Orange Scones with Chocolate/Berries

elanascones

One of my favourite desserts! It is both easy and fast to make and can be varied to accommodate vegans or just for the sake of variation. Also gluten-free. Original source: Elana’s Pantry. This is a modified version, based on my preferences, after many (successful!) experimentations.

Ingredients (serves 8 pieces):

  • 2 cups (200-300g) almond flour (avoid fat-reduced versions)
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup (about 100g) dark chocolate and/or dried berries (i.e. blueberries or cranberries)
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 ripe banana or 1 tablespoon chia or flaxseeds + 3 tablespoons water or 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons (in total) of honey, agave and/or maple syrup

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients; almond flour, baking soda, chocolate/berries, and zest.
  2. In a smaller bowl, combine the wet ingredients; banana/chia/flax/egg and honey/agave/maple. If using chia- or flaxseeds, put them in the water and wait until the mix turns into a gel (about 10 minutes). Mash the banana with either a fork or with a mixer.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients thoroughly into the dry.
  4. Form dough into a ball, than gently and gradually flatten it to a generously thick circle. Wet hands recommended.
  5. Cut the dough like a pizza into 8 slices and then slightly mould them with your hands to increase durability.
  6. Using a spatula, transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 180 °C (350 °F) for about 10-15 minutes.
  8. Allow them to cool off a while (very soft otherwise) and enjoy!

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