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Breast Cancer Awareness Recipe Healthy Blueberry Scones

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  Breast Cancer is touching more and more of our lives…. 230,480 people will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer this year and 39,520 will die from it.  That’s A LOT of people and if early detection is the key, then why are we not all doing our monthly self breast exams??? (me included! )  Also, it’s recommended that we have mammograms (yes, I’ve had the pleasure!!) especially women over the age of 40.  Go see a Doc to get that yearly check-up, eat a balanced/healthy diet, and exercise too.
Gram was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in May 1986 and was a survivor for 10 years.  She had a mastectomy and chemotherapy.   I remember the day my mom told us that Gram was going to need surgery,  I was 14.  It was a nervous and a bit of a scary time for me.  I text my mom this morning to ask what year Gram had been diagnosed and in ten seconds flat she replied May 10, 1986.  It must be a day etched in her memory as well.
I try to run the Komen Race for the Cure every year… This is where I keep my finishers medals! It’s kinda my “Ruthie Rocks” spot (we all have something a little like that, right?)  You can see the Kolmen race tag… it says, “I race in memory of ‘Louise Connolly, Gram'” on it.
It’s very touching to be with thousands of other people, most of them wearing the same pink tags and running together to further research for a disease that in one way or another effects all of our lives.  I highly recommend attending this event… there’s a 1 mile walk, 3 mile run, and some places have 1/2 and full marathons too.  Check it out it’ll be something you never forget!
So, In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness here’s a super healthy and great tasting recipe to try…

Healthy Blueberry Scones 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a small bowl combine and let sit 10 minutes:
6 Tbls warm water
2 Tbls flaxseed meal

In a large mixing bowl combine with a wire whisk:
2 C flour
1/4 C sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon

Using a pastry cutter:
4 Tbls Earth Balance Coconut Spread, very cold

Add and mix just until moistened:
3/4 C vanilla yogurt (I used greek yogurt for added protein AND it’s what was in the fridge 🙂
Flaxseed mixture

Gently fold in 3/4 C Blueberries fresh or frozen

Flour dust surface, turn out dough, form into a 3/4 inch thick triangle.  Cut into 12 small triangles with a large knife or pizza cutter.   Place scones on parchment papered pan.

2 Tbls turbinado sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Sprinkle over the tops of scones.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Be careful not to overbake.

Parchment Paper on the pan
Combine flaxseed mill and water let sit 10 minutes
Mix dry ingredients
Add coconut spread
Cut in with a pastry cutter or 2 knives
Add yogurt and flax
Mix in just till absorbed.. don’t over mix or they’ll be little hockey pucks!
Gently stir in Blueberries
Turn out dough onto floured surface, form a 3/4 inch high triangle and cut into 12 smaller triangles
Place on parchment, sprinkle with cinnamon and turbinado sugar
Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes… careful not to over cook 🙂

I was in our local health food store and they were sampling this Earth Balance Coconut Spread… it was yummy!! The final clincher was a little recipe book with a $2.00 off coupon on the back!! At half price I went for it and now I’m hooked!  Check it out This recipe is a spin off their gluten free blueberry scones.

** Just as a side note… while I was putting the idea of this blog together I remember telling my husband that if this thing ever got to the point that it made any money, I’d donate a portion to Breast Cancer Research in honor of Gram.  You gotta dream big, RIGHT?!?!?!

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  2. Ruth says:

    Oh my! You are totally right!! I’ll have to fix the title… my BAD! They are super yummy tho, even with the yogurt!

  3. Molly says:

    They sound really good, but with the yogurt in them they are no vegan 🙁

  4. Debbie says:

    I missed this one! Timmy Safe! He will be so happy to have a yummy breakfast like this!

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