Chocolate Walnut Scones

11 Jun

ImageWhen I started eating clean, and giving up things like butter, sugar, and white flour, I didn’t think I’d ever find a satisfying replacement for the flaky, buttery, delicious scones that I used to enjoy making.  BUT then I found this glorious replacement recipe at Clean Program and I tried it, and I did a celebratory jig!  SO GOOD and once more, so healthy!!  Love them!  The recipe doesn’t need to be altered at all, it’s perfect, but I did switch up the method a bit.  Here is the recipe.

Chocolate Walnut Scones

  • 1/2 C coconut oil, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 1/4 C water
  • 1/2 C dates, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Cup whole wheat flour
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 2 oz organic dark chocolate chips, or a generous 1/3 C (Camino is a great brand)
  • 1/2 C walnuts, coarsely chopped
    Method
  1. preheat oven to 350 F
  2. mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl
  3. put dates, coconut oil, vanilla and water in food processor (or magic bullet) and pulse until it resembles a caramel colored paste of deliciousness (dates are mother natures gift to those of us who are sweet tooths!)
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  4. add the date paste to dry ingredients and stir together
  5. mix in nuts and chocolate (can substitute for anything you like.  try unsweetened coconut, dried cherries or cranberries, pecans etc.  options are endless!), dough should hold together (add a bit of water or flour if needed to get the right consistency)
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  6. form dough into a round (approximately an inch and a half thick) on a lightly floured surface, cut into 12 wedges
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  7. place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake 12-15 min (or until lightly browned around the edges)
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  8. shove it in your face!!
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