SCD Recipe: Cherry Vanilla Scones

I had a lot of cherries that I wanted to use  before they went bad. I decided to try added them to scones, and it turned out good. I used olive oil in this recipe. Usually I use butter in baked goods, and you can substitute, but I’m trying to use more good fats and less saturated. I recently saw in a Mediterranean cookbook that olive oil is used in cakes and cookies. I decided it give it a try. While the buttery taste was not there (obviously), the texture was really nice. The scones were soft and moist and seemed a little lighter than ones I have made with butter.

2 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup olive oil
2 eggs
1 tbsp pure vanilla
1/2 cup chopped fresh red cherries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl sift almond flour, baking soda, and salt. In a small bowl whisk honey, oil, eggs and vanilla. Stir the wet mixture into the flour mixture. Stir until combined, but do not over mix. Fold in cherries.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Drop by large spoonfuls onto the baking sheet – about a fourth cup of dough.

Bake for 13 – 17 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cherry Vanilla Scones
Sherry Lipp

Sherry Lipp

Sherry is a writer/blogger specializing in entertainment and food writing. She has been following a gluten, grain, and sugar-free diet for over 15 years and is the author of Don't Skip Dessert: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free & Sugar-Free Sweet Treats. She also enjoys writing about movies and television. You can find her entertainment articles at cinemalowdown.com.
Sherry Lipp

3 thoughts on “SCD Recipe: Cherry Vanilla Scones

  1. Wow! They sound amazing. Just need to work almond flour into my diet before I can try them! Consider this page bookmarked!

  2. Made these today. First time using almond flour. In fact I still haven’t used almond flour because I bought ground almonds thinking it was the same thing. Took a while to sift it put it that way! So yeah, very tasty. I put a bit too much salt in mine and had the cooker turned up too high (Gas mark 4 guys not 6) and forgot to whisk the wet ingredients… come to think of it it’s lucky it turned out well at all. 😉

  3. I made these today with dried apricots-had no cherries. They were very tasty. I also used spectum shortening instead of olive oil. Will make these again 🙂

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