Our youngest jumped up off the couch a couple of days ago and announced ‘I’m going to make some scones!’ Having never made them before I wondered what she was going to do. To my surprise they turned out amazing… quite the baker (and chef) in the house. These scones are yummy when warm so I suggest making them for a special occasion where you can eat them straight way like afternoon tea with family or friends or even Christmas!
The recipe is super quick and easy to put together and you’ll no doubt have most if not all the ingredients in your pantry.
Here’s what you need:
315 grams almond flour (approx 3 cups)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon of Vital Food’s all natural liquid magnesium or a good pinch of Himalayan salt
Zest of 1 lime (because we didn’t have any lemons!)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 medium sized organic eggs
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (again because we didn’t have a lemon)
3/4 cup of raisins
Butter for spreading on the scone when cooked
Here’s how you put it together:
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
- Add the almond flour, baking soda, salt/magnesium, and lime (or lemon) zest to a large bowl and stir to combine.
- Make a small hole in the centre of the mixture and add the wet ingredients and stir until well combined. Fold in blueberries, raisins or other filling i.e chocolate!
- Using an ice cream scoop, drop the scones onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
- NOTE: If you want your scone to be more like a cookie which will be harder to cut in half then lightly wet the tips of your fingers and gently flatten the tops of the scones. We wanted ours looking more like a scone that we could cut in half and drip cinnamon butter over! If you want that to then don’t flatten them.
- Bake 18-20 minutes, until the tops are golden brown.
- Cool on wire rack… but eat when WARM!
- Add ¾ cup fresh blueberries instead of the raisin.
- Add chocolate instead of blueberries or raisins!
- Use lemons instead of limes.
- Add some cinnamon to your butter for a more spicy and sweet taste
We loved eating these when they were still warm. So if you are looking to make them perhaps do so for an occasion like Christmas or afternoon tea with your family where you can eat them straight away! Enjoy putting this really quick and super easy recipe together.