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).
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!
- 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)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Lay parchment paper on a baking sheet.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, salt, and baking soda.
In another bowl, whisk eggs, mashed banana, cooled coconut oil or softened butter, and vanilla.
Pour wet mixture into dry ingredients and stir to combine.
Add cacao nibs, nuts, and chopped dates.
Spoon batter into 2-3 tbsp lumps onto parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.