Almond Flour Strawberry Scones

So I’m sure by now you’ve all heard me mention eating healthier and in an attempt to do so I decided to try out almond flour. First I just want to say holy expensive! I was surprised at the cost but it might just be my store, we don’t have many around here and there’s only one brand. Let me just say…so.worth.it. These scones were delicious! They were light and flavorful and healthier than any scone I’ve ever made before.

Let me just note that these scones are far more tender than a classic scone and more delicate in turn. They were more like a muffin type scone, fluffy, moist, seriously fantastic. While I say these are the healthier, they aren’t if you eat half of the batch!

This icing takes the cake! Or the scone rather. :) I made the scones far less sweet than the original, not using artificial sugar sweetener and I decided that this icing would make up for it. Was I right! The icing permeated the top layer of the scone making these just divine for any hour of the day.

Almond Flour Strawberry Scones
adapted from Dr Oz

Ingredients

4 eggs, beaten well
3 cups almond flour
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons apple sauce
3 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups strawberries, sliced thin

for the icing:
2 cups confectioners sugar
1-2 tablespoons heavy cream

Preparation

 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside until needed.

In a large bowl combine the eggs, flour, maple syrup, apple sauce, baking powder and vanilla extract. Mix well and then fold in the sliced strawberries.

Gently place the dough on the lined parchment paper, form into a rectangle and cut into 12 equal triangular pieces without breaking apart.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile mix together the ingredients for the icing then spread over scones when cooled.

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16 Responses to “Almond Flour Strawberry Scones”

  1. May 7, 2012 at 11:26 pm #

    Yay, I love scones that are more on the muffiny side! These babies look so incredibly moist and don’t even get me started on that icing!! You’re killing me here.

  2. May 4, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    holy cow those scones look so delicious! and so moist!

  3. May 2, 2012 at 2:25 am #

    Almond flour is expensive….. I bought some and was surprised I think I spent like 15 for a very small bag. These scones look yummy although I don’t think I have 3 cups of almond flour left to make them lol.

    • Lacy DeVeney
      May 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

      I was afraid I wasn’t going to have that much either! I heard you can make almond flour yourself instead of buying it. I might have to try that route next time!!

  4. April 26, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    Oh, these look heavenly, Lacy!!! A yummy way to start the day~

  5. April 25, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    I am absolutely loving strawberries these days! And I just tried hazelnut flour for the first time last week. I haven’t tried almond yet, but if it’s anything like hazelnut, I’m seriously impressed. Love these scones :)

  6. April 25, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    These sound wonderful! I love almond flour, and it would be so good in a scone! The strawberries are perfect for spring!

  7. April 25, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    I am seeing scones everywhere :D – love it!
    Your deliciously mouth watering pics seem like a cross between soft fraginpane and wonderfully fluffy scones :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  8. April 25, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    These look so rich, they would pass for a danish pastry-yum! I used nut flours and the almond is always the first to go. Glad to see you are trying to go in a more healthy mode with no processed sugar in this recipe. However, I am sure that it is not even missed. Delicious!

  9. April 25, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    I haven’t tried almond flour yet but these scones look so moist and delicious!

  10. April 25, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    These look delicious. Almond and coconut flour are the two things I want try out. I have been holding out due to the expense but I heard at least for almond flour you can make own.

  11. April 25, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    I bet almond flour gave these a lovely texture. Lovely clicks Lacy! xx

  12. April 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    This looks delicious! And I love that it is healthy too! I do love using almond flour but it is expensive so I usually just stick to normal flour :( Great Recipe!

  13. April 25, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    I can only imagine what these taste like!! Almond flour sounds like such a great change up!

  14. April 25, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    I went on a hunt for rice flour not too long ago and almost passed out when I saw how much the eeeeeny weeeeeny little bag was. I haven’t used it yet. But, will soon. But, I’m not going to so much as let a quarter of an ounce spill on the counter. That stuff is GOLD, I tell ya’!

    I hope what I make with my rice flour is as yummy looking as these. OMG. You can’t even begin to tell me these are healthy. I need to be healthy more often!

  15. April 25, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    I am in all the way for healthy dessert and what more with least sugar inside. Though I have been on the look out for almond flour, I have been unsuccessful so far. These scones looks gorgeous and the pics says it all.