It seems at times that no amount of coaxing and pleading will get our kids to try one bite of veggies. My own children have slipped so many carrots to our dogs that they've become addicted. Ever caught the family pooch trying to open the fridge and steal the bag of carrots? It's not a pretty sight.
When I was a child, there wasn't an option. You ate everything (under the glaring stare of parents) on your plate and was grateful for every bite. But my boys ignore the "cross mama" look, so it's trickery I resort to.
This past Sunday I came up with a delicious biscuit recipe that's super-moist thanks to the grated carrot. I used Bisquick™ for simplicity, and amped up the flavor with a touch of grated orange peel and ground cinnamon. If you're gluten-sensitive (like I am), you can use the gluten-free version of Bisquick™. Tell me what you think!
Hidden Goodness Biscuits
3½ cups Bisquick™
1 Tablespoon grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
1 cup carrots (4 medium), finely shredded
3/4 to 1 cup milk (for tops)
Preheat oven to 450°.
In a food processor, pulse together the Bisquick™, orange peel, cinnamon and salt until the peel is no longer visible and everything is combined. Pour the dry mixture into a large mixing bowl.
Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the carrots and milk until just combined.
Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 4-5 times. Pat or roll to ¾”. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-½”
biscuit cutter. Lightly brush the tops of the biscuits with 1 tablespoon of milk.
Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray, place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the tops are brown.