So I went to the bookstore today to browse. But I bought the book Gabby was discussing the other week, the Gluten-Free Almond Flour cookbook. Tonight I am going to make a modified version of the Chocolate Chip Scones from page 18. One of my guilty pleasures has been pre-packaged mini cranberry scones made with white flour. Perhaps an almond flour version will be good without being bad for me.
Does anyone want to try a baking challenge?
Pre-Diabetes diagnoses I loved reading and trying some of The Daring Bakers Challenges.Maybe we could start a similar lower sugar, lower carb version of their challenges. Often their challenges came from a favorite cookbook or cooking blog.
The Chocolate Chip Scone is a quick recipe to throw together with 7 ingredients.
Here are a few of my proposed adaptions:
dividing the dough in half. One half will have mini semi sweet chocolae chips. Elana used dark chocolate. The other half will have dried cranberries.
Substitutimg Honey for Agave Nectar, since I don't like the flavor of Agave as much as honey.
Here is my proposed recipe with changes noted from the original.
2 1/2 cups Almond flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup vegetable oil (original uses 1/3 cup Grape Seed Oil)
1/4 cup honey (original uses Agave Nectar)
2 large eggs
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (original uses 1 cup dark chocolate 73%)
1/3 cup dried cranberries (original does not use any)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line 2 baking pans with silicone liners or parchment paper. Combine almond flour, sea salt and baking soda in one bowl. In another bowl combine the vegetable oil, honey and eggs. Stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Divide the mixture into two parts. Fold in mini chips into one part and cranberries into the other part. Drop the batter by about ¼ cup portions 2” apart on the baking sheet. Bake at 350 F for 12 to 17 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool for 30 minutes, then eat.
Well, I'm ready to try my ideas out. Will post back with my results.
Looking forward to reading about other peoples attempts.
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