Almond Poppyseed Biscuits w/ Blackberry Jam

January 22, 2015

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MY PARENTS ARE ALMOST HERE. In just a few short hours their plane leaves Phoenix and will be on it’s way to the freshly dusted snowy streets of Denver. This will be their first time visiting since we moved here three months ago, and I believe it is my mom’s first time to the city ever. I’m so ecstatic. This place doesn’t feel like home until they have existed with me in the small 500 square feet of our apartment, juggled bags with me down the uneven streets from the grocery store, or shared in the coffee drinking experience that happens at Pablo’s. I want to bake them everything my cupboards can spit out, and take them to WATERCOURSE FOODS, and CITY’O’CITY, and sit and talk until my throat hurts. I swear I can hug my dad for hours. I love listening to his stories and about any little thing going on in his life. My mom makes everything seem that much better. She makes the simplest of days turn into some of my fondest memories. And these two, these two, are my biggest fans. They love and support me in a way that is overwhelming and makes my heart ache knowing I could never return back to them what they’ve done for me. I hope to try one day. I’m going to build them a house. Right next to our house. And I will get to bake them all the goodies in the world and never miss a detail about their day. Some call it a dream, I call it a plan. But for now, I have them this weekend and am going to squeeze them to death as often as I can. One of my favorite breakfasts my mom use to make us growing up was biscuits and jam. So I made these cute little biscuits in honor of those beloved mornings. Of course I churched them up a bit and threw in some almonds and poppyseeds to make them extra special, and paired them with my favorite berry jam of all, blackberry. Crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, dy-ing. Okay, time to go get a few last minute things done before the rents arrive and I turn back into a little kid for the next three days! Peace – xo

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Tid-Bits: This flavor combo with blackberries is my favorite. However, if you are not a fan of almonds you can leave out the extract and almond slivers (even the poppyseeds too) and have a great classic biscuit. Don’t have any blackberries? Blueberries work great too. Tarter berries such as raspberries and cherries may require a bit more sweetener.

Makes 10 little biscuits and 12 ounces of jam.

1 cup light spelt flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons poppyseeds
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil solid
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 teaspoon almond extract optional

slivered almonds for topping

2 cups blackberries fresh or frozen
2 tablespoons maple syrup

Begin by making the blackberry jam. Combine the blackberries and maple syrup in a small sauce pan and heat on low until the berries break down and are mash-able. Bring to a simmer and let cook for 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a glass jar and place in the freezer, uncovered, to set. Once chilled, you can serve the jam right away or place an airtight lid on the jar and keep in the refrigerator until ready to use.

For the biscuits, preheat the oven to 450F. Mix the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Add the firm coconut oil (if your kitchen is warm and the oil is in a liquid state, measure 1/4 cup of the liquid in a small dish and place in the refrigerator or freezer until solid). Using a fork, work it into the flour mixture until evenly mixed throughout and crumbly. Add the almond milk and extract, mix well. The dough should be slightly sticky, if too dry add a teaspoon of milk at a time until it comes together. Break the dough apart into little biscuits (mine were about 2 tablespoons of dough each) and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Press a few slivered almonds into the tops of the biscuits, if desired, and bake for 8 to 10 minutes (until lightly browned around the edges). A minute too long and the almonds will burn, so keep an eye on them after 8 minutes. Mine came out perfect in 10. Serve warm out of the oven with some jam.


  • Reply Caitlin January 22, 2015 at 10:35 am

    i have a similar relationship with my parents- i love them so much. we actually live less than 10 minutes away from each other, so we see each other all the time. i hope you have an amazing time together and take lots of pictures!

    i love these biscuits and jam. so sweet!

    • Reply Faring Well January 22, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      Thanks so much Caitlin! I use to have mine 10 minutes away too, it was the best. Had the greatest time showing them a bit of the city tonight. Cannot wait for tomorrow! And thanks about the biscuits!!

  • Reply Trish @ Well Worn Fork January 22, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Have a great time with your family!

  • Reply Thea @ Baking Magique January 22, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    The pictures are so beautiful and I love the addition of poppy seeds to the bread! :)

    • Reply Faring Well January 22, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      Aw thank you, that means a ton! I was happily surprised with their addition as well, definitely recommended! <3

  • Reply Laura January 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    I’ve never heard the expression “churched up” before, but now I’m going to start using it every day. I do love a fluffy light spelt scone. These look so pillowy and yum. I hope you have a nice time with your mum and dad! I get that feeling of not ever being able to return the generosity and support my parents have given over the years too. All you can do is keep saying thank you in all of those different and special ways. xo

    • Reply Faring Well January 22, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      Haha I have my husband to thank for that line – and he has Joe Dirt to thank. Glad to pass on the classy vocab ;). Thank you about the biscuits, they are so fluffy and I have such mega mucho love for them. Glad to know someone else also struggles with thanking their parents enough because they are too amazing – how lucky are we? I said thank you in the form of a homemade magic cookie cake tonight. T’was a yummy thank you. Thanks again for your note. <3

  • Reply genevieve @ gratitude & greens January 23, 2015 at 12:16 am

    I gotta make these!!! I am a huge biscuit + scone gal, and I bet these would be so good with a cup of tea or coffee. Have an amazing time with your parents! Squeeze em extra hard and feed them lots of these biscuits!

    • Reply Faring Well January 24, 2015 at 7:44 am

      Thanks so much Genevieve!! I totally stuffed them with these yesterday <3 having the best time! These are amazing with some coffee/tea, hope you get to whip them up soon!! :)

  • Reply molly yeh January 23, 2015 at 2:16 pm


    • Reply Faring Well January 24, 2015 at 7:45 am

      You’re too kind!! Thanks Molly!!

  • Reply Jodi January 24, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Jessie! I hope you’ve have a blast with your parents! I remember when my parents came to visit us the first time here in France, it was like the arrival of the king and queen! I made them so much food we pretty much ran out of space for it. I would offer up everything I can in thanks to them, we are lucky I think. The goodbye hugs are the worst, but I’ve always loved this quote:

    ‘how lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard’ – a. a. milne

    and they are pretty darn lucky to be snacking on these biscuits, they sounds so scrumptious! take care xx

    • Reply Faring Well January 26, 2015 at 2:26 pm

      Jodi, thank you so much! It was such a wonderful weekend. So overwhelmed with thankfulness. I love love love that quote :) SO TRUE. How lucky are we!

      Thanks for the biscuit love, they gobbled them right up! Hope you had a great weekend too <3

  • Reply renee (will frolic for food) January 26, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    i love these lil vegan biscuits! i don’t tolerate spelt very well so i’ll make them with einkorn flour — can’t wait to pop these out of the oven tomorrow morning! yummmmmmm. also, so sweet that you’re close to your parents like that. i hear denver’s a pretty cool place — i’m sure they’ll love it! especially with tons of biscuits to stuff in their faces! and their daughter to squeeze for foreverrrrrr.

    • Reply Faring Well January 27, 2015 at 8:09 am

      Thank you Renee! Oooo what’s einkorn?! I’ll have to look into that flour too. Thank you for the biscuit love, I super hope you love them! And thanks sooo much too about my parents visiting. It was such a wonderful weekend and so fun getting to show them around Denver and go to Rocky Mountain NP! It was just so neat. Hope you’re having a great week!!

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