Almond + Vanilla Scones
I love to bake. Any chance I get, I’m in the kitchen experimenting with different flours, nuts and aromatics, filling my home with scents of vanilla and cinnamon. This is a simple recipe for scones, made with blanched almond flour and vanilla. They are based on a French macaroon style recipe and what I love about these is that they are so simple to make and are delicious served plain or topped with your favourite whole fruit jam such as my strawberry + vanilla jam. I often grab one as a quick breakfast on the run and they are perfect served with a steaming hot matcha latte.
What’s great about them
These scones are designed to be gluten and grain free which is perfect for those who are on digestive health eating plans. They are high in complete protein as well as being low GI, so they will fill you up, keep blood sugars steady and help your body repair and recover. Macadamia + olive oil taste wonderful in these scones and marry perfectly with almonds and vanilla. Both are a rich source of antioxidants and mono-unsaturated fatty acids that is wonderful for heart health. Vanilla helps relax the nervous system and reduce inflammation. It is rich in antioxidants and can also enhance mental performance.