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Maple Syrup Water Biscuits with Pumpkin Pie Pears

Do you ever wake up in the morning only to find yourself hungry? Yep, happens to me all the time. This morning was no different. I awoke and immediately wanted breakfast. I stumbled in the kitchen to start the water for the French press and started stalking my pantry and fridge. At first glance, the pantry and fridge looked as barren as the Mojave.  A few ingredients jumped out at me like I was their saving oasis in the middle of that dry, hot desert. I started yanking them down to make drop biscuits and gravy. I mixed together my dry ingredients, no sugar. That's no surprise, I rarely use the stuff. I used maple syrup instead. Now on to mixing the wet ingredients; no almond milk?! Well, now what the hell am I going to do about breakfast?

I am going to march forward, that's what I am going to do! I am no quitter. Check out the recipe below and make this breakfast. Mainly, because it's easy as pie, but also to see how mistakes and missing ingredients can make a dish better!

Maple Syrup Water Biscuits with Pumpkin Pie Pears
2 c whole wheat flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 -1 tbsp maple syrup
6 tbsp chilled vegan butter, diced
1 c water
  1. Preheat your oven to 450.
  2. Mix up the flour, baking powder, and salt. 
  3. Cut in the butter with a knife until it's all crumbly.
  4. Add in the maple syrup and water and give her a swirl or two until it becomes doughy.
  5. Drop the batter onto a cookie sheet and bake for about 15 minutes or so. While the biscuits are baking get to work on the pears.
Play with the amount of maple syrup to suit your sweet tooth

Pumpkin Pie Pears
2 pears, cored and sliced
1 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  1. Melt the coconut oil in a sauce pan.
  2. Add the sliced pears, maple syrup, and spices. 
  3. Stir, cover, and let simmer until the pears are tender.
Tender pears

  1. Top your biscuits with pears and drizzle the excess sauce over top.
  2. Chow.
Chow time!


  1. Gotta try this! So, I pinned it, hope you don't mind.

    1. Of course I don't mind! Let me know what you think. P.s. try to have leftovers for the next morning because its even better the next day.


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