These delicious paleo blueberry scones are quick and easy to make as well as healthy and delicious!
- 2 ½ cups almond flour
- 2 tablespoons tapioca flour + some extra to toss with blueberries
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons maple sugar
- 2 egg whites
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup walnut oil minus 1 tablespoon (or your choice of nut oil)
- 1/3 cup pourable honey
- 1 ¼ cups frozen blueberries*
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- Coconut oil for greasing your pan
- OPTIONAL: Extra date sugar or maple sugar for decoration
- *I sometimes use fresh blueberries too. If you do, still follow the directions for frozen berries. The result is still fabulous yet the scones are slightly moister the following days.
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
- Grease your baking sheets.
- In a 2 quart size bowl, combine the flours, salt, baking soda and maple sugar.
- Sift well.
- In a 1 quart bowl, mix together the egg whites, vanilla, oil and honey.
- With a hand mixer, whip this mixture on medium-high for about a minute.
- Immediately pour your wet ingredients into your dry and stir to combine.
- In a separate bowl, toss the blueberries with the “extra” tapioca flour until blueberries are well coated.
- Mix the blueberries into your “dough” by folding them in over and over until fully incorporated, and at the same time add the lemon juice.
- To better handle the dough, refrigerate for half an hour to firm up and chill.
- For muffins, which I call “bite-sized” muffins, use a soup spoon (nothing larger) and place each muffin 2 inches apart.
- Each piece should be approximately 2 inches wide, 1-2 inches tall – but it’s up to you. The less dense, the less time cooking.
- OR you may shape them into the standard “triangle” or use a mold. I used a mold and shaped them by hand – both work perfect, especially with the cold dough
- Prepare an egg wash and brush over the scones. Sprinkle some extra date or maple sugar if you desire.
- For small bite-sized scones, bake for 8-10 minutes.
- For triangle shaped scones or larger, you will cook longer, approximately 15-20 minutes, which will all depend on the size you make.
- Let cool for 1-2 minute then remove to cooling rack.
- Do not cover for at least 2 hours.
- The bite-sized ones will be moist inside and slightly crisp outside – delicious!
- Serve these plain or with grass-fed butter or coconut oil. Top with some sugar if you must (not needed), but I used date sugar in the photo.
- Berries will start to ferment and mold after a few days if left out, so make sure you refrigerate or freeze your scones after two days.
If you want to make these scones as my mini blueberry bites, follow the exact same recipe and just form the shape and size that you desire and lower the cooking time accordingly.