Kids can grow an organic pear tree in the backyard or in large container on the patio for delicious winter snacks, that are yummy in salads, baked goods, and treats. Pears are rich in fiber, Vitamin C, and potassium and walnuts are high in omega-3 fatty acids and protein, making these festive biscuits a perfect addition to any meal.
Preheat oven to 400°. Toast ¼ cup of organic chopped walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet for 5 minutes. Peel 2 pears, cut them vertically in quarters, slice them crosswise and in fourths. Put the pears and walnuts in a small bowl with 1 tsp organic maple syrup, 1 tbsp organic sugar, and ¼ tsp cinnamon.
In a large bowl, pour 1¾ cup organic whole wheat pastry flour, take 2 or 3 tbsp of the flour to stir with the pears, and set the small bowl aside. Whisk the rest of the flour with ⅓ cup organic sugar, 1 tbsp baking powder, 1 tsp organic corn starch, and ¼ tsp sea salt. Cut into this mixture 6 tbsp cold organic vegan butter. Kids can mix with a fork or their fingers until mixture has a coarse crumb consistency. Add the pears. Mix ½ cup organic unsweetened almond milk into the flour mixture and stir until well blended. Turn dough onto a floured bread board and knead gently 8 to 10 times to form a ball. Put the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400°. Roll out the dough to 1” thick and use a round cutter to make the biscuits. Place cutouts 1” apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 15 minutes, until lightly browned.