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If you are an Anglophile like myself, then the thought of Sunday night this time of year means – you guessed it – Downton Abbey! I love to be transported to Yorkshire and spend the evening with the Crawley family. But, I must also have a proper cup of tea (Tetley British Blend does the job well) with a bit of stevia and cream. I could stop there – and some nights I must, for the sake of time, or my bare cupboards – but if I really want to savor the experience, I must have a scone with my tea! (Check out my other scone recipes here.)
Before I started on the path to sugar freedom and Trim Healthy Mama, I would have made a wonderful blueberry scone recipe I got from my fellow English loving cousin. But, I have given up sugar and that recipe is laden with processed white flour, something else I try to avoid. So what is a girl to do? Make my own, of course!
- 1/4 cup THM Baking Blend (can substitute 2 tablespoons coconut flour, 1 tablespoon flax meal, and 1 tablespoon almond flour, this would be an S, because it is higher in fat)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- dash of mineral salt
- 2-3 teaspoons THM Gentle Sweet (or 2-4 packets Truvia) to taste
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or butter)
- 1 egg white (or 2 tablespoons carton egg whites)
- dash of almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
This recipe is the perfect scone consistency with Trim Healthy Mama’s Baking Blend. I have made it a couple times using the easy substitutes of coconut flour, almond flour, and flax meal and it tastes wonderful. (If you follow THM, do note that these flours make this an S, not a Fuel Pull). These flours/meals and Truvia can be found at most grocery stores, so it will be easy to make without purchasing THM products. I do love THM Baking Blend – it is full of healthy ingredients, low calorie, low carb, and certified gluten free. I also LOVE their Gentle Sweet all natural non-GMO sweetener – it is the most sugar-like of any sweetener I have tried. (You could substitute honey, coconut sugar, or maple syrup if you do not follow THM.) I will write more about this wonderful book and eating plan and the food freedom I have found – especially my freedom from sugar addiction – in a later post. But if you are curious about their plan, check out their website and books.
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
- Mix the baking blend, baking powder, salt, and sweetener together in a bowl. Add the coconut oil and mix together so that it is crumbly and a biscuit-like consistency.
- Add the egg white and mix together. If it seems too dry, add a dash of almond milk.
- Mix in the blueberries – fresh blueberries are amazing, but frozen will work just fine. If you want a lemony taste, add lemon zest (or a bit of lemon juice). If you don’t care for lemon, vanilla is great, too.
5. Place parchment paper on your baking sheet and dump the dough onto it. Form the dough into a square and then cut it through the center to separate into two beautiful triangles.
6. Bake in the oven about 15 minutes until just golden. Let cool a bit and enjoy!
Now it is time to grab your cup of tea and settle in with an evening at Downton Abbey. And as long as they don’t kill off any characters – it will be the perfect evening!