These low carb berry scones not only low carb, they are gluten free and so delicious! Using almond flour and frozen berries it takes only minutes.
I have never made scones before. I’m not sure if I mentioned this but I am a terrible baker. I feel like I’m a pretty good cook but a terrible baker. So when I saw this recipe and I had all the ingredients I thought I’d give it a try.
Oh how I like Nutella…I could eat the whole jar. But as delicious as it is, it’s full of sugar and is more of a dessert than a healthy spread like they advertise. So I’ve seen a few similar recipes floating around and decided to try one with great results! Unfortunately I ate all of it in two days so I don’t think I should be making this for awhile as I can’t control myself. 😉
I adapted the recipe from Momables.com by substituting xylitol and almond milk and it goes a little something like this:
- 2 cups raw sunflower seeds
- 1½ Tablespoons vanilla extract
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup xylitol, orig. recipe calls for ¼ + c maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
- ½ cup almond milk
- Roast your sunflower seed in a non stick pan over medium high heat. Don't let them burn! Stir frequently and when starting to brown, take off the burner and let cool.
- Add sunflower seeds to a food processor or blender and mix tip starting to look like a nut butter. Make sure to stop and scrap down the sides every once in awhile.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix tip well combined. Store in container and keep refrigerated.
- I used a melon ball scoop and made a few balls and stuck in the freezer. It tasted like fudge!!! Hence the reason I ate so much of it in one sitting.
I’ve been meaning to try this for awhile now. I knew I had some raw sunflower seeds in the cupboard and so today was the day. The first time I had sunflower seed nut butter was when I bought a jar from Trader Joe’s. I thought it was the BOMB. I loved it! But it’s one of those things I tend to over do, just like peanut butter. So I don’t buy it as often.
In this recipe I used both raw seeds that I toasted in a pan and some roasted, salted seeds I got from Nutz.com. In the future I think I would just buy the salted roasted and not add any salt. It would be easier I think. Enjoy!
- 2 cups roasted, salted sunflower seeds
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- .5 dropper liquid vanilla creme stevia
- I used my Vitamix for this but I'm sure it would work in a regular blender. Add the seeds and process till it becomes like a dough.
- Add coconut oil and stevia and process for a minute or two. Voila, you are done!
- Notes: If you are using raw seeds, just roast or toast them first and cool. Then add a bit of sea salt to taste.
- Also I used the vanilla creme stevia because I didn't have the plain and it was very good.