Healthy Living – Mixed Berry Scones!

Hey there! Can you believe it is Day 5 of Health Week? After this one, only two days left!! Today I am going to be sharing scones. Scones are very near and dear to my heart. Every year, my mom and I have a tea party. We go to our favorite tea place, and eat scones with our lavender lemonade.

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Unfortunately, we can’t have a tea party everyday. So, I made my own.

This recipe is a adaptation of Alice’s Tea Cup’s scones.

Ingredients:

3 cups organic whole wheat flour or spelt

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1/3 cup honey

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1/2 blueberries

1/2 raspberries

1/2 cup blackberries

1/4 cup hulled and quartered strawberries

1 1/4 cup buttermilk or almond milk (I used my homemade almond milk. Link:https://homeschoolapalooza.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/healthy-living-almond-milk-and-cookies/#more-25)

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup heavy cream (For brushing) or for each cup of heavy cream in the recipe, melt 1/3 cup of unsalted butter and add it to ¾ cup of almond milk. Note that if you use almond milk or low-fat milk, you will want to add 1 tablespoon of flour to thicken the mixture. Stir until well mixed. (For brushing) (New Health Guide)

1/4 cup organic brown sugar (for sprinkling)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400˚F.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

3. With clean hands, work the butter into the dry mixture until it is thoroughly incorporated and has the consistency of fine breadcrumbs. Add all the berries and stir well, so the berries are evenly distributed within the mixture.

4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour the buttermilk and vanilla extract into the well. Still using your hands, combine the ingredients until the dry mixture is wet, but do not knead.

5. Turn the mixture onto a floured surface and gather the dough together. Gently pat the dough to make a disc about 1 1/2 inches thick. Using a 3- or 3 1/2-inch biscuit cutter, cut out as many scones as you can and lay them on a nonstick baking sheet. Gather the remaining dough together lightly to cut out more scones – just don’t knead the dough too much.

6. Brush the top of each scone with heavy cream/milk and butter and then sprinkle with sugar. Bake the scones for about 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.

This makes about 10 to 12 scones.

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This recipe is so good – I hope you enjoy it! Make sure to comment pictures if you try it, and to subscribe to my blog to get notified via email when I make new posts.

Till next time, Toodles!

Coco

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