Simply Healthy Family: Carrot Cake Scones with Lemon Sugar Glaze #glutenfree


Carrot Cake Scones with Lemon Sugar Glaze #glutenfree

All of the cute sweet Easter treats I've been seeing on Pinterest and beyond lately have really gotten me thinking maybe I should be on board with the sweet tooth thing. I don't think I can quite stomach Carmel Cadbury Egg Stuffed Brownie Balls Dipped in Marshmallows and Deep Fried but a little bit of sweetness once and a while is a very good thing in my humble opinion. 

The dough is so easy to make, especially when you throw it in a stand mixer. It forms easily into two balls and you simply press it down into a circle then cut it into 6 equal triangles. 

These would be a healthy breakfast or snack if you omit the lemon sugar glaze!

 My husband took our 3 boys to a Sun's game in downtown Phoenix tonight so it's just me a baby bugs here having a girl's night in. She gladly helped me make these Carrot Cake Scones with her little apron wrapped around her back. Measuring, mixing and beating have never been my favorite thing but little "M" just "looooooooves to bake!"  She has her own little space in a kitchen drawer for her mixers, rollers and cookie cutters and spreads them out on the kitchen counter with every single measuring cup and spoon we own. It's hard  impossible not to be happy while baking along side such a sweet 5 year old little girl. Even if she sneezes in the batter once and a while and dumps the milk into the flour before I've had a chance to beat the egg in with it or "cut in" the cold butter with the flour mixture.

Small things.

And you know what? The scones turned out just perfect! Which is really kind of inspiring in a way seeing as that I'm always a little annoyed at the fact that I'm supposed to measure and follow directions so perfectly when baking.

Now, I'm off to do manicures with my five year old daughter, make an avocado chicken salad for dinner then enjoy one of these scrumptious scones while we watch Ella Enchanted. Again. 

TIME      10 MINUTES PREP       20 MINUTES BAKE              YIELDS       12 SCONES


1 1/2 cups almond flour
1 cup coconut flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter cut into 1/2" pieces
1 cup milk
1 large egg
2 large carrots, grated (about 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Lemon Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Use a fork to whisk together

Preheat oven to 400F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Mix the flours, salt, baking powder and cinnamon in your mixing bowl. Add in the butter, one piece at a time until the flour is slightly flaky. In a separate, small bowl whisk milk and egg. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and mix until just combined. STIR in the coconut, raisins and nuts.

Form the dough into a ball and then divide it in half into two balls. Using the palms of your hands, press the dough down to form circles pressing in any broken or cracked pieces. Cut the circles into 6 equal triangles. Place the triangles onto the parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for 18-20 minutes until slightly browned. Let cool on a wire rack. When completely cool, drizzle with lemon glaze.




  1. These are so pretty! I adore scones for breakfast. Wish I had one of these today :)


  2. a little sweet treat every now and then is definitely a good thing - but I'm with you on the sweets stuffed in another sweet and then fried and covered in more sweets

  3. Those are beautiful! I admire people who make baked goods, I'm strickly main dish/ appetizer/ gal. Love these!

    1. Oh my gosh, me too! I bake rarely but these are just so dang easy and delicious!

  4. These look gorgeous! Can't wait to make them!

  5. I have issues with my scones coming out too dry... these look perfect though!

  6. Wow, these look like the perfect Easter treat! Thank you for sharing as always :)

    1. Thank you Jessica, you're sweet as always! ;)

  7. Sounds and looks so delicious! Nice scones.. :)

  8. This could be the healthiest scones I have ever seen. I wish I could grab one right off from the screen.

  9. I love the mix of coconut and almond flour. Definitely going to try these.

  10. I love using coconut and almond flour--these look like the perfect treat for my gluten free allergy friends.

    1. Yes! My mom is extremely intolerant to gluten and I'm finding that one of my children and I are having some side effects after we eat it as well. It's just healthier than wheat when you don't use rice flour or other starches.

  11. I'm quickly becoming a scones fan! My daughter is at the age that she enjoys tea parties and we like to have scones of course ;) we'll have these at our next party!

    1. Awww, how fun! What a great idea, my 5 year old daughter would love to have these at a tea party with her little friends. ;)

  12. MMMM I love carrot cake anything. I really like the lemon's a great flavor combination.

  13. Yum! They're like a healthier (and breakfast-worthy) version of one of my favorite desserts. Love that they're gluten-free too!


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