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
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
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.
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