Scone Me

Healthy scones do exist. 
Yes, sounds unlikely, but I threw some ingredients out there (inspired by this recipe), and lo and behold a healthy scone was born. I just devoured half the recipe on my own 
(saving the second half for Conference tomorrow morning…since Daniel is working and can’t join me for breakfast. Boo).  

Mine were a little thick (since I didn’t read through the original recipe and made only 1 round instead of 2…), but were still delicious. I might make them thinner next time and may also try adding some flax seed meal and decreasing the almond flour a tad; we’ll see if that works or not…

 

I hope you give them a try!

Healthy Scones

What you will need:
  • 1 3/4 cups almond flour (or almond meal)
  • ¼ cup white whey protein powder
  • 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk (regular milk or plain yogurt would prob work, too)
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour (white or whole wheat)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 cup of dried blueberries, cranberries, or diced apricots – I used cranberries
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs of agave nectar (or sweetener of choice. I used 1 T agave and then liquid stevia *about 10 drops* + vanilla + water to equal the second tablespoon of liquid needed. Sorry, that’s a little complicated…).
  • ½ tsp almond extract
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flours, protein powder, sea salt, baking soda, blueberries and coconut. Mix thoroughly.  
  3. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well (I just ran it in my Kitchenaid for a couple minutes)
  4. Then use your hands to knead the dough a bit to thoroughly distribute all the ingredients.
  5. On a baking sheet lined with parchment, form dough into two large circles about 1/2 inch thick (or one round abt 1 inch thick)
  6. Cut each circle like a pizza, choosing how big or small you want your scones to be.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.

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