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Date Nut Scones: A Tasty and Easy Ready-to-Go Treat

By July 10, 2016Recipes
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So many of us struggle with making healthy changes to our diets because we miss the texture of bread, muffins, scones, and other bakery snacks. I am one of those people! I need a bread-y treat once in a while to satisfy me.

Being successful in a new healthy lifestyle is highly dependent on being prepared, so if you have healthy options ready to go, you’ll be more likely to stay the course and make decisions you can feel good about (physically and mentally).

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It does not have to take all your time to prepare these healthy snacks, either. With the recipe below, you can even make a big batch and freeze them for the future. They’ll be there ready and waiting to just pop in the toaster oven when you need a bread-like treat!

Date Nut Scones

You can make a big batch and freeze them for the future. They’ll be there ready and waiting to pop in the toaster oven when you need a bread-like treat!

Category Breakfast, Gluten Free, Paleo, Snack
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Alma Schneider


  • 2/3 cup cashews chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dates chopped
  • 1 2/3 cup cashew or almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted and cooled (or butter)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Lay parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, salt, and baking soda.

  4. In another bowl, whisk eggs, mashed banana, cooled coconut oil or softened butter, and vanilla.
  5. Pour wet mixture into dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  6. Add cacao nibs, nuts, and chopped dates.
  7. Spoon batter into 2-3 tbsp lumps onto parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
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Alma Schneider
Alma is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, cooking coach, and food blogger. She is the founder of Take Back the Kitchen, a lifestyle program created to help people recognize and overcome common and unique obstacles to planning and preparing healthy meals. Alma provides demonstrations, workshops, and speaking engagements for individuals and non-profits, as well as for corporate wellness workshops, lunch and learns, and company retreats.

Alma has presented at TEDx and is the recipient of The American Red Cross award for Community Service. She has been featured on the Today Show, TV Land, CBS News and is a frequent contributor for CBS, Diabetic Lifestyle, and She has been featured in Family Circle Magazine, Family Fun Magazine, and numerous other websites and publications. Her syndicated recipe column appears in more than twenty print and online newspapers. Alma has been on the Whole Life Challenge for a year and a half and has never felt better.