RECIPE: Spiced Pear & Cacao Scones

    There’s something about a scone. Whether it’s the nostalgia (my grandma was a prolific & perfect scone maker) or perhaps it’s the fact that the texture is that perfect cross between biscuit & cake, whatever the reason I just know that I love them!

    Now it may seem an insurmountable challenge to create that perfect crumbly & yet buttery texture without butter, but we all know I love a culinary puzzle & well to cut a long story short these beauties deliver everything you’d want & MORE.

    The combination of sweet spices & delicate pear with cacao remove the need for additional sweeteners, the combination of the naturally gluten free flours with ground & whole oats provide nuttiness & that texture we were looking for, & then we swoop in & add chocolate which to my mind only ever benefits a situation.

    So yes today we make scones, but we make scones my way, I’ll leave the pronunciation up to you though 🙂

    Makes 8

    • 125g ground almonds
    • 100g rice flour
    • 50g oat flour
    • 20g jumbo oats
    • 10ml water
    • 75ml almond, cashew or oat milk
    • 1 organic egg
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 heaped tablespoon Creative Nature raw cacao (use phoebel10 for 10% off everything on their website)
    • 2 scoops Planet Paleo marine collagen (optional)
    • 1 ripe pear
    1. Preheat your oven to 200C, line a tray with parchment.
    2. Add all your dry ingredients to a bowl, mix well.
    3. Halve the pear, remove the core. Add 1/2 to a blender with the egg, water & chosen milk, purée then add to your bowl. Mix to combine.
    4. Form a ball, sprinkle your tray with some extra flour & press out into a round ~ 3-4cm thick, cut into 8 & add a slice of the remaining 1/2 of the pear to the top of each piece.
    5. Bake for 15-20mins until cracked & puffed. Gently separate the pieces, cool on a wire rack & eat within 4 days (or freeze for 3 months)