Healthy Oat Almond Scones

The weekend is well underway and New York has gotten cold! I have had two early mornings as our little son decided to rise early (like 5.30am kind of early!). As much as I struggle to get out of bed, I still think there’s something nice about being up early before the world starts and while its still dark outside. I made myself a green smoothie with lots of spinach & blueberries and felt inspired to make some healthy scones, which turned out so amazing I thought I’d do a post on it.

scone 10

Sweetened with apple puree and a little honey, these scones are primarily rolled oats mixed with a few nuts and seeds. They are full of soluble fiber and go well with a tea or coffee in the morning. I also like to carry a snack with me when I go out and find that these are a perfect nibble to have in my bag on when I’m out and about. They are great for kids too!

The coconut oil is great for baking and cooking in general as it is slow to oxidize (compared to olive oil), quite resistant to rancidity & rich healthy medium chain triglycerides (fats). Recent research also show that coconut oil is helpful for reducing bad LDL cholesterol while at the same time increasing the good (HDL) cholesterol*. New research findings also suggest that coconut oil may be helpful for weight loss and particularly for reducing abdominal obesity, makes this oil a brilliant choice*.

scone 003

Healthy Oat Almond Scones
Print
Recipe type: Bread
Author:
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 10 scones
Ingredients
  • 1½ cup (230 gm) organic rolled oats
  • 1 cup fresh grated apple
  • 2 tbsp raw honey (or maple syrup or coconut sugar for vegan option)
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup (240 ml) sliced almonds
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup (50 gm) pecans, chopped
  • 2 tsp vanilla powder/extract
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
Instructions
  1. Set oven to 160 C/350 F
  2. Combine oats, grated apple, honey, orange zest, vanilla, baking powder, oil & flax meal in food processor (a handheld will work as well). It only needs about 10-15 seconds of processing on a low speed - just enough to make it stick together nicely without completely breaking up the texture from the oats
  3. Process quickly until the oats are broken down and mixture becomes sticky
  4. Remove mixture to a separate bowl and add chopped pecans & sliced almond
  5. Mix by hand with a spoon until well combined
  6. Leave the mixture to set for 20-30 minutes, allowing the oats to absorb some of the moisture
  7. Form little round scones by hand and place on a piece of parchment paper
  8. Flatten them slightly with a wet spoon scones
  9. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown

 

    * View referenced source 

This entry was posted in Healthy Eating and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Healthy Oat Almond Scones

  1. Anastasiia says:

    Love your site and I just made these delicious scones. I belive there is a little typo. For people who don’t bake at all (like me;) I think it is confusing what to use. In the recipe ingridients say “baking powder” but instructions say “baking soda”. Just letting you know:)

  2. Teri says:

    I made these scones, DELICIOUS! I’d like to get the nutrition info for them. This is the first time I’ve made one of your recipes and visited your blog. Am I just missing the nutrition info somewhere?

    • Regina says:

      Thank you, I’m so pleased to hear you’re enjoying them. I do not provide nutrition information but you can always use an online calculator to help with this.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Rate this recipe: