Apple Ginger Oat Scone Bites

Scone bites make life so much easier!  They are perfect for popping into your lunch bag, they make a quick energizing breakfast and they are a petite treat to enjoy with a cup of tea.  You won’t feel guilty about eating them or sharing them with your family.  They are full of wholesome ingredients.  This recipe starts with our all natural Scottish Oat scone mix.  We love this mix because it is so versatile.

Ingredients:
1 Tealightful Scottish Oat Scone Mix
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 cup finely diced apple
1 small ripe mashed banana (the more ripe the better).
3 tablespoons organic Ginger Syrup (Maple syrup can be used).
1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger (optional)
1 cup naturally sweetened vanilla or apple cinnamon yogurt
Note: applesauce can be used in place of yogurt if desired.

 Streusel Topping:
1/2 cup quick oats
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Ingredients
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium bowl melt butter.  Add yogurt, diced apple, banana, ginger syrup,
and crystallized ginger (if using).  Add scone mix.

Scone bites can be made one of two ways!
Method One:
Gently stir until you can form a ball with your hands.  Pat into an oval.  Mix
ingredients for streusal topping.   Pat topping onto scones.  Cut into 36 pieces.

Method Two: 
Scoop the dough from the bowl with a small cookie scoop.  Then roll each piece
into the streusel topping.  This method yields 72 scone bites.
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Put individual pieces onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
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Bake for 11 minutes.  Let cool and enjoy!  Scones are best consumed the same day
or you can freeze them.  Microwave frozen scone bites for 20 seconds.
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Enjoy with your favorite cup of Tealightful tea!

Is Purple the New Green?

Purple is a true and new cultivar of tea!

Tealightful’s new Perfectly Purple tea is grown in Nandi Hills, Kenya.  We are proud to support small-scale farmers who have invested years into the development and care of this new cultivar of tea.

How is it grown?
Purple tea bushes are grown organically, along the equator at 6000+ feet above sea level.  The high altitude and ultraviolet light produces intensely high levels of antioxidants.  The bushes start green then flush with purple leaves that are plucked by hand.  Only the top two leaves and a bud are harvested.

How does it taste?
Purple tea makes the most refreshing iced or hot tea.  Add a slice of lemon and it transforms into a lovely pinkish purple color.  The flavor is reminiscent of a plum with woodsy undertones.  It has an addicting soft sweet finish.  We adore this tea at Tealightful!

Why should I drink it?
Purple tea is the only tea that contains powerful Anthocyanins!  It also contains higher concentrations of the polyphenols that are naturally occurring in tea leaves.   It is ideal if you are looking for a tea with lower caffeine levels, it is minimally oxidized and prepared like green tea.

Anthocyanins have long been identified as important pigments responsible for many flower, fruit, and vegetable colorations, producing a complex variety of hues ranging from yellow–red–purple–blue. More recently, colorants are being studied, not only for their biochemical roles in plants, but also for their applications in human products and contributions to health. Works on anthocyanins, specifically, as well as epidemiological findings, further indicate these plant produced pigments to be beneficial in the reduction of chronic inflammatory diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Prof. Dr. M. Monica Giusti
Dr. Gregory T. Sigurdson
MDPI

Purple Tea is an amazing health-boosting beverage to incorporate into your daily beverage routine.

Get your bag today during our Perfectly Purple Flash Sale!  Your order will be assigned to an active Tealightful Tea consultant!

Perfectly Purple
A new cultivar of tea from Kenya!