These are fun. Just look at them! I was giggling when they came out of the oven. I also was reminded of a line from one of my favorite movies, Jim Carey’s The Grinch:
“You know, Christmas is my favorite time of year. I just love the colors. All the red…. and the greeeen.”
So they have a fun color, but I know they might not really look completely appetizing to you as a biscuit. But I think they are pretty tasty! AND I got The Boy to eat them. Once he nibbled on the first one, he gobbled up the others I gave him :)
I actually made these because spinach was the ingredient of choice for this month’s SOS Kitchen Challenge. Head over to Kim’s Blog (Affairs of Living) or Ricki’s Blog (Diet, Dessert, and Dogs) to learn more about it! And while you’re at it, take some time to enjoy their extremely creative and fun recipes.
I wanted to try something new and funky with spinach because it’s actually such a staple for me. I eat spinach in so many things. I buy two bunches each week (which may not seem like a lot, but I’m only one person!). I wanted to do something that I never had done with spinach before and would make me smile with amusement. Viola! :)
Almond Spinach Biscuits
1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup flax meal
1/4 cup + 2 tbs white rice flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tightly packed cup of fresh spinach
1/3 cup soymilk
2 tbs almond butter
2 tbs canola oil
1 tbs dried cranberries
Preheat the over to 400 degrees.
Whisk together the almond meal, flax meal, rice flour, baking soda, and salt until they are well blended.
Put the spinach in the bottom of your blender and then add the soymilk, almond butter, oil, and cranberries. Blend until smooth.
Pour the blended mix into the dry ingredient bowl and mix well. Using a large spoon, scoop the batter out onto a baking sheet. I used a layer of aluminum foil over the pan, but a non stick pan would work just as well.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until the edges start to show a light brown color. Remove from the oven and let cool.
I just love these! I love the wacky, weird, and pretty much anything the average person might turn their nose up at. Green biscuits sure fit into all of those categories I think. I hope you’ll stop by the SOS Kitchen Challenge to see other fun recipes with spinach!