Apple Cinnamon Scones
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Recipe type: Snack
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Yield: 8
 
Apple Cinnamon Scones with big chunks of apple, added protein, and made with oat flour. Great for breakfast, snack or with a cup of coffee or tea. Makes 8 scones.
Ingredients
For the scones
  • 1½ cups oat flour (just grind up oats in your food processor or blender)
  • 6 packets of stevia (or ¼ cup of your favorite dry sugar/sweetener)
  • ½ cup vanilla whey protein (I used Jamie Eason's Lean Body┬« for Her Natural Whey Protein in vanilla)
  • 1½ tsps baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1½ tsps cinnamon
  • ½ cup thinly sliced apple (I left the skin on the apple)
  • 5 Tbsp cold butter (or another cold fat like vegan margarine, vegan shortening, etc)
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
For the topping
  • ½ Tbsp palm sugar (or sucanat or brown sugar)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients up to cinnamon.
  3. Add cold margarine or butter and using a pastry blender or a fork, cut the fat into the dry ingredients to make small crumbly pieces.
  4. In a separate bowl, add all the wet ingredients. Pour the wet into the dry mixture slowly and mix gently with a fork until it comes together (careful to not overmix).
  5. Lastly, add in the sliced apples lightly until combined.
  6. Depending on your climate, you may not need all the liquid, 1 Tbsp or 2 Tbsp might remain. The dough will be wet.
  7. Cover your counter with additional oat flour. Gather the dough into a ball and flatten it out a bit. If the dough is very sticky still, keep kneading in a bit of oat flour until it comes together into a ball.
  8. Flatten out the ball into a rectangle, and using a sharp knife, cut it into 8 triangles, similar to cutting a pizza (first cut a big cross, then each quarter in half). Place each triangle on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  9. Sprinkle each scone with a bit of cinnamon and palm sugar.
  10. Place in oven and bake at 375 degrees F for 12-14 minutes. They will remain light in color, but will be firm.
  11. NOTE: These definitely taste best warm. So the next day, lightly microwave each scone for 15-20 seconds. Cutting in half and toasting them in a toaster would also work.
Nutrition
Serving size: 1 scone Calories: 189 Fat: 10 g Carbs: 17 g Sugar: 2 g Sodium: 289 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 10 g
Recipe by Busy But Healthy at http://www.busybuthealthy.com/apple-cinnamon-scones/