Are you looking for a perfectly sweet and fruity breakfast treat? Well if you are reading this here you might be interested in making something gluten-free, refined-sugar free, and possibly vegan. This recipe has it all! When I make scones I don't necessarily need a special occasion, although it is nice to have one to share and enjoy. In this case, considering Easter Sunday is tomorrow and you may be looking for a special brunch treat to share with your friends and family. I would suggest peaches. It's by no means a spring season fruit, but I did still have some frozen from last summer that were more than ready to be used. Not to mention that this recipe is just as easy as brewing a pot of french press coffee. So, my friends, try it. It's easy, delicious and it will be like you morphed into a professional baker overnight.
Sweet Peach Scones Recipe
1 cup of millet flour
1 cup of sweet sorghum flour
1/2 cup of sweet rice flour
1/2 cup of potato starch
1 ts. of baking powder
1/2 ts. of baking soda
1/2 ts. of sea salt
1 ts. of xanthan gum
2/3 cup of peach butter (apple butter could work too, but I was trying to stick with the peachy theme here (sugar-free is possible, sweetened only by fruit)
1/3 cup of sucanat (or agave nectar)
4 TB of organic palm oil shortening
1 cup of fresh or frozen diced peach pieces
Mix all of the dry ingredients first in a large mixing bowl. Mix well and then fold in the peach butter and palm oil shortening with a spatula or fork. Make sure you do no over mix the batter. It should be a little sticky, but a firm biscuit like batter. Then add the frozen chunks of peaches. You could use fresh peaches as well if that is easier. But frozen works just fine...just make sure you do not let the peaches get defrosted while sitting out because it will add more water to the process before baking. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes. Or until the bottoms are golden brown and crispy on the outside and moist in the middle.
Pull those babies from the oven, and let them cool 10 minutes before moving. Then enjoy warm from the oven with your choice of beverage, or you can let these cool for a while and they still are a great treat at anytime of the day. Hopefully you find a way to share and enjoy with others, but if you want to freeze them individually in wrap or a freeze proof container they would be a great defrosted treat on the go.
It's that easy. Don't let eating healthy and sticking to your special diet be depressing. Make something special like this treat and let yourself enjoy. I hope you and your loved ones have a blessed Easter and enjoy these next few weeks where spring is showing its new and beautiful face!
Much love to you!