before serving Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts Per serving: 119 calories, 2 g fat, 68 mg sodium, 28 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 19 g sugar, 2 g protein

For a Get Healthy Guide and a 10-day Weight Loss Jumpstart and Detox Plan please check out The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure!

 

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