I do not bake a lot.
I do not bake a lot because I don’t want to weigh 400 pounds.
I do bake about once a week. I really love making fresh gluten free breads and the occasional sweet treat.
One of the regular treats baked around here are chocolate chip scones made from almond flour.
My children gobble them up like crazy…also keep in mind that I don’t bake a lot:-)
I truly believe my children’s palate has changed as we have had to change the diet of our whole house to remove wheat.
I think they are amazing sports and I have loved seeing them make choices to healthier foods.
Don’t misunderstand me….we still love a little junk food…but I hope our healthier baking balances it all out.
I really love baking in the kitchen with my daughter.
She will have to eat a specific way for the rest of her life and I love that we are learning this new way of eating together.
This recipe is from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam
(I am not a fancy cook and I just mix everything below together in the mixer)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour (I use almond meal b/c I was able to get a ton from the health food store cheaper than the blanched. She doesn’t recommend it but I have never not have something turn out)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup grapeseed oil (I have also replaced it with olive oil when I have run out)
1/4 cup agave nectar
2 large eggs
1 cup coarsely chopped dark chocolate (I use one bar of sugar free chocolate bar from the health food store that is sweetened by xylitol..no one knows the difference)
My friend Shamanie also makes these and she adds dried cranberries to hers. Since I had those I can’t make these scones without them. I add 1 cup of apple juice sweetened dried cranberries.
Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and drop the batter in 1/4 cup sizes, about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 12-17 minutes (I usually take the whole 17 minutes).
Let cool and serve.
I hope you love them as much as we do.
Perfect afternoon snack and really good for you too!
Gluten free can be just as unhealthy as eating with wheat….and it doesn’t have to be:-)