Mini Blueberry Chia Scones

This weekend I decided to take on a personal mission.

I was determined to make a gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, grain-free and sugar-free scone that even my husband would eat.

This was tall order, indeed. You see my hubbie knows how to bake, like Julia Childs knows how to bake (okay, maybe that is a stretch, but the guy knows what’s up). mini scones When we first started dating he showed up to my house with a gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free fruit tart! I actually asked him where he bought it because it looked way too perfect! His culinary skills definitely added an extra bonus to his good looks and charm.

When I shared with him my mission he wasn’t afraid to blurt out, “those aren’t going to taste very good!”

Adam and I love to cook together but we often times have very different perspectives on what we consider to be “good food.”

He’s a once-in-awhile-gluten-eater and I’m a never-touch-the-stuff-eater.

So I decided that if he will eat these scones so will the skeptics among you!

I used my persuasive powers to convince him to join my seemingly hopeless mission of creating something tasty and healthy and thus the “Scone Extravaganza” began.

I kid you not when I say that we laughed, we cried, we argued and we danced to the Jackson 5 in the kitchen and then…the delicious and healthy Mini Blueberry Chia Scone was born!

While I’m kidding when I say that scone almost ended our marriage, creating this recipe was an indeed a labor of love. It was an all weekend event, a roller coaster ride of emotions. I also have to thank my loving and patient husband for spending all weekend long concocting this recipe with me.

Now, the only caveat to this recipe is that you can’t have the full expectation that you will experience the fluffiness or sugary decadence of a real scone – just like a raw brownie is different than a “normal” brownie (Adam made me say that). But, this healthy alternative is still sure to make your taste buds celebrate and have a dance party in your mouth.

I hope you enjoy these yummy treats as much as we do! They are great for kids too (according to Jules and her boys).

With gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, grain-free, sugar-free, blood, sweat and tears,

Jo_Sig_pink and Adam too!

 

 

P.S. Please leave a comment below. Tell me about how you have made over a “not so healthy” favorite.

 

 

Mini Blueberry Chia Scones

Yield: 20-25 small scones

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup coconut flour
  • ¾ cup almond meal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup Chia seeds, separated
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 TBS coconut oil
  • 1 TBS vanilla
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 5-6 large dates (more if you like it sweeter)
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine Chia seeds and water to soak for 20 min. Whisk the dry ingredients in a medium bowl- coconut flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Blend wet ingredients in a blender or food processor (or Vitamix if you have one)- coconut oil, banana, ½ soaked Chia seeds, almond milk, vanilla, dates. Combine the wet ingredients and dry ingredients until evenly mixed. Add remainder of whole Chia seeds to the mixture. Using a spatula gently fold in blueberries. Using a small cookie scoop drop heaping tablespoon-size balls of dough about 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake until scones are golden around the edges, but still soft in the center, 50 to 60 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool on baking sheet 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely. Store scones in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.

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  • Jamie Blackburn

    I have to agree with Adam that raw brownies are not like “real” brownies, especially since I made raw brownies last night and my food processor started SMOKING! But I can’t wait to try the blueberry scone, especially since I have all of the ingredients in my kitchen right now. Thanks for putting in all the hard work so we could reap the rewards!

    • Jo Schaalman
      Jo Schaalman

      Ha! Yes, when you expect a fluffy sugary brownie, the raw stuff is not quite the same. But, it’s definitely sweet and chocolaty! I hope you like this recipe- let me know how it comes out for you!

      P.S. Did you double the raw brownie recipe? My food processor can only do one batch at a time!

  • Ashley White

    These scones are really good. I’ve made two batches, and they both went quickly, between my boyfriend, our roommate and I. I feel like I’m being overindulgent and have to remind myself that they are cleanse approved!

    • Julie Peláez

      Glad you are enjoying them!

    • Jo Schaalman
      Jo Schaalman

      Yes, I love when health food tastes so good you can’t believe it’s good for you. I’ll be sure to make more hubby approved recipes!

  • Heather K. Margolis

    Are these okay for cleansing or is this an 80/20 recipe?

  • Jan Sabel

    Is there a substitute for the dates? I can’t have those.

    • Jo and Jules
      Jo and Jules

      Hi Jan, Though we haven’t tried a substitution, we would give either raisins or dried apricots a try. We love Made In Nature’s dried apricots. We hope you enjoy it! XO, Jo & Jules

  • jenny r

    Hi! Could these be made with cashew milk? I wouldn’t think the taste would be hugely different, but what do you think?

    • Jo and Jules
      Jo and Jules

      Hi Jenny, Absolutely! Cashew milk should work great for this recipe. XO, Jo & Jules

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