One thing I’ve been wanting to make more of these days is scones. I’ve never been a huge scone fan to be honest – I always found them to be dry and a bit bland. Having said that, it seemed like they should be pretty easy to veganize and gluten-free-ify? Someone needs to coin a term for that!
I skimmed through my books and found a few recipes that I was keen on trying, but they were more complicated than I imagined and I was missing a few key ingredients. I then went to google and found Elizabeth Rider’s almond flour chocolate chip scones. Almond flour is something I happened to have a ton of and these were crazy simple and healthy so I decided to give them a go!
The ingredients are:
- 2 cups blanched almond flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/3 cup mini dark chocolate chips
- 1 jumbo OR 2 small eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon good quality organic vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
So simple, right! I swapped out the eggs with aquafaba and the honey with maple syrup of course to make them vegan.
They’re the easiest thing in the world to make too. I mixed all dry ingredients in one bowl, added all the wet and there you have it! I found it was easiest to mix the dough by hand. It will seem like you don’t have enough liquid but keep at it!
They browned up so nicely and were delicious! Dense but not dry and did not need any topping. Rich and filling and only slightly sweet!
These are so healthy I ate them for breakfast and didn’t feel bad about it at all. Since they’re all almond flour they’re high protein and no grains!
These were definitely a win and now that I know how easy it is to make scones, it’s inspired me to come up with my own recipes. Yay!