This Grain free Scones Recipe is Full of Omega 3s, a Critical Dietary Fat. I like good fats. They are great for developing brains, and there are a lot of those running around the place at the moment. We’ve got four of them, to be exact: three boys that will eat you out of house and home and a baby girl. Our little angel is just getting the hang of social eating. She’s a toddler now, and she loves to test out whatever is on your plate.
Call me crazy, but sugar, flour, and butter are not my idea of a healthy snack for children. But that is what they crave. Every time they visit a friend’s house or go to a party, they see it. So this is my attempt to make a healthier knock off that the kids will gladly eat.
The Birth of a Grain free Scones Recipe:
“Necessity is the Mother of All Inventions.” Indeed this is true for a women at the helm of a large brood of kids.
Crazy, isn’t it?
I’m sure the same is true for sugar. The typical scone has about 30 grams of sugar and about 400 calories. It’s a high fat food but the fats are saturated.
I especially don’t want baby girl learning to crave that kind of food. It’s a bad habit, and half our family is genetically challenged. We’re celiacs. Anyway, I needed to invent a solution to my problem. I needed a packable, transportable, good tasting bread for school.
I decided to try a revolutionary recipe for grain free scones. I substituted the sugar for honey, and the flour for flaxseed meal and almonds. To hold it all together I put in 4 organic eggs. This grain free scone recipe cuts the calories by about 60% and the sugars by about 2/3. Want to know more?
The Results of my Grain free Scone Experiment:
The kids devoured the entire pan of grain free scones in one sitting. I smiled smugly at the site, thinking about all the nutrients they had unwittingly ingested. Mom wins. The grain free scones are a hit. And the kids think they are eating junk food.
My healthy grain free scone recipe fit the bill. I found it easy to pack into lunchboxes for school or use as an after school snack at home.
So unlike those little pale fluffy scones in the store that are packed with sweet little currants and sugar, we’ve got a rich, dark cousin. Unlike the typical scone that tends to be made with a lot of wheat flour, butter, and sugar, we’ve got one with omega 3 fats, a day’s worth of vitamin E and a healthy bundle of B vitamins and magnesium. Tired of paying more money for gluten free flour? Skip it. Almond flour can be expensive, too. You’ve got two options. Buy it in bulk and bag it yourself or use a coffee grinder to make your own out of whole almonds. We freeze our extra almond flour and use it when we need it.
Ingredients for Oh Mega! Grain free Scones Recipe
1 cup Gluten Free Almond Flour (We use Honeyville brand because it is certified gluten free and can be bought in bulk) Don’t have almond flour on hand? Grind some with a Nutribullet (slivered is best).
1/2 tsp ginger spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp guar gum (or xanthan gum if you don’t have an intolerance to it)
1/2 cup flaxseed meal (ground finely like a flour)
1/4 cup honey
4 TBSP currents (optional)
2 TBSP olive oil
Directions for Oh Mega! Grain free Scones Recipe
Pre-heat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Beat eggs, oil, and honey on high for two minutes until thick and frothy. Add dry ingredients. Mix until well blended, scraping the sides of bowl. Place in greased scone baking pan as seen in the image. I like to use an ice cream scooper to fill the grain free scones into each separate section (It’s about 1/4 cup of batter). Don’t have a scone pan? Just make muffins instead. It works about the same. Bake 350 25-30 minutes