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You're going to love these easy Almond Flour Scones! They're gluten free, sweetened with maple syrup and filled with blueberries, making them more nutritious than a traditional scone recipe.
Scones are the ultimate breakfast/snack/dessert, and these Almond Flour Scones are no exception.
I'm not about to bash my maple bacon scones because they're delicious, but this almond flour scone recipe is significantly healthier. So yes, go ahead and eat a scone (or three!) for breakfast. In fact, enjoy them alongside this Cauliflower Breakfast Bowl or with a glass of Iced Bulletproof Coffee.
- They're made with easy-to-find ingredients and are SO delicious
- Gluten free and refined sugar-free
- Loaded with blueberries and drizzled with a simple glaze
- Almond flour - Make sure to use almond flour, not almond meal. You can use almond meal, but the texture will be different.
- Egg - I haven't tested this recipe with a flax egg, so for that reason, I do recommend using an actual egg.
- Maple syrup - These scones are refined sugar-free, but the maple syrup adds a little bit of (necessary) sweetness to them. You can substitute honey if you prefer, but I wouldn't omit it.
- Coconut oil - I opted to use coconut oil instead of butter, but you can use melted butter if you prefer.
- Blueberries - Or any kind of berries! I prefer fresh over frozen.
Step 1: Whisk wet ingredients. First, whisk the egg, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl.
Step 2: Add dry ingredients. To that same bowl, add the almond flour, baking powder and salt and gently stir to combine. Then, fold in the blueberries.
Step 3: Form into a disc. Use your hands to form the dough into a large ball, then transfer it to a clean surface or silpat mat. Again, use your hands to press the ball down into a disc approximately 7" wide and ½" thick, then use a knife to cut the disc into 6 scones.
Step 4: Bake the scones. Transfer the scones to a baking sheet, then place them in the oven and bake them them at 350° for 18-22 minutes.
Step 5: Add the glaze. Allow the scones to cool for at least 30 minutes, then drizzle the glaze on top of them.
Tips and tricks
- Check out this article, which explains the difference between almond flour and almond meal.
- Maple syrup tends to be my sweetener of choice (I just love it so much), but you can substitute honey if you prefer.
- The dough will be a little crumbly, but it should stick together when you pinch it with your fingers.
- Don't own a silpat mat? Use parchment paper instead!
- The glaze is optional; if you want these to be a sweeter without the glaze, brush the scones with a little melted butter, then sprinkle with cane sugar before baking.
Can these be made vegan?
Truthfully, I'm not sure. These blueberry scones are gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and low-carb. However, if you're looking for a vegan scone recipe, you should check out my vegan chocolate chip scones instead.
How can I make keto scones?
In order to make these scones keto-friendly, simply use your favorite keto sweetener in place of the maple syrup (like Monk Fruit).
Do I have to use blueberries?
Nope! If you're not a blueberry fan, try adding chocolate chips, chopped strawberries or raspberries instead. Or, simply add 1-2 teaspoons of lemon zest to the dough, which should add plenty of flavor while still keeping the recipe simple.
Can I use frozen berries?
*Technically* yes, but I prefer fresh berries. Let me explain: frozen berries will inevitably thaw during the baking process, but in doing so, they'll slightly alter the texture of the dough (make it wetter).
I tested these both ways, and found that using fresh berries works best if possible. You can use frozen, but almond flour is more finicky than all purpose, so the texture of the scones will be slightly off, so keep that in mind.
- Room temperature: Store scones in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
- Freezer: Wait for the scones to cool, then wrap them individually in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer bag for up to 2 months.
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Almond Flour Blueberry Scones
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, whisk the coconut oil (make sure it's cooled to room temperature), maple syrup, egg, and vanilla together.
- To that same bowl, add the almond flour, baking powder and salt and gently fold together with a rubber spatula. NOTE: this will take a bit of time, as the dough is crumbly at first. Use your hands to really press the dough together. Last, fold in the blueberries.
- Use your hands to gather the dough into a giant ball, then place it on a silpat mat (or parchment paper). Again, use your hands to flatten the ball out into a 7" disc that's about ¾" thick. Use a knife to cut the disc into 6 scones, separating them slightly.
- Transfer the silpat mat/parchment paper to a baking sheet. Optional step: brush the unbaked scones with 1 tablespoon melted butter, then sprinkle with a little cane sugar (skip this step if you want to keep these low sugar). Place the scones in the oven and bake them for 18-22 minutes.
- Remove them from the oven, then wait 5 minutes before carefully removing them and transferring them to a cooling rack. Wait at least 30 minutes before adding the glaze (otherwise, the glaze will melt right off if the scones are too warm). For the glaze: whisk all ingredients together until smooth, then drizzle the glaze overtop of the scones. Enjoy!